Private Dog Training Lessons

Fortunate Fido’s in-home dog training lessons give you the knowledge you need to understand your dog’s behavior and the games you need to work toward your specific goals with your dog!

During your dog training lessons, you get to pick and choose what behaviors or issues you would like to focus on. This allows you to get a customized training plan that meets your dogs’ unique needs.

Our private, in-home dog training lessons 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 dog’s lesson?

Our focus during these dog training lessons 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 appointments include:

  • Learning more about how to 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, Bringing Back and Dropping, Tugging, Working for Toys, etc.)
  • Teaching your dog to relax on a mat
  • Teaching your dog not to jump on visitors or pull you to them
  • Recall games to help your dog come when called
  • Potty training
  • and more!

Private Training Lesson Scheduling

Our private training lessons are an hour long and occur in your home or online. You can learn more about our trainer here!

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

E-mail us to set up private dog training lessons or you can register by clicking the button below.


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!