Building and Class Policies
We are very proud of our facility and are happy to share it with our friends. With the recent COVID-19 Pandemic, we’ve updated our policies and it is critical you have read this before (re)visiting our facility. We try our best to keep the building and grounds maintained, safe and sanitized and hope you do too.
Our Outdoor Field and Indoor Arena
We make use of both our indoor and outdoor training area. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will “default” to using the outdoor field for most classes/lessons/workshops. In the event of uncooperative weather, we can move indoors.
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 4 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. If able to maintain proper social distance during a lesson/class/workshop, you are not required to wear it. However we prefer you do. If you are not able to maintain social distance, you ARE required to wear a mask. You are not required to wear a mask while running/training your dog.
Please use hand sanitizer frequently during class. We are working on having a hand washing station available as well.
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 best to bring a change of shoes: one pair for walking outside/pottying your dog and another for running on our turf.
Agility Equipment Use
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, only Five Points Training instructors are currently allowed to touch equipment. This includes knocked bars and re-adjust 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. Feel free to use toys but due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Five Points Instructors will no longer be able to place your toy on reward lines.
“Pottying” Your Dog
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.
When “pottying” your dog, please “pick up” after. There is a “poop bucket” on site. However, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, please bring your own poop bags and place your poop bag just outside the “poop bucket.” This will minimize the need to touch a shared surface. 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” 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 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.
Payment is due prior to class. We accept cash or check. Please make checks payable to “Five Points Training.” Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will not provide envelopes or pens. 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.