Our Policy

This is a legally binding policy for dog training and dog boarding with nonrefundable services in the state of New Jersey which applies to anyone who processes any transaction with Dogtor Doolittle NJ for dog boarding or training. Upon submitting payment, you agree that:

Training Fees: The client agrees to pay the trainer a nonrefundable fee for a package of sessions, to be paid at the first session. All sessions must be completed within 6 months from the date of commencement of the contract, or they will be forfeited.

Dog Health and Vaccinations: The client warrants that the dog is physically fit and in good health, free of fleas, parasites, and infectious diseases. The client must provide proof of vaccinations prior to participating in group classes.

Training Services: The trainer agrees to provide private lessons for the client and dog on a lesson-by-lesson basis, with the goal of teaching the client how to train and work with the dog. The trainer will make every reasonable effort to help the client achieve training and behavior modification goals but makes no guarantee of the dog’s performance or behavior as a result of providing professional animal behavior consultation. The client understands that he/she and members of the household must follow the trainer’s instructions without modification, work with the dog daily as recommended, and constantly reinforce the training being given to the dog.

Cancellation Policy: If the client fails to give at least 24 hours cancellation notice or is not present at the time of the scheduled appointment, session fees are still due. For a package deal, the session will still be counted as one session.

Release of Liability and Indemnification: The client expressly acknowledges and understands that the trainer’s services will be provided in an environment where certain hazards may exist, including, but not limited to, debris in the training area, other animals and their owners, training equipment, water, and other natural hazards. The client expressly agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the trainer and the trainer’s agents and to pay all losses and damages suffered or incurred and to defend and indemnify the trainer and the trainer’s agents from any claims, demands, lawsuits, losses, costs or expenses, including attorney fees, arising out of or in connection with the provision of the trainer’s services to the client and/or dog. If the dog causes property damage or bites or injures any dog, animal, or person (including but not limited to the trainer and the trainer’s agents) during or after the term of this agreement, then the client agrees to pay all resulting losses and damages suffered or incurred and to defend and indemnify the trainer and the trainer’s agents from any resulting claims, demands, lawsuits, losses, costs or expenses, including attorney fees. If the dog is injured in a fight or in any other manner during or after the term of the agreement, the client assumes the risk and agrees that the trainer should not be held responsible for any resulting injuries, losses, damages, costs or expenses.

Termination of Agreement: At the trainer’s sole election, the trainer’s duties hereunder shall terminate if (a) in the trainer’s sole judgment, the dog is dangerous or vicious to the trainer or any other person or animal or interferes with the training of other dogs, or (b) the client breaches any term or condition of this agreement. Upon termination in accordance with the foregoing, the trainer’s duties shall terminate, but all other provisions of this agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

Binding Agreement: This agreement is binding upon the client, spouse of client, and children of client. This agreement supersedes all prior discussions, representations, warranties, and agreements of the parties and expresses the entire agreement between the client and the trainer regarding the matters described above. The parties confirm that, except for that which is specifically written in this agreement, no promises, representations, or oral understandings have been made with regard to the dog or anything else. 


Effective Date: [Date]

Applicability: This Liability Disclaimer Policy (“Policy”) applies to all clients of Dogtor Doolittle Dog Training and Boarding (“Dogtor Doolittle”), located at [Address], in the State of New Jersey.

Dogtor Doolittle is dedicated to providing professional dog training and boarding services. While we take every possible precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of your beloved canine companion, it is essential to acknowledge the inherent risks associated with dog training, boarding, and other related activities. This Policy serves to outline the terms and conditions of our liability disclaimer.

Assumption of Risk:
By engaging Dogtor Doolittle’s services, you acknowledge and accept that dog training and boarding involve inherent risks to your dog’s health and safety. These risks may include, but are not limited to, injuries, illness, or even death.

Exclusion of Liability:
Dogtor Doolittle, its owners, trainers, staff, and affiliates shall not be held liable for any injury, sickness, or death of your dog that may occur during or as a result of our services. This includes, but is not limited to, any injuries sustained during training sessions, accidents during boarding, or exposure to contagious diseases while on our premises.

Health and Vaccination Requirements:
Clients are responsible for ensuring that their dogs are in good health and have up-to-date vaccinations as required by New Jersey state law and Dogtor Doolittle’s policies. Failure to meet these requirements may result in a refusal of service, and Dogtor Doolittle will not be held responsible for any consequences that may arise from such refusal.

Emergency Veterinary Care:
In the event of an emergency or if your dog falls ill during their stay or training, Dogtor Doolittle will make reasonable efforts to contact you or your designated emergency contact. However, you hereby authorize Dogtor Doolittle to seek immediate veterinary care for your dog at your expense, should the need arise. Dogtor Doolittle will not be liable for any veterinary expenses incurred.

Release of Claims:
By engaging our services, you release Dogtor Doolittle, its owners, trainers, staff, and affiliates from any and all claims, liabilities, actions, demands, or causes of action that may arise from any injury, sickness, or death of your dog during training or boarding.

You agree to indemnify and hold Dogtor Doolittle, its owners, trainers, staff, and affiliates harmless from any third-party claims or lawsuits arising from your dog’s actions or conduct while receiving our services.

Dispute Resolution:
Any disputes arising from this Policy shall be resolved in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey.