Virtual Training Opportunities


The Oregon Humane Society’s training and behavior department wants to help keep pets happy in their homes by educating people about humane and responsible treatment and training of their companion pets. We are bringing you virtual training options using Zoom, an easy-to-use, cross-platform video meeting service. Meet some of our trainers and see how we can help you and your pet!

Registration fees are per household. Proceeds go to support the programs and services at OHS.

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One-on-One Training

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$85 for a single session; $225 for a pack of three sessions. Our trainers are available to help you with your cat or dog. During a virtual one-on-one consultation, we’ll review your unique situation and help you discover solutions to fit your specific needs. We can help with reactivity, fearful behavior, issues with dogs and kids, problems with multi-pet households, litter box problems, home alone issues, and more. Learn more.

Group Classes

Cat/Kitten Classes

Virtual Kitten-garten Class for KittensSign up here!
$95 for Four weeks of training.
New kittens have so much to learn! Get your kitten started in the right paw with the fun and informative class. You will learn some fun tricks, like how to teach them to sit or give-high five, as well as learn some of the fundamentals needs of kittens like nail trims and traveling in the car. For kittens 6 months and younger.
Week 1: What all kittens need
Week 2: Fun things to do with your kitten
Week 3 and 4: Common mistakes and how to avoid them

Virtual Tricks Class for CatsSign up here!
$95 for four weeks of training. Teaching your cat new tricks is a great way to strengthen your relationship. It can help keep your high-energy kitten entertained, or boost the confidence of your shy cat. Trick training can make nail trims easier and vet visits less stressful. Plus, it’s fun! This class is great for new cat owners and appropriate for cats of all ages (kittens through seniors).

Workshops

*NEW* Virtual Navigating Canine Adolescence Workshop Learn more and sign up!
$25 for 1-hour class. People only
Are you seeing more challenging behavior from your dog now that they are between 5 months and 2 years old? Jumping on people, easily distracted, acting like a leash gremlin and sometimes driving you crazy—it might seem like they forgot everything learned in puppy class. This is normal! Your dog is a canine adolescent, which can start as early as 16-17 weeks, and these “teenage years” are a particularly difficult time for both the dogs and their people. Learn how to use positive reinforcement training, games, and management techniques to guide your dog into a stress-free, happy adulthood.

On-Demand Classes

Sign up to watch one of our on-demand classes here 

Free introduction video class. We offer introductory classes for your new cat or dog to help them adjust to their new home!
$20 per training video class. We offer a variety of on-demand video classes that range from 45- 90 Minutes each, Topics include Adolescent dogs, Home Alone Anxiety, Clicker Training and more!

Gift Cards AvailableClick here to purchase a gift card
Gift cards are available for you to purchase for friends and loved ones. The gift cards are sent digitally so they can be used right away, and you get to choose the amount you would like to purchase. This makes a wonderful gift for anyone who recently brought a new pet into their home, someone who wants to bond with their pet or someone who just wants to do something fun with their pet. Please note that these gift cards can only be used for OHS training classes, they cannot be used for an adoption of an animal or for products in our Best Friend’s Corner store.

Our Training Philosophy

Our training philosophy focuses on building a strong, healthy bond between an animal and his person through positive reinforcement. We do not like to use fear or intimidation-based tactics. OHS trainers believe that reward-based techniques and education on canine and feline behavior is the best way to promote a trusting and respectful relationship between individuals and their pets.

Our instructors are experienced Certified Professional Dog Trainers or working towards certification.

Class Requirements

Dogs should be wearing a flat collar, harness or head halter and be on a regular four to six foot leash. We do not allow prong collars, electronic collars, chain collars, chain leashes or extending leashes in class. For additional information about our policies check out our FAQs. »

Additional Information

Free Articles on Pet Care and Advice
Training Department – Frequently Asked Questions

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