Dog Training Waiver and Release Form

Please download a PDF copy of the waiver. ALL STUDENTS must complete this form and bring to 1st private/group class or submit at time of drop off for board and train.

You may also complete this form digitally if you are able to and email a completed and signed PDF file back to us in advance of your first lesson. 

Section1: General Liability FOR ALL TRAINING ENROLLMENT

  • I understand that enrolling in dog training may involve risks to myself, members of my family, or my dog. I assume all risks participating in dog training group classes or private lessons conducted at Blackfoot Kennels. I will not hold Danielle Rosalie Pellicci d.b.a. BlackFoot kennels or her assistants and instructors responsible in the event of injury to myself, my family members, or my dog. I agree to comply with the verbal and/or written instructions given to me from my training instructor(s) as it relates to me or my dog's abilities to safely participate in training. I also agree to assume and responsibility to any damages done to property, persons, or other dogs done by me or my dog's actions. 

  • I understand that Trainer Danielle Rosalie Pellice d.b.a. BlackFoot Kennels and her staff does not guarantee training results, and that no refunds are offered once training has been paid for and completed.

  • I grant permission to Danielle Rosalie Pellicci d.b.a. BlackFoot Kennels to use my dog's photographs and / or videos taken during training for educational and promotional purposes in any type of media. 

  • I understand and agree that  if my dog exhibits a serious aggression issue pertaining to other dogs or humans, it will be removed from training and no refund will be offered. 

  • I understand that it is required that my dog is up to date and current on the following inoculations and will provide copies to BlackFoot kennels on or before the first day of schedule training; Bordetella, Rabies,  Distemper, and Parvovirus. Specific to Boarding and Training Registrants: I understand that I must provide a monthly heartworm preventative medication for my dog when my dog's stay at BlackFoot Kennels extends into a new month. If my dog’s inoculations are due during an extended stay I am responsible for picking up dog to take him/her to the vet, or, BlackFoot Kennels staff can arrange for veterinary care. In this case; I agree to pay vet fee plus a one time charge of $50.

  • I acknowledges that when enrolled in a training program, I grant Danielle Rosalie Pellicci d.b.a. BlackFoot Kennels and her instructors/staff to use any training equipment deemed appropriate to work with my dog. Examples include but are not limited to: such as martin age collars, slip collars, prong collars, and electronic collars. I acknowledge that these are tools that will only be used in a humane way by educated professionals.

  • As lawful consideration for participating in any training program at BlackFoot Kennels, I, for myself, my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (the “Releasing Party”), hereby waive, release, discharge and covenants not to sue and to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Danielle Rosalie Pellicci d.b.a. BlackFoot Kennels, her instructors and  members, managers, agents, and employees (the “Released Party”) from any and all injuries, losses, claims and damages to any person or persons of any nature its directors, officers, employees, agents, sponsors, organizers, volunteers or other representatives, their successors and/or assigns, (hereinafter collectively the “Releases”) from any and all liability to the Undersigned for any loss, harm, damage, claim, injury or accident to the person or property of the Undersigned, whether caused by any ordinary negligent act or omission of the Releases while the Undersigned or his/her dog is engaged in or participating in dog training/boarding or using any trainer or business facilities in connection therewith.


 

Additional liability FOR RETRIEVER TRAINING:

  • The owners acknowledge that said dog may be transported to training areas off site from the BlackFoot Kennels location. Owner acknowledges that said dog will have exposure to gun fire, swimming water, and various terrains that could be dangerous for dogs. At BlackFoot Kennels we never want a dog injured during their stay with us. We vow to do our very best to keep all dogs safe in every way. Due to the nature training environments, and general dog activity/behavior we must take into consideration possible accidental situations. Please note that by signing this waiver you are agreeing to not seek any legal or financial action against Danielle R. Pellicci, Steven Pellicci, or any BlackFoot Kennel employee in the case of death or injury of your dog from accidents including but not limited to: Snake bites, alligator attack, heat-stroke, death or injury from automobile, severe allergic reactions, or gastric dilatation/volvulus (bloat). All veterinary expenses are to be paid for by owner. 

  • Section 2: Permission to bring my dog(s) for emergency veterinary care:

  • I grant permission to Danielle R. Pellicci d.b.a. BlackFoot Kennels and/or members of her staff to transport said dog for veterinary care if it is necessary to do so. It is understood that emergency care may not necessarily be issued by the owner’s regular veterinarian. By signing, the owner grants permission to Danielle R. Pellicci and her staff to make decisions about the immediate health care of said dog in an emergency situation. It is agreed that all veterinarian expenses will be reimbursed by the owner in the event that immediate costs must be paid at time of treatment.

 

Section 2: Permission to bring my dog(s) for emergency veterinary care:

  • I grant permission to Danielle R. Pellicci d.b.a. BlackFoot Kennels and/or members of her staff to transport said dog for veterinary care if it is necessary to do so. It is understood that emergency care may not necessarily be issued by the owner’s regular veterinarian. By signing, the owner grants permission to Danielle R. Pellicci and her staff to make decisions about the immediate health care of said dog in an emergency situation. It is agreed that all veterinarian expenses will be reimbursed by the owner in the event that immediate costs must be paid at time of treatment.
     

 

Section 3: General Care and Maintenance of Dogs by BlackFoot Kennels:

  • If dog is found to have fleas, ticks, or internal parasites, it will be removed from training until the dog has been treated, and free of infestation (at owner's expense). We insist that you provide monthly flea and tick topical applicators as well as monthly heartworm preventative tabs. Intestinal parasites are sometimes unavoidable despite the cleanliness of an environment. If a dog is staying at BlackFoot Kennels for 6 months or longer, we recommend using a canine wormer once every 6 - 8 months.

  • We feed and recommend either: Sport Dog Food or Purina brands. We feed each based on their diary needs, performance requirements, activity levels, and body condition.  We feed the dogs twice daily to avoid bloat and gastric upset & to ensure proper energy needs. All dogs enrolled in our training program are kept in a safe, covered run or outdoor/indoor kennel. Some dogs are crated on occasion for various reasons in our climate controlled in-door “dog room.” Each boarding space has constant fresh water available. Outdoor runs each have a raised cot style dog bed and we provide the dogs safe chew toys to keep them occupied when they are not training or exercising. 

  • We do our best to maintain a sanitary and dry kennel environment.  Someone is on sight nearly 24 hours a day when the dogs are on site. This allows the dogs plenty of time in the airing yard to play and eliminate. In case of severe weather we reserve the right to move dogs indoors to be crated.


Section 4: Training Fees, & Payment Policy:

  • Training is most effective when maintained on a regular basis. All training payments are non refundable. If you are not satisfied with your dog’s training it will be addressed prior to taking the dog home. Once a dog leaves the property is is up to the owner to maintain and build upon a dog’s education. 

  • BOARDING WITH TRAINING (FOR RETRIEVERS): 

    • The fee for the first month will be due upon drop off. 

    • You will be invoiced monthly via email at the start of each additional month. 

    • Partial months will be prorated and billed accordingly. Please see the web site www.BlackFootKennels.com for an updated list of fees. 

    • Your dog will not be returned without appropriate compensation for the time in training. The dog will continue to be trained for up to one month after an invoice had been issued. Failure to pay after this 30 day period will result in: a) cease training the dog and b) sale or rehoming of the dog. 

    • Handling fees for hunt test as well as entry fees are not included in monthly the training. These fees will be applied to your invoice during the following month.

    • Hunt Test handling fees $100 per dog per stake: JH. SH and MH levels. 

    • Live flyer fees may range from $25 to $75 monthly and are not included in the monthly training fee. 

    • You may be billed for expenses when we train in other states or far locations; these fees account for the extra care and expenses that are required while traveling.

    • No “Extra” fees (except for flyers) will be billed without verbal agreement from the owner. 

  • BOARDING WITH TRAINING (FOR ALL BREED OBEDIENCE): 

    • The fee for 1/2 the first month will be due upon drop off. Remainder due at pick up. 

    • You will be invoiced monthly via email at the start of each additional month if scheduled. 

    • Partial months will be prorated and billed accordingly. Please see the web site www.BlackFootKennels.com for an updated list of fees. 

    • Your dog will not be returned without appropriate compensation for the time in training. The dog will continue to be trained for up to one month after an invoice had been issued. Failure to pay after this 30 day period will result in: a) cease training the dog and b) sale or rehoming of the dog.