COVID-19 Business Update

All Who Love Argus - 

 

We are very excited to announce that we have received confirmation from the government that dog training is NOT limited by the newest COVID restrictions. 

 

With that being said, 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. Our classes will continue as they have been with the COVID protocols that we have put in place. Please take a look at 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. Also, on this page is a link (button) to our Waiver. 

Lastly, we care deeply for our students and fellow dog enthusiasts. If there is anything we can do to help provide to those that need assistance throughout this uncertain time, please reach out to us. We are happy to pick up groceries for those in the high risk category (or anyone else if needed). This has been such an uncertain time for everyone and we are all in this together.  

Argus Ranch Guest Guidelines and Procedures

 Subject to change

We are currently working on creating the safest possible environment for private training, practices and classes at Argus Ranch by adhering to 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. Dog sports tend to have a disproportionate number of older and at-risk participants.  Please be mindful and respectful. 

 

  • Everyone visiting Argus Ranch must comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.  

  • Read and familiarize yourself about Coronavirus and how to prevent transmission before you visit Argus Ranch. Sources include:  WA State Coronavirus Response (coronavirus.wa.gov), King County (kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19) CDC Guidelines.

  • All guests must sign the additional waiver/informed consent form for Argus Ranch.  Coming to Argus Ranch is done at your own risk.

  • 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.   

  • Please take your temperature prior to coming to Argus Ranch.  

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

  • Masks/face coverings must be worn while at Argus Ranch at all times. Wearing masks when practicing social distancing outdoors (mainly when walking dogs in the off leash fields) is optional but anytime you are within 6 ft. of another person, in a building on the property, in the parking lot around others or walking throughout the property you must be wearing a mask. However, when a person is running their own dog in agility, while practicing social distancing, you can pull your mask down below your nose (when running agility ONLY).

  • Doors, sliding walls and gates to training areas must be kept open at all times. 

  • For individual practices: 

    • If ring gates are required, please disinfect all touch points at the end of your practice. We have set up the ring gates in such a way that you do not need to touch them unless you must close them completely shut.

    • All surfaces and equipment touched must be cleaned/disinfected after your practice.

  • Please wash your hands regularly, ideally before and after your class, private training or practice, before and after going to the bathroom, before and after eating in your vehicle and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. Use hand sanitizer frequently. 

  • Brutus Hall and the sink in the hospitality area are not available. Please use the porta potties and the hand-washing station located in front of the competition building and throughout the property. 

  • You should bring all your own supplies, training reinforcements and training aids (leashes, poop bags, food, toys, target plates, etc.) All personal belongings should be kept to a minimum. Please keep as much as possible in your vehicle. If you plan on bringing toys, training aids, treats, etc., please put them in a bag or tote and remove/return each item as needed. Any items left at Argus Ranch will be thrown away.   

  • At this time, please do not bring any food for your consumption. If you do eat, please do so in your vehicle and wash your hands after you have eaten. Water or other beverages in a container are okay, but you must dispose of them properly upon departure.

  • All payments should be no-touch. Ideally, all payments should be done electronically. 

  • No inside crating – all dogs must be crated in cars or outside. Don’t run your car when not present. 

  • Please park away from any other vehicles.

  • All guests must keep at least six feet away from each other at all times when at Argus Ranch. This includes in the parking lot, in the paddocks/fields, in all training and practice areas.

  • Gloves are not required. If you choose to wear gloves, you must be VERY aware of not touching anything else during that time.

  • Argus Ranch will no longer provide chairs.  

  • If dogs are off-leash, you have the choice to put their leash in your pocket or safely loop it around your waist or neck.  Alternatively, you may leave leash on the ground and pick it up after their run.  Do not place leashes on any hard physical surface (looped on ring gate, etc.)

 

Thank you so much for your cooperation!

 

Sincerely, 

Jordan Biggs

Owner Argus Ranch 

About Us

Our Services

Location

Argus Ranch Dog Sports and Training Center is located in Auburn, WA. On our 20 acres we offer classes, seminars, workshops, and dog event hosting. With two large arenas, RV, camping, a large old barn with bedrooms, and a place for judges to stay, we are the premier place to train and play!

Classes

   - Agility

   - Barn Hunt

   - Companion Dog

   - Disc Dog

   - Flyball

   - Nosework

   - Tricks (fun & sport)

 

Event Hosting

     - Agility

     - Barn Hunt

     - Conformation

     - Lure Coursing

     - Nosework

     - Obedience

     - Rally

     - Seminars
     - Tracking

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