Collars and Leads
ü Bring your dog to class on a Flat Buckle/Clip Collar.
ü Choke/Check/Slip Collars and Slip/Gundog Leads are not permitted in our classes.
ü Chain leads are not appropriate: they hurt your hands and are noisy and uncomfortable around your dog’s head.
ü If you already use a headcollar or body harness, you are welcome to use them in class.
ü Flexi leads are not appropriate for a class situation: they can easily tangle round legs (human and canine), the brakes can fail and they encourage your dog to pull.
ü Please do not let your dog off the lead unless you are specifically instructed by a trainer.
Things to bring
ü Remember your poo bags.
ü Bring plenty of small titbits that your dog really likes. Commercial dog treats are too big and don’t really taste that great to most dogs! Tiny cubes of cheese, hotdog sausage, cooked chicken etc – are normally more interesting.
ü Children are welcome but must be able to sit quietly when not taking part in the training.
ü Children must not approach the other dogs in the class without prior permission from the trainer or owner.
ü Children must be supervised at all times.
Treatment of Dogs
ü Physical and Verbal reprimands are not permitted in our classes, e.g. jerking on leads, pulling, pushing and shouting at dogs etc.
Any smacking or hitting of dogs will result in immediate expulsion with no return or course fees.
Do NOT attend if;
ü Your dog is coughing
ü Your dog is in season
ü Your dog seems unwell for any other reason.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these rules, please phone or email Janice at least a few days before your class starts.