Enrollment Agreements and Policies
This page covers our enrollment agreements and Policies. Please read these policies and then click the button at the bottom to indicate your agreement to the policies and waiver.
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're able to walk down a flight of stairs
Female dogs in heat, can come to class wearing doggie panties.
Additional Prerequisites for Basic and Advanced training (not for Changing Emotions or private training)
For puppy class- your dog meets the age requirements
Your dog will not bark more than a couple minutes and can be quieted with treats.
Your dog will not behave in an unfriendly fashion towards people or other dogs
You can hear even if the instructor is 30 feet away - unless you are doing private training
Payment must be received to reserve your spot in training.
Cancellations & refunds:
You are invited to attend a basic class without your dog prior to enrolling to check for compatibility. In fairness to clients waiting to get into training, refunds are only provided if we are notified at least 72 hours prior to your start date. To cancel please call us at 541-603-6868 or e-mail us at email@example.com. With 72 hours notice, your cost of class will be fully refunded or you can choose to apply it to further training.
Thank you for understanding less than 72 hours notice prevents others from enrolling and that you forfeit your training, no refunds will be given and your registration is not transferrable to another party. But you can choose to transfer group classes over to private consultations.
If The Well-Mannered Dog needs to cancel a training due to an emergency or events beyond our control (dangerous weather conditions, instructor illness etc.) we will reschedule that session.
Rescheduling private training
Both parties 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.
Class Make-Up Policy
If your dog is unable to attend training, come without your dog.
If you have to miss a class - If you can’t make it to a group class you Forfeit that class but you will still be e-mailed all the class material & have phone and e-mail access to your instructor. If you wish to schedule a private make-up class, the make up class will be charged at our current private consultation rate.
Successful dog training is about humans making changes in an effort to meet their dog’s needs of a healthy diet, medical care, appropriate exercise, mental stimulation and reduced stress while teaching the dog alternative correct behaviors that can earn rewards. Because we can not guarantee you will follow through with our suggestions, no guaranteed is made regarding success. What we can guarantee though is, you will be treated with respect, we will listen and we will give you the best advice to meet your goals.
Not all dogs do well in a class with other dogs and people. Dog that bark excessively, snarl, growl, snap, lunge or bite in an unfriendly fashion need to be enrolled in our Changing Dog Emotions training. 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 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.
Only people who are physically and mentally capable of safely handling their dog can work with the dog during training. Should a safety issue be discovered, you agree to make the appropriate changes.
If you have questions or concerns about whether your dog is suitable for class, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-603-6868.
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.
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 and reproduce your and your dog’s likeness, voice, name, images in any and all audio, written or visual format. You hereby relinquish, give and assign to The Well-Mannered Dog, LLC all right, title, and interest you many have in the materials without limitation. In addition, you acknowledge The Well-Mannered Dog is the owner of said materials without payment or compensation to you.
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.
If you have any questions regarding any of our waivers or policies please contact us at 541-603-6868