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for a complete list of scheduled classes. (When viewing the flyer online, you can click on the class name to go to web page for more info.)

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Events Page for scheduled events such as Agility Fun Runs and Seminars

Private training & consults for obedience or agility lessons and behavior problems are available.

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Class Size is Limited (so register early!) so you always receive personal attention.

We offer the following classes:
(CLICK on the class title for more info)

Special Interest Classes

Reactive Dog Class
Nose Work Games
Tricks and Treats
Fido Fun and Games
Helping Paws: Therapy Dog Class
Pilates For Pooches
Private Lessons/Consultations

Obedience/Manners Classes

Focus Foundation
Focus Skills 2
Rally-O
Obedience II/Performance Dog

Puppy Classes

Ideal Puppy Training & Socialization
Super Puppy
Puppy Play & Learn
Puppy Agility Fun!
Puppy Agility 2
Puppy Agility 3

Agility Classes
(See Puppy Agility Classes above)

Agility Jumping & Weaving Skills
Intro to Agility
Beginning Agility
Novice Agility 1 & 2
Intermediate Agility 1 & 2
Advanced/Masters Agility
Agility Challenges
Mad Agility Skills
Agility Sequencing
Agility Just for Fun
Agility Fun Runs scheduled


We also do special events, including seminars, agility and rally run-thrus, workshops, and private dog parties.


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How do I register for a class or an event?
  • Find the class you want on the list to the right, or above, and click on the class name (or More Info link on the right). For events, go to the Events page.

  • Click the Register link.

  • Fill out the registration form on the secure registration page.

  • If you are an existing client and have registered in the past with that dog, no need to fill out the long form again, just go directly to the secure payment page (However, if any info has changed such as address, phone number, etc. please fill out the regisration form again.)

  • You can use the secure registration or payment form to make a credit card payment. Payment can also be cash, or check but your spot is not secure until payment is received.

  • You may drop off cash or check payment in our secure drop box to the left of the front door and window at Lucky Dog. Please be sure any cash is in an envelope with your name and the class name indicated. Our drop box is white, flush with the outside of the buildiing, and has the Lucky Dog name on it. You can also drop off your registration form, though the electroinic version is preferred.

  • You can mail your form, email it, fax it, or you can sign up by phone, if for some reason you cannot do it electronically. Go to the Contact Page to find all this info.
Do I need a club membership to take a class?

No. Becoming a club member and taking a class are unrelated, so you can take a class without being a member and vice versa. But as a member you have access to Lucky Dog and can practice whenever you want (when there is no class or event scheduled).

What are your hours?

Someone is uaually in the office to provide basic information on Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Fri. from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and on Tues. until 1:30 p.m. An instructor is at Lucky Dog only when there is a scheduled class. We are happy to give you a tour and discuss classes at your convenience. To schedule a personal tour, give Mindy a call at 561-427-6700 to arrange it.

Do you only offer group classes?

While small group classes are a terrific and more economical way to train your dog, sometimes your pooch (and you!) need a little extra help. Call us to schedule a private lesson.
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Go directly to the Payment Screen if you already registered for a class in the past and just want to pay for the next one.

Please register early to ensure your spot in class as well as guarantee that the class will be held since there is a minimum and maximum particpation for each class.

For complete class information and a registration link, click on the title of the class, or "Learn More " button in class summaries, below. You can also use the list of classes links in the column to the left.
Reactive Dog Class: Help for the Feisty Fido
--Begins Tuesday, June 10, 2014
2 sessions (choose one):
6:00-7:00 p.m.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Snarling dog Got a feisty Fido when it comes to certain interactions? Do you feel lost when your dog barks, growls, lunges or generally becomes difficult to control around other dogs or people? This class is about your dog learning relaxation and trust and overcoming fear and anxiety. The training methods used are based on the development of a working relationship with your dog. Understand what your reactive dog is doing, why he's doing it, and how to change it. Learn the tools to decrease the stress in your dog and teach him or her confidence and focus. Come work with your dog in a controlled, supportive environment. Instill a conditioned emotional response, learn calming and management techniques, coping responses, and emergency escape exercises.



Nose Work Games


--Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (FULL)

Snarling dog Great for dogs of all ages and abilities, K9 Nose Work is a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy. In this class we take your dog’s instinctual skill and teach them to use it to play games with their noses! As your dog becomes more skilled, the challenges increase so your dog continues to learn and have fun!

Focus Foundation


--Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:15 p.m.

Focused Golden We want to help make life with your dog easier by allowing you to enjoy a calm and well-behaved companion. Teaching your dog to understand your obedience commands is important but it's relationship-building that really counts. When you build communication skills and a better relationship with your dog, better manners and obedience will easily follow. Focus Foundation is a 6-week class and is the foundation for all future training and is perfect for improving the behavior of your favorite pooch. We will train or improve basic obedience skills and improve manners. We will work on attention, impulse control, and the ability to work around other dogs as well as people and distractions. We will help you build better motivation and confidence and discuss how to solve some pesky behavior problems.



Focus Skills Level 2

Not scheduled at this time. Obedient trio

You've discovered out how much fun it is to train and work with your dog, and you want to keep going. Great! Whether you want to strengthen what you’ve learned, or maybe you just enjoy the interaction with your dog, taking the next level class is a great idea! Focus Skills Level 2 class is recommended for graduates of Focus Foundation. We will advance your dog’s level of training by strengthening what your dog learned at the basic level and adding new exercises. This is a 5-week class.



Rally - O

Rally Novice and Advanced combined class begins
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.


Rally Rally-O (also know as Rally Obedience) emphasizes fun and excitement for the dog/handler team while providing an interactive approach to obedience. Rally is about the most fun you can have doing obedience exercises with your dog! The exercises involved in the course will help build your skills as a handler and increase your dog's repertoire of behaviors. Praise, encouragement, and continuous communication are encouraged in this fun sport.



Helping Paws: Therapy Dog Class

--Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
Heel

Does your dog love people? Do you both enjoy making people smile or feel better? It’s so rewarding to share your well-mannered dog with someone who is ill, lonely or missing their own dog. It’s a perfect way to share the love and give back with your very special pooch. This class will teach you the skills you need to take the therapy dog test so that you can visit places such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes and libraries to brighten the day of children or people that need it..



Tricks and Treats

Not currently scheduled
High Five

TRICKS AND TREATS class, for dogs of all ages (yes, an old dog can learn new tricks!) is all about cutting loose and having fun with your dog! Teaching your dog tricks is a great way to strengthen the bond between you and your dog, build confidence with timid or shy dogs, or just make you and others smile! Trick training offers endless benefits to dogs and humans alike. It burns mental and physical energy, strengthens bonding, and increases attention and your dog’s desire to learn and work with you. It’s also fun, motivating and a great way to show off your dog’s brilliance to your family, friends and neighbors!



Fido Fun and Games

Fido Fun & Games: Agility Edition
--Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

Happy dog

Want to spend time with your dog having lots of fun, connecting and learning to communicate as a team? Looking for ideas and activities to burn some of your dog's energy? Then this tail-wagging fun class is for you! There are several editions of this innovative, fun class including Classic Edition Agility Edition, Dancing with Dogs Edition and Urban Herding Edition! It's perfect for dogs of all ages and abilities.


Pilates for Pooches

Please let us know if you are interested
On the Ball

Whether your dog is a playful pet or performance pooch, strength is needed to keep your dog healthy and active. Working your dog on a balance ball or disk is an excellent and safe way to build muscle.There are many benefits to be gained from regular workouts on the ball. Improve your dog's core strength, balance, flexibility and endurance. Pilates for Pooches will give your dog all that and more.



Ideal Puppy Training & Socialization

Starting dates of next classes:
--Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6 p.m. (FULL)
--May 22, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.

Why should all puppies go to school? By five months of age much of your puppy's personality has been determined, so it is very important

playing pups
to begin a class prior to this age. Early puppyhood is a critical time for socialization and learning. This time will set the stage for the rest of your puppy's life. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime chance to show your puppy how to confidently relate to other puppies, unfamiliar people, and strange sights, sounds, and events. Reserve your puppy's spot today in this limited-enrollment class.



Super Puppy  

--Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 6 p.m. (FULL)
Super Puppy class

The fun, high-energy 4-week Super Puppy class is for graduates of Ideal PuppyI (or similar) and are 5 to 9 months of age. Your pup must be friendly towards people and other dogs and have good play skills. This mostly off-leash class is similar to Focus Foundation except that in addition we will continue to promote good socialization skills through off-leash play and interaction. We will work on sit, down stand and stay, adding duration, distance, and distraction,and using positive reinforcement (and the clicker for those that want to). This class is for motivated owners that want to take their puppy to the next level!



Older Puppy Play & Learn  

No class at this time
puppies playing

It is important to continue to allow your older puppy plenty of time to play and to interact with other puppies and dogs. Socialization training is vital to making your new puppy a good canine citizen and teaches your pup to not be fearful around other dogs. A properly socialized puppy becomes a more emotionally healthy adult. We will also incorporate obedience, attention, and focus exercises to keep your pup sharp and engaged. This class is for all dog-friendly pooches between 5-9 months.


Puppy/Adolescent Agility Fun!

Puppy in tunnelNot scheduled at this time

For pups 5-12 months of age. Take advantage of your youngster's natural curiosity and abundant energy to introduce him or her to the fun sport of agility! This 6-week class will focus on some fundamentals of agility using puppy games that will utilize targeting, wobble boards, focus and basic obedience skills. Puppies will be introduced to sights, sounds, and techniques that are helpful toward building confidence without stress on baby joints. Clickers, treats and toys will be used for focus motivators. Class will help build your puppy's confidence and strengthen your bond and partnership. The goal is to create a dog that is engaged, focused and motivated as well as one that is confident, well socialized, and eager to offer behaviors and learn.



Puppy/Adolescent Agility 2

Not scheduled at this time puppy

We will continue to work on obedience skills for agility in Older Pup Agility 2. Obstacles such as A-frame, dogwalk, and teeter at low heights will be taught to give the young dog under a year of age confidence and with safety in mind. Open channel weave poles will be used and we will work on front crosses. The puppy's correct position relative to the handler will be stressed, as well as teaching the puppy the confidence to begin working away from the handler. Short sequences will be run using obstacles such as the table, chute, tunnel and open weaves. No jumping will be done at this young age.



Puppy/Adolescent Agility 3

Not scheduled at this time
puppy on aframe

Your adolescent dog is getting older and his agility skills are improving. Puppy Agility 2 is the prerequisite for Puppy Agility 3. Equipment is being raised, and correct contact behavior (2 on/2 off) is being strengthened and improved. More challenging sequences are being offered to your older and more experienced young dog. We are still not jumping, but we do use jumps with no bars to teach handling around the jump uprights.



Agility Jumping & Weaving Skills

Not scheduled at this time

To be successful in the sport of agility, the dog must be a skillful jumper. Every course your dog will ever run is primarily made up of jumps, yet it is the least understood skill set in agility. When a dog understands how to jump, he will run more smoothly, efficiently, and decisively. Based upon Linda Mecklenberg's jump training, this class is geared towards both dogs just learning to jump and is also recommended for all dogs needing to improve their skills. In addition, weaving skills will be worked on, including gaining proficiency in entering the weaves from all angles.



Intro to Agility (Level 1)

--Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2 p.m.
sheltie jumping tire

In Introduction to Agility (more agility info here) dogs will be introduced to many of the obstacles in agility such as jumps, tunnel, chute, and open weaves, in a safe and controlled manner. The skills needed to successfully negotiate the obstacles and the handling skills will be worked on weekly. Attention, focus and motivation will be practiced as the team builds confidence in an atmosphere that centers on learning skills while having fun.



Beginning Agility (Level 2)

--Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6 p.m. (FULL)
dog on pause table

This is the next clas after Intro to Agility. In this class handling skills and basic control will be improved. Students learn to give timely commands, to provide consistent and smooth body cues, and to develop teamwork with their dogs. Handlers also develop the ability to switch smoothly from handling their dogs off one side to handling off the other in the middle of a sequence. The dog and handler teams will continue to improve their skills and will become more proficient at simple combinations of obstacles.



Novice Agility (Levels 3 & 4)
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.
teeter

We will continue to develop teamwork and increase handling skills in Novice Agility. This is the class for Beginning Agility grads. Sequencing is performed off lead, therefore, your dog also must be able to sit, stay, down, and come on command, off lead. Handlers also develop the ability to switch smoothly from handling their dogs off one side to handling off the other in the middle of a sequence using front and rear crosses. The different come to side maneuvers will be practiced using obstacles. Dogs will be taught to move ahead and switch as needed from handler to obstacle focus.



Intermediate/Advanced Agility

--Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6 p.m. tunnel

Intermediate Agility class is designed to advance you and your dog's agility skills and to prepare you and your dog for competition, if desired. The class will build on jumping skills, obstacle discrimination, and distance handling skills. The dogs must be reliable off leash and under good control. Dog/handler teamwork is emphasized, not on just getting through a sequence but the way in which it is accomplished. The class is designed to teach the handler and the dog how to gain confidence, accuracy, and speed.



Advanced / Masters Agility Handling & Skills

--Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6 p.m. (FULL)
--Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

weaves

Cynthia Kean , AKC agility judge and top agility handler, will again be offering her expertise to teach this popular class. The class will include complex sequences found in Excellent and/or World Team level courses designed to build the skills necessary to successfully compete at the highest levels. In the class you will continue to perfect skills that are needed to be successful and get the most out of a performance. This class is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their communication with their dog and increase speed and reliability.



Agility Challenges

--Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
jumping

Challenge yourself in this exciting class! Agility continues to get more competitive and technical. We are observing many more handling techniques that are being demonstrated by the best handlers in the world and we want to bring them to you! In this class you will learn the newest tips, tricks and techniques to get you and your canine partner from point A to point B in the fastest, most motivating and most efficient way possible. We will walk through and discuss different ways of handling the same sequence and find out what works best for you and your dog. You will learn new handling skills that you may not have been aware of or had the opportunity to try.



Mad Agility Skills


Not scheduled at this time.

running dog

There are many dog skills that are useful on the agility course that are too time consuming to teach or perfect in an agility class. But to be even more successful on course it's often nice to have those skills in your dog's agility toolbox. In this class we will uncover and address the gaps in your dog's understanding that are so often compensated for by your handling strategy. This will free you up to choose the best handling strategy for the course, knowing (and trusting) that your dog possesses the skills to get it done.



Agility Sequencing/Run Thrus

Select Fridays (click on Learn More button) jumping

The courses are designed to improve your handling skills so that you improve your communication to do the sequences effectively and efficiently as a team. Come early for the instruction or come later and just run the course. The course/sequences will be set up to challenge and instruct (and to have fun!).



Private Lessons and Consultations
If you feel you and your pet would benefit from one-on-one time with our trainers, we invite you to schedule a private lesson or consultation that's convenient for you. We can schedule them in your home (within a half hour driving distance) or at Lucky Dog. Private training provides the opportunity for you to get knowledgeable and skilled advice and training specific to your needs. We can focus on any aspect of training. Popular examples include housetraining, basic obedience, learning or enhancing dog agility skills, nuisance behaviors such as jumping up, pulling on the leash, play biting, as well as behavior issues such as fear-reactivity toward other dogs or people.

Please call Mindy Cox, Training Director at 561-427-6700 to discuss your needs and goals. Once a date and time have been agreed upon, please fill out our secure online form.
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