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Class Registration Policies

PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING FOR A WOOFS! CLASS

WOOFS! uses reward-based clicker training in all classes. This cutting edge training technique enables you to train your dog efficiently and with lasting results.

WOOFS! does not use any force or intimidation training. If you are looking for a traditional style of training, or are opposed to using food to motivate your dog, our classes will not be a good fit for you.

The policies listed on the following pages are designed to create a fun, safe and effective work environment for you and your dog. Please read through all of our policies so you will be prepared to start learning right away. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Class Registration Policies

Registration:

To register, please submit an online class registration form.  Once we confirm space in the class, we will contact you to arrange payment.

Payment:

Payment is due before we can reserve your place in a class. We cannot register you in any class without payment (no exceptions). We accept personal checks, cash, Amex, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

Cancellations, Refunds, and Class Transfers:

In order to get a refund, you must cancel your registration 6 business days before the start of class. No refunds will be granted after that date.

If you need to transfer to another class, you must request the transfer 6 business days before the start of class. No transfer requests will be granted after that date. 

Vaccination Requirements:

WOOFS! requires that all dogs enrolled in a class be up to date on their vaccinations. Puppies under 16 weeks of age are required to have at least one round of Distemper and Parvo (DHPP) vaccine. Adult dogs are required to have Distemper, Parvo and Rabies. We must have a copy of your dog’s vaccination record on file. DOGS CANNOT START CLASS WITHOUT PROOF OF VACCINATIONS.

You may submit vaccination records by mail, fax or e-mail:

Mailing Address: 4241-A N. Pershing Dr. Arlington VA 22203

Fax Number: 703-379-9023

E-mail Address: info@woofsdogtraining.com

Class Operating Policies

  • Classes meet at the scheduled time per week for 7 weeks (unless otherwise noted).
  • Dates listed on the schedule are start dates. You will meet on the same day and time each week.
  • You will need a regular collar and 6 foot leash.  Harnesses and head halters are welcome.  Choke chains, pinch collars and retractable leashes are not allowed in class.  Leash should not have any attachments (keys, poop bags etc.).
  • You will need a lot of tiny, soft chewy treats for your dog. Do not bring dry dog food or dry biscuits. They will not motivate him / her in class. We recommend hot dogs, chicken, freeze dried liver, string cheese etc.
  • Unsafe or harsh handling of dogs is not permitted.
  • Dogs must not be aggressive to people or other dogs.
  • Dogs exhibiting aggressive or disruptive behavior such as barking, lunging, staring down or otherwise intimidating other dogs will not be permitted in class. If your dog is not ready for a group class, we reserve the right to dismiss him/her from class. Pro-rated refunds may be available in this situation.
  • Please arrive in time for your class and wait outside or in the lobby until called in for your class.
  • Dogs must be supervised by an owner/handler at all times.
  • Dogs must remain on leash unless authorized by an instructor.
  • Handlers must clean up after their dogs and dispose of waste properly.
  • All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Female dogs in heat may be allowed in class on a case by case basis. If your female goes into heat during your class session, talk with your instructor.
  • In order to provide the best possible service, make up classes are not available.  Please see your instructor to get information on what you will miss.  If you know you will miss more than two classes in a session we recommend registering for a different class.

Additional Agility Policies

Agility is a very active exciting sport and classes often involve being in close proximity to other dogs. For this reason it is essential that your dog have a solid foundation of obedience skills and the ability to pay attention to you in the presence of other running, playing, excited dogs. Dogs do not need to be friendly to other dogs, but ALL dogs must be UNDER CONTROL of the handler at all times.

  • Dogs are expected to have basic obedience skills such as attention to owner around distractions, sit, down and stay.
  • Dogs should NOT be interacting with each other. PLEASE ASK before you permit your dog to approach / sniff another dog. NOT all dogs in class want to interact with your dog.
  • You must be able to keep your dog quiet. Dogs are not permitted to bark continuously either in class or while crated.
  • Dogs are not permitted to be on the equipment before or after your class starts or ends unless given express permission by the instructor. Violation of this rule may result in dismissal from class.
  • Your dog must be physically sound. Exceedingly overweight dogs will not be permitted to advance beyond Agility 2.

 

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