Dog Health Issues and Female in Season

The Policy Guidelines



If your dog has Kennel Cough.

Kennel Cough is a highly contagious disease.

Your dog cannot attend Club activities for 3 weeks from the onset of symptoms.

The Kennel Cough Exclusion Period is in accordance with the WDKOC Inc By-Laws (Sept 2022) and Dogs Victoria recommendations.


If your dog is otherwise unwell, injured or recovering from surgery.

Home rest is important for recovery.



If your female dog is in season.

Wait until she finishes her cycle before returning to class. 

Hormonal changes can affect her behaviour for up to 7-9 weeks, sometimes reducing interest in training. Her scent will also be a distraction for other dogs.


Return to class when your dog is healthy again and can enjoy and benefit from the activity.

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