Use Your Nose Dog Training
1401 Montgomery Highway, Suite 19
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Canine Fitness is essential for dogs to maintain a healthy body weight, to build and retain muscle tone, and to have greater freedom of movement and flexibility.
Let our staff help your pup to shed excess weight, maintain or build core strength, and keep them moving during the cold winters.
Our trainers are Certified Canine Fitness Trainers certified through the University of Tennessee and FitPaws. We have training programs for all life stages of dogs and help build flexibility, coordination, and strength depending on the goals you have for your dog.
Fitness Evaluation is required before attending a fitness class or private session. The cost is $125, which includes a 1 month Fitness plan. Two thirty minute exercise sessions with a trainer are $65/month. Skills building for exercise class available for $25/lesson. Longer term fitness contracts and gym memberships available!
We are an authorized FitPaws Dealer!
Puppy Class - is for all puppies from ages 8 weeks to 6 months. We cover the commands needed to make your puppy the ideal model citizen in your family and community! Puppies learn to sit, down, come when called, walk on a leash, stay with another person, allow grooming or exam, and to give up food or a toy to the owner. We also cover usual puppy problems such as: no mouthing/biting, house breaking, go to place, and lots of fun games as well! Puppies will test for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy at graduation. 6 Weeks $250/Group Class - $400/Private [Register]
Beginning Dog Manners and Obedience - is for all dogs ages 6 months and older. We work on the basic obedience and manners needed to help you dog be a great pet and a model citizen in the community such as walk on a loose leash, sit, down, stay, come when called, emergency recall, go to place, and how to sit for petting. We can also help you with trouble areas on a case by case basis. 6 Weeks $250/Group $400/Private. [Register]
Advanced Dog Manners - we take the lessons your dog has learned in Beginning Class and hone the skills to allow your dog to interact with strangers, other non-aggressive/reactive dogs, allow handling by another person when needed, walk on a loose leash, sit, down, and come when called. We may work at our training facility and in dog friendly venues when appropriate. 6 weeks $250/Group $400/Private [Register]
AKC CGC/UKC SPOT Training - the goal at the end of the class is to test for either the AKC CGC or UKC SPOT test, your choice. Lessons will include test items to be sure you and your canine pal are ready for the big test at the end of the 6 weeks. If you wish to test for both exams, you can arrange with the instructor to do so. 6 weeks $150/ Group $250/Private [Register]
The Rally class will teach you how to read the various rally signs used in AKC Rally competition. All phases from Beginner Rally through those working for their Master Rally title are welcome to join in the class. 6 weeks $150/group [Register]
Confidence Building Series - this class is for shy, timid dogs. We help them to see the world is not a terrible place. We teach them coping skills and give the owner management skills to help the dog. We use all positive reinforcement and fun games to bring out the best in your dog. 6 weeks $400 Confidence Builder 102, 103 Series/$250
Beginning Nose Work & Continuing Nose Work- These are the foundation classes where your dog will "use his nose" to find the reward. Continuing Nose Work will be outdoors or at different training areas other than our primary training center.
$180/6 weeks [Register]
Beginning Odor and Continuing Odor - Your dog's introduction to the first odor used in most scent sport trials, Birch. Dogs work indoors in the safety and security of the training center. Prerequisite for Beginning Odor is successful completion of Beginning Nose Work or instructor permission. $180/6 weeks [Register]
Intermediate and Advanced - You and your dog will continue to train in preparation for odor tests, trials, and events. $180/6 weeks [Register]