Training school policies

Please review and accept our training school policies before registering for classes.

Aggressive dogs

Our group classes are not appropriate for dogs that react aggressively to people or dogs. Dogs that are disruptive or jeopardize the safety of others will be dismissed from training or playgroup without refund. If your dog has ever bitten a person or another dog, please call 763-489-2217 before registering for training or coming to playgroup.

Refund policy

Refunds are given only in case of medical or other emergency. By applying for class you are reserving a spot in our Training Program. Planned veterinary procedures, such as spay or neuter surgery, do not warrant pass extensions or other exceptions.


I understand there are inherent risks associated with the presence of dogs in training. I assume full responsibility for myself, my dog, any other handlers of my dog, and any observers that attend training or playgroups with me.

I agree I have given full disclosure of any history of aggressive behavior by my dog, and understand failure to do so will result in being excused from class and no refund will be given.

I agree to hold harmless the Animal Humane Society, its staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors for any harm that may happen to me or my pet during the course of training. I also agree to hold harmless the Animal Humane Society, its staff and volunteers, and Board of Directors for any harm or damage that may occur as a result of my dog’s behavior in all future situations. The Animal Humane Society cannot guarantee the current or future behavior of any animal under its advisement, given the unpredictable nature of all animals.

I understand that trainers may intervene in dog-to-dog interactions and separate dogs as needed.

I specifically represent to Animal Humane Society my pet is current on all rabies, distemper/parvo, and bordetella vaccinations according to the recommendations provided by my pet’s licensed veterinarian, and will maintain my pet’s vaccinations while participating in training and playgroups. I assume responsibility for any injuries, illnesses, or death to my own pet as well as other pets and people in contact with my pet, as a result of my failure to keep my pet up to date on vaccinations.

I grant full permission to the Animal Humane Society to use any photographs or video recordings of this event for any purposes.

I have read and agree to follow the above policies. I will receive a copy of this contract upon request.

I agree

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