Waiver and Release:
Client acknowledges and agrees that (i) Client has been informed and understands that there is always some unavoidable risk of injury involved when working with or otherwise taking possession of animals, especially animals with behavioral issues, (ii) dogs can be inherently difficult to control, and not all dogs will be under control at all times resulting in the possibility of injury to Client, Client’s dog(s), family members, third parties, and/or other dogs/animals, and (iii) Client has had full opportunity to discuss all concerns about the foregoing risks (and the risks described below) with Consultant and any such additional experts or consultants of Client’s own choosing.
Client and his/her dog(s) participating in or receiving any services from Consultant is done entirely at Client’s own risk. Client is voluntarily participating in and accepting all services and the use of any locations (indoor and outdoor), facilities and premises where Consultant may provide services, and Client accepts and assumes, without reservation, all risks (i) associated with participation in and receipt of any services from Consultant, including, without limitation, the risks of any injuries to Client, his/her dog(s), family members, third parties, and/or other dogs or animals that may attend or otherwise be present in any areas of any services, (ii) that Client’s dog(s) may cause injury to other persons and/or dogs, or damage to property, involved in any such services, (iii) that saliva, water, food, and/or other debris may be present in training areas (which may present slippery or otherwise unsafe conditions), and (iv) that Client’s dog(s), while in Consultant's care, may be exposed to other animals and conditions (at parks, trails, the beach, etc.), which always present a risk of injury and/or sickness from accident, fight, exposure to pathogens, disease or infection (regardless of vaccination), toxins, and/or other harmful materials/conditions.
Client acknowledges that client has carefully read the waiver and release contained in this contract and fully understands that it is a waiver and release of liability. As lawful consideration for participating in and/or receiving any services from Consultant, and to the fullest extent permitted by law, Client, for Client and Client’s heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (the “Releasing Party”), hereby waive, release, discharge and agree not to sue and to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Consultant, and her managers, contractors, agents, employees, affiliates and related entities, and representatives (the “Released Party”) from any and all injuries (including illness and/or death), losses, claims and damages to any animal(s) (including Client’s dog(s) and any other animals), person or persons, or property, of any nature whatsoever, including claims arising from the Released Party’s own negligence, and all costs associated therewith, including attorney’s fees, court costs and consultant fees, arising from or relating to your participation in or receipt of any services from Consultant and/or otherwise caused by or relating to Client’s dog(s). Should the Releasing Party assert a claim to the contrary to what Client has agreed to in this Form, the claiming party shall be liable for all expenses (including attorney’s fees, court costs and consultant fees) incurred by both the Releasing Party and the Released Party. If any portion of this Form shall be deemed by a Court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the invalid portion shall be deemed severed, and the remaining terms and conditions herein shall remain in full force and effect.