We’re so pleased that you and your
best furry friend(s) have made the decision to train with our club.
So that all have a safe and happy class experience, please read and
follow our training guidelines.
The Best Friends Dog Club training
yard is located at the far east end of the Fairway Recreation
Center. Access is available from the parking lot. (Only service dogs
are allowed inside the recreation center.) There is a gated potty
area next to the training yard.
Use a buckle collar or a harness. No
retractable leashes. Bring at least 20 small soft treats (smaller
than a dime). Trainers may want you to bring a small mat for your
dog to settle on. Bring a small bowl for water. There is a water
fountain in the training area.
Please come early enough that you
have time to potty your dog (even if you have walked or pottied your
dog before leaving home) as dogs can become “inspired” when they
smell other dogs. Please only one dog in the potty area at a time.
It is important that we make all effort to avoid dogs pottying in
the training yard as this could damage the artificial grass and
equipment. Do not let dogs potty on the walls, fences, or equipment.
If an accident does occur, please use the spray bottle provided to
cover the accident.
If you come early, as a courtesy,
please refrain from entering the training area if a class is in
session as the introduction of a new dog can be very disruptive to
the class in progress.
If Fido or Fifi is feeling under the
weather, please feel free to attend that session alone, but DO NOT
bring a sick dog (this includes dogs with a cough or diarrhea) to
class, as some illnesses can be passed from dog to dog.
Keep in mind that our dogs are here
for training. While we love to socialize (see our activities
calendar), remember that all dogs are not yet ready to meet and
greet. When you are at the training yard it is necessary to keep
that “personal space” for each dog.
Above all, we hope you have a fun
learning experience with your K9 buddy!