Hammertime Important Information and Waiver and Release
You are solely responsible for supervising your dog and determining whether or not this is an appropriate activity to participate in. You must understand that you participating in this activity at your own risk (and that of your dog). Dogs and permit holders of varying degrees of skill, training and experience use this facility. You are solely responsible for determining if you and/or your dog are physically fit and/or adequately skilled to use this facility. It is always advisable, especially if you or your dog are pregnant, disabled in any way, or recently suffered an illness, injury, or impairment to consult a physician or veterinarian before undertaking any dog training or exercise
WARNING OF RISK
Dog activities are intended to provide a fun and rewarding experience for a dog and its owner. However, despite careful and proper preparation, instruction, medical advice, conditioning and equipment, there is still a risk of serious injury, including death to either the dog or its owner. Dogs are pack animals and when “off lead” even the best-trained dogs will act instinctively.
Understandably, not all hazards and dangers associated with dog activities can be foreseen. Certain inherent risks include the propensity of any dog to behave in dangerous ways that may result in injury to another patron or dog. Other risks include, but are not limited to, the inexperience, negligence or irresponsibility of a dog owner; the inability to predict a dog’s reaction to sound, movements, objects, persons or other animals; and actions by the dog due to fright, anger, stress, insect bites, or natural reactions such as jumping, pulling, resisting and biting.
Other risks include the hazards associated with environmental and traffic conditions, acts of God, inclement weather, slips and falls, premises defects, equipment failure, failure in instruction, supervision, and all other circumstances inherent to dogs and outdoor activities. Should you attempt to break up a fight between dogs, you may be attacked and severely mauled by the other dog or attacked by the dog’s owner/handler. In this regard, it must be recognized that it is impossible for the Boone County Conservation District to guarantee absolute safety.
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
Please read this form carefully and be aware that in consideration for permission to use this facility, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your dog might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with use of this facility and surrounding area. I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks or physical injury to the dog and its owner/handler in association with participating in dog activities, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity, that I might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with use of this facility and surrounding area. I do hereby agree to waive, relinquish, release and forever discharge the Boone County Conservation District including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred to as “District”) from any and all claims for injuries, damages or loss that I may have or which may occur to me and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with this use of this facility and surrounding area, I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend the District from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, liability, cause of actions, and expenses (including attorney fees), on account of personal injuries or death to any person or dog or damages to property occurring, growing out of, incident to, or resulting directly or indirectly from my use of this facility and surrounding area.