We are highly committed to keeping our classrooms as safe as possible for everyone. Below are the current precautions we are taking to ensure the safety of our clients and staff in our in-person Group Classes. Please note that these policies are subject to change if the positive test rate for Los Angeles County begins to increase again.

  • At this time masks are optional in our classroom, unless you have been exposed (see Contingency Plan below). This is subject to change at any time if there is an increase in positive test rates for COVID in Los Angeles County.

  • A maximum of 3 people per dog will be permitted to attend your class in-person. This is subject to change at any time if there is an increase in positive test rates for COVID in Los Angeles County. Additional members of your household can watch your class sessions via our live Zoom portal for your class. Only one dog/human team at a time is permitted on the stairs.

  • Students who test positive must attend class sessions via our live, interactive Zoom portal for at least 5 days (and longer if they continue to have symptoms) per the CDC guidelines. If they are returning to class in person less than 10 days after their positive test we require them to wear a high-quality mask in the classroom.

Any person who is unwilling to comply with the above safety protocols will be asked to leave the class until they are willing to do so, and no credits or refunds will be given in these cases – no exceptions. Please feel free to call us at 818-832-9906 if you have any questions about our policies.

Contingency Plan:

  • Any student who learns that they have been exposed to COVID-19 must comply with the current CDC recommendations: wearing a high-quality mask in our classroom for 10 days post-exposure and procuring a negative test 5 days post-exposure. If they are experiencing ANY symptoms they must attend their class sessions virtually via our live, interactive Zoom portal.

  • If the 7 day positive test rate for COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County rises to above 15% or our city, county or state governmental agencies announce restrictions, any class sessions scheduled when these restrictions/spikes in cases are happening may be held in live, interactive Zoom rooms. This may fluctuate back and forth as you attend your class. If this happens, no refunds or credits will be offered for class sessions held virtually. While we have many safety protocols in place, we feel it would be irresponsible to have multiple people from different households inside our classrooms if our community experiences another spike in cases and appreciate your understanding. Please feel free to contact us anytime about the status of our in-person Group Classes.

Anyone wishing to enroll in an in-person Group Class at J9’s K9s must agree to and abide by the above conditions – no exceptions, no credits or refunds. Again, please feel free to call us at 818-832-9906 if you have any questions or concerns about safety protocols at J9’s K9s.