COVID19 Policy and Guidelines

Triune Canine Training Center Statement COVID-19

Like so many of you, we have spent the last few weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world. For Triune Canine Training Center, that means understanding how it affects our students and then making the necessary adjustments to our operations. We have one simple objective that guides us: keeping you safe.

In response to the threat of Covid-19, we are implementing the following:

In addition to our weekly commercial cleaning of the facility, we will also perform nightly sanitizing/cleaning of doorknobs, tables, light switches, poop bag holder flaps, sinks, faucets, restroom handrails, toilet seats/flushers, and all agility equipment.

Additionally we will be:

  • Keeping hand sanitizer and Kleenex tissue available ringside.
  • Removing ring entrance gates and going back to just openings in several locations in the ring gating
  • Changing out the jump bars in between agility classes with freshly sanitized bars.
  • Removing all chairs. Please bring your own chair if you wish.

To help with social distancing, we are changing the entrance and exits to the building. There will be one entrance to the building and that is in the back. There will be two exits that will remain locked from the outside so you will not be able to enter. The front door will now be exit only and will remain locked. The second exit is the back door near the AED. Parking in the back will be the shortest distance for you to enter. You may park in the front, but you will need to walk around the building and enter from the back.

In accordance with 6ft social distancing, there will be no interaction with other student’s dogs either by your dog or yourself. In addition, any conversations between students must be done with social distancing in mind. Also, when your class is complete, please exit the facility as quickly as possible, so the next class can come in and get setup.

You will need to bring your own treats and they will need to precut as we will be removing the slicer. As before no breaking or tearing of treats is allowed in the ring. We have removed our community dog treats from the facility.

IF YOU DON’T FEEL WELL, STAY HOME! It is the right of your instructor to dismiss anyone from class and ask you to leave the building if they suspect you are sick or if you are not following our guidelines.

For agility classes only:

  • We are requiring you to wear a mask when walking a course. Since maintaining a 6’
    distance might not be possible at all times when walking a course, a mask (you must supply your own mask) is required when you are walking the agility course. Extra time will be allowed to walk a course in order to avoid areas of congregation but the mask is REQUIRED for you to walk the course. You can run your course without the mask.
  • There will be no leash runner. You will be responsible for carrying your leash in your pocket, around your neck or waist.
  • Sanitize your hands after setting bars during jump height changes.
  • Wash your hands frequently! Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds is recommended.

All of these changes are necessary to keep us safe. We are closely following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) and IDPH guidelines recommendations on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the virus and will make additional changes/recommendations as necessary. We are also following the Governor’s Executive Orders concerning social distancing We will continue to closely monitor the situation and do all we can to help protect you at our facility.

We look forward to continue our training in a safe manner.

Joan, Chris and Angela