DogStar COVID-19 Update June, 2021
We want to thank all of our dog training clients for cooperating with us during the past year of unprecedented challenges and stress. We are very encouraged by the recent relaxation of restrictions by the CDC and Massachusetts, and given this direction effective June 1, 2021, we are also relaxing some of our operating policies.
DogStar’s objective continues to be operating in a way that protects our clients’ and our instructors’ health and safety, while providing the highest quality dog training experience in the area. We will continue the following operating procedures which have been well received the past six months:
- Continue to ensure 6’ social distancing at all times in the facility
- NO CONTACT format (no contact dog/dog, person/dog, person/person)
- Disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer are available in multiple locations
- Enter via rear/parking lot door and exit via our front door which has successfully eliminated all inadvertent person-to-person contact between classes.
- Out of an abundance of caution we will continue to require masks at this time as the vaccine rollout continues. We will continue to monitor the situation and intend to relax this precaution when appropriate.
We will no longer require clients to sign a COVID waiver. Two people may now attend a class with your dog--chairs will be available outside the ring with appropriate six foot distance between chairs.
We will continue to operate our two top rated IQAir Health Pro Series air purifiers in the training arena. The IQAir HealthPro Series, manufactured in Switzerland, features HyperHEPA filtration technology for superior airborne particle removal, tested and certified by an independent third-party lab to effectively filter harmful ultrafine particles down to 0.003 microns in size – 100x smaller than what is achieved with ordinary air filtration technology and 10x smaller than a virus.
Please download and read the DogStar Student COVID-19 Guidelines.
If you have concerns about your dog having issues with face masks please read and start working with your dog before class using the info at this link: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/mask-force-training-dogs-to-be-comfortable-around-people-wearing-face-masks
Contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions or concerns – we look forward to getting back to working with you and your dogs!
New Seminars & Classes: see the Events page for more info.
- Competition Obedience by appointment - Mondays 3-5pm - email
- Gift Certificates! We have Gift Certificates available. They make fantastic birthday gifts. Ask your instructor for more information.
DogStar Activity Center
Do you have a new puppy that you want to make sure gets the best possible start before bad habits develop?
Do you want to build the foundation shills in your young dog for future competition in the conformation, obedience or agility rings?
Do you have an adult dog that embarrasses you--pulling on the leash, jumping on guests, not listening to you?
We understand these concerns and will work with you to develop appropriate behaviors in your dog so you can enjoy your dog for the rest of its life. Our trainers own, love and compete with their dogs…several are breeders who have trained and produced dozens of breed Champions, obedience and agility champions, and Therapy dogs. We can help you diagnose and fix problems to get the most out of your dog.
All of our training is based on positive reinforcement to establish solid dog/owner bonds to ensure the best results. Our classes are taught by experienced instructors with limited class sizes to maximize your training experience. We develop ongoing relationships with our clients and help them achieve a rewarding dog ownership experience.
We urge you to review our Classes Tab to find the right obedience, rally, agility, or breed handling class for your dog. We are sure you'll conclude that DogStar Activity Center offers the best value in dog training in the area.
Stop by and observe our positive training classes and talk with our experienced instructors. Call the office and tell us about your dog, and your goals.
All our classes are held in our fully matted, heated and air conditioned training center. You'll want to sign your dog up at DogStar Activity Center.