Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A spot will not be held until payment is received along with signed Training Agreement. These items must be received prior to commencement of first class. Please bring current vaccination records to the first class.
See: Class Catalog
SERVICES PROVIDED: Classes are taught by Cati Foss (“Trainer”) , a professional dog trainer. Classes are limited to no more than 10 dogs (there can potentially be more than 10 if a client is making up a lesson) and no less than 2 dogs so that personal attention may be given to each dog-handler team, but the teams will still learn in a valuable social environment. All owners are responsible for providing treats for their dog during classes, while Trainer does occasionally use their own treats with the dogs, if you fail to bring treats, Trainer can provide treats at a rate of $6 per session. Trainer, at his/her discretion, may refuse entry to any dog for group classes which is not healthy, is human or dog aggressive, or does not seem suitable for the services provided. Any class missed is forfeited unless arranged in advance with Trainer.
PAYMENT: Payment is due prior to the start of training. No refunds will be given (you will receive an e-mail confirmation in which you will need to confirm the start date you are hoping to join. Refund is null and void for the class you confirm regardless of whether you attend or not!) Accepted forms of online payment are debit/credit, or paypal. If you download the form to e-mail or bring in at the first class, checks will be accepted with the caveat that a bounced check will result in a returned check fee of $40 to be paid additionally and immediately upon notification. Cash and money orders will be accepted with a printed enrollment form either by mail before the commencement of class or at the beginning of the first class.
REMOVAL FROM TRAINING: Trainer, at his/her sole discretion, may remove a dog from class if a hazard or threat of any nature to any other animal or person is presented while dog is in the building, or if the owner fails to provide appropriate distance from other dogs on a habitual basis or that a team is deliberately disturbing class. No refund or class transfers will be given under such circumstances. If the trainer determines that a particular team is not suitable for the type of training service being provided, the team will be removed from the class. No refund will be given under such circumstances, but the owner may elect to transfer to a different type of class (and payment difference will need to be settled before resuming lessons.)
CLEANLINESS: Owner is responsible for the removal of excrement that their pet is responsible for. Trainer has wipes and towels available for the removal of urine. Owner is responsible for providing pick-up bags and properly disposing of them. All bags need to be disposed of outside of the building in an approved receptacle. There are several spots you can potty your dog outside of the building during and immediately surrounding class time.
LIABILITY: Owner agrees to indemnify and hold Trainer and Trainer’s employees/agents harmless from all liability for any loss, damage or injury to persons, animals or property arising from or related to Owner’s pet. Owner agrees that Trainer shall not be liable for loss or damage to animal for any reason unless said loss or damage was a direct result of Trainer’s negligence. At no point in time are any dogs recommended by the trainer to interact with one another within a range of less than 5 feet on leash (the exception is for Manners 2&3, CGCA, and CGCU classes for specific items being covered as detailed by Trainer,) and no such interactions are advised to be prolonged. Owner is responsible for keeping an eye on their surroundings to avoid human and/or animal injury and will not hold Trainer or property owners (if applicable,) liable for any such instances of injury.
You can also mail payment and a completed downloaded enrollment form to:
Arnicadia Dog Training
367 Alameda Ave
Astoria, OR 97103
Download PDF Registration Form or continue with online form if you agree with the above terms.