Please read this page to review The Masterson Method® Canine Waiver and Release language in advance of purchasing a course.
1. CANINE ACTIVITIES LIABILITY Waiver and Release
I, the undersigned, understand that this information, methods, processes and techniques that I may learn or be exposed to during a Masterson Method course and any courses by The Masterson Method® including without limitation, any consultation and/or any treatment that may be recommended are not a veterinarian and/or medical evaluation and are different from and not a substitute for modern veterinarian and/or medical diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment. I understand that The Masterson Method, Jim Masterson and its teachers and instructors are not licensed veterinarians and/or health practitioners and will not be providing veterinarian or medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
I agree to not modify, change or suspend any prescription medication or veterinarian treatment that my dog is now receiving based on this consultation without first consulting the veterinarian or health care practitioner who has been prescribing the medication or treatment program. I understand that it is not within the scope of this consultation for The Masterson Method, Jim Masterson and its teachers and instructors, to assume responsibility for the medical/health treatment of specific health problems.
I acknowledge that no claims or guarantees of any nature have been made to me regarding specific benefits or improvement in my dog’s overall state of health and/or condition(s) as a result of consultation with The Masterson Method, Jim Masterson and its teachers and instructors, and/or methods, processes and techniques that may be recommended. I further acknowledge the inherent risks associated with handling dogs and canine sports, and the increased and/or heightened risk of participating in activities involving more than one dog.
ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY HEIRS AND REPRESENTATIVES, I HEREBY RELEASE AND WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS THAT I AND/OR MY HEIRS AND REPRESENTATIVES MAY HAVE AGAINST THE MASTERSON METHOD, AND ITS OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, INSTRUCTORS, TEACHERS AND AGENTS, ALL CANINE PARTICIPANTS, ALL DOG OWNERS, AND ALL CANINE COURSE PROMOTERS, FOR DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING OUT OF THE CANINE COURSE OFFERED BY THE MASTERSON METHOD AND/OR ANY METHODS, PROCESSES AND TECHNIQUES UTILIZED AND/OR RECOMMENDED TO ME, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY NEGLIGENT ACTIVITY BY THE MASTERSON METHOD, ITS OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, INSTRUCTORS, TEACHERS OR AGENTS. I AGREE THAT THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER IS A NECESSARY PART OF CONSIDERATION TO THE MASTERSON METHOD IN AGREEING TO PROVIDE THE MASTERSON METHOD CANINE COURSE AND ANY CONSULTATION TO ME, AND BUT FOR THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER, THE MASTERSON METHOD WOULD NOT PROVIDE THE MASTERSON METHOD CANINE COURSE AND ANY CONSULTATION TO ME.
2. AUDIO/VISUAL Consent and Release
I, the undersigned, hereby consent that any audio and/or video recording and/or images of me and my dog may be used by The Masterson Method, Jim Masterson and their assigns or successors, for educational, promotional and entertainment purposes, including television, digital, electronic and internet use, with no compensation to me.
I hereby consent that such video, audio mediums, and/or images of me and my dog may be used free and clear of any claim whatsoever on my part, including without limitation any claim for compensation due me.
I hereby release The Masterson Method, Jim Masterson and their assigns or successors, from any claims or liability regarding any use that may be made of the recording in accordance with this Consent and Release.
I understand that The Masterson Method will be recording the course. To receive a certificate of completion, we ask that you participate with audio and video on. I understand and agree that I may not record audio or video of the classes.
3. INHERENT RISKS
I, the undersigned, understand there are inherent risks and unpredictability associated with handling dogs and the increased risk of participating in an unfamiliar activity with the dog.
For some dogs with acute health conditions, it may not be in the dog’s best interest for the dog to be used during the learning process. A dog without serious illnesses or health conditions would be most appropriate to be used as a “learning dog”. The Masterson Method recommends dog owners check with their veterinarian to determine if their dog is healthy enough to participate as a learning dog.
I understand that if, at any time during the process of learning the techniques taught in this course, the instructor deems that I am in a situation that is unsafe for me or the dog, I may be asked to sit out that part or portion of the class. I agree to abide by the instructor’s decision.