Training Contract

Training Contract

TRAINING CONTRACT: (Amy Terceira) will endeavor to create as safe an environment as possible for the training of my dog and will offer only sound, safe, and responsible training and training instructions.  However, I recognize that (Amy Terceira) is not responsible for any unintentional errors, omissions, or incorrect actions. I understand that the recommendation of any other product or service is not a guarantee of my satisfaction with that product or service. Further, I am and will remain responsible for the actions of my dog at all times and I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless (Amy Terceira) of any and all claims of injury, expense, costs, or damages caused by the actions of my dog while under (Amy Terceira’s) instruction or control and under my own care as a result of following training instructions. I have been told by (Amy Terceira) and understand the inherent risks of owning a dog, including but not limited to the risk of dog bites to myself or others.

If you are on a basic training package and it is discovered that your dog in fact needs a behavior consultation, the package will be switched from basic to behavior and any additional fees will be applied.
 
If your dog presents with potential pain or extreme behavior, I may require a Veterinarian be seen in order to move forward with behavior modification or training. Health and behavior are linked. In many cases health (including toxic stress) must be addressed first in order to see the behavior change you hope for. 
 
After the initial behavior consultation or meet & greet, all members of the household are required to commit to aversive free methods and tools during our time together. Aversive methods and tools (choke, shock, slip leads, prongs, bark collars, shake cans etc.) have well documented negative side effects, namely increased fear, anxiety, and aggression. These methods and tools may hamper training. You won't get the best result possible if these inhumane and unnecessary methods are used.

This contract agreement applies for any future services without additional written authorization.

My signature below indicates my agreement to the above.