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Liability Waiver, Guarantee

*Guarantee: Home Schooled Hounds is confident that the training you and your dog will receive is sound and effective. In fact, HSH guarantees that the training will continue to be effective for the life of your dog IF you follow the instructions and techniques given to you. This includes maintaining training and practicing every day, managing the dog's access and behavior as instructed, keeping a training log if a problem pops up and any and all other instructions given.


In the future, should a problem occur with a behavior or command that was included in your program we will work via phone, message, email, video and in person to fix that problem. IF the problem was caused by a lack of practice, vigilance or is not something that was included in the original program the guarantee will not apply and the problem will be treated as a NEW program.


*Working Together: If at any time the owner, the owner's family or co-handlers are consistently resisting instruction, being argumentative, abusive to the dog or trainer, or refuse to follow instructions or cause an other serious threat to the training program the trainer may terminate the program and NO REFUNDS will be given. 


*Credit for Uncompleted Program: If for any reason the dog is not able to complete the program due to death, disease, injury or other reason including but not limited to serious danger from aggression the balance of the program will be transferred to a future dog.


*Aggressive Dogs -HSH works with severely aggressive dogs; we will do everything in our power to make your dog safe to live with for both your family and your community but HSH believes that the safety of humans is the ABSOLUTE priority and will advise you of what steps must be taken for the safety of everyone including animals that might be in danger. IF THESE STEPS AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED THE CONTRACT WILL BE TERMINATED AND NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.


*Waiver of Liability and Informed Consent Release


I, the Releasing Party and the undersigned, have enrolled myself and my dog in dog training classes, private consultations, workshops or other related activities (Classes) offered by Trish Wamsat, Home Schooled Hounds (HSH), The Released Party. 


By enrolling in this class/program, I certify that I have been informed and understand that there is always some unavoidable risk of injury involved when working with animals, especially animals with behavioral issues. I acknowledge that dogs can be inherently difficult to control and that not all dogs will be under control at all times resulting in the possibility of injury to myself, my dog, my family members, or third parties. Additionally, I have had full opportunity to discuss all concerns I have about the foregoing risks with "HSH" and its authorized representatives. I have also made all inquiries and investigations to my satisfaction related to such risks, including, but not limited to, an examination of the training area (if applicable). I hereby accept and assume, without reservation, all risks associated with my participation in the Classes, including, but not limited to: the risks of any and all injuries to myself, my dog and  any of my family members or third parties who may attend; the risk that my dog may cause injury to other persons and /or dogs while training. 


As lawful consideration for participating in the classes, I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns  hereby waive, release, discharge and to indemnify, defend and hold harmless "HSH" and their members, managers, agents, clients and employees from any and all injuries, losses, claims and damages to any person, animal or persons 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 my participation in the Classes.


This Waiver of Liability & Informed Consent Release shall be legally binding on the Releasing Party. Should the Releasing Party assert a claim to the contrary to what has been agreed to in this Waiver of Liability and Informed Consent Release, 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. No waiver or modification of any provision here in shall be valid unless expressly agreed to in writing by both the Released Party and the Releasing Party. Every provision herein is intended to be severable. If any one or more of the provisions herein is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that shall not affect the other terms and provisions hereof, which shall remain binding and enforceable.


Herding classes are an additional risk due to the nature of dogs and sheep sometimes moving at high rates of speed across uneven ground. I understand the risks and agree the above waiver applies to Herding activities as well and I agree to hold "HSH", the owner and manager of the property and any third parties HARMLESS. 


*Media/Photography: I grant to HSH, its representatives and employees the right to take photographs of me, my dog, family and anyone attending classes or lessons. I authorize HSH, its assignees and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically.

I agree that HSH may use such photographs with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web Content.