COVID-19 Business Update - August 23, 2021

All Who Love Argus -  


The safety of our clients and staff is our priority and we will continue to make every effort we can to help prevent the spread of this deadly virus.

On June 30 Washington state reopened and industry sectors may now return to usual capacity but with precautions. Please review our guest guidelines below to see a full list of precautions we are taking to help ensure each and every person's safety while at Argus.

Argus Ranch Guest Guidelines and Procedures

UPDATED August 23, 2021, Subject to change

We are currently operating events, private training, practices and classes at Argus Ranch under the recommendations and restrictions outlined by Washington State, King County, CDC, etc.  Below outlines new guidelines and procedures for Argus Ranch.
Most importantly, we want everyone to feel safe when visiting Argus Ranch. It’s imperative that you critically assess your own health and respect everyone else.   Please remember that no activity at Argus Ranch is worth getting sick over – or causing anyone else to become sick.   Please be mindful and respectful.

  • Everyone (Exhibitors, Spectators, Volunteers, and Judges) visiting Argus Ranch must comply with all Federal, State and Local laws. 

  • Everyone (Exhibitors, Spectators, Volunteers, and Judges) visiting Argus Ranch does so at their own risk.

  • Read and familiarize yourself about Coronavirus and how to prevent transmission before you visit Argus Ranch. Sources include:  WA State Coronavirus Response (, King County ( CDC Guidelines.

  • If you are ill, have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, or new loss of taste or smell or have been exposed to someone who has, you must stay home.  

  • If you develop symptoms or have Covid-19 within 14 days of visiting Argus Ranch, please inform Argus Ranch Management.

  • All persons on Argus Ranch should continue to practice social distancing to help others feel safe and comfortable. 

Vaccinations and Face Coverings

  • All persons on Argus Ranch property are advised to have a mask with them at all times, and are encouraged to wear the face covering whenever they would be more comfortable doing so. 

  • All persons, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks indoors: In the Training Barn or in common areas of Brutus Hall or The Lodge.

  • If you are fully vaccinated (as detailed by the CDC), or have proof of a negative Covid-19 test within the last 72 hours, you may go without your mask anywhere on the Argus Ranch Property with the following caveats:  

    • If you are mask-less, you must carry proof of vaccination (photo is acceptable).

    • If you are mask-less for classes or private training, instructors may ask for proof.  

    • If you are mask-less, Argus Ranch management, staff or any Argus Ranch instructors has the right to ask for proof at any time.   

  • If you are not fully vaccinated, do not have proof of a negative Covid-19 test within the last 72 hours, or don't want to share your vaccination status information, you must wear a mask at all times at Argus Ranch with the following exceptions: 

    • If you're in an agility class taking place outdoors on the grass competition field, you may remove your mask during your turn.   Your mask must be replaced once you have completed your run.  

    • If you are participating in an agility trial, workshop, seminar or event  taking place on the grass competition field AND the organization has approved, you may remove your mask during your turn.   Your mask must be replaced once you have completed your run.  

    • When you are walking your dog(s) alone in one of the paddocks or in the big field you may remove your mask.

    • If staying on-site, you may remove your mask when in your RV, tent or in a private room in Brutus Hall.      

  • An Organization that has rented an area of Argus Ranch (e.g. competition agility trials, etc.) may choose to require more restrictive guidelines for their participants, but may not have less restrictive guidelines as outlined by Argus Ranch.     

Thank you so much for your cooperation!                                                        

Jordan Biggs 
Owner Argus Ranch