We are living in unprecedented times. With the changes brought on by COVID-19 and the incredible speed at which things are changing around us, we are continually adapting our operations and business.  We are actively monitoring recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

We understand the continued concern surrounding coronavirus across our communities, and our hearts go out to all those who’ve been impacted. As pet parents, we understand you may have specific questions about how to keep your families safe, and we are here to support you every step of the way.  To date, there is no evidence that companion animals can play a significant role in spreading COVID-19 (per CDC guidance). For the latest information about coronavirus and pets, we encourage you to visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#Pets-and-Animals.

Please comply with the following for all training classes (this includes anyone who has already been vaccinated):

  • While we normally encourage the whole family to attend classes with your dog, during this time, we are requiring that dogs bring only one human (who must be 18 or older) and only one regardless of anyone's vaccination status with them to class. For classes at the Simon Foundation, we may allow a second adult ... but only with instructor permission and this will be on a first come, first approved basis!
  • For any classes noted as "MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSION", each student in class MUST have a face mask on during the entire class. Masks must fit snug and cover BOTH the nose and mouth.  Classes without that designation do not require masks
  • Since masks can provide a layer of protection, you are always welcome to wear a mask if you feel more comfortable doing so
  • In accordance with efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, if you are ill, experiencing flu-like symptoms or have been in contact with someone presumed positive, please contact us to reschedule
  • Even if you are "simply" uncomfortable or concerned, please contact us for rescheduling options
  • Classes will be held outside whenever possible so please dress appropriately
  • Please be sure to use the restroom prior to coming to class. There will be no access to the inside of the facilities
  • Wethersfield Parks & Rec attendees will be provided with a questionnaire at the start of class that must be completed prior to class

Our trainers will be doing the following:

  • Have a face mask on during the entire class for those classes marked as  "MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSION"
  • Not demonstrate with student dogs during class time to minimize potential germ transmission through leash handling

Our training facility partners:

  • Follow regular cleaning practices using a disinfectant formulated to kill coronavirus among other germs

This situation continues to evolve quickly, and we will be continuing to monitor it closely. As such, we may modify our protocols and requirements so please be sure to check this page prior to class.  We are committed to providing an outstanding experience for you and your pets.