Friends for life dog training will no longer be offering group classes as we have retired.  I will still be offering private trainng for aggression related issues as well as offering my group whistle recall class a few times a year.  More details to come soon as we are in the process of redoing our website. Pam and I have been honored to serve all of our students and their great dogs for so many years.  Thank you Central Oregon for so many great years.

What makes good training so effective

  1. Positive reinforcement
  2. Great relationships
  3. Knowledgeable team
  4. Clear goals
  5. Communication
  6. Good timing
  7. Lack of punishment
  8. Compassion for the learners both animals and their humans
  9. A safe environment free of fear and Judgement
  10. Fun for both dogs and their humans

We do not require the use of masks nor do we require our students to be vaccinated or show proof of covid 19 vaccinations.  If you would like to wear a masks while in class that is a personal choice.  We ask that you respect the students that choose not to wear a mask as well as the students who choose to wear masks.

We do not advocate the use choke chains, Prong Collars or Shock collars or E-Collars and do not allow them in our facility.

Join Friends For Life Dog Training LLC You will love our small training class sizes, and individual attention giving your puppies and dogs life long skills needed in the real world.

Call 1-541-350-2869 or Contact Us for Dog Training Classes, Puppy Training Classes, Private Dog Training Services, and for behavior solutions such as excessive barking, jumping, and aggression. Friends For Life Dog Training LLC where "We celebrate the power of positive training"

Puppy Training Classes

Puppy Training Class Basic Manners Puppy Training Classes - 7 week puppy training class to support Life Long Goals including; how puppies learn, fear and aggression prevention, basic needs, behavior management, reinforcement & motivation, handling and focus, working at the puppies level, situational awareness, learn problem solving. The cost for the puppy class is 175.00  You can start anytime with our puppy classes and not miss out on important socialization time. Our current puppy classes are as follows. Tuesday evening at 6 pm at our training facility Thursday mornings at 9:30 and Saturday afternoons at 2:30 . Please contact us to see if we have open spots at 541-350-2869

Sign up today and receive a 10% discount on our Basic Manners Dog Training Class 

Puppy classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm.  Call to see if we have spots available. We also require proof of vaccinations as well as recommend a kennel cough vaccine

Thursday mornings at 9:30 am. Call to see if we have spots available. We also require proof of vaccinations as well as recommend a kennel cough vaccine before starting classes.

Saturday afternoons at 2:30 pm.  all to see if we have spots available. We also require proof of vaccinations as well as recommend a kennel cough vaccine

Dog Training Classes

Friends for life dog training and it's owner, Dennis Fehling and Pam Bigoni have provided the best dog training I have ever Experienced. I am training my third dog and the first adopted adult dog. She came to me having never been socialized as a puppy and at two years old was afraid of other people and animals. In one month of training with Dennis, she was wagging her tail at strangers, greeting other dogs without being afraid: a much more confident dog. After five months of classes with Friends for life dog training, she passed her Canine Good Citizens class!! We continue to take classes from Dennis and recommend his training school to everyone we know with a dog. Thanks Dennis and and Pam!!  Diane and Ray Anderson and thier girl Beaches.

Basic Manners Dog Training Classes - 7 week dog training class to help increase and strengthen the bond  between dog's and thier humans while avoiding the rise or reinforcement of unwanted behaviors due to poor human to dog communication. To support the Life Long Goals including how dogs learn, basic needs, handling and focus, situational awareness, working at your dogs level, problem solving. 

Please consider the commitment to this class before paying for the class.  The class is for 7 weeks and we cannot make any of the classes up as we have specific start and ending dates.  It is very important that you attend all of the classes to get the most out of the classes for you and your dog.  If you have to miss a class homework will be provided.  If you miss two or more of the classes you will be dropped from the class.  Thank you for understanding.  

The first class is a manners class orientation and is without dogs.  The orientation is to set up students to succeed so they are better prepared for the class when they bring the dogs in.  The orientation will cover basic learning theory, how to effectively use food, play and praise in training as well as how to use markers like clickers and verbal markers.  We also will focus on leash skills and safety at the orientation. The orientation will last about 90 minutes and is required to attend the manners class.

 As of today there are no more manners clsses being offered for November and December.  We are retiring in February and the November and December classes are full.  I will still continue to do private training and my whistle recall class that will start in the spring.

Please note that this is a basic manners class and is not intended to solve serious behavior problems so please call before you register and pay for this class to make sure your dog is a good fit for this class.

Before you sign up for the class please make sure you can commit to each class.  Each class builds on the next class so if you miss a class we cannot make it up as we have a specific start and end date.  

We do not advocate the use choke chains Prong Collars or Shock collars and do not allow them in our facility. We use positive reinforcement to teach new behaviors and will not teach you how to hurt your dog. Please read this great article on the fallout of using punishment based training methods.  Why Punishment Should be Avoided | VCA Animal Hospital (


Please read our cancellation policy below.

Cancellation policy.  Once you have signed up and paid for the class you have 7 days prior to the start of the class to cancel. After that no refunds will be given.  We understand things happen but in order for us serve our clients and their dogs to the best of our abilities we ask that commitment be honored. It is hard for us to fill the spot once a student has signed up for the class.  We need at least 7 days to try and fill the spot for the cancellation.   There are no exceptions.  This policy applies to all of our classes. 



Advanced Dog Training Class Intermediate Manners Dog Training Classes - This is a 6 week  dog training class  for those students that have completed a basic dog training manners course and want to brush up on their skills and proof behaviors with fun and interactive games that really challenge you and your dog. Complete our Puppy and Dog Manners Class and receive a 10% lifetime discount at Friends For Life Dog Training. 

Please check back to see when the next Intermediate manners class will start.  Please call before paying for the class 541-350-2869

We do not advocate the use choke chains Prong Collars or Shock collars and do not allow them in our facility

Private Dog Training Classes - I offer private training for dog to dog and dog to human aggression and for other behavior issues that go beyond a group manners class.
Whistle recall class Whistle Recall Class - Whistle recall class. This is a 5 week class held outdoors for $175.00. The focus of this class is for your dog to learn to come when called around distractions such as other dogs, people, and new environments. Have peace of mind when your dog is off leash or at the dog park and you have an appointment to get too and don’t have time to chase your dog all over the place to get him. You will learn proven positive training techniques that your dog will love and look forward to. Please check back for the next start date.  

Tellington TTouch Dog Training Class Tellington TTouch Dog Training Classes - Learn this unique positive method of working with your dog through touch and movement.  Learn creative ways of solving many behavior issues such as leash pulling, handling issues.  This method also teaches and builds confidence in both humans and dogs through a nonviolent approach to training.
AKC Canine Good Citizen Class AKC Canine Good Citizen® Program - This program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

PetSaver™ Class - CPR for Dogs and First Aid

CPR for Dogs and First Aid for Dogs PetSaver™ Class - PetSaver™ Program covers the following topics: Restraining & Muzzling, Primary Assessment, Rescue Breathing, Canine & Feline CPR, Choking Management, Bleeding & Shock Management, Snout-To-Tail Assessment for Injury & Wellness, Assessing the Pet's Vitals, Pet First Aid Kit Contents, Insect Bites & Stings and Snakebite, Heat & Cold Injuries, Seizures, and Caring for your Senior Pet-izen.

Speciality Dog Training Classes and Special Work Shop

Fun Dog Training Class  Nose Work Class .  The next beginning nose work class will start Saturday December 10th at 11 am

Nose work provides an oppourtunity for your dog to have an outlet for their natural hunting and scenting abilities.  Nose work engages the dog in the game and teaches the handler how to read their dog and build a team relationship all while having fun.  Nose work is a great skill to develop in your dog that can build your dogs confidence. It can reduce environmental sensitivity and provide mental and physical exercise through teamwork with you, their handler. We are building in the dog a desire to search for something we want them to find, a willingness to search for it when we want them to and an ability to communicate to us that they have found it, knowing that there is a great reward at the end of that search.  Call Pam Bigoni at 541-306-9882 or email Pam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.