Part One consultations will now be available by Telephone, Part Two training sessions will be done only on a 121, all classes are suspended until further notice

COVID-19 – ADVICE FOR ANIMAL RELATED BUSINESSES AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN ENGLAND
Updated 6th January 2021
(This guidance is subject to change depending on Government advice)

DOG TRAINERS
Only one-to-one training outdoors is allowed, where this is necessary for the dog’s welfare, with no indoor training. Social distance should be maintained and class sizes are
limited to one-to-one (person or household bubble) to maintain social distance so there is no mixing between household bubbles (2m should be adhered to where possible).
There should be no physical contact between the trainer and client or dog and social distance should be maintained at all times.
Owners of dogs from infected or self-isolating households pose a significantly higher risk to the trainer and should not be accepted. Owners can leave their dogs with a trainer
providing the business handover protocol is followed and social distancing is maintained.
Behaviourists should wherever possible work remotely using technology. The behaviourist should make a professional judgement on a case by case basis as to whether it is
justifiably necessary to work in a person’s home and it should be very unusual to do so. Further government advice is available should it be necessary to work in a client’s
home.