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Rent out our awesome indoor facility to host your next dog seminar, event or party!

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Hey Dawg! Let's Pawty!

If you love to party with your dog, Lucky Dog is your hot spot! You may rent out the building or outdoor field for your own dog's special occasion, or for your club's seminar or other event. Our 1200 sf training and party room has 1/2" rubber flooring for good traction and safety for playing dogs. Our outdoor training field is fully fenced, and covered in soft grass.

We have all sorts of ideas to help you create a wonderful event. We can help with all of the organizing including providing yummy treats, doggy birthday cake, games, and invitations, or you can do it yourself. Please contact us for more information about holding your next pooch party at Lucky Dog. (Click here for more information about our facility.)

Some party occasion ideas include:

Puppy Parties

Dog Milestone Parties- birthdays, "weddings", graduation & "Bark Mitzvahs"

Fun, friendly obedience/training games parties,

Howl-oween costume parties, celebrations including Valentine's Day or Christmas,

New puppy shower or doggy adoption (new members of the family deserve a special celebration!

Graduation (from obedience school!) parties.

We do not, however, allow use of the facility for members to give private dog training lessons.

Tips for a Fun Pawty!

  • Size Matters: Canine guest need a sufficient amount of space and supervision. Lucky Dog has a perfect, safe space for your guests. Do it yourself, or we can help you plan it.


  • Pick of the Litter: Consider the guest list. The key element to a successful human event is to invite a stimulating group of guests but at a canine event, the mix is in the interest of safety. Your party should be limited to dogs with compatible personalities and good manners. Dogs that are already familiar with each other from the dog run, neighborhood or doggy day care center will be most likely to play politely.


  • Bone fido Invitation: Every good hosts knows that the invitation sets the tone for the party. Consider breed stationery to match that of your guest of honor. For a truly special invitation, have a pet photographer take a special picture of you and your beautiful pet. Remember to include the date, time, location, RSVP information and the words All canine guests must be accompanied by their owners. Remember, invitations should be sent out at least three weeks before the day of the party. Ask us for help in finding great invitations.


  • Dog Play: If you are the kind of host who loves to create an unforgettable event, have lots of fun doggie games planned. We can make suggestions. You may want to consider hiring an obedience instructor who can teach party guests, old and new, some tricks. Easy and safe agility exercises are an especially fun idea. Watching Harry, the Great Dane, barrel through tunnels is just as much fun as watching Sophie, a Toy Poodle, discover her athletic ability on a low hurdle. Be sure that the agility obstacles you use are safe for all participants. This is not the time to be running over a tall A-frame where someone can get hurt or scared.


  • Chow Hounds: Dogs will enjoy a special doggie birthday cake (and be sure to have lots of goodies for the human guests to enjoy). We can organize that for you. Or if you prefer baking yourself, liver cupcakes topped with cream cheese and peanut butter icing are a bit hit with the kibble crowd. Do not forget the beverage of choice at these dogged affairs is cool, fresh water.


  • Pooper Scoop: Have plenty of plastic bags hand for cleaning up do's and don'ts. And if the party is indoors, make sure there are rolls of paper towels and spray cleaner as well.


  • Treats to Go: Once the party is over, send your guest home with doggy bags. Fill them with yummy, healthful treats and perhaps a toy. After all those snacks, you always want to look after your canine friends.

 

 



Special Events

Special events celebrate and enhance the special relationship we share with our canine companions.

If you would like to be kept informed of scheduled events, please be sure you are on our emailing list. To join the list, just go to our contact page and send us your info (which is always kept confidential).

SCHEDULED EVENTS:

EVENTS AT LUCKY DOG



Barb Davis Agility Seminar

We are thrilled to have 8 time AKC Agility World Team member Barb Davis scheduled to give a working agility seminar at Lucky Dog.

2015 Dates:

Friday, January 30th,
Saturday, January 31st,
Sunday, February 1st,
Saturday, February 28th,
Sunday, March 1, 2015

All workshops run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.




Barb is very popular as an agility seminar presenter due to her ability to break things down for students and explain and clarify concepts. She has an excellent eye and is able to pinpoint simple training exercises for handlers to work on at home to improve coursework.

Most errors in the agility ring occur because the dog misunderstands what the handler is asking of them. Barb will work with participants to improve the handler’s ability to communicate with their dog on the agility field. Handlers will learn the key role that their body language plays in cuing the dog. Also Barb will speak and work with handlers about the many facets involved in correct implementation of the many agility moves and crosses. She will also work with handlers on ways to keep their dogs motivated and running with enthusiasm. Barb is a big proponent of each handler learning to augment and enhance their handling system to create a handling style that works for them and their dog.


Participants: We have room for 8 working teams on each day and an unlimited number of auditing spots. Lunch is on your own (though you are welcome to eat out with the group).

Fundamentals of Success.

Two dates with different information and exercises. Register for one or both!

Time: Every class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

--Sunday, February 1, 2015

--Saturday, February 28, 2015


Barb will be sure you have the core fundamentals necessary to handle your team with precision and improve your dog's understanding of your cues on course. No matter at what level your dog is currently running, you will go home with greater skills and understanding. This day is perfect for those that are novice or intermediate (but already sequencing with some success), and also for those that need to build a better, stronger foundation for more consistent results. Whether you're newer to the sport, or the handler with an advanced dog in need of techniques to make you a better team, Barb will work with you individually to help build the skills you need. No matter your skill level, you will improve as a communicator and handler so your dog will know exactly what is expected of him or her on course. This creates a more confident, faster dog and more effective team.

In this seminar Barb will work with individual teams to improve performance by:

• Working on handling skills;

• Improving communicating with your dog;

• Smoothing out crosses and timing;

• Teaching which handling moves work best in different situations;

• Helping with any motivational issues;

• Working on problems with particular obstacles.

Space for only 8 teams (unlimited auditors).
Register*
(*and then click Events at the top left of the new page to choose a date)


Mastering Handling Skills

Three dates with different information and exercises. Take one or all!

Time: Every class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

--Friday, January 30, 2015

--Saturday, January 31, 2015

--Sunday, March 1, 2015


Have you ever missed a “Q” or a placement because your timing was off? Handling can be one of the most difficult components of agility training to perfect. Barb will be able to improve your handling skills no matter if you are in the highest levels of Masters, or are competing in Open. You will learn to navigate your team smoothly and efficiently and with greater handling skill so your dog will run cleaner and faster.

In this advanced handling seminar Barb will work with teams on many aspects of handling. Topics may include:

• Course analysis. When competing at top levels analysis becomes necessary to help the handler find places to shave off seconds;

• Setting paths that help the dog read the course;

• Smoothing out crosses;

• Methods to get the handler further down the field;

• Techniques for helping your dog learn obstacle discrimination (get fewer off courses!);

• European crosses. If you're comfortable doing different handling moves, it can save you time and get you further down the field. In addition, certain crosses can save your knees!

• Improving communication, timing, and speed which will help get you more clean runs!

• Length and difficulty of sequences will be adjusted for the dog's ability and level

You do not have to have done an earlier date to benefit from resgistering something later, but it will for sure give you a broader range of skills.

Space for only 8 working teams (must be competing in Open or Excellent)
Register*
(*and then click Events at the top left of the new page to choose a date)


Fees and Discounts for all workshops:
Working spot: $200 per day (only 8 spots are available per workshop)

Early bird discount: Register before November 30, 2014 and receive a $50 discount per seminar date. (Register between 12/1 and before 12/31 and get a $25 discount for each workshop. After 12/31/14 there are no scheduled discounts.)

Audit (participate without your dog): $50 per day (unlimited number)
Register to audit

There is no additional discount for bringing multiple dogs from the same family. If you want to handle more than one dog, you may switch off and run a different dog for each different exercise (one dog per exercise).


Still not sure? Please read the praise about her last seminar at Lucky Dog (click here).

Registration: Click any Register link to sign up for any combination of days. Hurry, space is limited to give everyone more time to learn and practice.
(Note: After clicking the Register link, please click on Events at the top left of the new page to choose your date.)

Cancellation policy:
Your working spot is guaranteed only with payment. A full refund will be given if you cancel a minimum of three weeks prior to the seminar. If your notice of cancellation is between 2 and 3 weeks, you will receive a 50% refund. Cancellation less than 2 weeks from the seminar date is not refundable or transferable; however, if the seminar is full and there is someone qualified on the waiting list to take your place you will receive a full refund less a $25 withdrawal fee. (Withdrawal fee does not pertain to auditing spots.)

More About Barb Davis
I had the opportunity to train with Barb and she is really incredible. She offered wonderful insights into each dog's performance and was very knowledgable, patient, and had clear communication skills.

Barb's keen eye, quick wit, and many years as a mathematics college professor combine to make her an excellent seminar presenter. Barb is an 8 time AKC Agility World Team member with 4 different dogs and has won 7 Agility National Championships with 5 different dogs, 4 shelties and a border collie. Recent events include winning 2013 AKC Nationals with her sheltie Skecher and she was also on the World Team with him in 2013, placing 2nd in Individual Standard as well as 2011 placing 2nd in Individual Jumpers. In 2010 Barb won both AAC 26” Championship with Border Collie Zesty and 10” Specials with sheltie Rock-It at Canadian Nationals.





Praise for Barb Davis
(from participants in our last Barb seminar at Lucky Dog):

We loved our class with Barb! We have been training with her since Book ' em was a pup. (She is 4 years old now) Barb is always on the cutting edge of new moves both American and European. She doesn't miss a beat and is able to assess the dog and handler quickly. Her quick wit along with her deep knowledge of the sport goes unmatched. Barb always brings new tools to training; yet never forgets that sometimes the basics are needed. Love her delivery of information and knowledge. --Angela C.

Barb's seminar was the first agility seminar (outside of my normal classes) that I had ever taken. Wow! Each individual was given special, one on one attention and she was so kind and patient, that I never felt out of place or uncomfortable. Some things became clear to me that I never had even thought of, prior to taking her seminar. I found Barb to be an excellent communicator and very knowledgeable. I would love to take another seminar with her. --Elyse T.

• I am happy to hear Barb Davis will be returning to Lucky Dog. Her last seminar was amazing. She was warm, personable and a great communicator. Her technique for handling obstacle discrimination is fantastic; I have not missed a Q using her method. She was able to give specific advice on handling tips that have made me a more confident handler. I can't wait for more Barb Davis maneuvers. --Anna S.

• Barb Davis is one of my favorite top level agility handlers to learn from. She has great instincts, a positive fun attitude, teaches appropriate skill challenges and offers fantastic feedback. She's one of the few instructors who gives seminar attendees course maps. I appreciate this since I can follow along more effectively, take notes and then squeeze more out of the seminar practicing the work at home. --Kimber C.

• Barb was great with novice me and my brave, young, charging, faster-than-me aussie. In our seminar we covered 3 types of crosses: fronts, rears and blinds and of course why you would want to do each one. This is the first time I clearly understood them, their purposes, and how to execute to the point of being thrilled with our young team on some very speedy blind crosses. Being in the right place for my dog is crucial and Barb explained and demonstrated effective handling so we could be successful. Barb is encouraging and enthusiastic in all that she does. --Diana F.

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Agility Fun Runs

This is a great opportunity to practice your agility in a different atmosphere and have some FUN with your dog. There will be two courses to challenge all levels. Do all or part of the course and practice important handling skills, whether you are at the novice level or higher. Toys and treats are allowed. NO harsh methods will be accepted. Bring your chairs, crates and water bowl for your dog (we have a hose and water fountain). Please only flat buckle collars.

A new date will be scheduled soon.

First run at 4:30 p.m. Gates open at 3:30 p.m.. We will be running small to big dogs this time.


(We reserve the right to cancel or change dates and times.)

REGISTER: Use our secure online form


CRATING: Indoors in climate-controlled comfort (or outdoors if you prefer).

EXPERIENCE: All levels (Novice class students and up if training at Lucky Dog) are welcome to practice this nested course (novice/open and excellent). After everyone runs the first course we will reverse it and run again after walking the new course. The lighting and footing are great. Toys and treats are welcome and encouraged to reward your dog.


FEE: $10 for the first dog and $8 for each additional.

REGISTRATION: To sign up, use our online form. You must sign up in advance.

CANCELLATION: Please let us know if you need to cancel. Space is limited. Thanks for your understanding and consideration.

LOCATION: Lucky Dog Sports Club in Jupiter
Get Directions Here.
(Car navigation systems seem to be unreliable to Lucky Dog!)

Email if you are interested in being on our Fun Run emailing list or if you have any questions.



Agility Run Thru on Fridays

Can you use help with course analysis and figuring out the best way to handle certain sequences? Who can't! Come early for the handling discussion and the course walk thru with the instructor, Anna Lee Sanders. Or come just early enough to just walk the course and then run it. Everyone will get to run the course at least twice.

This will mean more practice time to help your dog gain better proficiency! A new course (nested for all levels) will be set up on scheduled Friday evenings during agility season. We will keep posting new dates so check back often.


Run Thru Time:
First run at 7:00 p.m. (come early enough to crate your dog and walk the course).

Come early for the optional walk thru, course analysis, and handling discussion with instructor at 6:30 p.m.

This is drizzle or shine event. Bring your yoga mat because if it's too wet to run, our instructor, Anna Lee Sanders, will give a handler yoga class (indoors) which will be geared to stretching and increasing flexibility for agility. (Anna teaches yoga when she's not doing agility.) If the weather is really bad, please call in to check for cancellation.


Friday Run Thru Dates:

Not currently scheduled

Future dates: To be posted. Stay tuned!

(We reserve the right to cancel or change dates and times.)


REGISTER: Use our secure online form. Feel free to list multiple dates to save registration time.

CRATING: Indoors in climate-controlled comfort (or outdoors if you prefer).

EXPERIENCE: This is for trialing or trial-ready dogs; or dogs that are proficient on all obstacles. The lighting and footing are great. Toys and treats are welcome and encouraged to reward your dog.

FEE: $10 for the first dog and $8 for each additional.

REGISTRATION: To sign up, use our online form. Please sign up in advance so that we can better accommodate you.

CANCELLATION: Please let us know if you need to cancel. Space is limited. Thanks for your understanding and consideration.

LOCATION: Lucky Dog Sports Club in Jupiter
Get Directions Here.
(Car navigation systems seem to be unreliable to Lucky Dog!)

Email if you are interested in being on our agility emailing list or if you have any questions.





Agility Seminar

We will let you know when the next one is scheduled.

Please let us know what topics interest you such as improved jumping, weaving, contact obstacle skills, specific handling skills, course analysis, etc.


Pet CPR/First Aid class
Next class: Not scheduled at this time.

When you take this important class, veterinarian Dr. David Cox will teach Practice with a realistic resuci-dogyou many important skills that could help save the life of your pet in an emergency. You will practice cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a life-like dog mannequin and learn to apply first aid techniques to pets who are ill or injured until professional veterinarian help can be obtained.

Learn how to do the following:

• Safely handle and assess your injured or ill pet
• Administer medications;
• Recognize an emergency;
• Perform CPR and first aid;
• Clear an airway obstruction Control bleeding;
• Stock a pet first aid kit;
• Handle breathing emergencies;
• Safely provide restraint and transportation;
• Initially treat poisoning;
• Recognize shock;
• Splint broken bones;
• Respond to drowning;
• And more...

Dr Cox will spend time answering your questions. This class is a must for any pet lover. Class size is limited so sign up today for this unique class! (This class is for human participants only.)

Fee: $45 per person (Lucky Dog members receive a 10% discount).
$10 discount for your spouse to attend as well. (Only one discount applies.)

Registration: Click here to register. You must sign up in advance.

"Lucky Dog has the best classes. Pet CPR/First Aid gave us clear instructions how to handle injured dogs or cats. We learned how to give pets CPR safely, which is a real confidence builder. Training makes a difference!" -C.D., West Palm Beach


More Dog Events Around Florida (mostly!)

Add To Our List

Do you have a dog event you'd like us to add? Please send us an email and we will certainly consider it for this calendar.

Sanctioned Trials Lists

For a listing of all agility trials in Florida and around the country,
please go to Agility Events.

Here is a pdf list of Florida agility trials. (Thanks Tracy Hanna!)

For a listing of AKC obedience, rally, tracking and other dog events check out Info Dog, or go to the AKC site directly by clicking here.

For APDT rally events, click here.

Keep Watching For More Scheduled Special Events
at Lucky Dog Sports Club!

(Or asked to be placed on our emailing list.)

Events that we will schedule from time to time include:

Agility, Nose Work or Rally Run-Thrus so handler/dog teams can perfect their skills.

Education and Training Seminars

Canine Good Citizen Testing

Dog CPR/First Aid Classes

Special workshops and seminars





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