29 South Ave.  Derry, NH

1 mile from exit 4 off I-93


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Julia V. McDonough

Co-Owner, Training Director




Rick Froton

Co-Owner, Trainer





Fortunate K9 Dog & Owner Training


“When You’re Ready For Results”


29 South Ave.  Derry, NH  03038

( Minutes from the MA state line and 25 minutes from Concord NH at exit 4 off I-93 )




 Our dog training succeeds where other dog training has failed.








































    Whether you’d prefer to start your dog in a Group Class, have the one-on-one attention of Private Lessons, or take advantage of our fantastic Boarding School, Fortunate K9 has a solution for you.  We have helped thousands of dogs and owners from basic beginner work all the way to competition, and can diagnose and solve even the most challenging problems.


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In home Dog Boarding School

Fortunate K9 synchronized swim team members Sylvie and Bugsy.

    Feel free to browse through the links to the left. Visit our “Articles” page, read our numerous “Testimonials” and enjoy the many training videos and photos. Our “News and Updates” page lists some of the accomplishments of our students and has a link to our Facebook page.


We hope you will decide to contact us for a FREE EVALUATION and

start down the path to a better behaved partner and best friend.


Thank You!


The Fortunate K9 Difference



 Experienced: A training staff which has successfully rehabilitated and trained thousands of dogs. A significant number of those dogs were deemed “untrainable” and beyond help by other trainers and behaviorists.


 Compassionate: Humane methods eliminate confusion because they are fair and easy for your dog to understand. The lifelong bond our training creates brings you and your dog into a natural balance without harshness or bribery.


 Effective: Training that emphasizes and builds your dog’s confidence and comprehension. Our results-based motivational training allows you and your dog to enjoy more freedom at home and in public sooner than you think!


Resident “stunt cat” Vincent joins in the training exercise with two Boarding School students.

A New Hampshire Dog Training company offering group lessons, private lessons and an exclusive Boarding School.  Serving dog owners in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and beyond.


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Just an ordinary day at one of our Drop-In classes! Our students are happy to make the drive for quality training. The owners of these dogs come from New Bedford MA, Haverhill MA, Cambridge MA, Salem, Derry and 2 students from No. Andover MA. We also have students from Maine, Northern NH (think Canadian border), Vermont, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

Taking it to the streets of Derry for a rainy day Drop-In class!

Yes, that is a little Pomeranian between the AmBull and Doberman.


This is an unscripted first take video of Riley, a Kerry Blue Terrier who came to us with significant food aggression.  He had been through 3 homes and had sent 5 people to the ER over the prior 2 years.  This was a spur of the moment video during a daily feeding.

Balanced Dog Training

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 Boarding School  -  Private Lessons  - Group Classes