Levels (Complete Manners) Training Program On-site

These Levels classes are designed so you and your dog (4 months and older) can learn at your own pace. You choose your own schedule from several options that are offered each week. No more having to go to a series of classes where you can fall behind if you miss one class. The training is broken into levels, each level builds on the previous level and your dog progresses when they are ready. They can also revisit previous levels if they need a refresher at any point of their training.

Intro to Levels Training Class

$25 for intro session.

The onsite intro class is for people only so please leave your dog at home.

There are also virtual options via zoom.

In this informative intro class, the trainers will teach you how dogs learn and show you how to read body language. They will walk you through how our program works, how to prepare for the classes and what to bring to each class. You will also learn about dog body language and how dogs learn.

** Please see the calendar below to sign up for this class as well as all the Levels Classes**

Saturday Jan 29th 1-2pm (on site – people only)

Wednesday Feb 2nd 6:30-7:30pm (Virtual)

Saturday Feb 5th 1-2pm (on site – people only)

Wednesday Feb 9th 6:30-7:30pm (on site – people only)

Saturday Feb 12th 1-2pm (Virtual)

Wednesday Feb 16th 6:30-7:30pm (Virtual)

Wednesday Feb 19th 6:30-7:30pm (on site – people only)

Saturday Feb 26th 1-2pm (Virtual)

All classes will be at the Oregon Humane Society in NE Portland. Get directions»

Levels Training Class

You can watch this 3 minute video on how these classes work here: Click here


Single Manners Training Class – $40

Manners Training Class Pass 4 Classes – $140
($35 a class)

Manners Training Class Pass 6 Classes – $180
($30 a class)

Manners Training Class Pass 10 Classes – $260
($26 a class)

Passes allow you to attend one class per day and up to three classes per week.

Price is per dog. Your dog will attend class with you. Please limit attendance to 2 people. Please contact us if you need to make an exception or bring your children to class. Purchases are non-refundable once your training begins.

Proceeds from registration fees support the animals and programs at OHS.

Class Requirements

  • Clients are required to attend the “Intro to Training Class” at OHS or virtually.
  • Clients must wear a mask/face covering to attend this in-person class. If a member of your household is not feeling well, please stay home. Learn more about our new COVID-19 Safety Requirements.
  • Dogs must have no known history of aggression towards people or other animals.
  • Dogs must be four months or older. If your dog will be between 9 and 15 weeks, please sign up for Puppy Manners or Puppy Romp instead.
  • Dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations. Distemper/parvo combination vaccine is required for all dogs. Rabies vaccine is required for dogs over six months. Bordetella vaccine is recommended.
  • Dogs over six months must be spayed or neutered.
  • Dogs must be healthy and free of any symptoms of illness. No coughing, sneezing, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. within 24 hours of class.

To Register

Note: Completion of all 4 levels can be followed by the Canine Good Citizen Test. Please talk to the trainer in your Levels class for more information.

Examples of what you will learn in each level:

Manners Level 1:

  • Beginning Come when Called
  • Focus & Attention Exercises
  • Intro to loose leash walking
  • Managing Polite Greetings
  • Routine Settle
  • “Touch” Hand Targeting
  • Sit, Down, and Stay

Manners Level 2:

  • “Watch” on Cue
  • Loose Leash Walking with Increased Focus
  • Stay with Increased Distance and Distraction
  • Come When Called with Increased Distance
  • Intro to Heel with Side Sit and Stay at Side
  • Routine Settle and Polite Greetings Continued

Manners Level 3:

  • Beginning “leave it”
  • Beginning “drop it”
  • Calm greeting guests
  • “Wait” at the door
  • Beginning “go to bed”
  • Learning a trick!

Manners Level 4:

  • Advanced “leave it”
  • Advanced “drop it”
  • Stay with advanced distractions
  • “Advanced “go to bed” (adding distance and duration)
  • Generalizing learned cues to new environments

Remember that we offer private, one-on-one training as well one-on-one training.

Does your dog bark, whine, pull or stop responding to you when you see a dog at a distance? These classes may be a better fit for you and your dog: Reactive Rover, a virtual training class, or try one-on-one training instead.

Training and Behavior Department Contact
Call us at (503) 802-6729 or send us a message.