I understand that Dogology/Christine Surma, (herein referred to as "Consultant"), will work directly with me and my dog 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 behavior 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. Consultant will make 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.
Client acknowledges that obedience training/behavior modification may be an activity in which damage or injury to dog(s) and/or persons may occur. Client will assume full financial/moral responsibility for the actions of their dog(s). 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.
I/We Client agree that I, my/our heirs, assignees and legal representatives will not make claim against, sue, or attach the property of Consultant, her family, acquaintances, or any other person acting on her behalf (herein referred to as "Agents"), for injury or damage to or by dog(s) resulting from action or negligence, however caused, by Consultant or Agents. I/We Client forever release Consultant and/or Agents from any and all liability and demands which I/We Client, and my/our heirs, assignees and legal representatives may have or may hereafter have for injury or damage to or by dog(s), and assume all risks thereof.
Client and Consultant hereby agree to mediate an/or arbitrate and misunderstanding that may arise pursuant to the terms contained herein.
This Contract for Training Services supersedes all other agreements, written or oral, previously made between Client.