Group Class Policies

  • The registration fee is required to reserve your space in a class. This fee is non-refundable after class has commenced.


  • For Puppy Socialization and Manners -  Distemper, Hepatitis, and Parvovirus vaccines must be up to date. We need to see your vaccination records at the first class.

  • For Older dogs Vaccinations for Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, and Rabies, must be up-to-date.

  • We do recommend that dogs have been vaccinated for Bordatella (Kennel Cough).


  • Only dogs in good health and free of parasites may attend classes. If your dog is feeling unwell, has diarrhea or other signs of potential illness please keep them home.  You are welcome to come to class without your dog if they are under the weather.


  • Females in heat may attend class at the instructor’s discretion and will need to wear a protective covering.


  • If in the opinion of an instructor, a dog is extremely unmanageable or stressed, or is unduly disturbing other dogs in the class, the instructor may ask that the dog leave the class. If a dog is asked to leave a class, fees paid may be used towards a private lesson(s).


  • If you miss a lesson or wish to review, you may attend another class without your dog if a spot is available.  Please contact the office for information on an appropriate class. No dog may be transferred to another class without prior approval.


  • Successful course completion requires not more than two absences.


  • Carolark will set the time and location of each class. Every attempt will be made to hold one class per week at the same time and location.


  • An appropriate flat collar or body harness and a leash that is no more than 6 feet long must be used in the classes. Please also see our Preparing for Class Guidelines.

These policies have been prepared so that all classes may be conducted in an orderly manner, and so that you and your dog may obtain the maximum benefit and pleasure. Thank you for your participation.


Please help keep Stittsville clean and pick up after your dog.