Our Outdoor Field and Indoor Arena
We make use of both our indoor and outdoor training area. With fall and winter weather here, most of our classes will be held indoors. However, if weather cooperates, we will hold classes outdoors.
Prior to and Arriving to Class
Please plan on showing up no more than 15 minutes early for class. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will spend part of our time cleaning shared surfaces between back-to-back classes/lessons. Also, plan on parking with a bit more space than you’re used to during class to allow for proper social distancing. Classes will have no more than 5 teams.
Please use hand sanitizer prior to entering Five Points Training. It is highly recommended you bring your own hand sanitizer. Although, we will provide hand sanitizer onsite.
In the event you exhibit or have a close contact with someone with COVID-19 Symptoms, please do not come to Five Points Training. We also ask that any visitors (spouses, friends, etc) that are not participating at Five Points Training refrain from accompanying you unless you seek prior permission from Five Points Training.
Masks and Sanitizing
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are asking all those visiting Five Points Training to come with a mask available for use. We ask you wear your mask at all times during your visit to Five Points Training even while running/training your dog. Also, please maintain social distance while visiting us. If this poses a problem, please let us know.
Please use hand sanitizer frequently during class.
Crating and Seating
Previously we had “community crates” available for your use. However, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will not have community crates available for your use. Please bring your own crates. You are welcome to crate indoors as long as you adhere to social distancing standards. You may also crate out of your car as long as your dog does not excessively bark.
We also will not have any available seating. Please bring your own chair if you’d like to sit during class.
Please use clean footwear on our indoor and outdoor turf. It’s required for you to bring a change of shoes: one pair for walking outside/pottying your dog and another for running on our turf. This is a strict requirement due to the amount dirt and debris being brought onto the running surface.
Agility Equipment Use
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we ask that you sanitize your hands prior to touching any equipment. This includes knocked bars and re-adjusting tunnel bags.
Treats and Rewards
We encourage use of rewards (food and toy) in our building. However, please minimize crumbly food. When rewarding your dog, please be sure to pick up an accidental food drops. Also, more of a recommendation, when using food, it’s good to use a food treat that is visible on our green turf.
“Pottying” Your Dog and “Accidents”
Please exercise your dog before, after and between your time in the ring. We realize accidents do happen but do your best to minimize this chance. If an accident does occur, please let us know and we will handle the cleanup. If your dog does have an accident, you are allowed “one strike.” After this “one strike,” you’ll be responsible to pay a “potty accident fee” of $25 due to cost of cleaning supplies and class time lost.
When “pottying” your dog, please “pick up” after. There is a “poop bucket” on site. Please place bags inside the bucket. It’s important we keep our grounds clean. Also, please exercise your dogs away from the building, fences and other structures and also far enough away from the front of our house. We have “Piles of Rocks” and “Sticks” that are the perfect place for your dog to relieve themselves.
Bitches in Season
Because of our surface, we have a strict policy to not allow Bitches in Season to train in our building. If you have questions, please us know.
Weather, Class No-Shows, and Cancellations
In the event of inclement and questionable driving weather, we will be sure to communicate via e-mail (and Facebook) 3 hours prior to class start times. However, we understand, “our weather” here is not always “your weather” there. In those cases, please be sure to notify us if you choose to not brave the weather. Please be safe. You will not be charged for class in those cases.
If you sign up for classes, we require 72 hour notification if you are unable to attend. If you notify us prior to 72 hours, you will not be charged for class. If you notify us with less than 72 hour notice, you are responsible for payment of that class. However, If you must cancel due to a handler or dog injury/sickness, please let us know as soon as possible and this 72 hour timeframe does not apply and you will not be charged for class. No-shows without notification will be charged for class as well.
Payment is due prior to class. We accept cash or check or online payment. Please make checks payable to “Five Points Training.” Please place your payment in the red box near the entryway. Check payments do not require envelopes but cash payments DO require envelopes with your name, class date, and class name.