COVID-19 UPDATES

IN THESE STRANGE & UNPRECEDENTED TIMES, WE THANK YOU FOR THE CHANGES WE ARE IMPLEMENTING AND YOUR PATIENCE

JANUARY 2021

NATIONAL LOCKDOWN AS FROM JANUARY 5TH

  • 1 to 1 runs as normal with max. ONE attendee per dog outdoors

  • All group activities of any kind are prohibited - sadly still no group class courses

  • Behaviour Consultations only in online zoom format

  • All other options, zoom format only

DECEMBER 2020

TIER 4 AS FROM DEC. 31ST

  • All group activities of any kind are prohibited - sadly still no group class courses

  • No home visits

  • Behaviour Consultations will switch to online format only

  • 1 to 1 runs as normal with max. ONE attendee per dog outdoors

 

TIER 3 AS FROM DEC. 3RD

  • All group activities of any kind are prohibited - sadly still no group class courses

  • No home visits

  • Behaviour Consultations run as normal

  • 1 to 1 runs as normal with max. 5 attendees per dog outdoors

 

NOVEMBER 2020

NATIONAL LOCKDOWN FROM NOV. 5TH

  • 1 to 1 Class courses & sessions continue with ONE person per dog

  • No home visits

  • Behaviour Consultations in practice are suspended until Dec 2nd - Zoom consultations will be available

  • Class Courses will be suspended until Dec 2nd

 

 

OCTOBER 2020

GREENSIDE CLASS COURSE SUSPENSION

As everyone is aware, last night (Mon 12th), a new Covid-19 3-tier system came into force and much of the North East was placed into the bracket ‘high’.  After scrutinizing the associated legislation and guidance, taking into consideration the existing local lockdown measures and also after receiving additional advice from the Director of Public Health, Gateshead Council, I have taken the decision on behalf of Perfect Pawz! to suspend class courses once again at Greenside Community Centre.

 

Gateshead Council has advised that at this current time of rising Covid cases, all indoor group activities of any kind are not advisable and have taken the decision to suspend all group activities in council operated buildings in order to reduce transmission.

Greenside Community Centre is not Council owned, however we acknowledge the rationale and strong sentiment and feel that to continue at the moment against this advice would be irresponsible.

 

It is deeply frustrating to have to suspend courses for the second time in a year but as was the case the first time, I’m afraid our hands are tied & the welfare of our clients and wider community must be utmost priority.

 

Class courses will resume for those whose course is in mid-term (week 5/6 left of Starters & Next Steps) & start (new course of Starters 6pm/7pm) as soon as is practically possible and everybody will be kept informed either by email, facebook or private facebook members group. I’m hoping this will be a short period.

 

If you haven’t done so, I would recommend you join the private facebook members group (invite only for clients) so we can all keep a little more together, it worked well during the first lockdown, especially for those waiting to join us on courses!

 

Look forward to seeing everyone very soon!

 

SEPTEMBER 2020

COVID-SECURE MEASURES

We are operating under business not social regulations

Currently we are still running class courses under a revised format, 1 to 1 sessions & courses outdoors only and behavioural consultations.  We are not conducting any home visits

We are running online Zoom sessions which have proven very popular since the March lockdown

We have a strict Covid-19 secure protocol in place which adheres to the ever changing Govt. legislation laid out for businesses, including sanitising, social distancing, test & trace.  You will find detailed information regarding these measures under the relevant option you have chosen; class courses,

1 to 1, behaviour consultations.  You will also be given detailed information following sign up to each option

Legislation is continually changing & we are continually reviewing these changes to ensure that our clients are kept safe and we are abreast of the changes - this is not easy as guidelines for our specific profession are not listed in Govt. advice

Where changes or suspensions to class courses, 1 to 1, behaviour consultations have to be made, they will be implemented.  Unfortunately this may be at short notice & this may be out of our hands but all clients will be informed as soon as we are & have to make a decision

Clients must inform us if they, any family member or anyone they have been in contact with has Covid symptoms & must not attend any class, 1 to 1 session or behaviour consultation

Anna Francesca Bradley 

Prov. Clinical and Animal Behaviour and Training Council Accredited Animal Behaviourist (AAB)

ABTC Registered Accredited Animal Behaviourist

PPG Full Member: Pet Professional Guild

ICAN Certified Animal Behaviourist: International Companion Animal Network

ICAN Certified Animal Trainer: International Companion Animal Network

INTODogs Certified Canine Behaviourist: Association of Into Dogs

INTODogs Certified Canine Trainer: Association of Into Dogs

IAABC Certified Animal Behaviourist: International Association Animal Behaviour Consultants

MSc (Distinction) Animal Behaviour & Welfare - University Newcastle Upon Tyne

BSc (Hons) Psychology - University Newcastle Upon Tyne

Behavioural Content Writer USA PPG 'BARKS' 

Published Conference Research - Annual Conference. 2016, Chester, UK: Cambridge University Press

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