Terms of Service

Service Agreement Terms for Courses or Sessions

  1. I am over the age of eighteen years and hereby agree to participate in services provided by The Bark Academy and its owners, employees or agents (hereinafter together referred to as The Bark Academy).
  2. The Bark Academy agrees to provide services as indicated in the Service Selection.
  3. This agreement shall apply to future services at then current service rates without additional written authorization.
  4. I am aware that a number of factors can influence the success of a training program and no result is guaranteed. I understand that some behavioral issues (including but not limited to fear, aggression, separation anxiety, housebreaking, paper training) are more complex than basic obedience and may require a longer training period.
  5. I am aware that my participation is required and integral to the success of all training programs offered by The Bark Academy.   
  6. I understand training programs require consistency to be successful. A lapse in a training program of more than three weeks will end training unless prior arrangements have been made.
  7.  I understand that there is always a risk involved when working with animals and that any environment presents a risk of injury to all persons and animals in attendance, including myself, my dog(s), and any of my guests. I understand that I will be exposing myself, my dog(s) and guests in attendance to other dogs that may cause injury and, that I will be exposing other persons and dogs to my dog(s), who may cause injury.
  8. I hereby waive any and all claims, demands or actions, including any and all legal and other costs and expenses, related to my and my dog’s participation in any of The Bark Academy’s services including specifically, but not limited to, any and all claims against The Bark Academy related to the success of the training program and any injuries or damages which I or my dog(s) or any of my guests may suffer while participating. I agree to reimburse The Bark Academy for any legal costs and expenses incurred by The Bark Academy in ensuring compliance with this waiver.
  9. I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Bark Academy from and against any claims, demands or actions, including any and all legal and other costs and expenses as a result of any training or advice obtained at The Bark Academy or related to any injuries or damages which are alleged to have been caused by me, my dog(s) or any of my guests.
  10. I hereby grant The Bark Academy the right and permission to use any photographs/video taken of my dog(s) or me for any purpose and in any and all media now or in the future. I hereby grant The Bark Academy the right and permission to use my name and/or my dog(s) name(s) in connection with the photographs or videos if so chosen.
  11.  I have informed The Bark Academy of any and all aggressive behavior my dog(s) has/have displayed toward other dogs, animals or persons of which I am aware, including growling, nipping, and biting.
  12. The information I have provided is true to the best of my knowledge and I also understand that any intentional misinformation, falsification or willful omission of material fact may result in termination of training and forfeit of payment without any refund.
  13. The Bark Academy has not made any representations, warranties, guarantees, or implied or expressed promises other than as set forth in this agreement.
  14. This agreement can only be modified in writing. If anything in the agreement is deemed contrary the law, the agreement shall be considered revised to the minimum extent necessary to conform to the laws of the State of North Carolina.
  15. I understand that all fees are payable in advance. Once I sign up for services there are no refunds given under any circumstances. In most circumstances, fees may be transferrable to future classes at the discretion of The Bark Academy.