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events, including seminars, agility and rally run-thrus,
workshops, and private dog parties.
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To schedule a personal tour, give Mindy
a call at 561-427-6700 to arrange it.
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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
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if you already registered for a class in the past and just want
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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.
--Begins Tuesday, February 4, 2014
2 sessions (choose one):
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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
--Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
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!
--Monday, January 6, 2014 at 6 p.m.
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 work on
building better motivation and confidence.
scheduled at this time.
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.
Novice and Advanced combined class begins
Saturday, December 7, 2013
at 11:00 a.m.
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.
--Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 9:30
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..
Not currently scheduled
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!
Fun & Games: Classic Edition
Begins on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at
Fido Fun & Games: Dances With Dogs Edition
--Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
to spend time with your dog having lots
of fun, connecting and learning to communicate
as a team? Looking
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.
let us know if you are interested
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.
Start dates of next classes:
--Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:15 p.m.
--Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 6 p.m.
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
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.
January 7, 2014 at 6 p.m.
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!
No class at this time
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.
scheduled at this time
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.
Not scheduled at this time
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
scheduled at this time
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.
at this time
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.
October 22, 2013 at 7:15 p.m. (FULL)
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.
--Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:15 p.m.
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.
December 2, 2013 at 6 p.m.
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.
Not scheduled at this time
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.
--Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6 p.m.
--Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
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.
October 21, 2013 at 7:30
--Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
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.
Not scheduled at this time.
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.
Select Fridays (click on Learn More button)
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
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.