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FORM – Boarding agreement

Board and Train Legal

  • We will endeavour to provide a safe, secure environment to train, rehabilitate and house your dog whilst your dog stays with us.

    We will only use training methods and behaviour modification techniques we believe will help your dog.

    You as your dogs owner/s must understand that some dogs will not benefit as much as other dogs due to things that are outside of our control and K9Pro nor Steve Courtney can guarantee a certain result or training level in a certain time frame.

  • At times throughout your dogs stay, we may use tools that assist us in modifying your dogs behaviour or training.

    These may include (depending on your dog and the problems you are trying to overcome)

    • Food rewards or reward toys
    • Tugs and flirt poles
    • Exercise (running, swimming, treadmill, fitballs etc)
    • Harnesses
    • Correction collars, such as the prong collar, remote collar, martingale etc
    • Long lines and Leashes
    • Muzzles (if aggressive)
    • Anti Bark Devices if your dog is barking uncontrollably

    These are used in conjunction with the correct behaviour modification techniques and only used as necessary to move forward in behaviour and training.

  • Your dog will be staying at a working kennel, with a strong emphasis on learning through reward and experiences. Your dog will spend a fair amount of time outside in our runs, exercising on our land, swimming in our dam and or pool and will come in contact with lots of natural habitat such as dirt, rocks, hills, water, grass, concrete, fencing some dogs (ones we use for rehab and relationship building but only under 100% supervision) and many humans.

    Your dog may get dirty, a scratch or two, a bump or even a bruise just as you would get if you went on a camping weekend, these are experiences that dogs enjoy but they are physical.

    As your dogs owner you acknowledge that there are certain risks in everything and board and rehab training is not without these risks. K9Pro and Steve Courtney will employ all measures to prevent and avoid all injury or risk to your dog but cannot be held liable for unforeseen circumstances, claims, loss, liabilities, costs or expenses, actions or suits.

  • Part of your dogs training or rehabilitation may or may not involve (depending on your dog and your goals):-
    • Steve or K9Pro Staff taking your dog off our property to teach, train or proof your dog in other environments
    • Your dog meeting, interacting, playing with, working near or with our dogs.
    • Your dog travelling in one of our secure vehicles to locations that may aid in your dogs training or rehab.
    The dog owner agrees to K9Pro Staff or Steve Courtney doing the above.
  • These policies are a must but have no concern, we will be doing our very best for you and your dog and these policies and waivers are mostly aimed at making everyone feel comfortable.

    Whilst your dog is staying with us, K9Pro and Staff will care for your dog as if it were our own. We will see to your dogs needs and wants and train to the best of our ability.

    This is a legal document that needs to be agreed upon to remove all risk to us and you so that we can work with your dog without fear or concern and you can leave your dog with us feeling safe.

    You as your dogs owner agrees that K9Pro staff and Steve Courtney will not be held liable for any loss, claims, expense, damages, injuries caused by or to the dog whilst in our care or after your dog leaves our care.

    You also agree that K9Pro staff or Steve Courtney cannot guarantee a training outcome, result or level in your dog. Your dog is a living, thinking animal and we can only apply learning theory, reinforcement and guidance at the highest level we know how.

    The dog owner understands that whilst the dog is staying, working, learning and going through rehabilitation with K9Pro and Steve Courtney, we may at times photograph, video or demonstrate certain behaviours with your dog and this media may or may not be used within our training programs, videos, learning material, our website/s or Social media.

    We will also endeavour to make these available to you in our updates.

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