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Terms & Conditions - Waiver - rules of play

Terms & Conditions of entry to Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs

For the purposes of this document after the first reference of Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs the business will be referenced as Bark Park. By accepting the terms and conditions outlined you are agreeing that your dog meets the conditions of entry.


All dogs must be at least 16 weeks of age or older and have full and up to date vaccinations unless you are attending one of our puppy social sessions.
Your dog is in good health and free from any contagious diseases. You acknowledge that your dog has not been ill in the last 30 days with contagious illness.


All dogs must be well-behaved and social. Dogs with aggressive or fearful behaviour must not attend group sessions or social sessions. If your dog engages in anti-social or aggressive behaviour you agree to remove your dog from the premises. 


Bark Park assumes no liability for any injuries of illnesses that occur whilst in attendance at Bark Park. The owner is responsible for any damages caused by their dog. Owners must have effective control of their animal at all times.
If you are required to terminate your session early Bark Park will not provide a refund for the session.


Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Any cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance will be charged for the booking.


Bark Park reserves the right to refuse service to any dog.

 

Liability Waiver

By proceeding with my booking I hereby agree to release and hold harmless Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs, its owners, operators, employees, agents, and volunteers from any and all liability for any injury, loss, or damage to me, my dog, or my property that may occur while I am using the dog park.


I understand that the dog park is a shared space where dogs of all sizes and temperaments may be present. I acknowledge that there is an inherent risk of injury associated with being in a dog park, and I assume all responsibility for any such injuries.


I also agree to keep my dog under effective control at all times while in the dog park. I will not allow my dog to:
• Trespass on other people's property
• Bite or attack other dogs or people
• Cause any damage to property


If my dog violates any of these terms, I agree to remove my dog from the dog park immediately.

 

I understand that this waiver is a release of liability, and I agree to waive any and all claims that I may have against Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs for any injuries, losses, or damages that may occur while I am using the dog park.

I have read this waiver carefully and I understand its terms.

 

I agree to be bound by its terms upon my booking and payment of services both in store and online. 

Photo Release
I authorise Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs to photograph and/or video my dog or my group and to use these images in future books, videos, promotional or educational materials, and hereby waive my claim to any compensation for such use.


General Release of Liability Group Bookings
The members of the group booking and I understand that in consideration for being an attendee of Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs, that we are releasing, waiving, discharging and covenanting not to sue Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs of its officers, owners, promoters, trainers, employees, sponsors, clients and each of them, for losses or damages and any claim of damage of any kind on account of sickness, death, loss or and/or injury to our dogs or any other dog or person, as a result of negligence or otherwise, while the dogs are on Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs premise, or after they leave Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs.

 

If my group or I have withheld information from Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs regarding any aggressive behaviour or tendencies in certain dogs, and they cause injury or loss to another dog or person, members of the booking will defend and indemnify Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs from any resulting claims, demands, lawsuits, losses, costs or expenses, including Solicitors/Legal Fees.

 

The group and I understand and expressly agree that this release, waiver and agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Victoria and that I have carefully read this release and know
the content of the release, and sign this release as an act of my own, and my groups free will, and that the terms of this release are contractual in nature and are not just a recital.


The group and I am aware that there are inherent risks and hazards involved in activities with and around dogs, and we are voluntarily participating in these activities with knowledge of these  potential dangers.

 

I am not relying on Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs or its staff, volunteers,
management or owners, to prevent such occurrences. I hereby waive any and all claims or action that myself or my group booking may have against Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs and agree to release Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs from any and all liability for personal injury to myself, my dog, children in our charge, or harm to property caused directly or indirectly by acts that that might occur while at Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs or on the Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs
premises.

I further agree to indemnify, defend and hold Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs harmless
for damage, loss liability or expenses, including legal costs and Solicitors/Legal Fees which result
from any damage caused by myself, children in my charge, or dog(s) that I own or handle.

All attendees of my group booking also agree to pay for all damages to the facilities of Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs caused by any negligent, reckless, or wilful actions.
By proceeding with my booking I indicate that:


(1) My group booking and I have received a copy of Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs, Dog Park
Rules;
(2) My group booking and I agree to observe and abide by Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs, Dog
Park Rules;
(3) My group booking and I agree that we are solely responsible for our behaviour and our dogs'
behaviour while on Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs property, and hereby indemnify and hold
harmless Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs and its owners, officers, directors, employees and agents
against any liability, damages or other expenses (including attorney's fees and costs) arising from
our use of or presence at Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs, including any harm done by or to our
dog(s), other persons in my party, or my vehicle.

Park Rules:
These rules are enforced to ensure the safety of everyone so that you and your dog can enjoy the
benefits of our indoor dog play centre.
1. Payment for the park must be paid upon booking or arriving to Bark Park
2. Registration, waiver and park rules forms must be signed and returned to Bark Park Play Centre
for Dogs before using the park.
3. All dogs must be kept on leash whilst in car park areas and in areas of the park that are not
designated off-leash areas
4. Please be polite and clean up after your dog. Poo Bags are conveniently located throughout the
dog park. Please speak to staff if you require assistance with cleaning.
5. Ensure that all rubbish is disposed of within the bins provided. We are committed to recycling and correct disposal of waste. 
6. If your dog is annoying or aggressive to another dog or to its owner, you must take immediate
action. This may mean moving your dog to another play area, issuing a time-out for your dog, or
even leaving the dog park.
7. Throwing toys or tennis balls can create competition, jealousy and fights between dogs. If you
see this reaction please refrain from this activity and let the dogs play amongst themselves.
8. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are to be brought onto the property.
9. Please reframe from providing DOG TREATS OR FOOD to any dogs you do not know in the
play area. Treats or food can create jealousy and aggression between dogs, please be mindful of
others if you are providing your dog with a treat based reward. Food for group bookings must be
previously approved by management.
10. We have zero tolerance for any inhumane treatment of dogs. This includes no kicking,
punching, hitting or poking with objects slapping the face or head.
11. The member must always be present to supervise their dog(s). Dogs always need to be under
your visual contact and voice control.
12. You are responsible for any injury or damage caused by your dog. If your dog inflicts injury to
another dog or dog owner, please give your name and phone number to the other dog owner
before leaving.
13. Female dogs on heat are not permitted to attend social sessions and will be required to book a
private session
14. Sick dogs are not allowed. Dogs under 4 months of age that are not fully vaccinated are not
allowed.
15. No digging other than in the sand pit. Do not allow your dog to dig along the fence line.
16. Do not allow your dog to destroy the toys.
17. Never leave your dog alone in the park.
18. No glass containers.
19. Children are to be closely supervised and kept within the park.
20. Although some equipment may be appealing to children (and adults), all equipment and play areas have been designed for dogs. For the safety of your children, please refrain them from using the equipment and toys (including climbing on).
21. Failure to follow the rules may result in being banned from using the park.
22. No refunds will be credited if booking are cancelled within 14 days for parrty bookings. It is at Bark Parks disgression to organise a future credit for a future service/booking.

23. No refunds will be given to bark bath services if cancelled within 72 hours. It will be at the disgression of Bark Bath to offer a credit for future services. 

24. No refunds will be given to bark park services if cancelled within 72 hours. It will be at the disgression of Bark Park to offer a credit for future services.
25. HAVE FUN!

Your dog will have a blast at Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs - meeting new friends, experiencing
new things, and learning all kinds of new stuff if he's in training. All that fun and excitement, however, can come with a few downside risks:
Tiredness: With everything so new and exciting, by the time he comes home, your pooch might be
pooped - sleepy and lazy for several days while he catches up on his zzzz's. Do not be alarmed. After several days, his energy should be back to normal.


Bumps, Bruises and Boo Boo's: It's a jungle out there, and dog play is a contact sport! Most
dogs spend their time at Bark Park Play Centre for Dogs running, jumping and wrestling and - like in the wild - stuff can happen. Even under supervision and the best of circumstances, injuries can occur. Most will be minor, but occasionally some will be more significant - even requiring veterinary attention. In other words, bumps, nicks and boo-boos are not uncommon in an active play park environment, but most are proof that your dog had a really great time.

By accepting the terms and conditions at check out within my booking you are accepting the above. 

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