COVID-19 Health & Safety Information @ dogWISE

These 5 pages outline safe social & health practices.  Please feel free to download.

Yes, it's true training classes at dogWISE
are starting
Monday, June 1st
We're so excited we can hardly contain ourselves. 

We've really missed working with you & your dogs!

There has been a lot happening since we last saw you in class and therefore a few things we need to cover before we have you resume class.  So let's get started.

Firstly, we sure hope you and your family have been safe during this time. Since we've only spoken or emailed back and forth with a few of you during this time we sincerely hope all has gone well for everyone. 

dogWISE switched to VIRTUAL online Zoom classes and it's been a blast working with the puppies who joined us. So much so, that we're going to keep it a regular option and are even expanding to Self-study Membership Classes.  Who knew the tech side of training would take off as it has.

Secondly, you're receiving this email because you either still have classes left in your session or expressed interest in attending more classes and of course because you are a treasured dogWISE Student.

And finally, as a dogWISE Student returning to class there are a number of things we need you to know before heading into class.  In order to resume classes, we are required to have a Health & Safety protocol in place.  Here, in a nutshell, is what we have initiated and will have in place for the safety of our dogWISE Students and Staff.

  • NEW CLASS TIMES:  The new weeknight class time will now be 7:30pm.  This is to ensure less contact between the facility staff and dogWISE students in an effort to keep everyone just a little bit safer.  Classes on Sundays will remain the same 6:00pm & 7:00pm

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING:  We ask that you maintain the recommended 2-meter social distancing.  We want to ensure everyone is comfortable while in the facility and that takes everyone doing their very best to ensure distancing is maintained.

    • Markers will be laid out to assist with distancing.

    • Training stations will be well spaced to allow for everyone to work safely

    • Trainers will social distance - we will use our own dogs do demo any of the exercises for you and trust that you will be able to follow the steps with our guidance.

    • You will access and depart class through specific doors - again we'll have directional markers in place.

    • On nights where two classes run back to back (Sundays) we ask that you wait outside until directed to enter.

  • SANITIZING:  In addition to the floors being well sanitized by the facility and any other measures they have taken, we will be spraying and wiping down additional contact areas (door handles & stations) before class.

    • NO mats for the dogs - we will be using the raised platform Klimbs in class instead which will allow us to sanitize before and after class.

    • All dog gear will be sanitized and ready for class

    • Students are asked to use the hand sanitizer before entering the training area and upon departing - this will be provided by dogWISE Training.

    • Trainers will handle and place all equipment used in class.

  • PROTECTIVE WEAR: Although not mandated by the government you may wear masks and/or gloves if you chose.  Trainers will wear gloves and/or have their mask available to them if a request is made to wear one by a student.

  • HEALTH & CONTACT TRACING:  Any student who is feeling under the weather or is coughing, sneezing, has a fever, is requested to stay home and will not be able to attend class.  We want you to be safe as well as those around you. 

    • Don't worry you won't lose your class we'll add it to the end of your session.

    • Information provided when you registered for class will be used in the event you need to be contacted - if your info. has changed since we last saw you please update it on your return to class.

    • Class attendance sheets will continue to be maintained as normal

We're so looking forward to seeing you! 
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me