Premium Dog Training in Northeast Ohio

It's about the journey, not the destination.

Fortunate Fido is dedicated to dog training using PAIN-FREE methods!

Our Dog Training Mission

We care about you and your dog! Because of this, our goal in dog training is to train dogs using their natural abilities to work for us, toys, treats, and other reinforcement without us causing them pain!

We offer private lessons to help you with all your goals! Whether you’re experiencing reactivity, aggression, or fear or just want to help your dog learn some manners!

Our goal is to help dogs and their owners build confidence and develop beautiful, fun training relationships.

You and your dog’s safety and peace of mind is our priority!

What type of dog training do you do?

We use pain-free and fear-free methods in our dog training to teach our dogs to work with us for what they find rewarding! For some dogs, that means treats, for others that means toys, and others prefer to work for sniffing opportunities and more . We do this because Behaviors that are rewarded are statistically more likely to be repeated, so when we regularly reward our dogs for a job well done, they’ll want to keep showing up for work!

In addition, “Evidence supports the use of reward-based methods for all canine training. AVSAB promotes interactions with animals based on compassion, respect, and scientific evidence. Based on these factors, reward-based learning offers the most advantages and least harm to the learner’s welfare.”

We DO NOT use choke, prong, or shock collars because we want your dogs happy and excited to learn new things and work for you, not working for you out of fear or intimidation.

What do you teach?

Our private dog training lessons let you work one on one with a trainer in your house to focus on specific behavioral issues or specific behaviors your want to teach.

How do I schedule my dog’s training?

EMAIL US! We do all of our dog training scheduling via email or our website and, as such, it’s the easiest and quickest way to reach us! If you’re having a specific problem that you’re looking for training help with, provide some details around what’s going on and when you see it happening. From there we’ll be able to get you scheduled!

If you just have general questions, you can email us those as well and we’ll do our best to help you out!

Day Training

Do you have a busy schedule?

Does your dog need a midday walk?

Are you looking to socialize your new puppy?

Does your dog need practice with real-world distractions?


Private Lessons

Is your dog ‘out of control’?

Does your dog bark and lunge on walks?

Does your dog jump & bark when people come over your house?

Is your dog unpredictable?

Is your dog afraid at the vet or groomer?


We offer private lessons which let you pick and choose what you would like to work on. It could be as simple as learning more about your puppy or training impulse control, relaxation around other dogs, and more!


Fortunate Fido is known for our experienced dog trainers! Our focus is on keeping our knowledge up to date with education and certification.

Read our Trainer’s Bio and see for yourself!

Contact Us

We’re available by email to answer questions regarding our classes or training. Email us for more information or to set up a private training lesson at Fortunate Fido or in your home!








It’s kind of hard to write this because what Ginger has done for me & my dog is so big it’s truly hard to fit into words and just overwhelming to think about. I guess it’s pretty much like the proverbial “pebble in the pond” or “ripple effect.” One in home visit with her led to so many positive changes.


I love what they do here. Amazing work with animals that is science based and effective. I would recommend them to anyone!