Premium Dog Training in Northeast Ohio and Surrounding Areas

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

Our Dog Training Mission

Your dog is a beloved member of your family, and you only want the best for them. Enrichment, mental stimulation, manners, socialization, and more are all essential building blocks to a happy dog, but how do you incorporate them into your daily routine and environment? That’s where we come in!

We understand and care about your four legged family too! From our training methodology– positive reinforcement based training, meaning no painful yanks, pinches, or shocks for your pup – to our offerings – with locations and services that meet you and your pup where you are in order to help get you to where you’d like to be – our values and love for dogs is the basis of everything we do.

Our Training Approach

We teach you and your dog to communicate better, work together, and make choices that help enhance both of your lives’. We use your dog’s natural interests and abilities to teach them to work with us for toys, food, and other reinforcement.

By training using positive, reward based methods rather than via the use of pain or discomfort, your dog will gain the confidence and practice they need to enjoy working with you!

We give you the tools to help your dog using an approach that combines knowledge, management, training, games, and more to help you and your dog progress toward your goals.

Training for All Dogs

We have experience with a variety of breeds and mixes as well as dogs of all ages and backgrounds!

From fearful dogs that shut down or have trouble around your home, neighborhood, vet, or groomer to aggressive dogs that guard food, toys, people, etc. to new puppies that are just learning that the world is a fun, safe place to be, we have a service or package that will fit your dog’s unique needs.

Training Services Tailored to Your Dog

Our Behavior Modification Consultations will help you get started if you have a fearful, reactive, aggressive, or easily over aroused dogs.

Our Manners Consultations are best suited to teach you and your new rescue or puppy how best to start your life together or to help you brush up on old skills.

We also offer Dog Walking & Training as well as Day Training programs to help with your busy life or as an alternative to a doggy day care or board and train programs.

Training Throughout Northeast Ohio

Fortunate Fido works throughout Northeast Ohio at homes, local parks, dog friendly stores, and more to help teach your dog what we’re asking them no matter the environment. You can learn more about and see a map of what areas throughout Northeast Ohio we service on our Service Area page.

To learn more about our trainer, her interests, and education, check out our Trainer Page.

Our main concern is always your dog’s safety, comfort, and peace of mind!

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!