Premium Dog Training in Northeast Ohio (Serving Cuyahoga, Medina, Lorain, and parts of Ashland County)

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

Our Dog Training Mission

You want the best for your dog, so do we!

Training, enrichment, mental stimulation, manners, socialization (and more!) are all essential building blocks to a happy, healthy dog, but how do you incorporate them into your daily routine and environment?


That’s where our certified dog trainer and customized dog training plans come in!

Our values, knowledge about, and love for dogs is the basis of everything we do at Fortunate Fido. We work to provide you with the best options to fit your busy lifestyle while helping your dog grow into a confident, secure, pups via our training methodology, services, and service locations! 

Our Dog Training Methodology – Dogs Learn Best With Positive Reinforcement Training!

    • No yanks, pinches, or shocks for your pup

Our Dog Training Services –  We Offer Appointment Types For All Your Needs!

      • Day Training & Walk & Train Appointments
        • Our trainer and your pup practice and learn in your home or around your home while you work
      • Behavior Modification and Manners Consultations
        • Our trainer walks you and your pup through games to help with manners or behavioral concerns
      • Adventure Days
        • Our Trainer takes your pup on a working adventure to practice around real-world distractions

Our Dog Training Service Locations – Flexible Work Locations!

    • In-home appointments help dogs in the environment the behavior is occurring in
    • Appointments at local dog friendly parks and businesses help your dog train around real-world distractions
    • Virtual appointments allow convenient access and instruction

Our Training Approach

Our dog trainer teaches 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.

We use a multifaceted approach to ensure that you and your dog feel confident during every step of your training journey.

Our approach combines knowledge of why a dog’s behavior is occurring, management to ensure they stop practicing the behavior, training games to teach them what we want them to do, and more in order to help you and your dog progress toward your goals!

Training for All Dogs

We have experience with a variety of breeds and mixes (from shepherds to hounds and everything in between!) 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 training needs.

Training Services Tailored to Your Dog

Our Behavior Modification Consultations will help you get started if you have 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 including Cuyahoga County, Medina County, Lorain, and parts of Ashland County 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!