Private Dog Training Lessons Tailored To Your Dog

Every dog and household is unique. Let us help you learn how to best work with your dog’s unique needs in your unique environment.


Fortunate Fido’s positive reinforcement, in-home private dog training lessons give you the knowledge you need to understand your dog’s behavior. We also provide and walk you through exercises tailored to your dog’s specific needs to help you achieve your goals with your dog!

During your one on one manners consultations, we focus on what behaviors or issues you’re having the most trouble with. This allows you to get a customized dog behavior modification and dog training plan that meets your dog’s unique needs.

Our In-home, Private Dog Training Lessons Are Great For A Variety Of Needs

Our manners consultations are ideal for:

  • New Puppies
  • Adolescent Dogs
  • Newly Rescued Dogs
  • Adult dogs that need a refresh on their training
  • Dogs that you want to get started in a sport
  • and others!

Belgian Tervuren wearing a shark bandana sits on the grass and stares at the camera during a dog training lesson in Strongsville, Ohio

What Can We Work On During Your Private Dog Training Lesson?

Our focus during our manners consultations changes based on your dog. We don’t and won’t always work on the same things from appointment to appointment because, in order to get a well-rounded dog, we need a plethora of behaviors, some of which might come easier to your dog than others.

Some things we often focus on in these training appointments include:

  • Learning more about how to safely and correctly socialize your puppy 
  • Games to help your puppy gain confidence 
  • Impulse control games 
  • Games to help with counter surfing
  • Games to help your puppy or dog with body awareness
  • Foundations of the sport of dog parkour, scent work, and rally
  • Toy play foundations (trading their toy, bringing back and dropping their toy, tugging with you, working for toys as reinforcement, etc.)
  • Teaching your dog to relax on a mat (with a focus on ACTUAL relaxation)
  • Teaching your dog not to jump on visitors or pull you to them
  • Recall games to help your dog learn that coming when called is amazing
  • Potty training
  • and more!

Scheduling Your In-Home Private Dog Training Lesson 

Fortunate Fido’s one-on-one dog training lessons are generally an hour long and occur in your home or online. 

For your private dog training lesson, please email us your dog’s current vaccination records and have lots of small, yummy treats (we recommend cut up chicken, steak, or cheese or something else that your dog absolutely LOVES) with you.

You can register online for a Manners Consultation by clicking the button below or contact us with any questions!


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!


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 training. E-mail us for more information or to set up a private 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!