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Beginning March 12, 2022, face masks are no longer required in many indoor settings, including K-12 schools, restaurants, gyms, grocery stores and retail locations. Masks will still be required in some settings, including (but not limited to) medical facilities, long-term care facilities, and public transit. Private businesses and local governments may still require masks if they choose. Starting March 12, 2022 wearing a mask will be optional here, however we will continue to socially distance. Many individuals may want to continue wearing masks due to being immunocompromised or for added protection from COVID-19. Our training center will continue to follow all rules and guidelines established by the CDC, Washington State Department of Health and Washington State Governors office. We understand there are different beliefs, opinions, reasons, and comfort levels around masking, yet it is important to be patient and respect the personal choices of others.
We appreciate your ongoing cooperation and understanding.
— The Staff of Family Dog Training Center
Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee, Washington:
“We’ve continued to monitor data from our state Department of Health, and have determined we are able to adjust the timing of our statewide mask requirement. While this represents another step forward for Washingtonians, we must still be mindful that many within our communities remain vulnerable. Many businesses and families will continue choosing to wear masks, because we’ve learned how effective they are at keeping one another safe. As we transition to this next phase, we will continue to move forward together carefully and cautiously.”
Governors Newsom, Brown and Inslee Announce Updated Health Guidance | Governor Jay Inslee (wa.gov)
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Mental Skills Training for Competitive Canine Handlers Seminar w/ Brenda Riemer, Ph. D.
How many times have you heard people say that the dog performs great in practice but not in the ring? What we don’t realize is that many times the performance of the dog is negatively affected by our ring nerves. The purpose of this seminar is to help people develop skills for controlling stress and increasing self-confidence for their chosen sport(s). All of these skills are applicable to equestrian competitors.
Brenda Riemer earned her PH.D. in Sport Psychology from Michigan State University in 1996. Since then, she has taught Sport Psychology at the college level and has worked with college and high school athletes. In addition, she has worked with top obedience competitors on their mental skills. Brenda’s current dogs include Sheltie, Judy, (who’ll be making her Novice debut soon), plus Dachshund, Zelda, CDX (working on her UD).
Brenda’s prior dogs have earned OTCHs, UDXs, OGMs as well as other obedience, rally and agility titles. Brenda’s spouse (also an AKC judge) with Golden Retrievers, has earned multiple OTCHs, UDXs, OGMs and placements at large national competitions, including the AKC Classic.
You can find out more information about this seminar by clicking on the following link: Mental Skills Training Seminar
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