Sadly, classes are postponed.

To do our part to keep everyone safe during this time, we have reluctantly made the decision to postpone all classes for 1 month (4 weeks). We’ll be reaching out to everyone who is currently in class or registered for an upcoming series. We will follow up if the outlook changes and/or the postponement becomes longer. Thank you for your patience and support during this challenging time and please take care!

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.

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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 host 7-9 dogs per class, so there’s lots of one-on-one attention. We encourage you to sit in on any of our classes (without your dog, of course) to see if a trainer’s style is right for you – just give us a call to set up a time.

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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Testimonials

Happy-Go-Lucky
5.0
Based on 30 Reviews
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 weeks...read 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 an...read 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 took...read more
Happy-Go-Lucky Dog Training
5.0
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Jyl Smith
2019-10-30T05:42:23+0000
I’ve now taken 3 dogs to 6 classes at Happy Go Lucky over the last decade. I recommend them to everyone. I find the classes are a great bonding opportunity with your dog. HGL trainers and the owners have been so accommodating with my very human-shy puppy, and she’s made huge leaps of progress in a very short time.read more
Micayla Cathleen Short
2019-07-18T18:05:24+0000
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
Mandi Blackwelder Alarie
2018-04-20T23:22:58+0000
As a veterinarian I recommend Happy Go Lucky to so many of my clients! There is no "one size fits all" here -- they work with each dog, paying attention to their needs and responses so that the owner can learn to read their dog and can teach them on a level they understand. They also have a trainer than comes to your home -- Becky Harris -- she, too, is amazing and sees several of my clients. So many issues in behavior are specific to the home so having someone come and see and problem solve is great for everyone's quality of life! I have taken my own dog to several classes and been so impressed with the attention to each dog -- the shy ones to the nut cases -- and creating a safe space for everyone.read more
Sharon Day
2017-09-17T23:05:51+0000
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 dog.read more
Jenna Rose
2017-09-15T01:45:09+0000
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