Day Training Program Agreement and Waiver

PURPOSE. The client (“you”) contracts Raising Fido Dog Training to provide dog training services and any necessary care during the agreed upon days of service while the client is absence – this is a “latchkey” style service.

This agreement constitutes permission to enter the property for the purpose of providing the agreed upon training lessons at the address provided by the client.

SUPPLIES. Client will ensure that all supplies necessary for the health/comfort of their dog during training are provided at the residence. These supplies may include but are not limited to food, treats, medication/supplements, collar/harness, leash, and necessary licenses/tags as required by your city of residence.

EMERGENCIES. Client agrees to authorize Raising Fido Dog Training to handle any emergencies that may arise. Raising Fido Dog Training will make every effort to contact you; however, you give Raising Fido authority to act in the pet’s/home’s best interest.

SPECIFIC AUTHORIZATIONS. Initial below to indicate your full understanding of the terms and to specifically authorize the following actions by Raising Fido Dog Training:

 

Raising Fido Dog Training is authorized to take your dog(s) off your property during the agreed upon days for the purpose of training or emergency medical treatment and may be transported by personal vehicle.

You authorize permission to transport your pet(s) for emergency medical care and/or First Aid provided by the veterinarian identified in this Agreement, or an appropriate alternate to be determined by Raising Fido Dog Training in the event your regular veterinarian is not available or that closer care is required.

You will reimburse Raising Fido Dog Training for any charges related to emergency care, including office visits, procedures, medications, surgeries, etc. You are responsible for notifying Raising Fido Dog Training in advance if there is a treatment cost limit that should not be exceeded by the attending hospital should these circumstances arise while in the care of Raising Fido Dog Training.

You authorize Raising Fido Dog Training to administer or seek resuscitative care for your dog as determined appropriate by Raising Fido Dog Training and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Raising Fido Dog Training for all and any results thereof.

You authorize an attending veterinarian to euthanize your pet in extreme circumstances after all reasonable attempts have been made to reach you and your emergency contact. In the unlikely event of your pet’s death, you would like:

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PHOTO RELEASE. By signing below, you give Raising Fido Dog Training permission to publish in print, electronic, or video format the likeness or image of your dog.  You release all claims against Raising Fido Dog Training with respect to privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright ownership and publication, including any claim for compensation related to use of the materials for marketing or promotion of our services.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK. Client acknowledges that they are voluntarily participating in pet services being provided by Raising Fido Dog Training with knowledge of the potential dangers. Client represents that they are the owner or guardian of the dog(s) identified in this Agreement. You acknowledge that dogs are unpredictable animals with their own will and drives, and therefore, regardless of training, handling, or environmental circumstance, Raising Fido Dog Training cannot protect against every potential injury, risk or accident to any person or animal while in our care. These may include illness, attacks, bites, and the responsive actions and complications that arise from them, and you understand and acknowledge that such risks are inherent with dogs and risks cannot ever be fully eliminated. This Agreement is intended to shift the risk of participating in the care/training of your pet(s) to you. Do not sign unless you are willing to assume the risk to yourself, your dog, and others of your participation with the day training program, including the associated risks of bodily injury, death, or property damage while participating in the service and related activities in your own home, or in a public space.

 

RELEASE OF LIABILITY. The Client (including their successors, heirs, administrators, personal representatives, estate trustees and assigns) agrees that in consideration of the mutual contract herein, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, hereby releases and forever discharges Raising Fido Dog Training (including all related and affiliated corporations, and each of their respective directors, officers, agents, servants, and employees) of and from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, proceedings, claims, damages, grievances, costs, and liabilities and demands of any nature and kind whatsoever, and howsoever arising, whether in law or in equity or otherwise, whether express or implied and whether presently known or unknown, which the Client ever had, now has, or may hereafter have against Raising Fido Dog Training, or any of them, for, or by reason of, or in any way arising out of Raising Fido Dog Training’s provision of services pursuant to this agreement. Client consents to entry into identified residence for purposes of carrying out this agreement.

Raising Fido Dog Training does not accept Clients with dogs who have previously inflicted an undeniable level 4 (or higher) bite to a human (Dunbar’s Dog Bite Scale). Raising Fido Dog Training will not use slip leads, tightly fitted martingale collars, choke chains, prong collars, or shock collars on your dog(s). These tools pose a high risk of injury or behaviour problems. Flat collar, harness or previously conditioned head collar will be used. All dog(s) will be kept on a leash unless otherwise posted, as per the City of Calgary Bylaws. Client agrees that any behavioural issues the dog(s) may have, have been clearly communicated to Raising Fido Dog Training in advance of services. Client understands that all dog(s) (where appropriate) must have a veterinarian and must be up to date on recommended vaccines.

Client agrees to inform Raising Fido Dog Training in advance of services of any illness/disease pet(s) or household members may have. Client agrees to reimburse Raising Fido Dog Training for all costs (including, but not limited to, medical care and lost wages) associated with contracting any ailments while exposed to pet(s) or household members. Raising Fido Dog Training shall not be held responsible for any complications dog(s) may suffer or the actions of dog(s) when they are left unattended after training has concluded. Raising Fido Dog Training shall not be held responsible for dog(s) that incur “at-large” fines, bite another person or animal, suffer an accidental death, or go missing due to escape from faulty fencing, or from inside the home due to faulty screens, doors, etc. Raising Fido Dog Training shall not be held responsible for any loss, harm, damage, claim, injury (including death) or accident to the property of Client, Client’s dog(s), and any other persons, including any minor children, arising out of services rendered by Raising Fido Dog Training, even if caused by any negligent act or omission.  Client agrees to be responsible for all costs (including, but not limited to, medical care, attorney fees, etc.) if client’s dog(s) should bite or cause harm to another person, their property, or their pet (animal). Raising Fido Dog Training shall not be held responsible for the loss, injury, death, fines, or actions of any dog(s) that the client has left outside or has instructed Raising Fido Dog Training to allow outside while away from the residence. This includes pets with doggie doors and outdoor pets. Raising Fido Dog Training reserves the right to move an outdoor pet to covered shelter in the event of extreme temperatures/weather. Raising Fido Dog Training is not responsible for damages/costs involved with this move.

Raising Fido Dog Training cannot be responsible for your pet(s) or home if another service provider, friend, or family member enters your property while no present.

SAVINGS CLAUSE.  You expressly agree that the foregoing assumption of risk, release of liability, and indemnity provisions are intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by applicable law, and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, you agree that the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

 

KNOWING AND VOLUNTARY EXECUTION. By signing below, you declare that you are at least 18 years of age and competent to sign this Agreement. You acknowledge that you have carefully read this Agreement, understand its contents, and agree to be bound by its terms. You specifically understand that this Agreement includes an assumption of the risk of Raising Fido’s negligence and a release of Raising Fido Dog Training’s liability.

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