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FIT Dogs (NE Minneapolis Location Only)

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· What is FIT Dogs?
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Fitness Program and Dog Daycare Alternative

This is a BRAND NEW and unique program designed for dogs that might not thrive in a traditional doggie daycare environment, or for dogs that need more focused exercises to burn their energy! FIT Dogs is a flexible and custom program depending on each dog. We focus on fun, fitness, and variety.. no two days will be the same!


Who would love FIT Dogs??

1 - Dogs that don't thrive in a traditional dog daycare
Maybe your dog prefers smaller groups of dogs to play with, or maybe they just want to hang out and chill with other dogs without rough and tumble play. Very young pups, adolescents, adults, and older dogs all have different social needs and smaller individualized group play can provide those opportunities.

2 - Dogs with LOTS of energy to burn!
Do you have an active & busy dog?? Focus that energy into structured games and exercises. We'll give your dog a job to do each day.. we have lots of activities to choose from!

3 - Dogs that like to do Things!
Some dogs just love to do Things. Doesn't matter what it is, they just enjoy participating in fun activities, learning new things, and staying active.

4 - Special Needs Dogs
We love ALL dogs, and providing a safe space for dogs with separation anxiety to have an enriching day is right up our alley. This program is also great for dogs that need to shed some pounds!

Dog Notes: Dogs must be kennel trained to attend this program.
Dogs do not need to be dog friendly to attend this program! We will skip off leash group play for those dogs and replace it with a different activity instead. Dogs must be at least 8 weeks old before enrolling in FIT Dogs. We also accept intact dogs of any age (above 8 weeks) into the program.

Small Group Play: personalized to play style and temperament, monitored by a professional trainer
Individual Play with a Trainer: hide and seek, tag, chase, etc. We have tons of room to move it move it!
Treadmill Training: cardio! We have both electric and dog powered treadmills, depending on dog's preference.
Swimming: indoor heated pool!!
Freedom Walks: long line walks in an open field. Great for sniffing and exploring!
Body Awareness Exercises: using dog specific exercise equipment such as balance pods, peanuts, etc.
Doga (Dog-Yoga): stretching and strengthening exercises tailored to each dog's physical ability.
Agility: basic courses that include jumps, tunnels, A-Frame, Dog Walk, and more!
Biking: outdoors at the park! Dogs will be safely secured to a trainer's bike.
Fetch: disc/frisbee, ball, toy.. we'll throw it and they can fetch it!
Flirt Pole: chase and tugging! Flirt pole play is like mini-lure coursing for dogs.
Shaping Games: this is all about thinking! We'll do tricks, skills, problem solving, and more.
Puzzle Toys: great for lunch time or snacks.
Treat Hunting: modified nosework. We have a big area with lots of hiding spots for food!
Urban Walks: explore NE Minneapolis! Take in all the sights, smells, noises, and people!

Activity Notes:

All activities will be introduced at an appropriate rate to new dogs. As they gain skills in each area they can grow in activity difficulty, duration, etc. Activities will be tailored for young and old dogs, as well as dogs working on losing weight. Our number one goal is to make sure dogs are having FUN during any activity. If your dog doesn't enjoy a particular activity, we will skip it and find ones they love instead!

Swimming Note: Dogs will be fitted with a life vest for swimming. Dogs will be categorized as a New Swimmer or Experienced Swimmer. A trainer will be in the pool with any New Swimmers, and once they graduate to an Experienced Swimmer the trainer can assist from the outside of the pool.

Program Environment:

FIT Dogs offers dogs the opportunity to really flex their muscles (and their brains!) in our dedicated facility devoted to providing enrichment to all our dogs.

Our indoor training facility for FIT Dogs is a multi level 8000 square feet facility where we can structure separate areas for one-on-one training and play, off-leash group play, swimming, agility, exercises activities, and crated nap time. Your dog will spend time in a variety of activities throughout the day.

Walking & Biking is done outdoors in the immediate neighborhood and local parks near the training facility.

Swimming is done in our indoor heated pool with the help of a trainer.


Preregistration Required!

We currently accept 12 dogs daily for our FIT Dogs program in order to provide a quality experience to each dog, so preregistration is required. We have several sign up options available designed to fit a variety of schedules and needs. Packages can be purchased below in the sign up area. If you need help signing up just give us a call at 612-202-4732. Please plan to spend about 10-15 minutes at our facility on your very first day of FIT Dogs. We have a waivers and additional forms you'll need to fill out.

Pricing & Packages
1 Day
8 Days*
12 Days*
20 Days*
$40/day Sibling
$35/day Sibling
$31/day Sibling
$27/day Sibling

*Must be used within 4 Weeks of first visit. Package is nonrefundable. Unused days will be forfeited.


Sign up and package purchases are done using Acuity Scheduling. Please allow a moment for the sign up box below to load. You'll be able to do all scheduling online using Acuity. We recommend creating an account with Acuity at the end of your first registration to allow for faster sign up in the future! If you need help please give us a call at 612-202-4732. To receive the sibling discount on the daily rate, please use code FITSibling below in the "Redeem Coupon or Package" box. Siblings are dogs from the same household.


Program Days - Monday through Friday
FIT Dogs Holidays: We will be closed on Monday May 28th (Memorial Day), Wednesday July 4th (Independence Day), Monday September 3rd (Labor Day), Thursday & Friday November 22nd & 23rd (Thanksgiving), Monday & Tuesday December 24th & 25th (Winter Holiday), Monday & Tuesday December 31st & January 1st (New Years).
Drop Off & Pick Up
Drop Off Times: Drop off anytime between 7:00am and 9:00am.
Pick Up Times: Pick up anytime between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. Between 4pm and 5pm you'll have the change to chat with one of our FIT Trainers about your dog's day, and between 5pm and 6pm pick ups will be Grab and Go. You'll still get to see the full list of what your dog did that day, and chat with one of our Staff members during this hour.

We offer FIT Dogs at our NE Minneapolis location.

NE Minneapolis: 3968 Central Ave NE

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Cancellations & Rescheduling
Cancellation and reschedules for FIT Dogs must be received at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled time in order to receive a refund.
Dogs must be up to date on rabies (if over 4 months old), distemper, and bordatella.
Click here to read our general FAQ. You can also contact the office if you have other questions about FIT Dogs.