Training Workshops

Oregon Humane Society’s Training and Behavior Department offers a variety of affordable training workshops throughout the year. Please read individual descriptions for more details and to sign up. All workshops are for people only. Thank you for leaving your pets at home.


Oregon Humane Society – Animal Medical Learning Center
1067 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97211 Get directions»


$5 – $25. You choose how much to pay.*

Proceeds from registration fees support the animals and programs at OHS. Registration fee is per household, so please feel free to bring another adult with you. For more information about bringing children to class, check out our FAQs. »

Upcoming Workshops

Problem Pooch– Sunday, February 17, 2019, 2 – 3 pm Sign up now!
Feeling frustrated with your canine companion? Join us at Problem Pooch for expert advice on common behavior concerns. We can help with potty training, home alone issues, multi-pet households, puppy play biting, and more! This class is perfect for first-time dog owners or those with newly-adopted dogs. Bring your questions but please leave your pets at home.

Managing a Multi-Dog Household – Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30 – 3 pm – Sign up now!
Sharing your home with more than one dog can be rewarding, but can also lead to challenges. During this talk, you’ll learn how to help your dogs live together peacefully and ways to troubleshoot potential issues. Bring your questions but please leave your pets at home.

Clicker Training Workshop – Sunday, March 3, 2019, 1 – 2:30 pm Sign up now!
Not sure how to teach your dog advanced tricks? Want your cat to jump in a carrier on cue? Try clicker training! In this workshop, you’ll learn about “clicker” or “marker” training and how it can be used to quickly and easily communicate with your pet. We’ll teach you the skills you need to start training your pet using “click” or “mark” and reward techniques. We’ll focus on dogs in the class, but you can use this training with cats or birds too. Bring your questions but please leave your pets at home.

Helping Paws: How Your Dog can be a Therapy Dog – Sunday, March 10, 2019, 1- 2 pm – Sold out.**
Is your dog a future therapy dog? Find out during this session! Learn about Animal-Assisted Therapy and how you and your dog can become a Pet Partners Team. Bring your questions but leave your pets at home.

Help for your Reactive Dog – Sunday, March 17, 2019, 1 – 2:30 pm – Sign up now!
Does your dog bark, lunge, growl or pull when he sees other dogs on walks? This presentation is for you! Led by an instructor from our popular Reactive Rover class, students in this class will learn about positive training and management techniques that can improve walks. While this talk is geared towards dogs who are reactive towards other dogs, the principles you’ll learn can help with barking at bicyclists, joggers, or skateboarders. Bring your questions but please leave your pets at home.

Safe First Steps: Preparing Your Dog for Baby’s Arrival – Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1:30 – 3 pm Sign up now!
Are you expecting a baby? You can help your dog adjust to life with an infant. During this presentation, we’ll talk about how to safely introduce your newborn to your dog. You’ll learn how to incorporate your dog into your family’s routine and how to address potential challenges. We’ll give you plenty of tips to start things off right. Plan ahead now – before baby arrives! Bring your questions but please leave your pets at home.

Check back soon for more workshops options!

Need more help with your dog? If you have a lot of questions or are struggling with a difficult issue, consider booking a one-on-one training consultation.

*Can’t afford the cost of a workshop but still want to attend? Contact us. Purchases costing $25 or less are non-refundable. If you cannot attend the workshop you’ve signed up for, we can transfer your registration fee to another workshop. Learn more about our refund policy.»

**We do not keep a waitlist for workshops. If the workshop you are interested in attending is sold out, you are welcome to try to attend as a walk-in participant. If all pre-registered clients show up, walk-ins may not be able to participate.