Release of Liability, waiver of claims, assumption of risk and indemnity agreement. Please read this document carefully. By signing this document you will waive certain legal rights including the right to sue or claim compensation following an accident.
I certify that I am the actual owner of this/these dog(s) or that I am the duly authorized agent/handler of the actual owner whose name I have entered below. In consideration of acceptance of the LURE COURSE TEST RUN, I agree: 1. To hold the Great Iowa Pet Expo (GIPE) including their officers and employees plus Obedient K-9 as well as the owner and lessor of the real property on which the event is held, harmless from any claim for loss or injury which may be alleged to have been caused directly or indirectly to any person or thing by the act of myself or my dog(s) and I assume all responsibility and liability for any such claim; 2. Assume the sole responsibility for and agree to indemnify, defend and save the GIPE/Obedient K-9 harmless from any and all loss and expense, including legal fees arising out of or in consequence of my participation in the event; 3. That any cause of action, controversy or claim arising out of or related to the attendance and/or participation at this event between the GIPE/Obedient K-9 and myself or as to the construction, interpretation and effect of this waiver shall be settled by arbitration in the state of Iowa.
It’s that time of the year again! Time for spring cleaning. Here’s a few tips to help you out if you have pets at home:
Deodorize couches, carpets and pet beds with baking soda. Make a mixture of baking soda combined with a few drops of pet-safe essential oils. Spray onto furniture, let sit 10-20 minutes and then vacuum! Pet beds with removable covers can easily be thrown in the wash for easy cleaning.
Use a damp rubber glove to remove pet hair. Run a gloved hand over cushions to easily collect hair. If it’s a car interior that needs cleaned, try using a pumice stone to collect all of that excess hair.
Toss stuffed toys into the washer! Use an all-natural, unscented detergent that’s safe for animals. Even toys with crinkles and squeakers can usually survive the washer.
Groom outdoors. Brush out all of the loose hair outside to prevent it from being all over your house. Warmer weather also provides the perfect opportunity for bath time!
Dust with a microfiber cloth. The material uses static energy to pick up more hair and dander. Don’t forget all of those normally forgotten spots like fan blades and light fixtures!
Be cautious when tossing medications and cleaners. Make sure anything harmful is kept well out of reach and taken straight to the trash outside.
Plastic bowls and dog toys can go in the dishwasher. It’s not a bad idea to give them a quick rinse after removal to remove any traces of detergent left behind.
Sort through supplies and toys. Donate anything that can still be used to your local shelter or rescue.
Time for a toothbrushing! Plaque and tarter build up on your dogs teeth can cause health problems. Use a pet-friendly toothpaste to brush your dog’s teeth.
Use the right tools. Consider investing in a vacuum made for pet hair. Always dust before vacuuming or else you’ll just have to vacuum again