Release of Liability and Risk Assumption Waiver

Please read the entire document below carefully before electronically signing it. 

Your electronic signature indicates your understanding of and agreement to its terms.


On behalf of myself, my personal representatives, heirs, next-of-kin, spouse, and assigns, I hereby:

Certify that I am in generally good health and am capable of participating in Canis Bodyworks LLC workshops, and that the information I have provided in my registration form is true and factual. *
Acknowledge that Canis Bodyworks LLC reserves the right to dismiss any student from any class if the student demonstrates unsatisfactory conduct, is disruptive, is non-compliant or in any way causes concern for the instructor’s, students’ or animals' health and welfare. *
Canis Bodyworks LLC believes that maintaining an environment that is safe, free from substance use/abuse, and conducive to learning is an important goal for the school and the community. Students are not permitted to possess, use, be under the influence of, or sell drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products on the workshop premises at any time, at any sponsored activity, or when a student is traveling to and from a workshop or sponsored event. Students violating this policy are placing themselves in jeopardy of representing Canis Bodyworks LLC in any capacity for reasons of personal safety for the individual and those around the individual. Students in violation of this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination from Canis Bodyworks LLC workshops without refund. *
Canis Bodyworks LLC is dedicated to providing a safe, secure, thriving learning environment that provides an effective means for students to voice informal concerns, complaints, or grievances. Informal complaints related to the classroom should be directed to an instructor. The instructor will determine if the student’s complaint requires a verbal response, written response, or further action in order to resolve the specific complaint. *
Courses are subject to cancellation by Canis Bodyworks LLC due to limited enrollment one week prior to the program start date. If a program is cancelled by Canis Bodyworks LLC, students are subject to a full refund or can enroll in a future workshop. *
Canis Bodyworks LLC reserves the right to cancel a program up to 24 hours before the program start date due to act of nature, natural disasters, act of war, contagious pathological outbreaks (both human and canine), or other if deemed appropriate by the Canis Bodyworks LLC administration. If a program is cancelled, students are subject to a full refund or can enroll in a future workshop. *
If you are traveling to a class location from out of town, you will need to make arrangements for accommodations. Your program costs do not include transportation, meals, or lodging. *
We strongly encourage you to read the individual state law pertaining to the state in which you intend to practice. Please note that state laws change constantly and are often left up to interpretation. Canis Bodyworks LLC, its owners and employees will not be held accountable for any information gained from any source. *
Canis Bodyworks LLC does not have a placement assistance program upon completion of workshops. However, Canis Bodyworks LLC’s follow up includes help and direction at being successful in the canine massage industry. Canis Bodyworks LLC will provide students with letters of completion, certifications, and letters of recommendation. *
Release and hold harmless Canis Bodyworks LLC for any losses incurred or charges stemming from travel arrangements, lodging, airfare, etc. caused by class cancellations due to bad weather or for any other reasons deemed appropriate by the organization. *
For any general concerns, grievances, or disputes, please contact: *
All material contained on our website and in the Canis Bodyworks LLC workshops and manuals is copyrighted and is protected under U.S. and international copyright laws, whether or not a notice of proprietary rights appears on the screen displaying the information. The copyrights are owned by Canis Bodyworks LLC. Materials cannot be shared or copied without the written permission of Canis Bodyworks LLC. *
I authorize Canis Bodyworks LLC to take and utilize at their discretion photographs and or audio/video recordings or any material submissions taken during any classes, activities, and/or events. These photographs and or audio/video recordings may be utilized for any Canis Bodyworks LLC promotional purpose. Students are allowed, with permission, to photograph and videotape for personal educational purposes only. Any video and photography usage other than permitted will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. *
Release and hold harmless Canis Bodyworks LLC and any hired or unpaid agents, contractors, vendors or lessors, acting as a representation of the aforementioned companies and person (collectively referred to as “Canis Bodyworks LLC Representatives”), from any and all future claims, including third party claims, arising from liability due to accident, damage or injury to self, horse, dog, or others, and/or loss of or damage to personal property during, or resulting from, any Canis Bodyworks LLC workshops, programs, or events. Release and hold harmless Canis Bodyworks LLC and Canis Bodyworks LLC’s Representatives from any injury etc. to my person or property resulting from the inherent risks of the classes or programs, events, or the activities resulting from any action or inaction by Canis Bodyworks LLC or Canis Bodyworks LLC’s Representatives. This waiver and release is effective even if the injury or damage to person or property is caused by or contributed to by actions or failure to act of Canis Bodyworks LLC or Canis Bodyworks LLC’s Representatives. And which actions or inactions constitute ordinary negligence of a violation of any applicable law pertaining to canine activity liabilities. Neither Participant nor Participant’s representatives shall make any claim against, maintain an action against, or recover from Canis Bodyworks LLC or Canis Bodyworks LLC’s Representatives or its independent contractors, instructors, directors, officers, members, employees, agents, volunteers, lessors, representative, designated officials, or others acting on their behalf for injury, loss or damage of the participant, participants invitees, participants canine or other animal, to the participant’s personal property (regardless of ordinary negligence by Canis Bodyworks LLC or Canis Bodyworks LLC’s Representatives or regardless of an alleged violation of an applicable feline or canine activity liability law. *
I hereby acknowledge that there are numerous inherent risks associated with being on the property, including but not limited to risks associated with canine activities, activities involving other animals, activities around property and equipment and other hazards associated with entering onto or being on the Property, whether preparing for, entering, attending, participating or leaving any Canis Bodyworks LLC workshops or programs, or being on the Property. The inherent risks include those dangers and conditions which are an integral part of canine activities or activities involving other animals, other activities, or being on the Property, including but not limited to: the propensity of a canine to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm to persons on or around them; the unpredictability of the canine’s reaction to such things as sounds, sudden movements and unfamiliar objects, persons or other animals; certain hazards such as surface or subsurface conditions; collisions with other animals or objects; the potential of participant or others to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury to the participant, participant’s canine or participant’s other property (such as participant’s vehicle or personal possessions) or others such as failing to maintain control over the canine or not acting within his or her ability; the breakage or failure of tack or equipment or property; the potential that an feline or canine may cause injury or harm to the participant or other persons or animals in the vicinity. Participant is not relying on Canis Bodyworks LLC to list within this document all possible inherent risks or all risks of participating in any of the activities on the property or at any other location. *
This document is intended to be as broad and inclusive as any applicable law permits. If any clause conflicts with applicable law, only that clause will be void but the remainder shall stay in full force and effect. Execution of this form denotes my acceptance of the terms and conditions described above and within the “Release of Liability and Risk Assumption Waiver.” I hereby release and hold harmless Canis Bodyworks LLC, Heeling House, The Animals House, Wholistic Paws Veterinary Services, The Anti-Cruelty Society, Integrative Pet Care, Chicago Animal Care and Control, Safe Humane Chicago, Blue Ridge Veterinary Services, Grassley Farm, and any and all of Canis Bodyworks LLC’s instructors, partners, guest speakers, volunteers, demonstrators from any liability due to accident or damage to self, horse, dog, cat or other animal; and/or loss of or damage to personal property during any Canis Bodyworks LLC workshop, session, lesson, event, or other form of demonstration or learning. My signature below and submission of this form denotes my acceptance of the terms and conditions described above. *
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