Only if explicitly permitted by the instructor
Only if explicitly permitted by the instructor, and if this has been cleared with management first.
Only with an official weather alert
Yes, it's not a prison camp.
Absolutely not, and this results in an official warning, and, with a repeat offence, exclusion from the school.
We'd prefer it if they didn't. But in most cases, it can be handled it as a well-intended gesture and not a major safety breach.
Titers documents are accepted if the dog is not vaccinated
Students can still register, even if they produce neither titer nor vaccination documents. It is a personal choice.
Only vaccinations are OK. Titers are not accepted. This is because they would need to be checked every week for puppies for us to do this safely
Yes: even dogs with behaviour problems need help. If they don't get it from us, they'll walk away and get it somewhere else.
Yes: We are legally obliged to help dogs with behaviour problems, no matter how unsuited they are to the objectives of the group class they signed up for.
No: we are very clear about this in our registration procedures. If a dog turns out to be behaviourally unsuited for class, then are immediately kicked out.
No: we are very clear about this in our registration procedures. But it is a delicate communication matter and unless safety is threatened, the client's expectations are gradually steered towards private lessons.
Because many dogs are uncomfortable being approached by another dog when on-leash. They can get defensive, irritated or frustrated.
To reduce the chance of a bite incident between two dogs.
To reduce the chance of the younger, only partially vaccinated, pups being exposed to a contamination risk.
All of the above
The behaviour takes inordinate staff attention.
The behaviour is disruptive to the other dogs / students
The behaviour is irritating the owner
The behaviour is a safety hazard.
Blanket or towel
1-1.2 meter long leash
Tiny, pre-cut food bits from 2 kinds of extremely appetitive food, enough for at least 250 reward moments
A harness or humane collar
A break stick
Harnesses are preferred, but collars are OK
Kong or other sturdy food-dispensing toy
Tennis ball, frisbee or other retrieve toy
A food dish
A can of compressed air (in case a fight breaks out)
You post it anyway, but turn it into an educational opportunity, explicitly commenting on the stress signal and what it means.
You do not post it. This could make us look ignorant.
You post it anyway. Cute pictures of dogs in hats are excellent for social media engagement.
Absolutely not appropriate, sorry. We want to clear anything that goes out about our lessons first. It has to be consistent with our Social Media strategy and goals. Send it to us first, and delete it from your phone
Sure thing, go ahead. Do check that clients are OK with their faces appearing on the social media though.
Sure thing. It's a public place and noone's on the Witness Protection Program.
Stress signals in the dogs
Any body part of the students, as people's shoes, etc. could help recognize them, if seen in combination with their dog
Share with non-OhMyDog people
Share on the Social Media
Download on your own PC, so you can read them at your leisure
Use for your own, separate, dog behaviour/training project
Read them on-line, after following the link to them