Terms and Conditions

General

All dogs/pets will be subject to an initial assessment by Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services prior to commencement.  This will be in the form of a “meet and greet session” lasting up to 60 minutes with the client and dog/s for “Dog Walking” (includes short walking assessment).

Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services shall perform the services in an attentive, reliable and caring manner, using all reasonable skill and care.

The Client agrees to notify Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services immediately if their pet has any unwelcome changes of behaviour which could lead to aggression and or injury to themselves or others. Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services reserves the right to refuse any dog /pet deemed in their absolute discretion to be, or have the potential to be, dangerous or disruptive.

It shall be the sole responsibility of the Client to ensure that Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services is fully aware of any health issues that your pet is experiencing, or has suffered in the past. Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services cannot be held liable for any actions or omissions which result in problems or complications for anything not disclosed.

In the event of extreme weather which may have an adverse effect on the Client’s pet e.g. heat or thunder storms, Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services shall in their sole discretion take whatever action they consider necessary, including adjusting arrangements or not carrying out scheduled exercise until it is, in their opinion, safe to do.

No booking can be accepted without a completed Registration and Booking Form.

The Client agrees that Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged pet equipment. Dacorum Dog Walking Services will use best endeavours to make sure that items are treated respectfully and returned to the Client where applicable.

The Client agrees to take any necessary measures or precautions to ensure that their pet is continuously free of contagious, infectious, or otherwise communicable diseases. The Client further agrees to notify Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services immediately of any infectious and/or contagious disease or conditions their dog has been exposed to or is affected by. Such diseases and conditions include, but are not limited to: Distemper, Hepatitis, Kennel Cough, Parvovirus, Corona virus, worms, Lyme disease, Fleas, Pregnancy, Infectious Skin Diseases and Intestinal Parasites and all other contagious diseases for pets in general. Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services reserves the right to refuse until satisfied that the condition is resolved.

If the Clients pet is taken sick or injured while under the care of Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services they will notify the Client at the earliest convenience using whatever method is available to take instructions or guidance. In the event of Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services not being able to contact the Client, or in an emergency situation, Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services shall seek out medical attention from a vet.

The Client is responsible for the full cost of treatment of any injuries or illness that their pet receives while under the care of Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services, together with any associated costs e.g. call-out charges. The Client authorises Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services to seek such veterinary advice and/or treatment as they deem necessary; where possible this will be carried out by the Client’s usual/preferred vet, but this cannot be guaranteed (e.g. in an emergency) and the Client accepts that Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services may at their discretion to use any registered vet. The Client agrees to pay all such costs immediately.

The Client consents, if agreement has been signed, to give permission to use photographs and or videos of their pet for Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services to use on their social media and website.

Dog Walking

The Client agrees to ensure their dog has not eaten in the hour before pick up by Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services to ensure sufficient time to digest food before any exercise or play. Failure to do so may result in the potentially life-threatening condition Bloat (Gastric Torsion). Please take this seriously.

The Client agrees that, in by signing the booking form, Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services has relied on the Client’s representation that their dog is in good health and has not harmed or shown aggression or threatening behaviour towards any person, livestock and pets.

Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services offer services including but not limited to solo walks, pet visits, pet taxi and group walks.  This is where dogs co-mingle in groups and the Client accepts that during the course of normal dog play their dog may sustain injuries. All dog play is carefully monitored to avoid injury, but scratches, punctures, torn ligaments, or other injuries may occur despite the best supervision.

Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services will only let dogs off the lead once an ‘off the lead consent’ has been signed, and will remain at the discretion of Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services once they feel it is safe and appropriate to do so.

The Client is solely responsible for any and all harm or damage caused by their dog while it is under the care of Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services, or is using any other services provided by Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services, and agrees to indemnify Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services in full against any liability arising from such harm or damage to third parties.

Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services shall follow instruction given on the Registration Form but cannot be held liable for any complications which may arise.  All dogs being exercised must be fully vaccinated and on a regular flea and worm control regime.  In the event of a pet having a contagious illness or disease which has not been disclosed, the Client may be liable for the costs of treatment given to other animals which become infected.

The Client accepts that even though there has been treatment against Kennel Cough there is a chance that their dog can still contract Kennel Cough. The Client agrees that they will not hold Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services responsible if their dog contracts Kennel Cough while with Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services

Pregnant, or dogs in season may not attend Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services “group walks” and will be kept on the lead on “solo walks”.  Unneutered males can be walked but must also be kept on the on the lead on a solo walk.

Pet Visiting

Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services will dispose of the Client’s pet(s) waste; however, the Client shall ensure there is an appropriate supply of bags for that purpose, and indicate their preferred method/location of disposal. The Client shall provide sufficient provisions for their pet(s) for the duration of the service.

Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services shall clean up after the Client’s pets to the best of their ability. The Client shall make available cleaning materials in the event of any pet ‘mistakes’ within their property.

The Client shall show Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services the location of appropriate cleaning materials, example: plastic bags, disposable gloves, towels, disinfectant, paper towels and bin bags.  Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services cannot be held liable or responsible for any stains, marks or damages caused by your or attempts to clean it.

Pet Taxi

Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services are fully insured as a Pet Taxi service.  This is a taxi service for the clients pet only.  Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services will ensure that your pet is transported softly using relevant harness / cage/ cat box etc.  Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services are not licenced to carry or human passengers.

 Property

Any damage to the property or possessions of the Client in their absence, caused by the Client’s pet shall be reported to the Client at the earliest opportunity.

Where it is necessary for Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services to hold keys to a property, the Client shall provide one of each key needed. Keys will be coded and kept secure.  Keys will be returned upon completion of this agreement providing all fees due have been paid.

The Client agrees that, by signing the key holder agreement this will safeguard Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services in full against any liability arising from loss or damage to the property or its contents, in present and future circumstances.

Third Parties

The Client shall advise Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services of anyone who will have access to their property during any periods of the Client’s absence, e.g., cleaning services, maintenance personnel, friends, family and neighbours. Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services shall not be liable for other persons or their actions or omissions who will be in, or have access to the Client’s property before, during or after services have been rendered.

Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services may have a spouse, family member or friend accompany them whilst providing the scheduled services. No costs will be applied to the Client’s account for any assistance the companion provides.   The Client will be advised in advance by Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services if a companion attends, all companions will be subjected to whatever checks Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services considers necessary or appropriate.

Contact Information

It shall be the Client’s sole responsibility to ensure the information provided is current and up to date, the Client agrees to accept any decision made by Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services in the event of not being able to contact the Client as a result of wrong information held.

Insurance

 Dacorum Dog Walking and Pet Services are fully insured including Public Liability Insurance relative to the services performed for the Client. It is agreed by the Parties that it is the Client’s responsibility to ensure that the property, its contents and pets are adequately insured throughout the duration of the agreement.

The Client is advised to check to see if their insurance provider need informing that someone will have access to the Client’s property whilst they are away from the property.

Privacy Policy

All of your information will be kept private and confidential and filed accordingly. Please see our privacy policy on our website regarding online privacy, a copy can be given request.

Payment

The Client agrees to pay Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services by cash or by bank transfer.  Bank details are on the booking form.

All charges are payable immediately upon booking.  However, ongoing bookings are payable in advance weekly.   Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services will issue invoices / statements for the Client upon request

Dacorum Dog Walking and Pet Services will charge the Client for the Services as quoted in the Booking Form (the “Fees”) and agrees to pay promptly when they fall due.  The Client agrees to reimburse Dacorum Dog Walking and Pet Services for any additional fees for providing emergency care, as well as any expenses incurred for, without limitation, unexpected visits, transportation, housing, food or supplies on proof of a valid receipt.

 The Client shall pay the Dacorum Dog Walking and Pet Services for all fees, expenses and charges incurred up to the date of termination of this Agreement.

Force Majeure

Neither party shall be liable in damages or have the right to terminate this Agreement for any delay or default in performing its obligations under this Agreement caused by conditions beyond its control including but not limited to acts of God, war, strikes, fires, floods, governmental restrictions or power failures.  The Party (the “Affected Party”) prevented from carrying out its obligations shall give notice to the other Party of an Event of Force Majeure upon it being foreseen by, or becoming known to, the Affected Party.

Termination

This Agreement can be terminated by either Party serving not less than [28] days written notice on the other Party; Dacorum Dog Walking and Pet Services, by written notice to the Client with immediate effect, in the event that any fees or charges owed by the Client to the Dacorum Dog Walking and Pet Services remain outstanding for 28 days.

Any notice required to be served under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be served by hand, post or electronic mail.

Notices shall be deemed served:  upon delivery, when delivered by hand, upon accepting delivery by signed receipt post/courier, when delivered by using a ‘signed for upon delivery’ postal service or courier immediately following transmission, if by electronic mail provided the sender does a read receipt and delivery confirmation.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Each of the parties to this Agreement irrevocably agrees that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear and decide any suit, action or proceedings, and/or to settle any disputes, which may arise out of or in connection with this Agreement or its formation or validity and, for these purposes, each party irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of the courts of England.

 Any Forbearance, tolerance or delay in either party enforcing its contractual or legal rights shall not prejudice, restrict or prevent the right of the injured party to enforce its rights at a later date or later breach

Variation

No variation of these Terms and Conditions will have effect unless confirmed by Dacorum Dog Walking & Pet Services in writing. We may revise this disclaimer from time-to-time. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Website

Dacorumdogwalking.com

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By signing the Registration Form your are agreeing to Dacorum Dog Working and Pet Services Terms and Conditions.