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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
us for more information about
a membership pass and holding your
next pooch party at Lucky Dog. (Click
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Some party occasion ideas include:
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!
(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
- 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
• 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
AT LUCKY DOG
Barb Davis Agility Seminar
are thrilled to have 9 time AKC
Agility World Team member Barb Davis scheduled to
give a working agility seminar at Lucky Dog.
Read what particpants have said about her seminars.
Register Now for one or more spots
-- Friday, December 2nd (For Novice/Interm.
-- Saturday, December 3rd (Masters to Open)
-- Sunday, December 4th (Masters to Open)
All workshops run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
every date will have different courses and
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.
is for dogs running Novice/Intermediate and higher.
Time: Every class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
--Friday, December 2, 2016
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 devote time to work with individual teams on specific skills that are critical to their sucess. In general, she will help to improve
• Working on handling skills;
• Improving communicating with your dog and maintaining communication
throughout your run;
• Smoothing out crosses and timing;
• Handling discriminations (where your dog has a choice of
two obstacles and you are shown how to help him choose the correct
• 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 save your spot now
Mastering Handling Skills
with different information, skills, and exercises.
Take one or register for both for the ultimate
in skill building!
**This is for experienced dogs running Open to
Time: Every class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
--Saturday, December 3, 2016
--Sunday, December 4, 2016
you ever missed a “Q” or a placement
because your timing or handling
strategy 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;
• Developing skills for supporting your dog and recognizing your dog's commitment to obastacles, as well as developing your dog's skills to stay commmitted;
• Emphasis will include observing your dog's commitment and implementing the next move in a timely manner to aid your dog in understanding what is next and allowing the handler to get indo position faster.
• Learning and/or smoothing out 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! Moves will include European front cross,
blind cross, backside send, German turn and human arrow.
• 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
do not have to have done Saturday
to benefit from registering on Sunday,
but it will for sure give you a broader range
of skills. Sunday will be advanced course
work, building on techniqes and skills developed
on Saturday. All moves will be reviewed during
the walk throughs on Sunday, but Saturday's course work will
be very helpful to refining your skills on
Space for only 8 working teams (must be
competing in Open or Excellent). Unlimited auditors.
for one or both days
Prerequisites for all seminars:
• All dogs must be non-reactive toward other dogs or people.
• 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). All dogs
should be running full courses and be able to do all obstacles
correctly and at full height.
Fees and Discounts for all workshops:
spot: $200 per day (only 8 working spots
are available per workshop)
Register before October 15, 2016 and receive
a $50 discount per seminar date. Register
between 10/16 and before 10/31 and get a $25
discount for each workshop. There
is no additional discount for multiple dogs before 10/31.
After 10/31 you may deduct $25 for any additional
dogs that you register.
Audit (participate without your dog): $50
per day (unlimited number)
Register to audit
Still not sure? Please read the praise about her last seminar at Lucky Dog (click here).
any Register link
to sign up for any combination of days. Hurry,
space is limited to only 8 spots to give everyone
more time to learn and practice.
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
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
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.
• 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
Fetch a spot now
Your Dog’s Path To Agility Success
is a 3-day class for the high-level competitor that wants to
When the handler does not create a smooth, clear route for the
dog during an agility run, it often leads to off courses, knocked
bars, and wide turns (which means longer courrse times). This
3-week class will focus on recognizing and understanding smooth,
fluid pathways for your dog, as well as techniques for communicating
the line your dog should run.
Tuesday, December 6th, 13th and 20th
Choose a time to attend each of the 3 weeks:
6 to 7:30 PM or 7:30 to 9 PM
Topics will include:
• Timing of turning cues;
• When to initiate a move;
• Maintaining connection with your dog;
• Placement, path choice, and movement during crosses;
• Helpful techniques such as blind crosses, European-style front crosses, and Jaakko turns
REGISTRATION: To sign up,
You must sign up in advance. Only 8 working spots. Auditors are also welcome.
FEE: $85 ($40 to audit)
Prerequisite to take this class: This
class is designed for handlers who thrive on
the challenge of learning new skills and are
striving to perfect old ones. To take this class handlers
should be competing at the Masters/Excellent
level or may enroll at the discretion of the
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
First run at 5:00 p.m. Gates open at 4:00 p.m.
We will be running big to small dogs this time.
(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
(for members & class participants)
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
REGISTRATION: To sign up,
You must sign up in advance.
CANCELLATION: Please let us know if you need
to cancel. Space is limited. Thanks for your understanding and
LOCATION: Lucky Dog Sports Club in Jupiter
Get Directions Here.
(Car navigation systems seem to be unreliable to Lucky Dog!)
if you are interested in being on our Fun Run
emailing list or if you have any questions.
CPR/First Aid class
class: Not currently scheduled
When you take this important class, veterinarian Dr. David Cox
will teach you
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
• 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).
here to register (Note:
be sure you have the Events list chosen and
not Classes). You must sign up in advance.
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
For a listing of all agility trials in Florida and around the
please go to Agility
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
For APDT rally events, click
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.
and Training Seminars
workshops and seminars