|Terms & Conditions
Purchase is non-refundable and non-transferable. Maximum of 2 dogs per participant. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Dogs must be 4 months of age or older and must not have any aggression issues.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. This is a binding legal agreement. As a Participant in Pooch Partners® programs, activities and events, which include without limitation dog obedience training, personal training services, fitness classes, dog sport activities, doggie duathlon, seminars, clinics, and related activities included but not limited to pack walks, canicross, snowshoeing, weight pulling, agility and hiking (hereinafter called the Activities), the Participant and/or the Parent/Guardian of the Participant (hereinafter called the Parties), acknowledge and agree to the following terms:
DESCRIPTION OF RISKS: The Participant is participating voluntarily in the Activities. In consideration of the Participant's participation in the Activities sanctioned by Pooch Partners®, the Parties hereby acknowledge that they are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with or related to the Activities, and may be exposed to such risks, dangers and hazards. The risks, dangers and hazards include, but are not limited to, injuries to them and their canine from: training whether indoor or outdoor including obedience and dog sport training, strength training, running, hiking, and snowshoeing; encounters with wild and domesticated animals, including other dogs participating in the Activities, or plants including allergic reactions; failure to properly use any piece of equipment or from the mechanical failure of any piece of equipment; overusing, exerting and stretching various muscle groups and strenuous cardiovascular workouts; vigorous physical exertion, rapid movements and quick turns and stops; falling to the ground due to slips, trips or uneven, slippery or irregular terrain or surfaces; risks regarding the contraction of illness, even if proper, regular vaccinations have been done; contact, colliding or being struck by equipment, trees, other individuals or dogs, or other fixed objects; failing to participate within one's abilities, skill and within designated areas; becoming lost or separated from the group or the group becoming split up; extreme weather conditions which may result in frostbite, hypothermia, snowstorms, sunstroke or lightning strikes travel to and from Activities; and other risks normally associated with participation in the Activities. Furthermore, the Parties are aware: that injuries sustained may be severe, paralyzing or fatal; that the Participant may experience anxiety or embarrassment while challenging themselves during the activities, events and programs; that the risk of injury is reduced if the Participant follows all rules established for participation; and that the risk of injury increases as the Participant and/or their dog becomes fatigued.
DISCLAIMER: In consideration of Pooch Partners® allowing the Participant and their dog (when applicable) to participate, the Parties agree that Pooch Partners® and its respective directors, officers, committee members, employees, volunteers, participants, agents and representatives are not responsible for any injury to themselves or their dog, personal injury, damage, property damage, expense, loss of income or loss of any kind suffered by the Participant during, or as a result of, any of the Activities sanctioned by Pooch Partners®, caused by the risks, dangers and hazards associated with the Activities.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The Parties confirm that: the Participant's and their dog’s physical conditions are sufficient to allow participation in the activities, events and programs of Pooch Partners®; they have been provided sufficient information about Activities and the associated risks and hazards so that they are aware of the effect of this agreement; the Participant agrees to abide by any Rules and Terms & Conditions imposed by Pooch Partners®, in association with the Activities, and to follow the instructions given by Pooch Partners® during the Activities; and any equipment used, if applicable, will be inspected by them and deemed appropriate for their use and/or their dog's use if they choose to participate in the activity; they understand that at all times the sole responsibility for the conduct and safety of themselves and their dog remains with them; they have read this agreement understand it, have executed this agreement voluntarily, and that this agreement is to be binding upon the Parties, their heirs, executors, administrators and representatives. In addition, the Parties authorize Pooch Partners® to collect and use personal information about the Parties which relates in any way to the Activities, including without limitation the publication of photographs in newsletters and promotional materials, the posting of photographs, videos, articles, rosters, statistics, images and results on the Pooch Partners’ website and other mixed media sources (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Mail Chimp). The Parties acknowledge that copyright will remain the sole property of Pooch Partners®, and waive any claim to remuneration for use of said materials used for these purposes. The Parties understand that they may withdraw such consent at any time by contacting Pooch Partners in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By completing this sale I am acknowledging that I have read, understand and agree to this Waiver & Release.