Founded in 2014, Use Your Nose Dog Training was the result of one amazing dog who needed help to become less fearful of the world.  Let us help you discover the beautiful relationship you can have with your dog through obedience, scent work, exercise, as well as fun and games!  From classes and workshops to special events hosted by our trainers and guest speakers we're here to connect you with your dog.

About Our Training


The real boss of the enterprise. He is the one who started Cindy's journey into dog training,and continues to be her source of inspiration.

Our Staff

Never trained a dog before? Don't worry! Use Your Nose Dog Training works with dog owners to help your dog reach their maximum potential. We are committed to your dog and your particular needs.  Regardless if you only want a better relationship with your dog or have goals to compete in a dog sport with your dog, let us help you prepare to enjoy your lifelong an adventure with your dog.


We have the tools to help you succeed!


Janie Shelswell-White

Started out as a Nose Work student, she is now our fitness guru! She works with Red Mountain Search Dog Association, several local law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and fitness centers.

  • K9 Nose Work®
  • AKC Scent Work
  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Class
  • Medical Scent Detection Dog Training
  • Adult Dog Obedience
  • Private Lessons 
  • Drop In Training
  • Rally
  • Flyball
  • CGC Prep Class and Testing
  • Workshops
  • Fitness Evaluation and Classes
  • Search and Rescue for Beginners
  • Subscription Services Available
  • Multi-dog Discount

Meri Jones

She started out as a student, and now she's one of our instructors! She is a Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner. She is the Dog Mom to Maisie, Murphee, Moose, Myah, and Milo.

Use Your Nose Dog Training

Sniff. Sit. Stretch.                                               

Cindy Roberts

Founder and lead trainer, Cindy is an AKC Scent Work Judge, NACSW ORT Judge, Certified Nose Work Instructor, Certified Bio-Detection Dog Trainer. Dog Mom to Nibbler, Rocket, Obi, and Wookiee.

Certified Training Staff:

  • Our trainers hold certifications in the skills you wish to teach your dog, or in sports/activites you wish to participate.
  • We also have an AKC CGC / Trick Dogs Evaluator on Staff.

Our  Training Methods:

  • Our training methods are positive, we do not use harsh training methods.
  • Dogs respond better when they have fun during training. We are all about having Fun!


1401 Montgomery Highway, Suite 19
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216