COVID 19 virus

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                                                                                                         Updated 5/13/21

Our Commitment to Public Health Safety

All of our staff are now fully vaccinated!  

For everyone's continued safety, we are still requiring masks for all indoor activities.
  For outdoor activities, masks will be optional by unanimous consent.  This policy will be strictly enforced.

.                                         We REQUIRE all participants (over the age of 5 years) in all indoor activities to wear a mask.  

We will not conduct in-home consultations unless all participants are wearing face coverings at all times.  Should you be unable/unwilling to comply with these requirements, the appointment will be terminated and you will be charged the full consultation fee.   

Whenever possible or  appropriate, group classes will be conducted outside. When inside, all participants are asked to maintain as much physical distance as possible/appropriate.

Classes will be restricted to 10 humans (including staff members).

We appreciate your cooperation with these continuing safety precautions!

Pre-registration with 24 hours notice- is required, and the number of people attending must be included on the registration form.

Please notify us immediately if anyone in your household has signs of illness or may have been exposed to COVID 19.                    

COVID 19 and Animals

During this difficult time, we are concerned about the welfare of our furry family members.

Here are links to scientifically accurate information regarding animals. We will update this as more information becomes available.

American Kennel Club Guidelines for Participating in Dog Sports

Center for Disease Control

              CDC frequently asked questions about animals and COVID 19

             COVID 19 and pets

Science News

American Veterinary Medical Association

                        COVID 19 and pets

Cats and Covid19-North American Veterinary Conference

                             New England Journal of Medicine

Ohio State University

USDA Statement on the Confirmation of COVID-19 in a Tiger in New York. 

While we practice "social distancing" from one another, our normal routines have been radically altered. This does effect our animals. How do we help them cope?

Keep your routine as normal as possible. If you are working from home, still get up/go to bed/feed your dogs/ "go to work" at the same time. 

Allow them to see that you are upset, and allow them to comfort you by playing, petting, snuggling, etc.. Dogs and cats see subtle body language, hear subtle vocal changes, and even smell stress in the air. Trying to hide these emotions confuses animals. 

Use of lavender, chamomile, rosemary and sage aromatherapy calms many species, including humans. Use only tiny amounts in approved diffusers. Cats and dogs have a much stronger sense of smell than humans. If you can smell it on even a subconscious level, it is too strong. Strong scents will irritate your animal's sinus tissue and can actually cause physical damage.  Sentry and Thunder Ease have diffusers specifically designed for dogs and cats. Never spray directly on an animal. Direct skin contact can cause serious burns or skin damage. 

Find novel ways to interact with your animals to keep them learning. Visit our Games for Bored Dogs Page. and Games for Bored Cats Page.  

We are also limiting our outdoor activities. For those that "parent" normally active dog breeds, this restriction can be challenging.  What can we do to help keep our dogs mentally and physically active

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