***UPDATED 20th April 2021***
In line with the new Government guidelines for England, we will soon be starting a small number of group training sessions. These will be in my paddock in Eastington on a Tuesday morning. If you would like to join one of these five week courses, please complete the Covid booking form (click here) and return to me as soon as possible: email@example.com. As places will be limited I will be operating a first come first served basis with a completed form securing your place. As soon as I have a start date I will share with all of those who have sent forms and confirm places. I am continuing to run 1:1 training sessions and agility classes, if you would like to join agility or want to book a 1:1 please contact me on 07748 183739.
***Comms from 31st March 2021***
In line with the new Government guidelines for England, I am delighted to confirm I am able to start small group Agility lessons outside. This means from Wednesday 7th April I will be running my usual agility sessions outside in my paddock at Eastington. If you are already in one of my groups I have communicated with you separately. If you would like to join a group please contact me on 07748 183739, please be aware that I have limited space in my current schedule. I will also be looking in the next few weeks to put on some outside puppy classes at my paddock in an enclosed arena – watch this space for more details. I am also continuing with 1:1 sessions for puppies and all other dogs so again please contact me if you would like some 1:1 help.
Comms from 3rd January 2021
Happy New Year one and all. Following the new guidance for tier 4 I will not be able to offer any group lessons, puppy training or agility. I will continue to provide 1 to 1 training for puppy’s, obedience, delinquent dogs and agility. Thirty and 60 minute lessons available, all outside and following covid secure guidelines. For more information or to make a booking please call me on 07748 183739.
Comms from 30th November
In line with the new Government guidelines for England, as Gloucestershire is in Tier2, I am delighted to confirm I am able to start small group lessons outside. This means from Wednesday 2nd December I will be running my usual agility sessions outside in my paddock at Eastington. If you are already in one of my groups I have communicated with you separately. If you would like to join a group please contact me on 07748 183739, please be aware that I have limited space in my current schedule. Unfortunately I am still not able to go back to training in the village hall and therefore I will not be running any puppy classes until January 2021. I am continuing with 1:1 sessions for puppies and all other dogs so again please contact me if you would like some 1:1 help.
Comms from 3rd November
In line with the Government guidelines that come into effect on Thursday 5th November, we will regrettably suspending all group training sessions, both puppy classes and agility. Hopefully, we will be able to commence again shortly after Wednesday 2nd December but will ensure further updates are posted as we get nearer to that time.
We will continue to provide 1:1 sessions outside and not at home addresses as we believe under the guidelines we can do this, working in a covid secure way and providing only one trainee and pet is present. This assumes the session is used as part of your regular exercise. If you would like to find out more please call Steve on 07748 183739 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
As soon as we have more information about how and when we can restart classes we will let you know. If you would like register an interest in our future courses, please feel free to complete the following booking form which can be download by clicking here and return it to email@example.com.
Comms from 3rd October
In line with current Government guidelines, we will commencing indoor 5 week puppy training classes at Eastington Village Hall from 13th October 2020. The next course will then commence on 17th November 2020. These will be run in strict adherence to the current guidelines so unfortunately I will only be allowing one handler with each dog and class sizes will be smaller. Which will mean we can achieve even more focused learning every week.
Please download the booking by clicking here and return it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agility classes will continue on Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays at my paddock in the middle of Eastington and puppy and behavioural 1:1’s will continue throughout the week. To discuss an issue or arrange an appointment please call me on 07748 183739
I will update you further as and when we can return to the usual training schedule.
Comms from 27th June
Following the updated Government guidelines, effective from 4th July, I am pleased to be able to offer some puppy class training for the socialisation of puppies. These will be in smaller groups (5 puppies maximum) and will be outside in a secure pen. This will allow us to maintain social distancing while starting to put some of the basic training aids in place. Classes will start, at my paddock in Eastington, on Tuesday 14th July and will run for 45 minutes from 9.30am – 10.15am. Courses will run for six weeks and will be at cost of £50 per dog. I am sorry but I will not be able to accept any spectators until lock down eases further. This means it will be one handler per dog. If you are interested and would like to know more or book a place contact me: Steve 07748 183739.
Comms from 14th May
Based on the update from the Government over the last week and specifically the guidance they have issued since Sunday 10th May, I am delighted to let you all know I will be starting offering 1 to 1 lessons at my Paddock in Eastington from Monday 18th May. I can offer, basic puppy training, help with behavioural challenges as well as agility lessons for those who are over 14 months old. A 30 minute lesson will cost £20 and an hour lesson £40. If you are interested in a lesson or want to find out more please feel free to call me or drop me a text: 07748 183739.
I will update you again when we can get back to more regular classroom lessons.
Comms from 18th March
Due to the escalating situation and the most recent update from the Government I have taken the decision to postpone all training at indoor venue’s. This means, for the foreseeable future, I will no longer be training on Tuesdays at Eastington Village Hall or Thursdays at Brookthrope Village Hall.
Once the situation changes and I am again able train at these venue’s I will contact all current customers and we will continue classes.
At this point in time I will continue, to provide 1 to 1 support to customers and will also continue with agility training at my outdoor venue in Eastington where it is easier to enforce the social distancing (2m) protocol.
I thank all of my customers for their understanding and the message of support you have been sending.
Comms from Monday 16 March
I take the health and safety of all of my customers and my family very seriously, therefore, I will continue to follow current Government guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
In line with this, I am putting in place a number of measures which mean that, at this point in time, TRAINING WILL CONTINUE:
- I will be implementing, as far as possible, a 2m rule in all classes which means they will run slightly differently and we will use venues in a different way.
- I will ensure that I follow all of the virus reduction guidance, eg handwashing regularly etc. and will ask all customers to do the same.
- I will display posters setting out when not to enter a class at all locations.
- In all situations there will be NO spectators and only ONE person training each dog
- If you have symptoms please DO NOT attend your lesson(s) for the following 14 days. The recognised symptoms are:
- A high temperature
- A new continuous cough
- If anyone in your household has symptoms (see above) DO NOT attend your lesson(s) for 14 days.
I will keep the situation under review and will provide future updates by means of this website page.