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Orientation

Learn all about our curriculum, approach, and how to get the most out of your Lucky Dog Training class! Orientation is required before starting Basic Manners, the first class for dogs older than 4 months. You'll get to see our facility, chat with a trainer, and leave confident and prepared for your first group class!

Evaluation

Are you already competing in rally, agility, or nosework? Schedule an evaluation! We'll assess where your dog is, talk about where you'd like to go, and figure out how to get you there. Evaluations are required before starting any sport class if you're new to Lucky Dog.

Puppy Class

If your dog is under 4 months old, you'll want to begin with Puppy Kindergarten. We cover everything from the basics of 'sit' and 'down' to socialization, potty training, and more! Whether your pup is a total couch potato or a champion in the making,  Puppy Kindergarten is the place to be.

Why orientation?

Your time is valuable! You're in class to learn how to train your dog, not to listen to the dog across the room bark it's head off while the trainer makes sure everyone has the right equipment. By attending orientation before class starts, we can make sure everyone is on the same page and won't have to waste class time managing the little details.

We trained somewhere else, can I jump right into this class?

Maybe! But we'd hate to have you enroll in an agility or tricks class only to find out that your dog is too stressed by the new facility to work, or is at a higher level than the rest of the class, or just forgets all his training when he sees new friends. We require a 30-minute evaluation before starting any sport class to make sure you and your dog are in the right place!

Do I need to attend orientation before my puppy class?

Nope! Everyone in Puppy Kindergarten starts at the same place and we cover the orientation topics in class. If your dog is 4 months or younger, please start here.

What do I need for orientation?

You'll need to bring the same things you would for class- your dog on a collar or harness, a non-retractable 6 foot leash, and treats and a clicker if you have them! All these items can also be purchased in our retail store if needed. Please also bring your dog's most recent shot records. If you have multiple dogs you want to bring to class, they'll need to attend separate orientations.

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COVID-19 Policies

We’re so excited to see you & your dog again! In order to keep Lucky Dog a fun & safe training environment, we’ve implemented some additional policies that we want you to be aware of.

Please bring a mask or face covering to wear in the building- if you forget yours, we will have them in our retail store for a small fee. Everyone is required to wear a mask when in the building. We also ask that you limit class or lesson attendance to one person per dog whenever possible. Each person/family will need to sign a COVID-19 Waiver before continuing training. As always, please do not allow your dog to say hello to other dogs or other people. He should be paying attention to you when he’s in class!

If you need to purchase something from the retail store, we are allowing a maximum of 3 people in the store at one time. We’ll be continuing to offer call-ahead and no-contact orders for our clients who have a credit card on file.

Additionally, we’ve altered some of our class times to give more space for clients to leave or enter the building between classes. PLEASE double check the time of your class on your reminder email! Opted out? Reach out through Facebook, email, or phone and we’ll be happy to look up your class. All class days & times are also current on our website.

When you arrive for your class, please wait outside until the previous class leaves unless you need to purchase something for class. If the weather is too hot to wait outside, you may come in 5 minutes before your start time. We’ll have a waiting area with spots marked on the floor at the 6’ social distance protocol. The chairs in the training area will be spaced out so that no one is within 10’+ of you.  If you have questions or concerns about returning to class, please reach out prior to your new start date!

Notice for Thursday Rally Students:

We will be limiting the class size to 5 people at this time. You will need to contact the desk to pre-register each week to hold your spot.

Thanks for your cooperation! We can’t wait to see you back soon!!!