Sandia Dog Obedience Club: Teaching people and their dogs for over 70 years.

I’m sure you all are aware of the spread of respiratory illnesses in the dog community. Dogs may exhibit sneezing, nasal discharge, difficulty breathing, lethargy (low energy), a fever, and possibly vomiting. The illness can progress very quickly, and you should seek immediate care if you see any of these signs. A cough may start out sounding like kennel cough, but can lead to a severe, hemorrhagic pneumonia, which can be deadly.

  • It is very important that if your dog isn’t feeling well, DO NOT BRING THEM TO SDOC. And do not bring any other dogs from the household to SDOC.
  • Do not use communal water bowls.
  • No dog to dog interactions.
  • Do not share toys or leashes.
  • Feel free to bring your own crate.
  • If you use SDOC crates, bring your own mat, and spray or wipe down the crate with disinfectant before and after use.
  • Report an infected dog immediately to the president (president@sdocnm.org)
  • You must self-quarantine all dogs in the household for two-weeks after symptoms have ceased.

If you miss classes that you are enrolled in because of a sick dog, please let the head instructor know. SDOC will refund the class fee if you have attended just two class. If you’ve attended more than two class, you’ll receive a prorated refund.