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In addition to classes, we also offer Day Training school, a twice-a-week drop-off service. It’s a great way to help fast-track your dog’s training, manners and social skills with other friendly dogs. Call to get on the list!

If an in-person class doesn’t fit your schedule, check out all of our virtual training options or call to set up a private session today.

Please contact us at 503-731-8774 to learn more about any of our training options.

Our Story

We opened Happy-Go-Lucky Dog Training in Portland, OR in 1999 with a mission: to improve the quality of life for dogs and their people.

Sure, we’re dog trainers, but more than that, we’re people trainers, showing you how to get the best out of your life with your dog. It’s dog training that’s beyond obedience. It’s about setting you and your dog up for success and helping you build a relationship with your dog. We call it, “Positive methods. Rewarding Results.” After all, having a dog is supposed to be fun!

Conveniently located just off NE Glisan on 28th Avenue, we offer classes ranging from Puppy and Beginning levels to intermediate choices like Action & Distraction, Games & Tricks and our seasonal Out-on-the-Town.

So if you’re looking for a dog training class, or need one-on-one help with a private dog trainer, give us a call today at 503.731.8774.


Our Dog Trainers

At Happy-Go-Lucky, our dog trainers and class assistants are skilled trainers of dogs and people, teaching you positive, practical methods.

In our two training rooms, we currently host 5-7 dogs per class, so there’s lots of one-on-one attention. You’ll typically have an instructor and an assistant in your class.

Tips & Tricks

We’ve put together some helpful tips and tricks for you and your pups.

  • Appropriate Play

    Managing and training your dog can help prevent inappropriate play which can escalate into aggression. PLAYING WITH YOU Puppies first learn to play with their littermates. Their play consists of a lot of rough-and-tumble activity and tons of play biting. A dog playing in this fashion with an adult or child can be potentially dangerous. […]

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  • Dogs & Children

    Dogs and children can have a wonderful time together with proper guidance and supervision. Left to their own devices, however, safety can become a major issue. Boisterous and loud children can be threatening or overstimulate a dog. Children can hug too hard, pull or poke and dogs can respond with a defensive bite. Yearly, countless […]

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  • Leadership

    All dogs need owners to provide leadership so they can be well-adjusted and polite family members. Without a leader to provide structure, guidelines and training, dogs may become pushy, out-of-control, prone to tantrums, stressed…you get the general idea. Being a leader does not mean being rough or harsh with our dogs. We can get the message across […]

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Based on 36 Reviews
Cynthia T.
2024-02-18 10:06:22
So far we have taken two classes, puppy kindergarten and intermediate obedience, and had private training. I have been owning dogs for 45 years and more
Laura M.
2024-01-09 19:07:19
The best classes and instructors! My pup and I have taken 4 different classes. I was unprepared for the challenges of training a dog, Happy Go Lucky more
Mandi A.
2023-06-29 13:39:34
Many years and many great dog training experiences here! I started with my new-to-me adult dog several years ago who was mildly leash reactive and had more
Ahmad Y.
2023-01-25 14:00:05
Initially we were concerned because of a review we saw commenting on bias toward Pitbull breeds, but we're happy to confirm that is absolutely not true. more
Rachel J.
2021-02-27 19:33:47
Recently took my chihuahua in for a beginners obedience class and it was tremendously helpful! The trainers there are all very knowledgeable and can more
Rowan I.
2019-10-18 22:20:56
Really great trainers. I loved Susan and Morgan, and they were so great at coaxing my nervous and shy dog out of her shell. Over the course of five more
Tracy L.
2019-03-18 17:04:15
I took my puppy to the Puppy Kindergarten and the Puppy intermediate classes. Becky was so amazing. She's both a dog and a human whisperer. It was more
Jeanie N.
2018-11-22 12:12:36
Our dog went to Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Intermediate here and loved coming to this place. He was always excited to see the building! The staff more
Courtney B.
2018-01-18 22:13:06
I took my English Golden Retriever puppy here for Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Intermediate classes and we loved both of them. I initially researched more
Kelcie Grace G.
2017-09-11 08:41:02
Great place to train your puppy! We've taken two classes from here and very much enjoyed them both. Our dog learned quite a bit and we were given more
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Lonnie Port
positive reinforcement and great fun for the while family
Micayla Cathleen
The staff here is so knowledgeable and helpful. Lisa & I talked over introducing my somewhat aggressive dog to a puppy with me for a substantial amount of time, and she gave me fantastic advice about managing that relationship to ensure success. Having a big dog with a bit of a tude is challenging, hut I feel really excited and hopeful about my dudes progress after chatting with them, and can’t wait to start sessions to help with socialization.Thank you for your time / help today!read more
Sharon Day
We have taken many (many) classes here. We have trained several very different dogs with very different behavior styles. We have taken every one of the classes offered at one time or another and worked with most of their trainers. We have had nothing but positive experiences and would recommend Happy-Go-Lucky to anyone interested in positive training methods and developing a great relationship with their more
Jenna Rose
I don't have my own dog YET, but I've been lucky enough to sit in on a few classes to photograph pups and trainers for multiple projects – and I'm always really impressed with how organized and well thought-out the classes are, how friendly the trainers are, and how the results really show through. I also have several friends who have brought their puppers here and have nothing but amazing things to say about them, plus I'm very grateful for that because I end up dog-sitting for them. So I get to dog-sit very well-behaved doggies. 🙂read more
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Located in the heart of canine country.

601 NE 28th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232