COVID/Liability Waiver



I understand that the behavior of dogs cannot be guaranteed. I also understand that the behavior of domestic animals is sometimes unpredictable and that some domestic animals are capable of inflicting serious personal injury or death, as well as extensive property damage. Knowing the, risks I agree to assume ALL those risks including, but not limited to; assuming the financial responsibility of any possible litigation arising from any incident which I may be involved. I release, indemnify, and hold harmless Kimberly Buchanan, Joyride K9 Dog Training, National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC and their Employees, Officers, Directors, Agents, or Contractors from any and all damages or personal injury. Any incident involving myself, the location or those pets or actions of other participants and spectators will be my sole responsibility and I assume all financial liability and will also assume all and any financial costs associated with my actions.

I also affirm that the dog I will be participating with has current vaccinations appropriate to his/her age and state requirements. I acknowledge and have read to the specific JK9 policies regarding Covid-19 and I agree to abide by all rules of the class.
In addition to the above, I understand that participating in this event, even as an auditor, holds some risk. My dog and I may be exposed to challenging, treacherous or unstable footing and accept all possible risks associated with participating or observing any type of detection style training or competition. I agree to hold harmless Kimberly Buchanan, Joyride K9 Dog Training, National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC, and their Employees, Officers, Directors, Agents or Contractors including but not limited to the event location’s agents or owner and to accept responsibility for all litigation and financial obligations arising from any unforeseen event in which I may be involved.

I also understand that Joyride K9 may subsequently use, for publicity or promotional purposes, my name or pictures of my pet or me without liability or obligation to me.

I have read, understand and agree to the above.


I understand that public relations are an important part of participating in a K9 Nose Work® event. I give Joyride K9 Dog Training and their organizers the right and permission to use my name, likeness, and voice, together with my endorsement or testimonial (whether written or oral), in all types of advertising and promotion. This right and permission includes photographs, video recordings, audio recordings, and all other media in which my name, likeness, or voice may be reproduced. I ask that the above-mentioned use reasonable efforts to give me advance notice of any such use, but such notification is not a condition to release media for the public relations purposes.

I have read, understand and agree to the above.


JK9 wants to keep you and us as safe as possible, and will meet the restrictions that our county has in place.

Vaccinations/boosters ARE REQUIRED to train with us. The exceptions are listed below.

Your participation confirms your understanding and acceptance that attending classes is at your own risk.


#1 rule – If you or someone you are around is showing symptoms, feel sick, have tested positive or have a possible exposure, isolate per CDC recommendation until cleared by a legitimate negative COVID test no more than 48 hours prior to the training. (You can share a photo with a negative test and a date/time stamp to verify.)

#2 rule – Vaccinations and boosters are required. However, I understand there are reasons people are unable to receive them. If you are unable to confirm vaccination status, you MUST provide a current negative COVID test (48 hrs at the latest) prior to each training session.

Masks – N95/KN95 or other recommended masks are required, based on the current COVID status. NO MASKS W/UNFILTERED RELEASE VALVES, NECK GAITERS OR BANDANAS PLEASE!  Masks are required if you are in the building. They are recommended outside the building and if near others in the parking area.

Building Usage – We may or may not be gathering in the building. This may change, depending upon the location and logistics of keeping people safely distanced.

Observation – I understand the value of observation but priority will go to keeping everyone safe. If observation can be accommodated, it may be limited to certain areas or number of observers at one time.

Private Coaching – This is with ONE handler/dog at a time, no spectators unless previously arranged.

Social Distancing – Please keep 6’ away from everyone at all times unless you live in the same household. For the foreseeable future please do not bring “visitors” to class. 

Bathrooms – Be sure a class or a private lesson is not in session prior to entering the building. If we’re having group classes I will announce the restroom availability at the break.

I have read, understand and agree to the above.

Stay safe – if you have suggestions for safety, please let me know.

(Updated 1/24/2022 ksb)