The Orlando Dog Training Club is very concerned with the recent outbreak of a highly contagious canine influenza virus known as H3N2 CIV. This flu is an airborne virus and has been known to be spread by dogs that do not show symptoms. Some of the more common symptoms are a dry cough, lethargy, mucus discharge from eyes or nose, and possible fever.
We are suspending all classes until August 1st and 2nd in an attempt to stop the spread of this virus. We do suggest that you consult your veterinarian about having your dog vaccinated with the Merck Bivalent vaccine. We would also encourage you to continue working with your dog during this period.
When we do return to classes, any dog that does not appear to be in good health will be asked to NOT enter the building.
More information about the flu may be obtained from the University of Florida web page.
Thank you for your cooperation and help in not spreading the virus.