Dog Handling Policy
- Do not allow your dog to interact with other dogs or people during classes. Dogs should be six feet apart at all times during classes, unless directed by an instructor.
- Pay attention to your dog. If you cannot give full attention to your dog, crate your dog or put your dog in your car.
- Dogs must be crated or contained when not actively training. Instructors may ask for dogs to be crated or put in cars during portions of classes. No loose dogs in the car if the windows are open. If the car windows are open, the dog must be crated in the car. Dogs need ventilation, but must not be able to get out of the car. This applies to all drop-in classes as well.
- In case of dog attacks and/or bites (to either another dog or to a person), OCSDC will follow AKC protocols. The dog will not be allowed to attend any club events or training classes until recent documentation of stability training is provided and all parties involved in the incident and the club training director deem the dog suitable for reinstatement. All incidents must be reported to the instructor.
- No uncontrolled, uncontrollable or disruptive dogs are allowed in classes. Participation in a class is at the discretion of the trainer. Dogs and handlers may be dismissed from classes, drop-in classes, and club activities if not following the above rules. If a trainer is not comfortable with a dog, the training director will work with the trainer and the dog’s owner to find a resolution.