Group Class Contract and Release of Liability
Client agrees to pay Trainer non refundable fees in the amount of $150.00 for (name of group class) consisting of 6 (# of lessons)50-60 minute group class lesson beginning on (date of first lesson hour) Payment of $150.00 by cash, check, or credit card, and a signed copy of contract, are due the first class hour lesson . There will be a $30.00 fee for all returned checks. There will be additional fees for any additional leashes, collars, harnesses, training equipment, treats or other items.
Trainer agrees to provide group class lessons to Client and Dog on a lesson-by-lesson basis, the goal being to teach the Client how to train and work with the Dog in basic obedience or other wroking/sports dog skills. These lessons will take place on the Trainer’s Premises at 2112 Orange Grove Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278 or other location deemed suitable by Trainer. Trainer will make every reasonable effort to assist Client in achieving basic obedience or agility training goals, but makes no guarantee of Dog’s behavior or performance as a result of providing professional animal behavior consultation. Client understands that he/she and members of the household must follow Trainer’s recommendations without modification, work with the dog daily as recommended and consistently reinforce training being given to Dog.
Client understands that these lessons take place in a group class setting, and that client and dog will be training in an environment with other un-trained, and potentially aggressive, dogs and clients.
Client understands that it is their responsibility to set up a daily living environment for Dog that encourages Dog to practice appropriate behaviors and not allow Dog to be placed in situations where inappropriate or dangerous behaviors can be practiced. Client understands that this may include, but not be limited to, making modifications recommended by Trainer to their home, life style and/or the way they and others interact with Dog, and understands that the modifications may last the life of Dog. Client understands that behavior change is a process that takes time, and client commitment, that often extends beyond the length of this contract.
Client understands that it is his/her responsibility to be on time for scheduled lessons. Group class lessons are held on a set 50-60 minute scheduled basis, and trainer’s obligation for the scheduled lesson ends at the completion of the scheduled group class hour.
Group class lesson fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Trainer reserves the right to cancel group class lessons due to weather, illness, extenuating circumstance or Acts of God. Cost of canceled lessons will be forfeit by client.
It is the Client’s responsibility to clean up after themselves and their dog, including all dog’s waste, and dispose of it in the provided waste disposal receptacles.
Smoking is not permitted on Trainer’s premises, or other training locations, before, during or after classes and lessons.
Media & Publicity Release:
Client grants permission to Top Dog Training and Resort, LLC, its agents and employees and to any person, company or organization that Top Dog Training and Resort, LLC may designate or authorize, to take photographs, audio recording, or videos of client, client’s dog, and anyone whom client brings to classes/lessons. This consent includes the use of such photographs, audio recording, or films with or without my name or biographical data concerning me, Top Dog Training and Resort, LLC or another party on its behalf, without limitation as to time or frequency of use, for any or all of the following purposes: 1. Release to media including newspapers and television, 2. Educational or instructional purposes, 3. Publicity, and 4. Top Dog Training and Resort, LLC publications, presentations, and related uses such as web content, social media and emails.
Client states that Dog has been currently vaccinated for Rabies virus as outlined and required by North Carolina State Law, and has been currently vaccinated for distemper virus, parvo virus and bordetella virus as recommended by their veterinarian.
Client states that Dog is under the routine care of a licensed veterinarian and has been declared medically healthy by veterinarian to participate in training.
Client’s Assumption of Risk
All behavioral advice and training suggestions are provided at the client’s own risk. Use of this information is voluntary and Trainer, Top Dog Training and Resort, LLC, and its owner(s), employee(s), or agent(s) are not responsible for injury to another human or animal. The client is at all times responsible for the actions of their dog. Top Dog Training and Resort, LLC, Trainer and its owner(s), employee(s), or agent(s)are not responsible for any injuries or expenses resulting from socialization or training. Dogs participating in physical exercises may be injured by running, jumping, chasing a ball etc. Client hereby indemnifies and holds harmless Top Dog Training and Resort, LLC, and its owner(s), employee(s), or agent(s).
Client acknowledges that the Trainer’s Premises, or any other location deemed appropriate by Trainer, and the animals, guests, items and activities thereon, pose dangers to people and animals. Such dangers include, by way of example and not limitation, animals that can bite, trip, knock down, and fight, indoor and outdoor surfaces that may be slippery, or uneven, equipment that can trip, guests and clients who cannot control their dogs, and activities involving Dog, other dogs that can result in injury from bites or other causes. The Client, on behalf of him/her, his/her spouse/partner and minor children, and anyone else whom Client brings onto Trainer’s Premises, or any other location deemed appropriate by Trainer, assumes the risk of injuries, losses, damages, costs and expenses by any means above described, and other injuries, losses, damages, costs and expenses of every possible cause and description, and agrees to hold harmless and release Trainer, Top Dog Training and Resort, LLC, and its owner(s), employee(s), or agent(s)for any resulting injuries, losses, damages, costs or expenses.
Client assumes the risk, should the Dog be injured in any manner, including fight or altercation with another dog or animal, or accident, gets fleas, ticks or worms, contracts any illness or disease, be lost or stolen, become pregnant, or engage in any dangerous, vicious or unwanted behavior, during or after the term of the Agreement, on or off the Trainer’s Premises, or any other location deemed appropriate by Trainer, and agrees to hold harmless and release Trainer, Top Dog Training and Resort, LLC and its owner(s), employee(s), or agent(s)for any resulting injuries, losses, damages, costs or expenses.
If Dog causes property damage, or bites or injures any dog, animal or person (including but not limited to Trainer and Trainer’s agents), during or after the term of this Agreement, then Client agrees to pay all resulting losses and damages suffered or incurred, andto defend and indemnify Trainer and Trainer’s agents from any resulting claims, demands, lawsuits, losses, costs or expenses, including attorney fees.
Client agrees to release the Trainer, Top Dog Training and Resort, LLC and hold harmless its owner(s), employee(s), or agent(s) from any responsibility and/or liability for injuries, conditions, illness, escape or loss of life to the above named dog that may occur during training, transportation or competition. Termination: At Trainer’s sole election, Trainer’s duties, hereunder shall terminate if (a) in Trainer’s sole judgment Dog is dangerous or vicious to Trainer or any other person or animal, or interferes with the training of other dogs, or (b) Client breaches any term or condition of this Agreement. Upon termination in accordance with the foregoing, Trainer’s duties shall terminate but all other provisions of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
This Agreement is binding upon Client, spouse of Client, and children of Client. This Agreement supersedes all prior discussions, representations, warranties and agreements of the parties, and expresses the entire agreement between Client and Trainer regarding the matters described above. The parties confirm that, except for that
which is specifically written in this Agreement, no promises, representations or oral understandings have been made with regard to Dog or anything else. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Client acknowledges that Trainer has not represented, promised, guaranteed or warranted that Dog will never bite, that Dog will not be dangerous or vicious in the future, that Dog will not exhibit other behavioral problems, or that the results of the training will last for any particular amount of time. This Agreement may be amended only by a written instrument signed by both Client and Trainer.
Top Dog is not responsible for lost or misplaced dog leashes, harnesses, collars and other personal belongings.