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Get a day pass to use our awesome indoor facility to host your next dog seminar, event or party! Ask about a membership day pass.

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Hey Dawg! Let's Pawty!

If you love to party with your dog, Lucky Dog is your hot spot! Fetch a day pass to use 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.

Please contact us for more information about a membership pass and 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



Young Dog Agility Foundation Skills

4-hour seminar with Barb Davis


Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 1 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 build skills and improve training.

Barb Davis is a 9 time AKC Agility World Team member.

Read what particpants have said about her seminars.

Register Now for a spot

Foundation skills are important for both you and your dog to have more fun and be more effective. By teaching yourself and your dog all the foundation skills, you set the stage for success. From the beginning you will be building towards future with solid agility future of fast, independent, and reliable obstacle performance. The seminar will teach you how to establish good habits for both you and your youngster.

Here are some of the things you will work on in this seminar:

• How to create a fabulous working relationship with your new, potential agility partner;

• How to create drive and motivation;

• How to teach your canine teammate impulse control. Self control can change your life in agility;

• Build team skills. Handlers will learn how to place themselves in the correct position so their dog moves more easily and efficiently on the path you give them. This will make your dog safer and more confident. This will often take place on the flat without equipment, so your young dog does not need to have any agility skills.

• Your dog will play agility games to learn important skills such as using their body more effectively; moving away from you; understanding your lateral position in relation to an obstacle; using their body correctly; turning tightly around a jump standard or cone; and how to work on either side of you and switch effectively.

• Foundation equipment skills will be introduced that will be appropriate for your young dog, such as a low-height teeter. You will learn how to train these skills so that your dog can do them with confidence.

Whether your team is new to agility, need to fix some problem areas, or want to be a more effective team, this is the foundation handling seminar that will help you. This seminar will help with the skills needed for a solid foundation in agility. All work will be done either without jumps or very low ones.

Seminar Prerequisites:

• Age: 5 months of age and up.

• All dogs must be fine working around other dogs (friendly or indifferent). There will be times when dogs may practice skills at the same time in different areas.

• Dogs should have a recall (come when called), a fairly good stay, and be non-disruptive (can focus on you without running off to socialize or zoom around the field).

Fetch your spot before they're gone.
Register

Participants: We have room for 6 working teams

Fees
Working spot: $115 (only 6 working spots are available per workshop)

Audit (participate without your dog): $40 per day (unlimited number)
Register to audit

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

Registration: Click any Register link to sign up. Hurry, space is limited to give everyone more time to learn and practice.

Cancellation policy:
Your working spot is guaranteed only with payment. To properly plan and maintain seminar dates we must have a clear idea about attendance. Cancellations of working spots with less than 3 day's notice will not be refunded unless we can give your spot to someone on a waiting list, so please plan carefully. If you must withdraw from a seminar, a full refund will be issued to you if such withdrawal and request for refund is made directly either to the Training Director, Mindy Cox, or to the entity sponsoring the seminar, no less than 72 hours before the start of the seminar. Regardless of the reason, no-shows without notice will not be refunded. Since we maintain limited enrollment, we appreciate your cooperation to help keep our seminars small and effective for you.

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 9 time AKC Agility World Team member with 4 different dogs and has won 9 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. She won the AKC Nationals in 2015 in the 12" division.
(Watch Barb run representing the US on the World Team in Italy this October 2015!)




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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Improve Your Agility Handling

& Footwork


The nose knows

You want to improve good handling and footwork to improve your performance (as well as your dogs). This 3-hour seminar will help you do that.

What you'll learn:

• Knowing where and when to do front, rear, and blind crosses as well as other handling tools.

• You will try different options to see which is best for your dog on challenging sequences.

• Sequences will involve premiere challenges, such as pull thrus, serps, wraps, backsides, angled approaches, run bys, and threadles.

Location: Lucky Dog Sports Club

Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Eligibility: : Dogs should know all equipment.
When it is your turn on the field, Paula will personalize the instruction, so any level from novice and up will benefit from this seminar.

Fee: $90

Instructor: Paula Kvarnberg

Bring: Treats, toys; A pen or crate is strongly recommended.

Other info: Your dog should be friendly or indifferent to others.

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

Maximum number of dog/handler teams is 8 so sign up now to reserve your spot!



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.

--Sunday, January 15, 2017
(running big to small dogs)

--Sunday, February 26, 2017
(running small to big dogs)

First run at 5:00 p.m. Gates open at 4:00 p.m.

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

REGISTER: To fetch a spot: click here

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.

NEW DISCOUNTS!
(for members & class participants)


--If you have a current* 6 or 12 month agility membership, Fun Runs are now free of charge for your first dog. (Use Discount Code MEMBER100 at the paymemt screen.)

--A 3 to 5 month membership qualifies you for 50% off Fun Runs for one dog. (Use Discount Code MEMBER50 at the paymemt screen.)

(No discount for month to month memberships.)

--If you are a current* agility class member your Fun Run discount is 50% for each dog registered in class. (Use Discount Code AGILCLASS at the paymemt screen.)

*You need to be in an agility class and paid up by the date of the scheduled Fun Run. Members need to be current on fees as well. Only one discount per person. (The additional dog fee of $8 applies for any other dogs registered by the same club member.)


REGISTRATION: To sign up, click here. 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.

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Rally-Obedience Handling & Skills

Seminar


Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join Kate Powell for a fun and interactive Rally-Obedience Workshop. We will focus on 3 areas to improve you and your dog's rally performance or help your debut in the great sport of Rally.

1. Sharpening your handler skills: Using rules to your advantage and improving verbal and nonverbal communication cues

2. Practicing specific rally exercises: Clarifying descriptions of exercises, including jumps, their execution, and working with distractions.

3. Getting the best out of your Rally experience: What to do before entering the ring, getting and maintaining your dog's attention, and moving efficiently through the course. We will work on what to do if things start to go wrong, and returning back to your crate area.

The workshop will include short demonstrations, discussion, and LOTS of practice. We will end with a nested course for each participant to run at their level.

Here are some of the seminar details:
• Building your relationship with your dog, and your dog's attention and focus whether you are stationary or in motion.

• Learning to work with your dog’s threshold level or arousal for best performance.

• Working as a true dog/ human team to get the best performance.

• The importance of presenting clear crisp signals to your dog to avoid miscommunication (reasons why your training may not be working or taking a long time for your dog to comprehend what you’ve cued), and how minor body movements can become unwanted parts of a cue.

• How subtle body movements or sounds can assist in changing your dog’s heel position or navigating the course.

• Comprehending what the cards are asking and implementing them correctly.

• Understanding how to work through frustration in training.

• The importance of not over training or withholding reinforcement from your dog, and finding the right high value food or life reward for interest, to maintain motivation, and for maintenance of skills.

• Improving training with a fun, animated attitude, and relationship building with your dog for attention and interaction.


Who should attend:
Both new and experienced rally handlers are welcome. Bring lots of treats; clickers welcome Good humor required!

Beginner Rally dogs should have good basic obedience skills (sit, down, stay, come, walk at your side). Here is more information about Rally.

All dogs should work well around other dogs (be either friendly or indifferent). No barking, lunging or growling at other dogs or people.

A crate is highly recommended since some exercises will be done at first without your dog. Don’t have one? You can rent one for the day.

Fee:
Working Spot (with dog)- $110 per person. We have 8 working spots.
Audit (no dog)- $40 per person. We have 3 spots for auditors.

Registration: Click here to register (Note: be sure you have the Events list chosen and not Classes). You must sign up in advance.

Cancellation Policy for this seminar: Your working spot is guaranteed only with payment. To properly plan and maintain seminar dates we must have a clear idea about attendance. Cancellations with less than 3 day's notice will not be refunded unless we can give your spot to someone on a waiting list, so please plan carefully. If you must withdraw from a seminar, a full refund will be issued to you if such withdrawal and request for refund is made directly either to the Training Director, Mindy Cox, or to the entity sponsoring the seminar, no less than 72 hours before the start of the seminar. “No-shows” without notice will not be refunded. In special situations a partial refund or credit may be given at the discretion of the Training Director or sponsoring entity. Since we maintain limited enrollment, we appreciate your cooperation to help keep our seminars small and effective for you.


Pet CPR/First Aid class
Next class: Not currently scheduled

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:
• General Admission- $45 per person
• Admission- Lucky Dog members $40 per person
• Admission, 2nd Spouse- $35 for 2nd registered spouse. (Only one discount applies to the couple.)
• Admission- PWD Club Member $25 (The Portuguese Water Dog Club is underwriting this event for their members).

Registration: Click here to register (Note: be sure you have the Events list chosen and not Classes). You must sign up in advance.

Cancellation Policy for this seminar: To properly plan and maintain seminar dates we must have a clear idea about attendance. Cancellations with less than 5 day's notice will not be refunded unless we can give your spot to someone on a waiting list, so please plan carefully. If you must withdraw from a seminar, a full refund will be issued to you if such withdrawal and request for refund is made directly either to the Training Director, Mindy Cox, or to the entity sponsoring the seminar, no less than 120 hours before the start of the seminar. Regardless of the reason, no-shows without notice will not be refunded. Since we maintain limited enrollment, we appreciate your cooperation to help keep our seminars small and effective for you.

"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

Sanctioned Trials Lists

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

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!

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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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