POLICIES AND TERMS OF SERVICE
ON TIME START
We strive to start and end our classes on time. Safety and a good experience is our goal. Please be on time for your scheduled class, late arrivals cause unnecessary distraction for the class that is in session as well as safety concerns if doors are opened mid-class. Many classes are off-leash. If you arrive early for your scheduled class, please wait patiently, without entering the facility or room, for your class to begin.
REGISTRATION / PAYMENT
Full payment is required to confirm your registration. Registrations that are not paid for in full do not hold a spot in the class.
Registrations are not transferable to another class or another dog.
Registrations are not refundable, no exceptions.
GROUP CLASS REQUIREMENTS
Unless otherwise indicated, class will meet for 50 minutes.
Dogs must be current on all vaccinations appropriate for the dog’s age.
Appropriate gear on the human must be worn. Please wear closed toe shoes, no sandals or backless shoes, no slippers, dress shoes, pumps, heels, etc. Sneakers or Hiking shoes are an excellent choice. Your safety is our concern.
Dog should be wearing a flat, buckle collar, head halti or front hook harness as appropriate. No retractable leads – 6 ft standard flat leads only. If you have any questions, we are happy to help you select the right training gear.
Female dogs in heat may be allowed in certain classes at the discretion of the trainer. The dog will be required to wear sanitary pants during class.
Have plenty of your dog’s favorite soft treat cut into small pea sized pieces. Dog should value the treats as the tastiest and most rewarding EVER! Please do NOT bring shredded meats to the training center. It is very messy and difficult to handle. Whole meats are fine, cut into small pea-sized pieces.
Please toilet your dog before entering the training facility. Please allow time to toilet your dog before class so that you and your dog are ready to enter the training facility for an on-time start. Please be prepared to clean up after your dog outdoors and indoors.
Please arrive for class and be prepared for an on-time start. Late arrivals cause unnecessary disruption and distraction to class participants.
Gooddog Training encourages families to participate in dog training. Children 7 years old and up are welcome to attend training classes. Parents are responsible for all minor children. Persons under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Group classes are progressive. There are no make-up lessons provided for classes that the registrant did not participate in. If there is room in another group class, registrant may participate in that class at the discretion of the trainer. A $20 charge will apply.
If you work a split shift and know ahead of time that you require special accomadations, we will try to meet them if we can. This plan would need to be worked out before payment.
ON TIME START
We do our very best to arrive on time. Please have any training gear ready for when your trainer arrives. Most lessons run approximately one hour, but may run longer or shorter depending on the lesson purpose. If the client scheduled before you needs extra attention or we run into unexpected traffic on our way to your location, please understand that we may run slightly behind in our schedule, however this delay will not impact the length of your lesson. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your day.
SCHEDULING / PAYMENT
Full payment within 24 hours after dates are scheduled is required to confirm your appointments.
Private Lessons are non-refundable and non-transferrable. We do not offer refunds on unscheduled lessons. All sales and payments are final.
CANCELLATIONS / RESCHEDULING
We require a minimum of 48 hours notice if you wish to reschedule your lesson. Lessons cancelled with less than 2 days notice will not be rescheduled or refunded and you will be required to purchase an additional lesson if you wish to reschedule. Lessons are scheduled for maximum learning; cancelled lessons and delays in training can hinder the learning process and the opportunity for progress in behavior.
Gooddogz Training holds a no refund policy as a standard operating policy for all clients. No exceptions.
This no-refund policy is effective for both group and private class registrations.
Gooddogz Training reserves the right to change pricing structure on any and all curriculum without obligation to refund existing registrants of those classes.
VIDEO AND PHOTO RELEASE
Video or photos of class may be published on the Gooddogz Training website. I hereby acknowledge that I, my dog and my family may be included in class video posted on the Gooddogz Training website or future training videos. All video and photos are the property of Gooddogz Training.
Gooddogz Training reserves the right to terminate the training contract at any time before or during it’s term if Trainer determines that a danger exists to the health and safety of the public, Trainer, owner or dog. Should the Trainer or Owner terminate the training contract at any time prior to completion, all fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Contracts for on-going training are automatically terminated if we do not hear from the client for a period of 90 days. After 90 days, on-going training contract will cease. No refund will be issued for any lessons or classes remaining on contract.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
I do hereby waive and release, Nancy Freedman-Smith and Gooddogz Training, from any and all liabilities of any nature. I agree to take complete responsibility for the action of my dog, and myself and family members, before, after and during class. At no time will the instructor be liable or responsible for the actions of myself, my dog or any other person who accompanies me to class.
I understand that attendance and participation in any training program is not without risk to myself and/or guests who may attend. I further understand that my personal dog is also at risk, during training, on the property during training, or that I may bring home an illness due to working around other dogs.
I agree to allow Gooddogz Training to discuss history, protocols, family dynamics, and any pertinent information with their veterinarian, appropriate animal professionals, family members, etc. as applicable.
I agree to take full and total responsibility for my dog at all times. I hereby waive and release Nancy Freedman-Smith and Gooddogz Training, the shelter, Pet Quarters, Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth, Poetic Gold Farm, and property or business the training is located at, all owners and other animals in attendance, and any of the above mentioned employees, owners, 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 any such damage or injury while attending the training session, class or seminar, while supervising or interacting with a dog while on the grounds or surrounding area thereto. In consideration of my attendance and participation in training classes, I waive the right from any and all claims or claims by any member of my family or any other person accompanying me during the course as a result of any action by any dog, including my own.