COVID-19 Protocol

Safety is our Priority

We care about the health and safety of our clients and our staff. We are still taking extra precautions in addition to our regular sanitation routines for cleaning.  We are asking for your cooperation following the guidelines outlined below. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation and new infections such as RSV, and the ‘doggie flu’, our entry-level classes have been transitioned to Hybrid-style classes. This will help reduce the number of people entering the building and allow us time to meet the demands of students needing classes. As the situation changes, we will continue to stay up-to-date with recommendations.


Masks are certainly still welcomed. We are continuing the practice of safe SOCIAL DISTANCING (minimum 6′), for clients as well as canines. Please be considerate of others who ARE wearing masks in class. No community water bowls will be offered in order to keep the pups safe. Please bring your own watering device and use it in appropriate areas only – not on the rubber floor, please!

If you or someone in your home is/has been sick…

Please DO NOT come to classes if you or someone in your household is, or has been sick, has a fever or cold, is coughing, or still tests positive for Covid or other infections. We appreciate your not sharing those with us!   If you or someone in your household has traveled internationally, or to areas where there is high reports of Covid/RSV cases, please consider not attending any in person class within 2 weeks of that travel. The email lessons and recaps will keep your training progressing forward.  We can make arrangements to do a phone consultation, or even Facetime/Skype type communication in these cases.

Class Format

Entry-level class offerings are now a blend of emails interspersed with ‘in-person’ classes Hybrid-style. We have also set up a special Facebook group for our puppy class students, which will offer discussions and extra support during the class schedule.

Our continued priority for classes are those aimed at the PUPPY class level, which allows medium to large breeds up to 10 months of age. Smaller breeds can range a little older. There is a limited window of opportunity to create good puppy habits, which can never be regained, so we wish to get those good habits started early. We have reduced our allowable number of students in these classes to 10 or less. This does allow one additional family member (per puppy) as an alternate handler if necessary. We apologize for these restrictions.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

Stay safe,


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