Enrollment Agreements and Policies

This page covers our enrollment agreements and Policies.  You will need agree to these policies to enroll in training.

Payment for classes needs received prior to enrolling in class.


  • Your dog is in good health and free of contagious diseases
  • Your dog is up to date on vaccines
  • The person training the dog can safely handle it.
  • You can hear even if the instructor is 50 feet away
  • You're able to walk down a flight of stairs
  • If you have a female dog in heat, you may bring her to class she wears doggie panties.

Permission Granted
The Well-Mannered Dog is an educator of trainers, veterinarians and the public enabling people to be happy with their dog. Submitting your application grants The Well-Mannered Dog permission to use you dog's case history, images of you & your dog for educational and marketing purposes.

Liability Waiver
Submitting your application, signifies your agree to our Agreement To Hold Harmless, Waiver And Assumption Of Risk waiver

Agreement To Hold Harmless, Waiver And Assumption Of Risk - I understand that attendance of a dog training class is not without risk to myself, members of my family, guests who may attend, or my dog, because some of the dogs to which I will be exposed may be difficult to control and may be the cause of injury even when handled with the greatest amount of care.

I hereby waive and release THE WELL-MANNERED DOG, LLC hereinafter referred to as the Training Organization, its employees, officers, members and agents from any and all liability of any nature, for injury or damage which I or my dog may suffer, including specifically, but not without limitation, any injury or damage resulting from the action of any dog, and I expressly assume the risk of such damage or injury while attending any training session, or any other function, of the Training Organization, or while on the training grounds or the surrounding area thereto.

In consideration of and as inducement to the acceptance of my application for training membership by this Training Organization, I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless this Training Organization, its employees, officers, members and agents from any and all claim, or claims by any member of any family or any other person accompanying me to my training session or function to the Training Organization, or while on the grounds or the surrounding area thereto as a result of any action by any dog, including my own.

Private Training Policies

Cancellations and refunds:

You agree to only cancel or reschedule private appointments in the event of an emergency (unforeseen circumstances resulting in a need for immediate action) as openings can rarely be filled resulting in wasted time. Emergency cancellations will be rescheduled. Rescheduling non-emergency cancellations are charged our normal hourly rate.  Because a lot of work must be done on your behalf prior to your first appointment, refunds will not be given for any reason.

Group Class Policies

Cancellations and refunds:
We maintain small classes with lots of one on one attention. Demand for classes is very high and spaces fill quickly. Please let us know if you are no longer able to attend class so that we may offer your spot to another student. 72 hours notice prior to the first class is necessary for a refund. No refunds will be granted after that time. Credit will be given for future classes or private lessons, and must be used within 90 days.  You are welcome to attend a class without your prior to enrolling to check for compatibility. 

Class Make-Up Policy  
If your dog is sick, come to class without your dog.   If you have to miss a class, your instructor will try to accommodate you to find a make-up session but this is dependent upon space and schedule availability and is not always be possible. We are unable to accommodate more than one make-up session per six-week long class. It is not unusual for students to have to miss a class now and then.

Even if you miss a class you will still be e-mail any handouts, class summaries or other information your classmates receive . Please carefully check the schedule for skip dates and other details.

Safety Policy
Group classes may not be suitable for all dogs. Basic and advanced classes are for dogs that that do not bark excessively, snarl, growl, snap, lunge or bite in an unfriendly fashion and owners who are physically capable of safely handing their dog.  

We understand occasionally an owner is surprised by their dogs reactions in class. If your dog does not meet the class criteria, you agree to transfer to private training or the Changing Emotions program. Refunds will not be granted.  Your dog does need training. We just have to get into the training that will meet its needs.

Dogs with intense negative reaction toward people or other dogs need to enroll in our Changing Dog Emotions Program. 

If have questions or concerns about whether your dog is suitable for class, please email us at debbie@humanedogtrining.com or call 541-603-6868.

Additional Prerequisites For Group Classes

  • For puppy class, you dog meets the age requirements
  • Your dog will not bark continuously
  • Your dog will not behave in an unfriendly fashion towards people or other dogs

Class Participation
If your dog is ever unable to attend class, you should attend the class without your dog. Children approved to  participate in the training need a parent who is learning along with them. Children under nine years of age must be able to sit quietly on the bench. All children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If you have any questions regarding any of our waivers or policies please contact us at 541-603-6868 or e mail us at debbie@humanedogtraining.com