Vaccine Requirements

PosiDog Canine Learning Center

You will work with your veterinarian to determine the best vaccination schedule for your puppy. For your puppy to attend puppy class, we require that he has received the vaccines against distemper, adenovirus, and parvovirus. These are considered core and essential vaccinations for all puppies by the American Animal Hospital Association.

Your puppy’s vaccine schedule must have been initiated at least 7 days before his first class, and must remain current.

Not all vaccines confer complete immunity. It is important to balance critical positive socialization with reasonable caution and awareness of disease risk. Do not allow your puppy exposure to un-vaccinated dogs or to areas frequented by dogs of unknown vaccination status. If you have any questions of concerns about your puppy’s vaccination status and risk of exposure, please consult your veterinarian.

For the safety of all the puppies, your puppy should stay home if he is coughing, vomiting, has diarrhea, colored discharge from eyes, is listless, lethargic, or not eating. Check with your veterinarian or call us if you have any questions.

Liability Waiver

PosiDog Canine Learning Center

PosiDog, Inc. will endeavor to create as safe an environment as possible for the training of my dog and will endeavor to offer only sound, safe, and responsible training and training instructions. However, I recognize that Posidog, Inc. is not responsible for any unintentional errors, omissions, or incorrect assertions. I understand that the recommendation of any other product or service is not a guarantee of my satisfaction with that product or service.

Further, I am and will remain responsible for the actions of myself and my dog at all times. I hereby agree to abide by the rules and policies of PosiDog, Inc. training classes as set forth in this contract and in the Center Guidelines.

Our Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made 48 hours in advance of the beginning of the first class of the series will receive a refund less a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations made later than this are not normally eligible for a refund.

I understand that attendance of dog training classes, seminars, trials, etc. is not without risk to myself, members of my family, guests who may attend, or to my dog. In consideration of, and as inducement to the acceptance of my application for training membership in this seminar, I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless PosiDog, Inc., its officers, directors, instructors, trainers, agents, employees, volunteers and/or representatives of any and all claims, or claims by any member of my family, or accompanying guests of mine of injury, expense, costs or damages to myself, my dog or any handler sponsored by me both in class/seminar and out of class/seminar. In addition, I agree that I will defend and indemnify PosiDog, Inc., its officers, directors, instructors, trainers, agents, employees, volunteers and/or representatives for any injury, expense, costs or damages to any dog handlers or dogs, whether sponsored by me or not, or to third parties arising out of my own actions or the actions of my dog. I have read the above-stated provisions, and agree to accept those responsibilities.

Center Guidelines

PosiDog Canine Learning Center

In the interest of providing a safe, comfortable, fun and productive learning environment, we would like to draw your attention to the following Center Guidelines. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

  • PosiDog Canine Learning Center endeavors to be a learning space where positive reinforcement training techniques can be thoroughly and effectively explored. Please, no physical or verbal corrections on Center grounds. If you are unsure how to address a behavior your dog is exhibiting without using a physical or verbal correction, ask a Trainer.
  • To protect our agility flooring, no spiky heels or cleats – wear comfortable shoes. Long dog nails should be clipped or filed down. If your dog has difficulty accepting this handling, please call or email us for help. In the meantime, if your dog has long nails avoid rough fetch and tug games while on the agility flooring.
  • All dogs should remain on leash, or tethered, or crated unless otherwise instructed by the Lead Trainer. If you do not think you can safely restrain your dog, ask for help immediately.
  • Dogs should not be allowed to greet each other unless otherwise instructed by the Lead Trainer.
  • All dogs must present proof that they are current on their vaccinations for rabies, distemper, adenovirus,  and parvovirus, or a statement from your licensed veterinarian recommending a specific exception. All dogs must have seen a veterinarian within the last year.
  • Your dog should skip class if she has been vomiting, coughing, has diarrhea, is listless, lethargic, is not eating, or if she has yellow or greenish discharge from her eyes or nose. Please, see your veterinarian for these conditions, and bring your dog back to class only when your veterinarian has treated and resolved the issue.
  • Never hand your leash to anyone, including a Trainer, unless you are absolutely comfortable doing so. If your Trainer asks to use your dog to demonstrate a technique in class and you do not want them to handle your dog, just say so. You never need a reason to maintain control of your own dog.
  • Some dogs are on special diets, have allergies, or have different rules about food. Do not feed any dog other than your own unless specifically instructed by the Lead Trainer, or authorized to do so by that dog’s guardian.
  • Bring your dog to class on a properly fitted flat-buckle collar, harness, head-halter, or martingale collar, attached to a four, five, or six foot leash. Please, no flexi-leads, prong collars, choke collars, spray collars, electric collars, electric waist-bands, or pinch harnesses on Center grounds. If you do not think you can safely control your dog without the aid of one of these tools, let us know and we will help you review your equipment options.

You may have noticed a limited number of upcoming classes at PosiDog.  This is because we will no longer be training out of our current location past the end of September.

For our rolling enrollment programs:  the last Rowdy & Reactive Group Classes will be on Monday, September 26th, and the last Puppy Group Classes will be on Thursday, September 29th.

PosiDog trainers are working hard to ensure a transition that is as smooth as possible to what comes next.  We will have more  information to share before the end of September.