COVID-19 Updates – December 2021

We have an update to our previous COVID-19 policies based on the latest executive order.

Mask Policy

In alignment with the executive order going into effect on Monday, December 20th, all customers must wear a mask when entering Crossbones. This includes the retail area when picking up or dropping off dogs for daycare programs. If you are unable to wear a mask, we continue to provide curbside service for pick up and drop off.

Clients who are here for a group class or private lesson may, at the start of the […]

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COVID-19 Updates – May 2021

UPDATE DECEMBER 2021: Please see the latest blog post for COVID-19 related policies.

Much has changed since our last COVID-related blog post! Here is an updated summary of our services and what safety measures we currently have in place at Crossbones.

Mask & Social Distancing Policy

Everyone is required to wear masks inside Crossbones through May 31st, 2021. This will give our team members an opportunity to get vaccinated and develop immunity. As of June 1st, team […]

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Flex Class Program Updates

Our instructor team has been hard at work over the past week making changes to our Flex Class program. Our goal is to teach classes that are fun, informative, and build your’s dog manners. We want you and your dog to leave each class with a smile on your faces and a clear idea of what you need to practice going forward.

Part of achieving that is making sure the difficulty level […]

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COVID-19 Flex Class Guidelines – Updated December 20th, 2020

UPDATE DECEMBER 20th, 2020: Effective immediately, one guest may accompany you to most Flex Classes. Please check the Group Class Calendar for details. At this time, guests are not allowed at Wednesday night Flex Classes. This is subject to change in the future. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

As of June 9th, 2020, we are allowed to resume indoor dog training classes in Rhode Island. A few weeks ago we published a blog post outlining class rules & procedures for outdoor […]

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COVID-19 Flex Class Guidelines – May 2020

NOTE: We have new guidelines effective June 10th! Please read the latest COVID-19 Flex Class Guidelines here.

Our Flex Class program is resuming Monday, May 18th. Some changes to the way we hold classes are necessary in order to follow the dog trainer regulations published by the Department of Business Regulation.

All classes must be held outdoors, weather permitting. If the forecast suggests a greater than 50% chance of […]

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We are OPEN During COVID-19!

We are getting lots of phone calls and e-mails asking if we are open or accepting new customers during the COVID-19 situation. The answer is YES! We are open for select services and are ready to help you with your dog. Group classes are temporarily suspended, but all other services are available and accepting new clients. (Update 5/17/2020: Group classes resume Monday, May 18th!)

At our facility, we are abiding by all state and federal guidelines for social distancing, […]

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Summer Dog Training Challenge!

We’re kicking off a fun new dog training challenge to inspire you to work hard and train your dog this summer. We know it can be tempting to kick back and relax. But just because school is out for the human kiddos doesn’t mean it’s out for your dog!

Here’s how this works: participate in classes and activities to earn stars. The more stars you earn, the more goodies you’ll receive!

This challenge runs from June 1st through August […]

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STAR Puppy Challenge Giveaway!

AKC STAR Puppy Testing in Providence, RI | Spring Forth Dog AcademyHave you heard about our STAR Puppy Challenge?

This year, we have challenged our training team to promote responsible dog ownership, puppy socialization, and early commitment to training through the AKC STAR Puppy program. This program is open to all puppies under one year of age. Our goal is for 25 of our students’ puppies to pass the test.

To do that, we’re challenging you to commit to our STAR Puppy Challenge and give your puppy the training and socialization she deserves.

To take the test, you […]

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The 2018 STAR Puppy Challenge

AKC STAR Puppy Testing in Providence, RI | Spring Forth Dog AcademyAre you ready to commit to the training and socialization your puppy deserves?

Join our AKC STAR Puppy Challenge! Any puppy under 1 year of age can participate. Read more about the test here.

The STAR Puppy test makes a fabulous training goal for new puppy owners. It will set you & your puppy up for a lifetime of teamwork, solid communication, & fun! By meeting the criteria for the test, you’ll provide your puppy with a foundation of basic manners and age-appropriate socialization.

Preparing for […]

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Summer Trick Training Challenge

AKC Trick Dog Testing and Titles | Providence, RITrick training grows your bond with your dog and builds your training and communication skills. It’s a great way to burn off some of your dog’s energy when it’s too hot or rainy to play outside. Plus, it’s a ton of fun!

The American Kennel Club recently added a Trick Dog program to their catalog of events, which means your dog can earn official AKC titles for passing four different levels of tests.

For all of these reasons, we’re always trying to find ways to […]

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Your Dog

Our Orange Dog-Themed Christmas Tree | Spring Forth Dog AcademyHo, ho, ho! What is Santa bringing your dog for Christmas this year? Or, do you need eight great gifts for each night of Hanukkah? Don’t sweat it – the Spring Forth team and I have got you covered. Here are some ideas to place beside the Yule Log…

Fun Food Puzzles

A food puzzle is a great way to keep your dog out of your hair this holiday season! Fill one of these great […]

By |2022-08-09T21:52:55-04:00December 9, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Your Dog
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