I hereby acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in dog training with My Furry Friends K-9 Training. My Furry Friends K-9 Training will exercise all necessary and proper care and precautions to keep all participants and dogs safe during training sessions in order to prevent injury to any person, property, or other animals. However, because dogs are animals and may be unpredictable, My Furry Friends K-9 Training cannot protect against every potential injury, risk, or accident. This Release and Waiver is intended to shift the risk of participating in dog training to the Participant/Owner of the dog participating in training. I acknowledge that I have had full opportunity to discuss any and all concerns I have regarding foregoing risks with My Furry Friends K-9 Training and its authorized representatives. Participant agrees to hold harmless My Furry Friends K-9 Training from any and all claims of injury, loss, cost, expenses, or damage caused by the actions of participant’s dog during the course of training, or under the care, custody, or control of My Furry Friends K-9 Training. I hereby accept and assume, without reservation, all risks associated with my participation in the training program, including, but not limited to: the risks of any and all injuries to myself, my dog, and any of my family members or third parties who may attend; the risks that my dog may cause injury to other persons and/or dogs involved; and the risks that saliva, water, food, and/or other debris my be present in the training area. I have read and understand My Furry Friends K-9 Training Policies and agree to abide by them. As lawful consideration for participating in the training program, I, for myself, my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (the “Releasing Party”), hereby waive, release, discharge, and covenants not to sue and to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless My Furry Friends K-9 Training, and their members and employees ( the “Released Party”) from any and all injuries, losses, claims, and damages to any person or persons of any nature, its trainers, employees, or other representatives (hereinafter collectively the “Releases”) from any and all liability to the undersigned for any loss, harm, damage, claim, injury, or accident to the person or property of the undersigned, whether caused by any ordinary negligent act or omission of the Releases while the undersigned or his/her dog is engaged in or participating in dog training or using any Trainer or Business facilities in connection therewithin. This Waiver of Liability & Informed Consent Release shall be legally binding on the Releasing Party. Further, should the Releasing Party assert a claim to the contrary to what I have agreed to in this Waiver of Liability and Informed Consent Release, the claiming party shall be liable for all expenses (including attorney’s fees, court costs, and consultant fees) incurred by both the Releasing Party and the Released Party. No waiver or modification of any provision herein shall be valid unless expressly agreed to in writing by both the Released Party and the Releasing Party. Every provision herein is intended to be severable. If any one or more of the provisions herein is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that shall not affect the other terms and provisions hereof, which shall remain binding and enforceable. This foregoing release and waiver, and assumption of risk is intended to be as expansive, broad, and inclusive as permitted by South Dakota law. I represent that I am at least 18 years of age.