TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
I understand that Consultant will work directly with me and Dog to impart contemporary animal behavior knowledge that best fits our needs, and that successful companion dog programs depend on a combination of learned skills on the part of the dog and owner. Behavior is not static; an animal will not continue to perform even trained behaviors without ongoing practice. Especially in cases involving any type of aggression, although behavior may be modified, the dog is never considered “cured”. A dog’s behavior is ultimately the owner’s responsibility. Consultant will make every reasonable effort to help Client attain goals but makes no guarantees of performance on the part
of Client or Dog as a result of providing professional animal behavior consultations.
By signing this agreement, Client agrees that Consultant has not promised, guaranteed, or warranted that the results of training will last for any amount of time or that Dog can be trained, will never bite, will not be dangerous or vicious in the future and will never exhibit other behavioral problems. Client understands that the elimination or modification of behaviors is not guaranteed and will not provide exact results. Failure to follow the professional advice given to Client by Consultant may result in an escalation of behavior and training issues. Client agrees that non-compliance with the recommendations of Consultant constitutes non-liability to Consultant. Client further agrees to accept responsibility for any damages Dog may cause through malicious, aggressive, or improper behavior that may occur before, during or after all services provided by Consultant.
Client acknowledges that training/behavior modification may be an activity in which damage or injury to dog(s) and/or persons may occur. Client will assume full financial/moral responsibility for the actions of Dog. Client further acknowledges that Dog may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions which include, but are not limited to, vehicular travel, interaction with people and other animals, exposure to adverse weather, and exposure to areas with crowds and all types of traffic. Client understands and agrees that if Dog is injured in a dog fight or an accident, is lost or stolen, or engages in any dangerous, vicious, or unwanted behavior, during or after all services provided by Consultant, at Client’s home or any other location, that Client accepts the risk and agrees that Consultant shall not be held responsible or for any resulting injuries, losses, damages, costs, or expenses.
Client agrees that training session duration is determined by Consultant at the time of service. Time spent during appointments discussing Dog, it’s training and/or behavior, is considered training session time. Client agrees that if, at any time during a session Consultant reasonably believes that Dog is ill, abused or is exhibiting any behaviors that may interfere or endanger the health and safety of any participant or bystander, including Dog, Consultant may unilaterally end the training session and that this session will still be counted as a full training session.
At Consultant’s sole election, this contract may be terminated if (a) in Consultant’s sole judgment Dog is dangerous to Consultant 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, or (c) Client requests service termination. Client further understands and agrees that Consultant’s duties shall terminate immediately upon cancellation, but all other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in effect.
Client’s signature indicates that he/she will hold Consultant, its owner, employee(s), or agent(s) free and harmless from all claims, liability, damage, loss, or expenses arising out of any injury to any person or to any person’s property by Dog, while in the care, custody, and control of Client or while in the care, custody and control of Consultant, its employee(s), owner(s), or agent(s).
This Agreement supersedes all other agreements and expresses the entire agreement between Client and Consultant. This Agreement may be amended only by a written instrument signed by both Client and Consultant. If any provision of this Agreement, or any portion thereof, is held to be invalid and unenforceable, then the remainder of the Agreement shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect.
I agree to allow Crimson Hound LLC to take photographs and/or videos of me, my dog and my property. I authorize Crimson Hound LLC to copyright, use, or publish these photos/videos for any lawful purpose including publicity, education and advertising.
I agree to allow Crimson Hound LLC to contact my dog’s veterinarian to discuss behavior and medical history.
I certify that Dog has not been declared “vicious or dangerous” and is not the subject of a quarantine order at this time. I have read, acknowledge, and agree to all terms, conditions and legal provisions set forth in this agreement.
Other arrangements for payment in full at the first consultation are available only if agreed upon by both parties. Any returned checks are subject to a $35 bank fee.