+1 913-717-6111
4912 Skyway Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502

Covid-19 response

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

The health and wellness of our clients and staff continue to be one of our top concerns here at MuttSchool.
When signing up for one of our services, we have a few protocols we ask you to follow to help us keep a safe, clean training environment for everyone. While some of these may seem restrictive compared to what we did in the past, please be patient with us and keep in mind we are doing this for everyone’s safety:
  1. We are only taking 6 dog/people teams in our 1st through 5th grade classes and workshops so we can maintain social distancing and get an accurate count of the number of people and dogs in our facility.
  2. Please, only one person per dog should attend class. If you want your family involved in training, private lessons are a better option for that.
  3. We will not be able to take drop ins for group classes. You must be signed up to attend. Please reserve your spot by clicking on the “schedule” button next to your certificate code in your MuttSchool Order Receipt (the email you received when you purchased your group class package) or give us a call at 913-717-6111 for help with scheduling.
  4. Our classes fill up quickly and there are often people waiting for a spot in class. If you have reserved a space in class and need to cancel or reschedule, please give us 48 hours notice. If less than 48 hours notice is given your class code for that class will be considered used.
  5. During class, the wearing of masks are highly encouraged.
  6. We don’t let our dogs greet each other during class, so with one person per dog, we should always be a minimum of 12 feet away from each other (the length of two 6-foot leashes). Dog trainers have practiced social distancing with their dogs long before COVID-19.
  7. Please wait outside the building until the previous class has left and your instructor comes outside and waves you inside. This is a great time to walk your dogs so they go potty before class. Remember to keep your dogs at least 12 feet apart to prevent on-leash doggy disagreements.
  8. When you come inside the building, find a chair quickly. We’ll be letting one dog/person team in at a time. The chairs will be spaced about 12 feet apart.
  1. We can come to you for your private lesson, however we are not going inside people’s homes right now.
  2. We are also offering private lessons at the facility.
  3. During private lessons, the wearing of masks are highly encouraged.
  4. Our trainers do not always wear masks inside our facility when it is just us working with the dog. We’ve found that some dogs don’t respond as well to us when we are wearing masks. If you are coming to the facility for a private lesson, we ask that you call us at 913-717-6111 when you arrive in the parking lot to allow us to have time to put our masks on.
  5. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please give us 48 hours notice or your code for that lesson will be considered used.
  6. Please maintain a 6 foot distance from the trainer at all times. As much as we all love to hug our trainers when we see results with our dogs, a long-distance hug or air high-five is more appropriate right now.
  7. If you are outside of the “30 mile from the facility” zone, there will be a travel charge paid directly to the trainer for their time, gas and wear and tear on their vehicle of $1/mile past the 30 mile zone.
  8. We may or may not be able to do private lessons on Ft. Riley depending on clearance. We’d be happy to do these lessons at the training center. MuttSchool is 12 minutes from the Ogden Gate.
  1. When dropping off or picking up your dog, we ask that you call us from the parking lot at 913-717-6111 and we will happily do doggy valet!
  2. Since, we need an accurate count of dogs attending day training, please reserve your spot ahead of time. Currently, we will not be able to take drop ins. You may call the day of to see if space is still available, but please let us know before you show up in case we are full that day.
  3. We only take a set amount of dogs each day. There are people waiting for a spot in day training. If you have reserved a space and need to cancel or reschedule, please give us 48 hours notice.
  4. Our trainers do not always wear masks inside our facility when it is just us working with the dog. We’ve found that some dogs don’t respond as well to us when we are wearing masks. If you need to come inside the facility, we ask that you call us first at 913-717-6111 to allow us to have time to put our masks on. We encourage you to also wear a mask when coming into the facility.

If you prefer not to meet face-to-face, we have online evaluations and private lessons available. You get the same level of training as you would meeting in person.

MuttSchool-KS serves towns in northeastern Kansas along the I-70 corridor, including Manhattan, Junction City, Ft. Riley, St. Marys, Wamego, Silver Lake, Topeka, Abilene, and Salina. Travel fees may apply.