March 29, 2020

Greetings, FRK9 Clients

Effective 03/26/2020 at 6am, The State of Colorado has required that we cease our dog training business operations through
04/11/2020,
and Jefferson  Country has required we cease dog training operations through 04/17/2020 -  though this could
be extended or shortened at the government’s discretion.

We plan on re-opening and following Covid-19 Safe Operations as soon as we are allowed to do so.

In the meantime, please continue to work with your dogs on the lessons you’ve received so far (practice makes perfect!), and
we will start classes and private sessions again as soon as possible.

We're also working to get more online training available to keep you & your dogs busy for the next few weeks!

During the COVID 19 crisis, we’re offering:

  • Internet-based One-on-One Dog Training programs:  During the 'shelter-in-place' and Statewide quarantines, and
    for those desperate dog owners who need to play it extra safe (for example, if you’re in your Golden Years or you suffer
    from a compromised immune system) … your dog can still benefit!  Skype & Zoom are free apps that let anyone video
    chat between computers, tablets and mobile devices. (Available for both Apple IOS and Google Android). We have
    designed a dog training “coaching” program that allows us to work with you… and you don't even have to ever leave
    your home!

  • All lessons will now be conducted outside, weather permitting. When the quarantines are lifted, our dog trainers
    will coach you through the handling exercises – while staying 6 feet away at all times, and observing other Covid-19
    Safe Dog Training protocols.  We'll be using a tie-out mechanism that you’ll easily attach your dog’s leash to – and then
    back away before we work with your dog. We’ll also be wearing nitrile gloves if we need to handle your dog or leash at
    all.

  • $25 Evaluations:  (normally $100 to $150 value) that are done OUTSIDE, weather permitting, and when the
    quarantines are lifted … where our dog trainers maintain a strict “at least 6 feet away” distance from you at all times.
    Typically we don’t even need to handle your dog during the initial evaluation, but if we do – then we use a tie-out
    mechanism that you’ll easily attach your dog’s leash to – and then back away before we work with your dog. We’ll also
    be wearing nitrile gloves if we need to handle your dog or leash at all.

Stay safe and healthy, and remember we are always just a phone call or email away, to help you continue to have the best
life with your best canine friends!

Jennifer, Jordan, Megan, Meg, and Meredith
& the whole Front Range K9 Academy Team