Training Agreement/Waiver

I (hereinafter referred to as Client) have voluntarily employed a Building Bonds trainer/behavior consultant (hereinafter referred to as “Consultant”) to assist me in the training of my dog(s) either online or in-person or both.

I understand that the Consultant will advise me directly 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. The consultant will make every reasonable effort to help us attain goals but makes no guarantees of performance on the part of Client or dog as a result of providing professional animal behavior consultations.

The client acknowledges that training/behavior modification may be an activity in which damage or injury to the dog(s) and/or persons may occur. The client will assume full financial/moral responsibility for the actions of their dog(s). The client further acknowledges that dog(s) 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.

Building Bonds, LLC will endeavor to create as safe an environment as possible for the training of my pet and will offer only sound, safe, and responsible training and training instructions. However, I acknowledge that there are certain unavoidable and inherent risks in any pet-related activity, including physical injury to me or to my pet and damage to my property. I, therefore, assume the risk of any injuries, damages or loss which I might sustain as a result of participating in the Building Bonds, LLC training program and I and my heirs hereby release Building Bonds, LLC and its members, independent contractors, officers, agents, servants, employees, and affiliates, and I hereby indemnify such releases against and hold such releases harmless from any and all claims, costs, and causes of action, known or unknown, actual or contingent, which I have or may come to have as the result of or arising out of my participation (with my pet or otherwise) in the training program, and I waive the benefit of any statute which provides that unknown claims may not be waived. Further, I acknowledge and agree that I am and will remain responsible for the actions of my pet at all times and I hereby indemnify and hold harmless Building Bonds, LLC and its members, independent contractors, officers, agents, servants, employees, and affiliates of any and all claims of injury, expense, costs, or damages caused by or related to the actions or behavior of my pet while participating in the training program or at any time related thereto.  I also understand that the recommendation of any other product or service is not a guarantee of my satisfaction with that product or service.