Guidelines for Kids in Class
We love having kids 6 years+ in our manners classes! To protect the safety of everyone in class, canines and humans alike, please follow our guidelines:
Children must be under parental/guardian supervision at all times.
Parents/guardians (18 yrs+) must supervise their children during the entire class.
Should a parent, guardian, or child require the use of the restroom, or dogs require a potty break, children must remain with an adult at all times. Staff and other students are not available to take on this responsibility. Stick together!
No running or yelling will be permitted.
Volume needs to be kept to a minimum to avoid distracting other students.
Since not all dogs are comfortable around or friendly toward children, children should be instructed to never approach or pet any other dog in class.
If you are concerned that your child may not find the classes entertaining, please bring a quiet activity for them (book, tablet, music with headphones) or ask one of our instructors to lend you one of our colouring books / word search books during class.
If your child is handling the leash or your dog in a manner that causes your dog to show signs of stress, ask us for tips on interactions between dogs and kids – we’re here to help!
Remember that positive reinforcement works well with all species! Let’s make this a positive experience for everyone!