Safety

Safety is our number one priority at All About My Dog. Without a safe and controlled environment, our students cannot learn and thrive as they should. While we’ve taken the necessary steps to ensure the Dog Center is free of physical, biological and environmental hazards, we recognize the need for our clients’ support. Please read and adhere to the following guidelines so we all can enjoy a safe and healthy environment.

COVID-19

In keeping with Massachusetts’ Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces, we have resumed full operation as of May 29, 2021. However, we still require masks at all times inside the Dog Center. If you have any questions or concerns about our clean practices and other safety measures, please contact us.

Medical

We require that all dogs present up-to-date medical records upon their first visit to the Dog Center, and yearly updates thereafter. Records must indicate negative fecal results for Hookworm, Whipworm, Roundworm, and Giardia. Please check with your vet to ensure that these specific ova and parasites are screened for when your dog is examined. All dogs six months and older must be vaccinated for Rabies as required by Massachusetts state law. All other vaccinations must be current per the recommendation of your veterinarian.

Aggression

If your dog shows signs of aggression in general or in certain situations, we urge you to take our behavior classes for fearful, reactive and aggressive dogs before enrolling in any puppy or adult classes. If you are new to All About My Dog and are unsure if your dog might pose a threat to other students or owners, consider attending a free class placement evaluationWe reserve the right to exclude dogs due to aggressive behavior.

Environmental

The winter months can present hazards to dogs. While we do our best to keep our walkways clear and salt-free, some circumstances are beyond our control. Please check the website regularly for announcements and warnings. Also, please adhere to the signs posted on our building. If it’s slushy or muddy, bring a second pair of shoes (or slippers!) to class so we can keep our blue floor clean and salt-free.

We recognize that “accidents” happen. If your dog poops or pees in the Dog Center, please alert your trainer and clean up the area immediately. Unresolved stains can damage the blue floor and will lead to additional marking. Cleaning supplies are conveniently located by the Doggie door.