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. At this time, we are excited to bring 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.

One-on-One Training

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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 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. Can’t find a time online that works for you? Contact us.

Affordable Webinars

View our schedule and sign up for a webinar.

$5 – $25 per session (you choose your price). We offer a variety of webinars on common behavior topics. In person and on-demand options available.

Group Classes

New! 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).

Puppy Romps Sign up now!
$10 per session. At our virtual Romps, you’ll get to talk to a dog trainer and meet other puppy parents to discuss common behavior concerns. Learn how you can keep providing your pup with positive learning experiences during this time of social distancing. Ask questions and be ready to show off your puppy! For puppies ages 9 to 20 weeks.

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! You’ll learn positive training techniques and management tools that will help make walk-time more enjoyable. This is actually an excellent time to work with your reactive dog because people are giving each other more space. For dogs eight months and older. This class does not address off-leash aggression issues.

Tricks Class for Dogs Sign up now!
$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 great 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.

Beyond the Basics Sign up now!
$140 for five weeks of training. In this intermediate level 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.

Puppy Manners – Check back soon to register for our next class!
$165 for six weeks of training. In this fun and informative class, you and your puppy will learn all you need for a happy, well-balanced relationship.  We’ll show you how to teach your puppy basic cues, answer your play-biting and potty training questions, and discuss ways to provide your puppy with socialization opportunities during this time. Puppies should be between 9 and 15 weeks at the start of class.

Basic Manners – Check back soon to register for our next class!
$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 is a great class for people who have just adopted a dog or for those who have never taken a training class before.  For dogs four months and older.

Want to be notified when we schedule more virtual classes? Let us know!

Our Training Philosophy

Our training philosophy focuses on building a strong, healthy bond between a dog 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 behavior is the best way to promote a trusting and respectful relationship between individuals and their dogs.

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

Class Requirements

All dogs over six months must be spayed or neutered to attend group training classes. We offer private training consultations for people who have unaltered dogs. All dogs should also be healthy and current on vaccinations, including a distemper/parvo combination vaccine and rabies vaccine (once over six months). Dogs should be wearing a flat collar, harness or head halter and be on a 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

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Training and Behavior Department Contact
Call (503) 416-2983 or send us a message.