UpSwing Canine Behavioral Services- Training Services Agreement
I/We (herein after referred to as "Client") have voluntarily employed Rachel McMichael of UpSwing Canine Behavioral Services (herein after referred to as “Consultant”) to assist me in the training of my dog(s).
Professional Fees:Professional fees are as paid for a session or series of sessions. “No show” or cancelled appointments with less than 24 hours notice will be counted as one session. All sessions must be completed within one year from the date of this contract. Any sessions not completed within that time will be forfeited. Professional fees are final and non-refundable.
Description of Services: I understand that the consultant will work directly with me and my pets to impart contemporary animal behavior knowledge that best fits our needs, and that successful companion pet programs depend on a combination of learned skills on the part of the pet and the owner. Behavior is not static; an animal will not continue to perform even trained behaviors without ongoing practice. Especially in cases involving any type of aggression, although behaviors may be modified, the dog is never considered “cured”. A pet’s behavior is ultimately the owner’s responsibility. Consultant will make every reasonable effort to help Client attain goals but makes no guarantees on performance on the part of Client or pet as a result of providing professional animal behavior consultation.
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 may 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 “Her Agents”), for injury or damage done to or by dog(s) resulting from action or negligence, however caused, by Consultant or Her Agents. I/We Client forever release Consultant and/or Her 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 and/or arbitrate any misunderstanding that may arise pursuant to the terms contained herein. In any action or proceeding arising out of this agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reimbursement of costs and legal fees.
This Contract for Training supersedes all other agreements, written or oral, previously made between Client and Consultant.