Canine Fitness/AKC Fit Dog Classes

Coming Up! January 2023: Fit Dog class sessions starting Monday, Jan. 16-Feb. 27. Level 1 2:00-3:00. Level 2, 3:30-4:30. Classes are held at Love on a Leash, Harrisonburg. 7 week class format, with a makeup offered on Mar. 6.  $150.00 for 7 weeks. Eligible dogs must healthy and injury-free, 1 year of age minimum (younger with instructor approval only), have completed basic obedience training and be able to work under control in class setting with other dogs and handlers. Max. per class is 6 dogs and handlers.

Fall-Winter 2022-23Canine Fitness classes taught by AKC Level 3 Fit Dog Instructor, Char Turner. 6 week Classes starting Mondays Nov. 7 and 2:00-3:00 & Tuesdays Nov 8, 3:30-4:30 at Love On A Leash, Harrisonburg VA.

$160.00 for Level 1 course includes a target kit. Upon instructor assessment, graduates will be issued the AKC Fit Dog Graduation Certificate worth points toward the AKC Fit Dog title.

In addition to beginning exercises for cardio, strength and flexibility, we cover specific training techniques for proper form, intentional motion with control and a priority on keeping our dog in the game for fun!

Eligible dogs need to be healthy and free of significant past or present injuries. Must have completed basic obedience classes and able to work safely around other dogs and people. The course is designed for dogs 18 months of age and older, but younger dogs may participate with modifications. If in doubt, please obtain a note from your veterinarian for participation in the class.

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Gym Dandy Dogs is our official local AKC Fit Dog Club. We combine elements of canine parkour ( into our fitness activities. Most of all we just love spending quality time with our dogs keeping them fit and healthy!


Summer break until Fall 2022!

April 7 & 14-1:00 FitDog Workout Circuit, Turner Farms (subject to weather)

March, 2022- FitDog workouts every Thursday, 1:00 at Turner Farms. Subject to weather.

Feb. 15, Group Walk, 1:00, local park

Feb. 10, 2022 Fit Dog Workout, Turner Farms 12:30-2:30

Feb. 7 2022, Group Walk, local park 1:00

Jan. 13, 2022, Thurs.-Gym Dandy Dogs, Fit Dog Workout- Turner Farms 12:30-2:30

Jan. 12 2022, Wed.-Gym Dandy Dogs, Fit Dog Group Walk, local park, 1:00


2021 and prior

Dec. 31, 2021, Friday, 12:30-2:30- Gym Dandy Dogs, Fit Dog Workout-Turner Farms

Dec. 23 2021, Thursday 12:30-2:30- Gym Dandy Dogs Fit Dog Workout, Turner Farms

Dec. 16 2021, Thursday 12:30-2:30-Gym Dandy Dogs Fit Dog Workout, Turner Farms

New! Gym Dandy Dogs, an AKC Fit Dog Club:  First meetup, Dec. 10, 2021. Exercise stations with setups, at Turner Farms.