New! Train Your Pup With WHS at Home

Train your pup without leaving the house! We are excited to now offer virtual training solutions with Willamette Humane Society’s certified trainers. Whether it’s asking for constant attention while you are working from home or an existing behavioral challenge, we can help.

Our virtual private lessons connect you with one of our certified dog trainers via a video call in the comfort of your own home. We can offer our expertise in canine enrichment, dog body language, obedience, and trick training. You’ll receive a homework plan (via email, of course) that works with social distancing.

Length: 30-minutes

Fee: $25

Technology Requirements:

  • Access to Zoom.
  • A computer with a camera and microphone.
  • We’ll send you a link to your lesson once you’re booked!

Questions about booking a virtual training lessons with WHS? Email our team at

Meet Your Trainer: Nichole Myers-Youngquist, CPDT-KA

Nichole’s career in dog training began in grade school when her dad wanted to train their Brittany Spaniel to hunt.  Even back then she and her dad used positive training methods without realizing it.  Nichole earned her CPDT-KA in 2018.

Attending many obedience classes and participating in agility with her English Pointer made her realize how much she enjoyed dog training.  She obtained her dog training certification from Animal Behavior College where she graduated with honors.  She worked as a training assistant at Wonder Dogs in Philomath, Oregon as well as volunteered as a dog walker and Canine Adoptions Specialist at Willamette Humane Society.

Nichole has worn several hats at the shelter from Adoptions Specialist to Animal Welfare Specialist.  Getting the position a Public Training Instructor is a dream come true. She loves to share her passion for dogs and training with everyone! Click here to learn more about Nichole and the WHS Training Team!