Dog Training Classes

Research shows that getting your dog into classes has life long benefits in terms of preventing behavioral problems, so whether you have a newly rescued dog, a new puppy, or a dog who you just want to do something fun with, Fortunate Fido has dog training classes for all of your needs!

Our dog training classes help you and your dog learn to work around real world distractions so that you can be a better team when you need it most!

For behavioral issues with your dog, such as aggression and reactivity, please see our Dog Behavior Modification page.

What dog training classes do you offer?

Currently, the only dog training class that we offer periodically is our Fido Fundamentals – Manners class. These classes are held periodically in the Event Center of the Strongsville Recreation Center. You can register by calling 440-389-3531.

Please note that this is a basic manners class aimed at dogs from 5 months and older. As such, it is not appropriate for dogs who are reactive (barking and/or lunging at other dogs or people) or aggressive.  

Fido Fundamentals – Manners Dog Training Class

Our dog manners classes are six weeks long and on the same day and time each week. During this dog manners class, we work together to teach your dog manners through positive reinforcement. We teach behaviors such as:

  • Attention around distractions of all forms, including dogs, people, objects, and more
  • How to politely greet new people
  • Confidence around new objects and at new locations
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Handling like you’d see at a vet or groomer
  • Loose leash walking
  • Recall

Our Fido Fundamentals – Manners class is for dogs 5 months and older who are looking for basic manners work.


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 how we train dogs. Email us for more information or to set up a private dog training lesson 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!