Class Policies

The following policies are for the safety and enjoyment of K9 Nose Work Classes at the Minnetonka Location.

  • Flat collars or harnesses are the preferred choice for nose work.

  • Dogs are to be on a 6ft leash or shorter when entering or leaving the facility.

  • Be aware of your dog and your surroundings - we share an entrance with Veterinary Behavior Specialties of MN, who have reactive dogs as patients.

  • The owner of each dog is responsible for the behavior of his/her animal and holds The K9 Nose and Yas Bakshian completely harmless for any damages to property, other animals or for personal injury to himself/herself or other persons.

  • Please clean up after your dog! Potty area is a shared space with Shady Oak Vet Clinic & Veterinary Behavior Specialties of MN.

  • Dogs are to be current on their vaccination according to their age. Please adhere to a vaccination protocol developed in consultation with your veterinarian. Dogs who are ill should not be brought to class.

  • Bitches in season may attend class if they are properly attired, but not during the days 10- 16 of their heat cycle.  Handlers are encouraged to attend without their dog under these circumstances.

  • There is no smoking allowed at any time in the building or close to the entrances of the building.

  • Advance registration required for all classes. Payment for a class block is due on or before the first class of that session.

  • Refunds are provided only if informed 72 hours before the first class of the block. No refunds once a class block has started.

  • There are no refunds for missed classes. However, a courtesy make-up class may be arranged IF there is another class at the same level and IF the other class has available space.

  • Cancelled classes will be rescheduled per the instructor’s discretion.

  • Class schedules may change dependent on the instructor's schedule.