• Classes •
At Lucky Dog we provide professional, positive,
rewards-based training. All of our techniques revolve around providing consistent, well-timed reinforcement for correct behavior, which creates a dog that loves to work with you and learns quickly. No harsh physical correction
methods are ever used or allowed. Positive training achieves
excellent results, as it is based on how dogs think
and learn. You'll learn in small, easy steps in order
to set both you and your dog up to succeed. And we also
think that working with your dog should be fun! We encourage
play and treats as important rewards for your dog. This
also builds the relationship with you.
We offer classes in:
• Puppy Training
• And special classes such as
Reactive Dog class and Nose
We also offer private training
and behavior consults, including obedience and agility
We do Special
Events, including seminars, agility run-thrus, and
private dog parties.
Want to practice on your time at Lucky Dog?
Fetch a Club Membership!
• About Our Services •
The LUCKY DOGma
Positive, reward-based training enhances the bond
between you and your pet. We will provide you with the tools
to build a more joyful and satisfying relationship with your
dog. This clear emphasis on positive reinforcement gives dogs
the freedom and confidence to think, learn and experiment throughout
the training process. The dog's natural capabilities are encouraged
and rewarded rather than being suppressed through the threat
of severe punishment or harsh corrections. From your dog's perspective
they can solely concentrate on the challenge of learning and
trying new things rather than worrying about the consequences
of doing something wrong.
Our goal is to provide a place where dogs and
their people may play, train and interact in a clean, safe,
and pleasant environment, while developing a positive, closer,
more bonded relationship.
At Lucky Dog, we partner with dog training professionals
who embrace our dog-friendly, positive training philosophy and
share our goal of enhancing the dog/human relationship. Classes
are meant to encourage stronger relationships, build a foundation
for good canine citizenship and create happy, social and well-rounded
dogs-- and have fun doing it!
As a member of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers)
we share and uphold their philosophy: All dogs are effectively
trained through dog-friendly techniques and therefore are lifelong
companions in a relationship based on mutual trust and respect.
Want to see what we are all about?
Visit our YouTube
channel for some great training, behavior, and other informative
videos. Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy the video interview below
to learn more about us. Also, please check out our video "Enjoy
Training Your Dog at Lucky Dog Sports Club for a more complete
look at our class offerings.
Please enjoy our video, below. (If it's not visible,
please use the YouTube link, above.)
Our amenities include
Fully fenced and landscaped outdoor grassy training field with
excellent footing and lighting for night classes and events.
Complete, professional agility and rally equipment
Double-gated (outside) and double-door (inside) access for safety
Pet waste bag station and disposal
Air conditioned indoor training facility with 1/2" rubber floor
for safety and comfort. Perfect for training and events.
Rental is available
for private dog parties and seminars. The training room is 1200
Fetch a club membership and use
our facility to practice any time you want to (whenever a class
is not scheduled in that area of the facility)
Water available for cooling down (outside hose; indoor water
Patio area for socializing before or after classes & events
B.S., CPDT-KSA , is the Training
Director at Lucky Dog. Mindy is a Certified
Professional Dog Trainer
(CPDT-KSA), and a Professional Member of the
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) who
has been working with dogs for many years.
She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Animal
Science from Cornell University and pursued
her master's degree in veterinary anatomy
from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary
Medicine. She has been a veterinary hospital
administrator for over twenty years, and in
that capacity has been instrumental in starting
programs in pet therapy, puppy kindergarten,
and obedience and behavior. She holds a CD
obedience title on her German Shepherd dog,
Bella, as well as multiple AKC agility titles,
and has trained and competed at the Master
Agility level. She is now training and competing
in agility with her border collie, Decker and
her Aussie mix Runi. Her youngest border collie,
Zander, has been developing Rally skills,and
additionally learning sheep herding with husband,
David. Mindy has had the good fortune of training
under some of the top agility competitors in
the world. She continues to attend continuing
education lectures and seminars in dog behavior
as has worked successfully with many dog owners
in private consultatons to help modify behavior
currently competes with two dogs at the highest
level in two agility venues, AKC and USDAA. She recently
put her 10th Championship on her Shetland Sheepdog,
ADCH MACH4 Beau, T2B FX. Cynthia has been playing
agility for over 18 years and has trained eight
of her own dogs during that time. She has been
an AKC agility Judge for more than twelve years.
Cynthia has a Masters degree in Education and
owned and operated a successful dog training
facility when she resided in New York. She is
owned by Beau; Tickle, a border collie; Mitzi, a
sheltie; and the newest member of the family,
Kelty, also a sheltie. Her husband Patrick, supports her dog
training and has earned two legs in AKC Herding
Dr. Lisa Radosta: Special
Visiting Instructor. Dr. Radosta has been helping
owners positively alter their pet's behavior for many years,
first as a dog trainer druing her college years, later as a
veterinary behavior consultant and currently as a board certified
Dr. Radosta is a native of Florida. She graduated from the University
of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Following
graduation, she completed a one-year small animal medicine and
surgery internship. She continued to practice in South Florida
as a small animal veterinarian with a special interest in small
animal behavior cases for the next 2 years. In 2006, she completed
a three-year residency in Behavioral Medicine at the Matthew
J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
She received multiple research awards during her residency.
We are fortunate and honored to have her teaching here at Lucky
website to find out more about her practice or to schedule
a private consultation.
Cheryl holds a Masters Degree in Educational
Leadership. She is currently attending The
Academy of Dog Trainers. She works as n
Veterinary Behavior Technician at Florida
Veterinary Behavior Service with Dr. Lisa
Radosta. Her 35 years in education, combined
with her current behavior technician experience
makes for the perfect combination. Her classes
are fun and creative. She has participated
in almost every class and seminar scheduled
at Lucky Dog to gain knowledge to help her
understand and better handle her “challenging”
German Shepherd Seele, as well as attending
outside dog training and behavior seminars.
She is currently participating in tracking
and Nose Work where she recently certified
her dog on the first Nose Work odor, sweet
birch, and certified with another dog on
the second odor, anise. Cheryl also shares
her home with Buster, a Pekingese, and Chenille,
her boisterous Cockatoo.
Robin Billings BA, CPDT-KSA
has a long history of dog experience starting with her family's
purchase of Canine College of Holbrook, MA in 1968. Robin started
her show career at 11 years old in Jr. Showmanship with her
Afghan Hound and obtained her first Obedience title at age 12
with her German Shepherd Dog, Pepper. Robin currently shows
her Rottweiler and Boston Terriers in Conformation, Obedience
and Rally. They all have their Rally Excellent titles with high
scores and placements. Greta and Louie have their Championships
and obedience CD titles and Louie is working on his CDX. Beamer
is currently working on her CD title and obtaining points towards
her Championship. Nina, Robin’s newest Rottie pup is currently
clicker training and training for Nose Dog Titles. All three
of Robin’s adult dogs are Therapy Dogs with Delta Society and
enjoy visiting nursing homes, schools and hospitals. Robin was
the President of New England Rottweiler Fanciers and VP of New
England Working Rottweiler Club and has judged at matches in
Obedience and Conformation. Owner trained and handled titles
obtained are: CH, BISS, V-1, CD, CDX, CS, RE, BH,WH, Ztpr and
high in Trial. Robin is constantly continuing her training education
by attending seminars as well as working with other excellent
Anna Lee Sanders:
Anna first became involved in dog agility when she was adopted
by a 6 month old Australian Cattle Dog mix named Timi Sue, who
had a huge problem jumping... on people, on the counter top,
over the doggie gate... You get the idea. In her puppy obedience
class the teacher told her that she needed to find an appropriate
outlet for this pups "bad" behavior, and an agility team was
In her first year, Anna and Timi Sue won the award for best
dog in their class at the state tournament (Dog Agility Competition
of Florida) and were able to claim that title again in 2012.
Anna has had the chance to train under some of the best teachers
in the world, and continues to grow and learn from the best.
In the non-dog portion of her life, Anna has been teaching Pilates
and yoga, both one-on-one and in a class setting, since 2003.
From anatomy and physiology, to biomechanics, to performance
psychology and motivation, she has found that people and dogs
mostly function in the same way, so being a teacher of people
has given her unique insights into being a teacher of dogs.
Anna is now also owned by a black lab, Mr.
Pickles, who is teaching her all kinds of
new behaviors! They are curently competing
successfully in agility. Here is a video of Anna's handling skill at a Silas Bookg seminar.