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Terms and Building Usage

Training Agreement and Registration Requirements: 

I hereby certify that my dog has received a full series of shots within the last year for the following canine diseases: Distemper, Hepatitis, Bordatella and Parvovirus. If my dog is a puppy under 20 weeks old, I guarantee that my puppy has all shots appropriate to its age and will show appropriate records upon start of class.

I understand that Paws-Abilities LLC is only collecting money on behalf of the sub-contracted trainers and is not responsible for any refunds. 

I understand that occasionally, photographs or video footage may be taken of animals that attend classes at Paws-Abilities, LLC. I grant Paws-Abilities, LLC my permission for any resulting photographs or video of my animal to be used for advertising or educational material, understanding that the resulting photographs or videos are the sole property of Paws-Abilities, LLC.

I hereby apply for enrollment in a class offered by Paws-Abilities LLC or a sub-contractor thereof. As a condition of enrollment I have read and understood the above regarding this application. I hereby certify that I am aware that the training and handling of animals presents a risk of personal injury or property damage to myself, to my animal, and to any members of my family. In consideration for being allowed to enroll myself, my animal or any member of my family in the class or training program

I hereby assume FULL RESPONSIBILITY for any actions of the dog(s) entered above. I agree to hold harmless and indemnify PAWS-ABILITIES, its owners, and agents, from all liability for personal injury or property damage in any way resulting from enrollment and attendance in this class. Any legal expenses incurred in defense or enforcement of this contract shall be the total responsibility of the owner of the animal.


Full refunds can be provided if we are notified at least 7 days before the start of the course, workshop, event or service. 

  • Paws-Abilities Training Classes: No refunds after start of class
  • Sub-Contracted Training Classes: Refer to instructor’s terms and policies. Paws-Abilities LLC is only collecting money on behalf of the sub-contracted trainers and is not responsible for any refunds. *See class description to verify if your instructor is a sub-contractor
  • Store Products: No Refunds, exchange or store credit only.
  • Grooming and Camp: No refunds on services already received

Reservations & Cancellation Policy: Camp space is limited. Pre-payment or credit card on file is required to ensure your spot in camp (“Packages” automatically get priority reservations). “Single Day” cancellations must be made 24 hours prior or cancellation fee of $20.00 per dog will apply. “Packages” require 14 days’ notice or forfeiture of payment will apply.  No Show: A $20 fee per dog will be charged if not cancelled within 24 hours. Bedding: Bedding is not provided for crates.

Camp Training above and beyond the standard core home manners: Counselors have a structured training course and may not be qualified to train other methods.

Return Check Fee:  $35 fee for all returned checks.

Rules of the Building

At Paws-Abilities Total Dog Center, our goal is to help you and your dog learn in a fun, supportive atmosphere. We want everyone to be able to focus on their dog. We want dogs to stay safe, and people too! Please follow these rules so that all can enjoy their Paws-Abilities experience.

For All

No Smoking. Per City of Fife Regulations, smoking is prohibited within 25 of the buildings entrances and exits. You may smoke inside your vehicle as long as you extinguish and discard all smoking materials within the vehicle. Do not extinguish or leave cigarette butts on the ground.

Clean up after your dog.  Please bring poop bags.  We have bags available for purchase, if you run short. This is a mandatory rule. Anyone caught not cleaning up may lose any and all privileges.

No Flexi-leads or chain leads. These leashes are dangerous in close quarters in a class. Please use only a fabric or leather leash, from 4 to 6 feet long. We have them available for sale if needed.

No Shock Collars. We allow balanced praise and direction corrections but will not tolerate shock collars or abusive behavior.  Prong collars are okay, as long as they are fitted properly and used as intended. *See How to fit a prong collar.  If you see questionable behavior, please bring it to a staff member's attention, as we can only fix what we see.

Be aware of your dog at all times. Keep your dog close, and focus on your dog. It’s easy to get to talking to a friend and forget where your dog is; meanwhile he may be behind you, staring down another dog or getting ready to lunge at that treat in a little girl’s hand. Remember, class is all about you and your dog; a time for you to be together and learn something fun and new. Save playing with other dogs and talking to your friends to after class, in the parking lot.

Vaccinations. We abide by the Washington State Code WAC 246-100-197 Rabies—Measures to prevent human disease.
(3) An owner of a dog, cat, or ferret shall have it vaccinated against rabies and re-vaccinated following veterinary and vaccine manufacturer instructions. This requirement does not apply to animal shelters.  


We love kids at Paws-Abilities and strongly believe that involving family in the dog training experience can reap huge benefits for child and dog alike. However, children must be directly supervised by a responsible adult.

  • No running and playing around the rings! That can disrupt classes and incite excitable dogs to chase. Not all dogs are kid friendly.
  • Children are also not allowed on agility equipment or in agility tunnels at any time. The equipment is not child safe. We do not want your child injured, nor do we want expensive equipment damaged or broken.

Agility equipment/rings

  • Only current agility students, building members with agility experience, or people with direct permission from the owners should be in the agility rings or on any agility equipment at any time. It’s really tempting to try the agility equipment, it looks fun. However, doing so without proper instruction could easily end up with a dog injured or badly scared. We want you to try agility! But enroll in a class.
  • Even if you are enrolled in a beginning agility class, please avoid the temptation to put your dog on a piece of equipment he has not yet been introduced to, for the reasons above. You will get there soon, with proper instructor support and information.
  • NO food directly on the rubber equipment!
  • Do not throw food into tunnels.
  • Do not throw toys in tunnels, or leave toys in tunnels.

For Building Visitors

  • Classes and shows take priority. Sometimes, however, there are empty rings available even when classes are going on. Check the Open Practice Schedule. If a class setup is marked in the agility or rally ring, do not move it.
  • Respect others. If several members are trying to use the same ring in off hours, trade off and help each other.
  • If you move it, put it back. If you make a mess, clean it up. If you turned it on, turn it back off. If you break it, own up and take responsibility.
  • Do not leave food/treats in the building overnight. Mice have been an issue.
  • No ex-pens without express permission. Keep your crate area clean!
  • Do not leave your dog at the building unattended.
  • No equipment is allowed to be removed from the building.
  • Be safe. If working alone, it’s strongly advised that you leave the outer doors locked and keep your cell phone handy.
  • LOCK UP. Make sure all lights are OFF. Do not assume that because a car is in the parking lot, someone else is there. Sometimes people carpool to shows and leave cars in the lot.

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