COVID-19 Response Plan

POLICY & PROTOCOLS

Noel is looking forward to working with you and your canine pal. In these uncertain times, caused by the Covid-19 virus, we must be willing to make adjustments, generating contingency plans, allowing us to live full and exciting lives, yet providing safe environments for work and play.

Noel Pepin Canine has developed a set of protocols to allow you to have fun with your dog, to teach them positive skills, and to feel comfortable about your personal safety.

GROUP CLASSES – ORGANIZATION AND PROTOCOLS

Noel Pepin Canine will do outdoor classes at my five-acre training facility near the airport. The weather is starting to warm, your dog loves the outdoors anyway, so let’s get outside for some fresh air and exercise. You will learn some new things, your dog will get to make new canine friends, and you both will have fun! We will limit class size to 5 dogs and handlers. There will be plenty of room for ‘Social Distancing’ protocols to be followed!

(Added bonus: At the end of each class, we will allow the dogs to run freely for a few minutes, to play in my completely fenced 5 acre forested area. We will sit, watch and visit. Of course, we will always insist on maintaining ‘Social Distancing Protocols’.

PRIVATE CLASSES– ORGANIZATION AND PROTOCOLS

Noel Pepin Canine will continue to provide four, private 30-minute classes. These classes will be held at my Training Center near the airport—7590 Chilako Road. Sessions will be booked to suit your schedule, and will be offered outdoors or indoors, depending on your preference. We will require all participants to follow safe social distancing protocols.

PRIVATE CONSULTS – ORGANIZATION AND PROTOCOLS

Noel Pepin Canine will continue to help clients with their specific dog training issues. All private consults will be done at my Training Center near the airport. Sessions will be booked to suit your schedule, and will be offered outdoors or indoors, depending on your preference. We will require all participants to follow safe social distancing protocols.

NEW ON-LINE EDUCATION PROGRAMS – ORGANIZATION AND PROTOCOLS

Noel Pepin Canine has been working with AscenTech Solutions and Shift Creative, to develop Distance Education Programs for all currently offered courses – Puppy – Small Dog, Level 1 – Teen Beginner, Level 2- Advanced Trainer, and Tracking.

Online virtual courses will provide lessons you can do in your own home. All you will need is a computer and a hungry dog. The lessons will present videos of each exercise, showing dogs modeling the intended skills and behaviours. An extensive text section will provide detailed methodology and theoretical support. Finally, you will be able to book video chat sessions with Noel, to discuss training ideas or concerns specific to your dog. We will launch this project with our test groups in the first week of May. We expect to make it available for general purchase by May 20th .
If you have any other suggestions or concerns, please contact me!

Respectfully,
Noel Pepin
(250-963-7818) — npepin@telus.net