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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$80 for a single session; $205 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.
$5 – $25 per session (you choose your price). We offer a variety of webinars on common behavior topics – like new puppies, reactivity, dogs and kids, and more! Live and on-demand options available.
Puppy Manners Sign up now!
$165 for six weeks of training.In this fun and informative class, you will learn how to set your puppy up for success in your home. You’ll discover how to handle play-biting and potty training and learn how to teach your puppy cues like sit, down, come, and name recognition. In addition, act now to help your puppy with fun socialization tips and games, vital during the pandemic. Puppies attending should be 9 to 15 weeks old at the start of class. If your dog will be 16 weeks or older when class begins, please sign up for our Basic Manners Training instead. The first class in the series is a lecture format for puppy parents.
Basic Manners – Sign up Now!
$165 for six weeks of training. In our basic-level classes, we want you to have fun while training your dog. We’ll cover foundation skills – like sit, down, recall, and loose-leash walking – and help troubleshoot issues. This virtual class is great for people who have just adopted a dog, for those who have never taken a training class before, or for folks with fearful or reactive dogs. For dogs four months and older.
Intermediate Manners – Check back soon for next class!
$140 for five weeks of training. Go beyond the basics! In this class, you’ll learn how to teach your dog new cues like “leave it” and “go to bed” and continue to improve on skills like recall and loose-leash walking. For dogs who have already completed a basic level class or levels 1-2 of our in-person Manners Training program.
Reactive Rover Sign up now!
$195 for six weeks of training. Does your dog lunge and bark when you’re out on a walk and she sees another dog? This class is for you! In this class, your instructor will coach you through a series of impulse control skills and exercises that are specifically useful for rehabbing reactivity, including loose leash walking exercises. This virtual class a great first step before trying our in-person Reactive Rover class. For dogs eight months and older. This class does not address off-leash aggression issues.
Tricks Class for Dogs – Our next class will start in 2021. Check back later to register!
$140 for five weeks of training. Teaching your dog new tricks is a great way to strengthen your relationship, build confidence, and refine your training technique so your dog reliably listens to you. Tricks are often the building blocks to advanced skills and even some husbandry practices. This is a fun class for dogs of all ages – puppy through senior – we’ll customize the course to fit your dog’s special needs. A basic understanding of marker training is helpful.
Tricks Class for Cats Sign up now!
$60 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).
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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.
All animals should be healthy and current on vaccinations to attend virtual classes. 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. »
Training and Behavior Department Contact
Call our Pet Behavior Helpline at (503) 416-2983 or send us a message.