Premium Dog Training in Northeast OhioIt'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 have classes in Obedience, Rally, Tricks, Parkour, A.K.C. Canine Good Citizen, Puppy Fundamentals, and more! In addition, we offer private lessons to help dogs that have reactivity, aggression, or fear and to help those with busy schedules who can’t commit to a 6 week schedule.
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?
At Fortunate Fido, we teach a little bit of everything! Our dog training classes cover general manners for puppies, newly rescued dogs, or just dogs who are looking for a little refresher! We also work with people who are looking to give their dog a job in the form of sports training and offer Rally, Scent Work, and Parkour classes that can help your dog learn a fun new way to interact with the world!
In addition, 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. These are especially nice if you have a busy schedule and can’t commit to a 6 week class!
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!
Does your dog need basic manners?
Do they have trouble greeting people politely?
Are you looking to socialize your new puppy?
Does your rescue dog need to learn to work around other dogs?
Do you want to learn a fun new sport?
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 dog training for dogs of every age and skill level that teach your dog basic obedience as well as sport specific classes like Rally, Scent Work, and Parkour.
We also 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!
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!