Dog Trainers in Portland

If you’re a Portland PetParent searching for a training solution for your pooch, check out our article on the best dog trainers in Rip City!

1. Happy-Go-Lucky Dog Training

The classes at Happy-Go-Lucky are fun, practical, and convenient!  They’ve been helping dogs and their owners live happy lives together in the Portland area since 1999.  They host an average of 16 different classes a week, and cover topics that include but are not limited to puppy manners, obedience, rallying, agility, tricks, and games!  Happy-Go-Lucky Dog Training staffs six trainers and five assistants, so your dog is sure to get lots of in class one on one time.  If group classes don’t work for your dog, they also offer private sessions both at their facility and in-home sessions for clients living in inner SE or NE Portland.

2. Steph and Ozzy’s Pet Care

At Steph and Ozzy’s Pet Care, they cater to your dog’s specific needs!  Their trainer Stephanie performs private training sessions in your very own home.  Whether your dog just needs a little bit of obedience training or has behavioral issues that need correcting, they can help.  In addition to training services, they offer pet sitting, dog walking, and medicine delivery services.  For pricing information and testimonials from happy PetParents, check out their website or look them up on yelp!

3. Ain’t Misbehaving

At Ain’t Misbehaving, they employ reward-based training methods to make sure that you and your dog develop a positive relationship together.  The services here include K9 nose work classes, obedience classes, private behavioral consultations, private training sessions, and special seminars.  They believe that the most effective way to train your dog is through a healthy relationship built on consistency, directness, and trust.  For more information and a comprehensive schedule of classes, check out their website!

4. Leader of the Pack Dog Training

Leader of the Pack Dog Training has one mission in mind, to create a strong partnership between dog and pack leaders (pet owners). They know that every dog is different and has different needs and offer a wide variety of training options.  Enroll in their foundation group course which covers basic obedience, in their best behavior group course which covers outdoor obedience, in their private sessions at the facility which cover basic obedience or behavioral modification, or in their board and train option while you’re away! For new furry friends, they offer puppy training as well.

5. Dynamite Doggies

For pets that may exhibit shy, aggressive, or fearful behavior, there’s Dynamite Doggies!  They use gentle training methods and prefer to approach issues with creative problem solving rather than resorting to choke chains, prong collars, or anything that might seem scary to your furry friend.  After a behavioral consultation session, they will create a custom training and exercise regimen that fits yours and your dog’s schedule, needs, and lifestyle.  They exclusively offer private training sessions which can be scheduled over the phone. Contact Dynamite Doggies today and get those tails wagging!


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