Liability Waiver and Policies:
Gonzo Dog will endeavor to create as safe an environment as possible for the training of Owner’s dog and will only offer sound, safe, and responsible training and training instructions. However, Owner recognizes that Gonzo Dog is not responsible for any unintentional errors, omissions, or incorrect assertions. Owner understands that the recommendation of any other product or service is not a guarantee of Owner’s satisfaction with that product or service. Owner understands that Gonzo Dog offers no guarantee or warranty of any kind regarding trainer’s services. Owner understands that while Trainer will develop a program for the dog designed to meet the Owner’s goals, Trainer can offer no guarantee the Owner’s goals will be met within the time period that Owner would like, or at all.
Owner attests that all information they have provided is true to the best of their knowledge. If anything changes from what is listed, Owner will inform Gonzo Dog before the next service is scheduled. The Intake Form and Contract gives Gonzo Dog authorization to enter the listed address as needed to perform the necessary services. I authorize this Contract to be valid approval for services so as to permit Gonzo Dog staff to enter my home without additional signed Contracts or written authorizations, should entering the premises while Owner is not there be requested.
Gonzo Dog reserves the right to refuse service to any client, at any time, for any reason. I understand that Gonzo Dog can terminate this Contract if Owner does not follow Trainer's instructions, thereby endangering the safety of the community and all parties involved, or if Trainer feels the dog becomes a threat to the safety or health of Trainer, Owner or the community due to aggressive behavior beyond the scope of training. Gonzo Dog is required to report any severe bite incidents to authorities, which can result in dog being quarantined, deemed dangerous in a court of law, or even euthanized. Owner acknowledges they are responsible for medical expenses and damages resulting from an injury to Trainer, Trainer's assistants or other person or animal caused by dog.
Owners of dog(s) with aggression and/or bite history understand that if Gonzo Dog agrees to work with Owner and dog after initial assessment, they are committing to weekly sessions or more (to be purchased in advance packages) until Trainer deems Dog/Owner are capable of longer periods of time between sessions.
Owner understands that working with Behavior Modification can sometimes result in worse behavior before it gets better.
Owner will take all precautions and follow all advice on helping dog transition as smoothly as possible without incident.
If Owner does not explicitly follow instructions, Trainer will terminate contract immediately for the safety of all parties and community involved.
If Owner's dog bites, hurts or seriously injures anyone at any time for any reason under the guidance of Trainer, Owner will notify Trainer with details immediately.
Gonzo Dog's insurance policy covers third party bites in the presence of trainer only. Owner, Trainer, resident and helper dogs are not covered.
Owner assumes all legal and financial responsibility. Bite incidents may fall under "double liability" (lawsuits are doubled when Owner has previous knowledge of biting) and can also potentially affect homeowners' and renters' insurance policies.
Trainer will not be held responsible and Owner forfeits legal action against Trainer.
Dog Run/Off Leash Deductible: Gonzo Dog is fully insured by Pet Sitters, LLC. Gonzo Dog's policy covers all incidents as long as the dog is kept on leash at all times. There is a $500 deductible for all incidents arising from the voluntary releasing of dog(s) in Gonzo Dog’s sole care, custody or control from its leash during during training sessions whether owners are present or not. Owner agrees to pay deductible associated with an incident arising at Dog Run/Park if Owner authorizes Gonzo Dog to release dog(s) at Dog Run/Park. For more information on the policy of Gonzo Dog, please visit
Veterinary and Dog Health Care: Owner agrees to pay all costs and charges for all veterinary costs for the dog(s) during the time period that the dog is enrolled with Gonzo Dog. Owner will remain responsible for all actions of the dog at all times, and will agree to indemnify and hold harmless Gonzo Dog of any and all claims of injury, expense, costs, or damages caused by or to the dog while under Gonzo Dog instruction or control, and under Owner’s care as a result of following training instructions.
Payment for Services Rendered (CASH OR VENMO): Owner agrees to pay hourly or package fee prior to services commencing. If there is an agreement between Trainer and Owner to pay after a session, Owner is held liable for payment and will not receive services until past due fees have been paid. Gonzo Dog has a cancellation policy of 24 hours advance notice prior to scheduled appointment. If Owner fails to cancel within the time period, Owner will still be responsible for the payment of missed session. Gonzo Dog also requires at least 24 hours notice to schedule sessions.
Photographs: Occasionally, photographs or video footage may be taken of dog(s) that are using any of the services provided by Gonzo Dog. The Client gives permission for any resulting photographs or video of Owner’s dog(s) to be used for advertising or educational material, understanding that the resulting photographs or videos are the sole property of Gonzo Dog.
By filling out Intake Form and Contract, Owner certifies to the accuracy of all information given about dog(s) on that Contract, and represents that: all pertinent information about the dog’s health and behavior have been disclosed in the Contract, all dog’s vaccinations are current, the dog is free from and has not been exposed to rabies or any contagious illness within 30 days prior to beginning training with Gonzo Dog, and that Owner’s dog has no illness or behavior problem (including aggressive or biting behavior) that has not been disclosed to Gonzo Dog in writing in that Contract. Owner agrees to indemnify and hold Gonzo Dog harmless, from and against all loss, damages or expense, including attorney’s fees, resulting from misrepresentations by Owner or Owner’s agents including, without limitation, any person claiming to be the Owner of Owner’s dog and any person claiming damage or injury by Owner’s dog. Owner is the sole Owner of the dog, free and clear of all liens and encumbrances.