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Training with HAHA

Updated   08-06-16


SAFETY REQUIREMENTS ~ You & Your Dog


    DOG'S HEALTH • Dogs should be in good health (no heart, sight, joint conditions, etc.). • It is highly recommended that all dogs (and handlers) undergo annual physical exams and their veterinarian is aware the dog is participating in agility classes. Agility is a physically and mentally demanding sport. • At registration handlers must give registration a copy of their paperwork showing their dog is current on vaccinations for distemper, parvovirus and hepatitis. Leptospirosis and Bordetella are also recommended. The records will be kept with the registration form. It will be the responsibility of the dog's handler/owner to keep track of their dog's shot records and at each registration must present a copy of shot records. • Dogs less than 15 months may have jump height restrictions until their growth plates have closed.
    CLOTHING & GEAR • While training it is suggested that you wear athletic clothing. • Closed-toe footwear with traction is highly recommended. • The following are suggestions and not requirements: Having rain gear in your car "just in case" is also nice. • A stool or chair comes in handy. • Water to keep you hydrated. • Sunscreen and a hat to protect you from our tropical sun. Sunglasses to protect your eyes, however, when handling your dog you might consider not wearing your sunglasses so that your dog may see your eyes.

    DOG'S BEHAVIOR, THEIR GEAR & NEEDS • Dogs must be under direct control of their handlers. Buckle collars or harnesses are acceptable. Choke, prong, head halters or shock collars are not allowed on the agility field. • All dogs should be on a 6’ to 8’ leash, unless working in an exercise. No flexi-leashes permitted.• Each dog must demonstrate attention to its handler, should be able to walk next to its handler on and off leash (unless in a puppy level class), should not run away from its handler and should be able to pass an evaluation test at time of registration. • All dogs in the agility program must be non-aggressive to other dogs and/or people. Dogs that charge other dogs or people shall be returned to their crates immediately.• When not under the direct control of their handlers, for example, when the field is being set up or taken down, all dogs shall be contained in covered ex-pens or crates off the field. Dogs shall not be staked or left in a “sit-stay” or “down-stay” position, nor shall they accompany the handler on a leash at set up and take down time. Dogs may be outside of a crate only if on leash which is secured to the handler. • Handlers must bring a water dish, water, toys, and food treats for their dogs. • Handlers shall not permit their dog to perform on unfamiliar equipment unless supervised by the instruction staff.

    GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DOG • Cookies for your dog! Cookies are treats, training treats and dogs love them. Cookies are a variety of good stuff that your dog likes. The more he likes it the higher its worth, or "value". Here's what you do; surprise your dog with something super special like a piece of chicken or something new that you think he might like. Not sure what to bring? Your instructor can help you with this but come to the first class with a few goodies. • Just as important as cookies are toys, training toys; tug toy, ball, empty water bottle, bait bag etc. Whatever turns him on! Squeaky toys aren't the best toys and if that's all that currently works bring that to class. Have your instructor talk to you about teaching your dog to play and tug. • A shade cloth covering his crate is nice. • Bring a well rested and hungry dog to class! • Of course don't forget to bring their crate, water bowl, water, leash and have them wear a buckle collar (no choke/training collars allowed in the sport of agility).

    • • We have permits for the various fields (Enchanted Lakes Park, and Salt Lake Elementary School) only on specified dates and times listed on our training schedule. Please don’t enter or use any field at other times without permission of the Club.
    • • .At Salt Lake Elementary School our access is limited to the field adjacent to Ala Lilikoi Place. Please do not walk your pets on other areas of the school campus, including the restroom facilities. There are public restrooms available at the adjacent district park.
    • • The two fields are used by school children. Please be respectful by keeping the area free of debris (droppings, fur/hair, broken dog toys, food, plastic bags, etc.) and clean up after your dog. Avoid throwing these items in school trash cans—take them with you to dispose of off-campus. Also refrain from letting your dogs relieve themselves next to or against buildings, equipment, walkways, walls, gates, etc.
    • • We want to be good neighbors and not disturb surrounding residents. Please be attentive to your dog’s needs and don’t let your dog bark excessively or for prolonged periods. Dogs are to be securely contained in ex-pens or crates, where they can safely relax. Dogs may not be tied to the fence or staked.
    • HRS [§302A-102] Smoking prohibited; exception. (a) All public schools within the State, from kindergarten through grade twelve, shall prohibit the use of tobacco at public schools or at public school functions.  ROH [§ 41-21.2] Prohibition of smoking in certain places. Except as otherwise provided herein, smoking shall be prohibited in the following places within the City and County of Honolulu: (m) All public parks, recreation areas and facilities under the maintenance of the department of parks and recreation and the department of enterprise services...
    • • SALT LAKE site: Street parking is available and 5' between your car and driveways is the law. • Do not park in the school's parking lot. • ENCHANTED LAKE site: Bathrooms and a fair amount of parking are available at the site.

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