How classes are running as restrictions are relaxed
With the recent relaxing of rules we have been able to start a few very small training groups for puppies and some of our foundation dogs in an outdoor location. Our Gundog and Agility classes have restarted in smaller groups with everyone practising social distancing at all times.
Everyone attending is asked to observe a strict set of COVID-19 rules on safe practise to keep trainers and club members safe:
- Distance of at least 2 metres to be maintained from us and other clients at all times
- Only one person per dog, no viewers (can sit in car and watch)
- No dog-dog contact is currently allowed
- We will not be providing any equipment such as toys (bring your own)
- We can’t wear masks as we won’t be heard, but you are welcome to wear one
- We cannot touch your dogs 😢
- Bring your own water and bowl
- Sanitise hands when you arrive, please bring a suitable sanitiser with you
- Park sensibly so as to maintain 2 metres apart at all times. If the field is dry we can park inside. If it has rained there is a parking area next to the field, I will direct you.
- Please do not come if you or anyone you have been in contact with has shown COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days
At present we are working on ideas to get our intermediate and higher level classes back too, but as we cannot use any equipment we need to rethink how these classes can be run.
We miss you all very much and thank you for your continued support at this strange time.
This is very important to us for the safety of our trainers and club members.
When the UK went into lockdown and we were unable to offer our normal classes we launched our online ‘Lockdown Puppy Course’ to guide you and your new puppy through all the basic training that you both need. It covers tasks such as sit, leave, come when called and walk nicely on a lead and includes advice on socialisation, toys and puppy care.
We also set up some online Challenges aimed at giving you and your dogs new skills to learn in the comfort of your own home during the lockdown situation. Aimed at dogs that have some basic training we will continue setting a new challenge each week, asking you to share your progress with photos and videos. The tasks will include how to teach your dog the new skill from beginning and increase the difficulty once they have learnt it.
Training is important at any time but even more so now!
PS if you need more help with some of the basic skills why not download our Dog Training App to get you started.
Remember a trained dog is a happy dog