The Persuaded Pooch Covid-19 Policies

Updated February 17th, 2021 -  effective until further notice

  • One-on-one training sessions and Free Initial Behavior Consultations will take place at your home, or other appropriate location. In nice weather, sessions may take place outside. However, in extreme heat, cold or inclement weather, sessions may be held inside (with masks and social distancing) with mutual consent.

  • Please limit the number of those present to only what is necessary. We ask that all attendees wear appropriate masks or facial coverings that cover both nose and mouth at all times.

  • Employees will wear masks to cover both nose and mouth at all times in the presence of clients.
  • Employees will hand wash with soap and water in between sessions, or sanitize if soap and water are not available.
  • Treats used by trainer will be pre-bagged in disposable bags for each session. Any treats remaining will be discarded at the end of the session.
  • Disposable, single-use masks, single-use Nitrile gloves and hand sanitizer (70% alcohol minimum) will be made available to clients free of charge, provided that the supply is available. Clients are also encouraged to provide their own.

We will attempt to operate as contactless-ly as possible. This means:

    • Limiting financial transactions to online invoicing and credit card payments
    • Using our own leashes for Day Training sessions (“We Train You” and “Puppy Daycare Pack”) sessions
    • Limiting leash handling during group classes and  Coaching sessions (“We Coach for You,” weekly day training Transfer Sessions, Express Sessions and New Puppy Consultations and packages)
    • Avoid touching dogs outside of delivering treats, unless the training calls for desensitization of a specific body part or general body handling desensitization (typical training for young puppies)
    • Where possible in coaching sessions, we may ask the client to use their own smartphone to record video of pertinent training demonstrations for their review, or to document specific training techniques
    • Other forms of communication may be suggested or utilized to safely improve communication between trainer and client including, but not limited to, the use of phone conversations aided by hands-free communication devices
  • Please do not participate in training if you are sick, have symptoms or have knowingly been in contact with an infected person or persons within the last 14 days. Please contact your trainer if your session is less than 48 hours away.
  • Phone or Online Consultations via Zoom will continue to be available, should clients wish to take advantage of a safe, effective, contactless training alternative.
  • Please consider following all the guidelines for individuals according to your respective entity’s ordinances, so that you may best protect yourself and those around you: