About Us

Our Training Methods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are many methods used in the world of dog training. We believe in training dogs and puppies with positive reinforcement techniques. We teach dogs and puppies to prefer to listen because they learn how much fun it is!

 

We teach not only all standard obedience cues, but we also use fun/engaging concept games to teach more natural self-control, relaxation, and focus to help condition dogs to make more favorable natural decisions!

The more consistent you are, the faster your dog will learn. The more rewarding you are, the more your dog will value listening to you. The more positive you are, the more fun your dog will think listening is! We help our clients become better leaders/guardians of their dogs with consistency, rewards, and fun in mind.

We NEVER use force, fear, or shock methods to control your dog. All modern science-based canine behavioral studies show that dogs learn best through positive training methods. Which is awesome, because who really wants to hurt or make their best friend fear them? 

 

Overall, we are here to help you build healthy and sustainable friendships with your furry friends that revolve around love and optimism! Is there anything better than that? 

 

 

 

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Meet our Trainers

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2018 Minnesota Disc Dog Club State Champions

Anna is the head trainer and founder of Lucky Mutt Dog Training. She specializes in positive reinforcement training methods to shape dogs and puppies into canine good citizens. With her dogs, she loves to compete in disc dog (frisbee), agility, flyball, and dock diving. They also train in nose work and trick dog. Anna has a 6-year-old rescue terrier hound mix named Zoey who loves to compete in all sports and sleep at all other times of the day. She has a 3-year-old deaf cattle dog mix named Akela who lives for playing disc, chasing balls, playing agility, and learning new tricks. She also has a rescue puppy named Betty Danger, who is training in many sport and trick foundations!

 

  • Certified Pro Dog Trainer by AbsoluteDOGS

  • Certified Stunt Dog Judge by Do More with your Dog

  • 2018, 2020 & 2022 Minnesota Disc Dog State Champion, Akela

  • 2018 & 2020 Minnesota Disc Dog Club Cup Champion

  • 2021 Minnesota Disc Dog State Champion Runner Up

  • 2018 2nd place finish in Far Out Women's at The UpDog International Finals

  • 2022 8th place finish in 7UP at the UpDog International Finals 

  • 2022 10th place finish in Freestyle at the UpDog International Finals

  • 2019 9th in Women's Far Out at the UpDog International Finals

 

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Ben has been training dogs and puppies for 9 years and is one of the head trainers at Lucky Mutt Dog Training. Ben's specialty is training dogs to improve their focus and love for working with their humans. He also loves to teach focus, calmness, household manners, obedience, tricks, and sports through positive reinforcement training and concept games!. Ben and his dogs love to compete in disc & agility. They also train performance tricks, and nose work. Ben's first dog of his own, Jonsi, is a 9-year-old Mini Aussie who brought him into dog training and sports. Ben wanted to finally have a "well trained dog," after growing up with a couple untrained dogs as a child. The rest is history!

  • Certified Pro Dog Trainer by AbsoluteDOGS

  • 2022 UpDog International Finals Freestyle Vice Champion, Zoey

  • 2022 UpDog International Finals Funkey 3rd Overall, Zoey

  • 2022 UpDog International Finals 3rd & 4th overall, Suzi & Mavis

  • 2022 UpDog International Finals 8th overall Freestyle, Suzi

  • 2022 UpDog International Finals 6th & 7th overall Men’s Far Out 

  • 2021 MN State Disc Dog Champion 2nd Runner up, Mavis Mayhem.

  • 2020 MN State Disc Dog Champion Runner up (with Mavis) and 2nd Runner up (with Zoey).

  • 2019 MN State Disc Dog Champion. With our rescue cattle dog, Mavis Mayhem.

  • 2X MN Disc Dog Club Cup Champion with our rescue dog, Zoey. (2019 & 2020)

  • 2019 UpDog Challenge International Champion, Far Out Men's Midi Division. With our Mini Aussie, Jonsi.

  • 2019 7th, 8th, and 10th overall in Far Out Men's at the UpDog International Finals.

We are a small family run business located
just north of Anoka, Minnesota

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