SND Instructors are volunteers and SND is committed to providing training and support to those individuals willing to undertake this level of commitment and responsibility to the Club.

The Curriculum Committee has full oversight and approval of all individuals qualified to teach classes at the club. It is the responsibility of the Curriculum Committee to set appropriate criteria for instructors based on the training philosophy of the Club. Only individuals who have been approved by the Curriculum Committee will be allowed to provide private training at the Club facility and will do so at the cost outlined in the Building Rental and Usage Policy.

The Curriculum Committee will provide the Scheduling Task Force with a complete list of approved instructors on a regular basis.

All class instructors must be current members of the Club and will receive no cash compensation. Instructors are given free use of the training facility.

Instructor Procedures:

  • Instructors will be sent a class roster by email prior to the first class. The roster will indicate all students who have not yet paid. Instructors are requested to collect payment prior to the start of the first class session. Students are to be informed that payments made after the first class session will be charged a late fee of $10.
  • Instructors are to remind all students of the Student Guidelines and are to enforce these guidelines to ensure the safety of all students and dogs in class.
  • Instructors must promptly notify the Chairperson of the Curriculum Committee of any issues with students. In the event that the Chair of Curriculum is not available, the issue should be brought to the attention of the Board of Directors.

Approved: 03/23/2009