I, the undersigned, have enrolled myself and my dog in dog training classes, private consultations, workshops or other related activities both paid and unpaid(Classes) offered by Dogtopia. By reading, signing, and dating this document, I certify that I have been informed and I understand that there inherently exists some unavoidable risk of injury involved to both humans and dogs when working with animals. I understand and acknowledge that not all dogs will be under control at all times, that some dogs may have behavioral issues, and that both the environment and the inherent nature of dogs are difficult to control, resulting in the possibility of injury to myself, my dog, my family members, or third parties. I acknowledge and represent that I have had full opportunity to discuss all concerns I have about the foregoing risks with Dogtopia and its authorized agents and representatives. I certify that I have made all inquiries and investigations to my complete satisfaction related to such risks.
I hereby expressly 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 risks that my dog may cause injury to other persons and/or dogs involved in or observing the Classes; and the risks that saliva, water, food, snow and/or other debris may present while on the premises or in relation to the Classes.
As lawful consideration for participating in the Classes, I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (the “Releasing Party”), hereby waive, release, discharge and agree not to sue and to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Dogtopia and HC-Canines Ltd/LP/GP their members, managers, agents, employees and volunteers from any and all injuries(including death),losses, claims, judgments, fines, penalties, liabilities and damages of any kind to any person, persons, dog, dogs, and property, of any nature whatsoever, including claims arising from the Released Party’s own acts, omissions, negligence, and all costs associated therewith, including attorney’s fees, defense costs, court costs and consultant fees, arising from my participation in the Classes, or my observation thereof. Should the Releasing Party assert a claim to the contrary to what I have agreed to in this Waiver of Liability and Informed Consent Release, the claiming party shall be liable for all expenses (including attorney’s fees, defense costs, court costs and consultant fees) incurred by both the Releasing Party and the Released Party.
This Waiver of Liability & Informed Consent Release supersedes any prior, contemporaneous oral or written agreements or negotiations. No waiver or modification of any provision herein shall be valid unless expressly agreed to in writing by both the Released Party and the Releasing Party. Further, this Waiver of Liability & Informed Consent Release shall be legally binding on the Releasing Party and shall survive the completion or termination of the classes.
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.
I represent and warrant that I am at least 18 years of age.