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Inclement Weather Policy

Flim in the snow with a ball

Our Policy:
  1. If you ever think it’s dangerous to drive, don’t come to class! Although we can’t always guarantee a makeup, we do our best to find a makeup opportunity for you.
  2. If the county schools or parks are closed, we don’t hold classes. This includes Fairfax and Loudoun Counties for our Great Falls and Fairfax classes, Loudoun County for our Hamilton, Hillsboro, and Bluemont classes, and Loudoun and Montgomery Counties for our Your Dog’s Friend classes. In addition, because most of our trainers travel some distance to get to class, we may have to cancel or postpone even if the counties are open.
  3. We’re really cautious about driving on slippery streets, so if we think it’s risky, despite the counties being open, we’ll cancel!
  4. If class is canceled we’ll tack a class onto the end of the term to make it up.
How You’ll Know if Class is Canceled:
 
Saturday Morning:
  1. We’ll announce class closings on the top page of our website, by 8:30 Saturday morning (at the latest).
  2. We’ll announce it on our Facebook page by 8:30 Saturday morning (at the latest).
  3. You can phone or text us at 703-554-2384 if you have any questions or concerns on class day.

Saturday Evening

  1. We’ll announce class closings on the top page of the Joyful Dog website, by 4:00 Saturday afternoon (at the latest).
  2. We’ll announce it on our Facebook page by 4:00 Saturday afternoon (at the latest).
  3. You can phone or text us at 703-554-2384 if you have any questions or concerns on class day.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Farm Classes

We’ll announce closings on the top page of our website at least an hour and a half before the start of your class, or get in touch with you directly.