Lucky Dog Canine   Classes


Basic Good Dog Manners

This is a pet dog manners class built on mutual trust and respect between owners and their dogs using positive reinforcement training methods. This class teaches the basic of good dog manners: sit, down, stand, stay, come, loose leash walking, polite greetings, and leave it.  It is a 7-week course. The first lesson is a 2-hour orientation without your dog present.  Lessons two through seven are one hour with your dog. 


Better Good Manners/Canine Good Citizen


The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program, established in 1989, is an American Kennel Club program to promote responsible dog ownership and to encourage the training of well-mannered dogs. A dog and handler team must take a short behavioral evaluation of less than half an hour; dogs who pass the evaluation earn the Canine Good Citizen certificate, which many people represent after the dog's name, abbreviating it as CGC; for example, "Fido, CGC".

The evaluation consists of ten objectives. All items must be completed satisfactorily or the team fails. Test items include:

  • Accepting a friendly stranger.
  • Sitting politely for petting.
  • Allowing basic grooming procedures.
  • Walking on a loose lead.
  • Walking through a crowd.
  • Sitting and lying down on command and staying in place.
  • Coming when called.
  • Reacting appropriately to another dog.
  • Reacting appropriately to distractions.
  • Calmly enduring supervised separation from the owner.

Evaluators sometimes combine elements during the actual test.

If all ten objectives are met, the handler can apply for a certificate and special dog tag from the AKC stating that the dog has earned the CGC.

Dogs do not have to be registered with the AKC to earn a CGC, nor do they have to be purebred or, in fact, registered with any canine organization. The goal is to promote good citizenship for all dogs.

Since its inception, the CGC program has become the model for similar programs around the world, is the backbone of other exams, such as those given for therapy dogs, and is a good starting point for more advanced dog training.  The Course is for 7 weeks.

                            Tricks Class

 The Basic Good Manners Class is required before taking the Tricks Class.

Tricks Class will make your dog the life of the party wherever you go!                           Trick learned in this class will be: 

  • Paws Up, Spin, Twist, Target

  • Prayer’s, On Your Side

  • Shake Hands, Hoop Jump

  •  Roll Over, Bow

  • Figure 8’s/ leg weaves, 

  • Wave, Peek-a-boo, Craw

  • Sit Pretty/Beg

 This is a 7-week course.



Beginners Agility

Agility is team sport between handler and dog. Whether you want to complete in competition or just have fun with your dog



Advance Agility

Dogs that are eligible for this class are as follows:

Have completed: 

Beginners Agility 

Intermediated Agility

or have been tested by instructor

Good health and be physically able to perform

Current on vaccinations


Advance classes start distance work and refinement of the team. This class is not a divided into levels.  A team may work advanced indefinitely.

Intermediate Agility

Intermediate classes continue to focus on the dog's confidence and the handler's skills by working exercises that require  focus and concentration. Special  attention is paid to handling techniques and problem solving. Intermediate classes are not divided into levels.  A team may continue to work intermediate indefinitely or move up to advance when the team is ready.  


IN-Home Training



In-home dog training is for you, if you prefer learning in the privacy of your own home or your dog has inappropriate behaviors.


Private lessons in your home by appointment only.


Serving: Lakeland, Winter Haven, Fort Meade, Lake Alfred, Haines City, Auburndale, Bartow, Mulberry, Polk City and Davenport.