Liability Waiver

READ THIS LIABILITY RELEASE AND WAIVER VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU SIGN IT.

(BY SIGNING THIS YOU ARE GIVING UP IMPORTANT LEGAL RIGHTS TO WHICH YOU MAY OTHERWISE BE ENTITLED.)

In consideration of the services of Kudos for Canines, including

  • all of its officers
  • directors
  • staff
  • leaders / co-leaders
  • volunteers, affiliates, and contractors
  • and all persons and entities acting for it or on its behalf

(the aforementioned collectively referred to, hereinafter, as the “Company”) and in order to exercise the right to engage in Dog Training classes, as a participant, I hereby freely and voluntarily agree to release indemnity, hold harmless and waive all and any legal claims against the Company on behalf of myself, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and estate, as follows:

Part I. DISCLOSURE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS

I understand that Dog Training classes involve known and unanticipated risks which could result in physical injury, dog bites, paralysis, death, illness, or damage to myself, to my dog, to property or to third parties or their dog(s). I understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the Training.  These risks include but are not limited to, among other things:

The nature of the training itself which involves:

1. Strenuous and vigorous, physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual activity such as outdoor and indoor games during day or night, and exercises and processes which may include or result in physical, mental or emotional stress, distress,
fatigue and serious dog bites; and

2. The potential for death; for injury to skeletal-neuro-muscular system (such as strains, fractures, punctures, bites, ruptures, bruises, maulings, loss of limb, loss of use of limb, paraplegia and quadriplegia), to internal organs, to cardiovascular system (such as elevated blood pressure, elevated pulse, heart attack, aneurysm, hemorrhage or stroke), to eyes or ears (loss of sight or hearing), to body (such as scrapes, scratches, punctures, maulings, lacerations) and to mental health (such as depression or re-traumatization relating to past psychological history).

The acts or omissions of the Company who may, among other things:

  • be ignorant of any participant’s fitness or abilities
  • misjudge the weather, the elements, or the terrain
  • give inadequate  instructions, warnings or advice.

Other articles of consideration which may occur under the purview of the Company’s stewardship, which are also intended to be covered by this document:

  • Latent or apparent defects or conditions in the equipment or property supplied by the Company or other persons or entities, as well as the use or operation of such equipment.
  • Acts of other participants of their dogs in this training or other persons or their dogs.

Part II. PARTICIPANT UNDERTAKINGS

I and my representatives expressly acknowledge and agree and promise to accept, all of the risks existing in this  training, including but are not limited to those risks listed above in  Part I of this agreement.

I and my representatives understand, acknowledge and represent that my participation in this Training and in every separate part thereof is purely voluntary and I elect to participate in spite of, and with full knowledge of all the risks. I acknowledge that at all times I will be free to choose to leave the training or to not engage in any part or all of the Training.  I and my representatives hereby authorize the Company to take any and all reasonable steps on my behalf in the case of any physical or other injury, illness or condition I might suffer during the Training. The Company is hereby authorized to apply emergency first aid, engage physicians of any kind, nursing services, ambulance services, paramedic services, or any other service or personnel that in the sole discretion and judgment of the Company may be deemed reasonable and necessary for my immediate care, health and safety.

I and my representatives hereby voluntarily  release, forever discharge the Company and agree to indemnify and hold the Company harmless with respect to any and all liability, claims, demands,  or causes of action and damages which arise out of, or are in any way  connected with, my participation in this Training, my use of the Company  equipment or facilities, or the provision by the Company of emergency  services, including but not limited to claims alleging negligent acts or omissions or medical malpractice or attorney fees.

I agree and promise to indemnify and hold the Company harmless from all costs and liabilities, including but limited to, attorney fees, incurred by the Company in connection with claims for personal injury or property damage to staff, other participants (or their dogs), volunteers, spectators or other third parties (or their dogs) which  arise out of, or are in any way connected with my participation in this Training.

In signing this agreement, I fully recognize and acknowledge that if anyone (including myself) is hurt, or property is damaged, lost, or destroyed, as a result of my participation in this Training, I may be found by a court of law to have given up any right I might have to make a claim or file a lawsuit against the Company.

Should the Company or anyone acting on their behalf be required to incur attorney fees and costs in connection with any effort to enforce this agreement as a result of my participation in this Training, I agree and promise to indemnify and hold the Company harmless against all such fees and costs.

I certify that I have sufficient health, accident and liability insurance to cover costs and expenses of any injury or damage I may suffer or cause while participating in this Training. If I have no such insurance, I agree to bear all costs of any and all such expenses and liability.

I certify that I have no medical condition which could interfere with my safety in the Training and agree to assume and bear the costs of all risks, liability, claims, demands, or causes of action and damages which arise out of, or are in any way connected with any medical condition I have whether or not I have previously disclosed that condition to the Company.

I have had sufficient opportunity to read and understand this entire agreement. I agree to be bound by all of its terms.

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