Lucky Dog Training Academy of the Wiregrass is a local organization that strives to provide fun and educational activities for dogs and their owners.Lucky Dog Training Academy takes pride in helping members of our community become more responsible dog owners by teaching people to train their dogs.
Our training is innovative, effective, family oriented and most importantly, fun!
We offer basic obedience instruction as well as performance sport and competition training. Courses range from Star Puppy and Beginner to competition classes; and, if all you want is a well behaved, well-mannered dog, Lucky Dog Training Academy will devote all the time it takes for you to reach that goal, too!
The objective is for you and your dog to have incredible fun!
I graduated with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology in 1984 and then successfully passed the licensing exam to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. I had been working with a local Veterinarian all through high school and working with animals was all I had ever wanted to do. Unfortunately, the economics of the day made life difficult for a young single woman to make ends meet so I gave up the career I had always wanted and went to nursing school. Being a nurse has been very rewarding but I always felt something was missing.
My passion to work with animals was rekindled in 2008 when I was adopted by a Yellow Labrador Retriever puppy I named Lily. I have always had pets but Lily has reminded me just how strong the human-animal bond is and how rewarding it is to work towards a goal as a team. She currently holds titles in obedience, rally obedience, dock diving, lure coursing and tricks. She is a certified therapy dog and holds a certification as an AKC Community Canine.
I have had the opportunity to learn from some very talented obedience trainers including a professional competition obedience trainer in Cantonment Florida. I have always enjoyed sharing what knowledge I have and teaching obedience classes was a natural expression of that. For the past several years I have taught obedience classes to include Manners, Competitive Obedience, STAR Puppy, Tricks, Rally and a behavior modification class. I am currently a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and am working toward obtaining a professional trainer certification. I am a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator through the American Kennel Club. I have also earned a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) certification.
I look forward to working with you and your dog!
Come check us out soon!