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Class Policies & Guidelines

We are so excited to have you and your dog join our classes!  Below are our school policies:  


  • ONLINE PAYMENT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES.  Please make sure to click on the payment link when you receive your invoice via email.  We are processing payment through PayPal and you do not need an PayPal account to make a payment, just choose Guest Checkout and proceed with your credit card.

  • Payment is due upon receipt of your registration invoice.

  • Payment secures your space in class.  Your spot will not be guaranteed until payment has been received.​

  • CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel 1 week or more before your class is scheduled to start, you will receive a refund minus the PayPal processing fee or can contact us to move to a different starting date, no credits will be given.  No refunds or changes to a new date will be given if you cancel less than 1 week before the class is scheduled to start.  No refunds or credit if you are unable to attend any given week during a class session.  

  • Class dates could move out if there are not enough registered 72 hours before the start of a new session.  Students already registered will be notified.

  • In the event of bad weather, your instructor will email or call you AND may post closing on the For The Love of Dogs Facebook page to cancel class.  When class is cancelled for any reason an additional week will be added to the end of your class.  

Dogs in Heat and Sick Dogs

Bitches in season may be asked to stay home for their and the other dogs’ safety, depending on the mix of other dogs in your class. Please contact us to see whether your dog can attend class while she is in heat. If permitted to attend, please make sure your dog is wearing panties. If your dog is unable to attend while she is in season, please come to class without her.  No dogs in heat are allowed in a dock diving class until they are completely finished with their cycle.

Do not bring sick dogs into the facility, including other dogs from the household that are exposed to a sick dog.  If your dog has kennel cough, please do not bring them to the facility until two weeks after coughing has ended.  You are welcome to attend class without your dog in the event your dog is ill or in season.


  • CoVid-19 procedures must be followed.  Go to Links to read policy.

  • Instructors reserve the right to excuse any dog/handler team which may be a danger to themselves or others, is not in control, seems ill or injured, or is disruptive to the class.

  • It is expressly understood that students alone are responsible for the behavior of their dogs, any children and guests.  Any student whose dogs, children, or guest create unnecessary disturbances or repeatedly engage in unsafe or disruptive behavior, may at the discretion of the management or other For The Love of Dogs representatives, be asked to remove the offending dogs, children, or guests from the property.  No refunds of fees will be made in such a case.  Children not handling a dog must be supervised by an adult other than the dog's handler who takes full responsibility for them.  Children should never interact with another dog without prior approval from that dog's owner or handler.

  • A responsible adult must attend class each week if the handler is under 18 years of age.  For children under the age of 14 handling a dog, please contact us prior to registering to get approval.

  • Dogs need to be kept quiet when they are not working.

  • Dogs must be kept leashed at all times unless directed by the instructor or within the barn hunt ring, on the diving dog or in the pool.

  • Dogs should be healthy and up to date on vaccinations per your vet's recommendations.  Dogs are required to be current on rabies, parvovirus and distemper vaccinations.  We accept titers for dogs who cannot be vaccinated.  Bordetella is also highly recommended.  Annual fecal exams or a current deworming schedule are required to address internal parasites.   

  • Please wear appropriate, comfortable footwear for your class.  Flipflop's are not allowed in classes except for dock diving.   No wet shoes are allowed on the blue foam matting flooring.

  • By signing up for a class you consent to add your name to our mailing list. 

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