Waiver, Assumption of Risk, and Agreement to Hold Harmless

I understand that attendance and participation in seminars run by Patricia McConnell of Patricia McConnell Publishing, LTD (dba McConnell Publishing) is not without risk to myself and/or guests who may attend this seminar. I further understand that if my personal dog is on the property during the running of the seminar, he/she may also be at risk, and that I or my dog may bring home an illness due to the presence of working around other dogs.

I understand the guidelines and policies stated in the registration information, and on the website and advertising.  I agree to take full and total responsibility for my dog at all times. I assert that my dog is not a danger to people or other dogs, nor is there any history of aggression.

I hereby on behalf of myself, my heirs and assignees, waive and release Patricia McConnell and Patricia McConnell Publishing, LTD (dba McConnell Publishing), the speaker(s) and organization, the hotel where the seminar is located, any animal shelter or rescue group that provided an animal, all owners of any other animals in attendance, and all employees, owners, directors, officers, members, volunteers, and agents from any and all liability of any nature for injury or damage which I or my dog may suffer, including specifically, but not limited to, any injury or damage resulting from the action of any dog. Also I expressly assume the risk of any such damage or injury while attending the seminar, while supervising or interacting with a dog while on the grounds or surrounding are thereto.

In consideration of my attendance and participation in the seminar, I waive the right to any and all claims on behalf of any member of my family and any other person accompanying me during the seminar as a result of any action by any dog, including my own. I further agree and understand that I will be held personally responsible for bodily injury or property damage, including injury to other animals, caused by myself and any animals I bring. I have read this release and fully understand and agree to its terms.

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