COVID Safety

How are we keeping our trainers and students safe in class?

We are implementing a few precautions so we can hold physical classes as safely as we are able. We will continue to provide a variety of online class options throughout the COVID crisis for our clients who are at increased risk from the disease, or who just prefer to train from the comfort of their living rooms!

Our additional precautions for in-person services include:

  • Masking: we have several immune-suppressed individuals who teach at Paws Abilities, so will continue to require masks indoors at our facilities for all individuals (even those who have been vaccinated) to keep our vulnerable trainers safe. This policy will remain in effect until we receive guidance from these individuals’ medical teams that it is safe for them to be around vaccinated individuals without masks.
  • Social distancing: we’ve limited class sizes (most classes have dropped from 6-8 to 3-4 students) to allow for at least six feet of space between all teams.
  • Cleanliness: we’ve always cleaned before and after all of our classes, but are taking extra steps in disinfecting shared surfaces between classes and clients, and cleaning any training tools or toys that may be shared or come in contact with you or your dog.
  • Ventilation: all indoor spaces are properly ventilated and of course diligently cleaned and disinfected.

Rules and precautions surrounding in-person classes will be continuously updated as the situation with COVID-19 evolves. We appreciate everyone’s flexibility during this time. The safety of our trainers and students always comes first, and we will update our services accordingly.