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

Total Recall…and Loose Leash Walking Workshop – Saturday, June 1, 2019, 1:30 – 3 pm Sign up now!
Does your dog spend his entire walk pulling on the leash? Does he stop listening when you go outside? During this presentation, you’ll learn how to teach your dog to come on cue and how to walk on a loose leash. This is a great class for first time dog owners! Bring your questions but please leave your pets at home.

Problem Pooch – Sunday, June 16, 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.

Helping Paws: How Your Dog can be a Therapy Dog – Sunday, June 23, 2019, 1 – 2 pm Sign up now!
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 Leash-Reactive Dog – Saturday, June 29, 2019, 2:30 – 4 pm Sign up now!
Does your dog bark, lunge, growl or pull when he sees other dogs on walks? In this class, you will learn about positive training and management techniques that can improve walks for your Reactive Rover. Bring your questions but leave your pets at home.

Living with Dogs and Toddlers – Sunday, June 30, 2019, 1 – 2:30 pm Sign up now!
This workshop will focus on helping you improve the relationship between your young children and your dog. You’ll learn how your child’s developmental stages may prove challenging for your dog and how to help everyone stay happy and safe. This workshop is perfect for families with dogs and kids ages 0 to 5 years and for families with young children who are considering adopting a dog. Bring your questions with you but please leave your pets at home.

Dog Park Etiquette – Saturday, July 13, 2019, 11 am – 12:30 pm Sign up now!
Want to make sure your dog has fun at the dog park? During this workshop, you’ll learn more about dog-to-dog body language and what appropriate play looks like. Bring your questions with you 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.