This contract must be
printed out, signed, and submitted either by fax with signature (prior to
lesson). Below is a HTML representation of the contract.
Mutts Dog Training
Paul Street York Beach Maine 03910 (Phys Address)
Box 441 York Beach Maine 03910 (Mail Address)
herby retains Robin Rubin [“Dog Trainer”] of Mannerly Mutts Dog Training to
coach in training _________________[“The Dog(s)”] under the following
terms and conditions:
The lessons will take place at the ________________________________.
Sessions last approximately one hour.
If more help is needed, that will be provided at no additional
charge for as long as the trainer feels is necessary.
However, lateness on the client’s part does not prolong the
obedience training generally requires twelve weeks, but may be
longer in some cases.
In other cases where a dog may have had some experience, it may be shorter
to reach the expected goals.
or Rescheduling. 48
hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule a lesson.
I allow for three of these during the twelve-week training period.
A voice message or e-mail message may be sent to do this, and I
will confirm that I have received the message during that day.
If the client does not cancel as required, and is not present at
the lesson location, they will either loose that lesson or need to pay for
additional ones at the end. However,
if the trainer feels that the client is acting irresponsibly, the trainer
retains the right to cancel the package without any refund due to the
of Goals. The owner
recognizes that this training session does not train the dog, but instead
coaches the owners to train their dog according to skills conveyed and
homework provided. In order
for the dog to obey the owner, the following must occur:
owner must understand the basic principles of training (this will be
explained and provided by the trainer).
owner must apply the basic principles of training.
owner must not interact with the dog in a way that rewards bad
behavior and/or punishes good behavior.
owner must regularly train the dog at least an hour a day (not in one
block but as will be explained different points of the day), six days
a week to convey and fine tune command performance (as will be
explained by the trainer).
owner must not give commands that they are not ready to reinforce if
the dog does not perform.
will be a test given after six lessons are completed to determine
whether the client has completed their assignments
properly. If the client does not pass the test, a catch up
period will be allowed to complete their homework, and try
again. The lessons will be cancelled if the client can not
demonstrate that they have done the homework (assuming no special
problems), and no refund will be forwarded to the client for this.
will also be a test after 12 sessions to determine if the client is
due a certificate of completion.
Mannerly Mutts does not guarantee training in this arrangement.
Much of the training is going to be done by the client.
The trainer cannot control whether the client follows the advice,
does the homework, is consistent outside of training time, and many other
factors. However, if
the following is documented for the trainer,
but there is not satisfactory improvement in the dog as agreed by
the client and trainer, a refund of some sort will be considered:
in between lessons of any difficulties or problems that were arising.
that homework was accomplished by the ability of the client to produce
results of exercises as will be outlined.
The fee for the training described in this contract is either
$600.00 prepaid (at Mannerly Mutts Location) or starts at $720.00 prepaid
(possibly at client's location) for twelve sessions of approximately one hour
(per week) of training at client’s location.
The client understands if only consulting sessions or evaluation
sessions are purchased, the cost for that is $90.00 for for less than the
agreed upon session units at our location (100.00 for one session at clients
location), but not more than the total package fee agreed upon.
For instance, if a 12 session package
was purchased, but only 7 sessions were attended then the cost for those
consulting or evaluation sessions would only be 600.00 Instead of
630.00. The price for twelve sessions is significantly discounted as such, but
only when purchased as a package.
The fee does not include any additional training equipment, which
is the responsibility of the client to purchase.
If a package of six sessions are allowed for a dog that is under 6 months
OR due to time constraints of the owner (requires pre-approval) these cost
60.00 per session with a minimum of 6 weeks totaling $360.00 minimum for
on site or 420.0 for approved off site locations.
Check Fee. If a check
bounces, the fee is to be reimbursed to Mannerly Mutts or Robin Rubin
immediately in the form of cash.
The training fee is also to be provided to Mannerly Mutts
Immediately in the form of cash.
and Medications. The owner is
responsible that the dog has been vaccinated for rabies, distemper,
hepatitis, parovirus, and parainfluenza.
If at Mannerly Mutt location, proof of vaccination must be submitted and
bordatella is required.
Dogs. The owner warrants that
he/she has disclosed to the trainer in writing (client interview form
& other) any behavior that may indicate that the dog may be aggressive
to other dogs or people, included but not limited to growling, forceful
barking, snapping, raising of hackles, lowering of head and staring,
chasing, attempting to bite, and biting.
The trainer reserves the right to refuse or discontinue services
for an aggressive dog, in which case the trainer will have no further
obligation to the owner and the owner will be refunded their money.
All behavioral advice and training suggestions are provided at the
client’s own risk. Use
of this information is voluntary and Mannerly Mutts is not responsible for
injury to another human or animal. The
client is at all times responsible for the actions of their dog.
Mannerly Mutts and Robin Rubin (The Trainer) is not responsible for
any injuries or expenses resulting from socialization or training.
Dogs participating in physical exercises may be injured by running,
jumping, chasing a ball et. Client
hereby indemnifies and holds harmless Mannerly Mutts and Robin Rubin (The
(printed and signed):
Robin Rubin, Mannerly Mutts