Tier restrictions and in-person dog training
Updated: Dec 27, 2020
As much as I had hoped that I wouldn't have to write another post like this in 2020, it appears that COVID-19 is very much a part of our lives for the foreseeable future. As such, I wanted to update you on what the Tier system means for training with me, and how this may begin to change over the coming months.
As you may be aware, Cambridgeshire will be entering Tier 4 restrictions from Saturday 26th December 2020. Whilst the next formal review of restrictions is on Wednesday 30th December, I expect to be working under these restrictions for at least 4-6 weeks (ending 23rd January - 6th February).
I've provided a plan of how my sessions will change according to the current Tier system, but this is subject to change as advice from the Government and my Insurance Company changes.
I am not available for new in-person bookings until South Cambridgeshire re-enters Tier 2 restricions or lower. However, online training continues to be available, allowing you to connect with me and continue dog training from the warmth and comfort of your own home, no matter where you are or what tier you're in.
In fact, for the vast majority of dogs and training that clients want to work on, remote training is actually better than in-person training. You have the chance to practice the training where your dog actually needs it most, without the distractions of working outdoors and the over-excitement of having a visitor in your home.
Customers who have already purchased sessions will be given booking priority over new customers when restrictions ease, and will be contacted when it's possible to schedule sessions once again.
Stay safe, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.
Ciara Pollen MSci Canine Behaviourist and Trainer