Trainer Scheme T&Cs
Talking Dogs Scentwork® Trainer Subscription Scheme
Terms & Conditions
Office – Talking Dogs Ltd. registered office
Company – TDS, Talking Dogs Scentwork®, a division of Talking Dogs Ltd.
Subscriber – The individual who has subscribed to the Talking Dogs Scentwork® Trainer Subscription Scheme
Scheme – the Talking Dogs Scentwork® Trainer Subscription Scheme
The Company will agree to:
Grant full membership to the Scent Seeker Community throughout the term of their subscription in the Scheme.
Allow the use of TDS Company logos (according to subscription level), as below, on paperwork, posters, advertising. Permission from the office must be received in order to use any of the logos on products for sale. All logos are protected by copyright and trademark.
Supply workshop syllabuses and kit lists for Scents 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 &, if applicable, Scent 6.
Supply workshop handouts for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 &, if applicable, Scent 6.
Promote the Subscriber’s TDS events on the official company website according to their subscription tier:
Elite subscribers will get a premium listing including photograph, logo with hyperlink, plus social media, phone, email and website
Professional subscribers will get a listing including phone, email and website
Enterprise subscribers will get their name listed
Acceptance on the Scheme is not an endorsement of the Subscriber or their business or the training methods or practices used. However, the Subscriber must adhere to the conditions set out in the Scheme. All clients are encouraged to observe and investigate the Subscriber’s services before booking.
The Subscriber will agree to:
Pay a monthly fee to the Company according to their subscription tier:
Elite – £34.80, Professional – £25.20, Enterprise – £20.40.
Failure to pay the fee will result in the termination of the Scheme.
Maintain a professional service and treat all delegates and dogs with respect. Any conduct deemed unprofessional or that could in any way bring the Company into disrepute may result in immediate termination of the Subscriber from the Scheme.
Deliver Company methods according to their subscription tier:
- Elite – Deliver Talking Dogs Scentwork® Workshops: Scent 1-Scent 5, deliver Scent 6 (once trained by Pam to deliver this workshop), deliver classes and/or 121s incorporating Talking Dogs Scentwork® methods
- Professional – Deliver classes and/or 121s incorporating Talking Dogs Scentwork® methods
- Enterprise – Deliver starter scentwork classes and/or 121s incorporating Talking Dogs Scentwork® methods
Supply (on request) emails or contact details of clients to enable the Company to carry out quality assurance measures. The Company may also contact Subscriber’s clients via social media and any other means necessary in order to carry out quality assurance measures.
The Subscriber must not:
In any way abuse a delegate or dog. This includes, but is not limited to, hitting, purposely startling, jerking/checking the lead, using choke chains, prong collars, collars that emit air, citronella or electric shocks. This behaviour will not be tolerated.
This Subscription cannot be transferred in any way to another party.
The Subscription will only be allowed by Talking Dogs Scentwork® at their discretion. Subscribers must meet the required qualifications. Should behaviour detrimental to Talking Dogs Scentwork® or contrary to the Company’s ethos or practices come to our attention, the Subscription may be cancelled without notice.
- Elite tier – trainers must be a Talking Dogs Scentwork® Accredited Handler and receive an invitation from Pamela Mackinnon, Director, Talking Dogs Scentwork®
- Professional tier – trainers must have graduated from the TDS Detector Dog School course How to Teach Scentwork and be a Talking Dogs Scentwork® Accredited Handler
- Enterprise tier – trainers must have graduated from the TDS Detector Dog School course How to Teach Scentwork
Termination or change of the subscription
If they qualify, subscribers may change or cancel their subscription tier at any time. No refunds will be granted for any portion of the fee. If the Subscription is terminated by the Company no refunds will be granted for any portion of the fee.
Health & Safety
Dog training is a physical activity and as such Subscribers are reminded to train with due care and attention to their own safety and that of others. Delegates are responsible for the conduct of their dog at all times. Neither Talking Dogs Ltd. nor any person acting on behalf of the Company accept any liability for any loss, damage, accident, injury or illness to dogs, handlers, spectators or any other persons or property whatsoever.