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Terms and Conditions

Down Dog Training: Terms and Conditions

Course bookings:

Places are allocated on a first come, first served, basis. Fees are payable in advance.

You will receive an email confirmation upon booking. This includes important  information about your class so please read it carefully.

Please make a note of the date, time and venue of  your class upon booking to ensure you attend the correct course.

By purchasing a product from Down Dog Training, you agree to receive email communications from us. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Cancellation policy:

Cancellation of the course by Down Dog - we will offer an alternative date. If this is not suitable you will receive a full refund.

Cancellation by you up to 10 working days prior to the course start date - refund minus £10 administrative charge.

Cancellation by you within 10 working days of the course - refund minus £30 cancellation fee.

Cancellation after course start date - no refund. There will be no partial refunds or transfers for missed classes or for 1-2-1 training sessions with less than 72 hours notice.

If we find the class environment does not suit your puppy or dog we will discuss this with you and suggest an alternative training option.

Legal and safety:

Dogs and puppies who attend our training classes and courses must be fully up to date with vaccinations and we may require proof.

Owners hold full responsibility for their dogs at all times.

Choke chains, pinch collars, and extendable leads can be dangerous and have the potential to injure dogs or owners and will not be allowed in training. Shouting at, manhandling, or hitting your dog damages your relationship and will not be allowed in training.  

Please be responsible for your child and supervise him/her at all times. Carefully supervise your dog around other people's children. Please don't let your child approach another dog without checking with the owner that it is safe to do so.

Dogs must be kept on lead at all times unless instructed otherwise by your trainer.

Training rules:

Meetings between dogs are allowed only if both dogs show they wish to meet. All such meetings must be limited to 3 seconds maximum. Please don't let your dog approach another dog without checking with the owner that it is safe to do so.

If your dog pulls badly on lead we recommend a suitable harness or headcollar (ask for details).

Please make every effort to attend all training sessions and complete the course in order to get the best results. Regular practice in between sessions will help your and your dog's progress.

Please clean up after your dog if it toilets in class or in the surrounding area (and of course at any time, anywhere!).

Please bring plenty of treats for training and be generous with your rewards!


We may wish to photograph or film your dog for our records or for marketing purposes. Please let us know if you do not wish your dog to be photographed or filmed.

Dogs should not be brought to class if they are in season or unwell. We suggest that owners still attend without their dogs - this helps in continuation of the training.

We make every effort to ensure the safety of you and your dog during classes, but sometimes accidents do happen. All instances of accident or injury must be reported at the time they occur.

By making a booking, you are accepting that participating in an activity with dogs, puppies, children and adults poses a risk of injury to yourself and your puppy or dog, and you agree to indemnify Down Dog Training for all personal injury and damage to property owned by you while attending our classes. You also agree to make any person who accompanies you to classes aware that they are also there at their own risk.