Friends for life dog training will no longer be teaching Adult manners classes . Pam and I are retiring February 1st 2023. It has truly been an honor to be able to teach so many great people and dogs over the years.  Thank you to all of you that have supported us for so many years.

I will still be offering consultations and training for aggression issues as well as teaching my whistle recall classes a few times a year and some speciality leash skills classes. We will be redoing our website to reflect the new changes. Pam and I want to thank the central Oregon Comminuty for all years and support you have given us to spread our mission of using positive reinfircement based training.  

Rose, Hi Dennis: Rose and I – and of course Maggie - wanted to thank you again for a great experience in your Basic Manners class. We loved your enthusiasm and your attitude about dogs and how to train and interact with them. The class not only helped us train Maggie, but to bond with her as well.

Paul and Rose BIanchina, Bend Oregon


  Please call 541-350-2869 to reserve your spot.  

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 priovided.  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 class 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 markes like clickers and verbal markers.  We also will focus on leash skills and safety at the orientation.

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.

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 of choke chains, Prong Collars or Shock collars and do not allow them in our facility

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.

Basic Manners Class

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. 


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 freee from fear and Judgement
  10. A fun place for both dogs and thier humans




Train your dogs with Friends for Life dog training LLC positive training techniques that work. Your dog will love you for it! Sign up for our Basic Dog Manners 7 week Training Class for only $175.00.  

The cost of the class includes a 1 and 1/2 hour orientation before you start class with your dog, a manual and plenty of handouts.

Graduate from our Basic Puppy Manners Class and our Basic Dog Manners Class and receive a 10% lifetime discount at Friends For Life Dog Training including our popular Private Training Classes.

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!

Life Long Goals

1 Build effective relationships with your dogs based on effective inter-species communication, thus:

  • Increasing the bonds between owners and their dogs through positive dog training.
  • Avoiding the rise of unwanted behaviors and the use of punishment due to human misunderstanding of the needs, desires, and intentions of dogs.
  • Avoiding the rise or reinforcement of unwanted behaviors due to poor human to dog communication.
  • Unwanted behaviors such as dog to dog aggression, barking, dog separation anxiety, house training, destructive behavior, can all be eliminated though positive training methods and effective communication.

2 Choose a positive, problem solving approach when faced with new challenges or situations over their dog’s lifetime. In our opinion there is no such thing as a bad dog, just a dog that has not learned what is expected of them.

Course Goals

To support the Life Long Goals, every detail of this course is built around achieving the following course goals.

By the end of this course, students will know:

  • How Dogs Learn
    Understand how dogs learn by association (classical conditioning) and consequence (operant conditioning), and the implications of these learning modes for training and living with dogs.
  • Basic Needs
    Understand the basic physical and mental stimulation needs of dogs and how to provide for them.
  • Reinforcement & Motivation
    Understand what is reinforcing for their dog and be able to use this knowledge to effect positive training outcomes.
  • Handling and  Focus
    Be able to achieve and maintain control of dogs through safe, positive leash handling and positive methods of focusing dogs’ attention.
  • Situational Awareness
    Understand the importance of and learn to always be aware of one’s surroundings, and be ready to respond proactively as needed to keep dogs and humans safe and comfortable.
  • Work at the Dog’s Level
    Understand the importance of and be able to set reasonable expectations for and assess dog’s behavior and progress based on one’s own skills, the dog’s experience, and the surrounding situation.  Each dog and their human are at different skill levels. While one dog may be able to sit in a very distracting environment another might need extra help achieving that goal. In this course you will learn how to work at the level of your dog in any given situation.
  • Problem Solving
    Be able to apply class learning to teach additional behaviors and problem solve positive approaches to real life situations.


Basic Manners Adult Dog Class  is a series class and is perfect for those dogs that need a refresher course of all the basics and much more. This class runs for 7 weeks including a two hour class orientation and the cost $160.00 which includes workbook and clicker.  If you are a returning student from our basic puppy manners class and you enroll in or adult dog class you receive a $20.00 discount. Contact us for class times and orientation schedule.