CONSULTANTING AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

____________________________(THE “CONSULTANT”)

AND

____________________________(THE “CLIENT”)

_____________________________________________________________________________________
THIS AGREEMENT is made on the …………..day of……….20……., (hereinafter “Effective Date”)
by the Client and the Consultant (collectively referred to as the "Parties" or individually as the "Party")
and includes that Party’s successors and assigns.
In consideration of covenants and agreements contained in this Agreement, and other good and valuable
consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, Parties agree to the following terms and
conditions and to be bound thereby:
1) Term: This agreement shall be valid from the Effective Date until termination.
2) Services: The Client shall receive consultant services wherein their dog(s) will be taught how to
talk with buttons through video chat. Each consulting session shall run between 45 minutes – 1
hour. The Parties may reschedule the Services in the case of an emergency; however, reasonable
notice should be given. The Consultant shall perform their services professionally, faithfully,
diligently, per this agreement, and per acceptable industry standards.
3) Payment: For the Services rendered, the Client shall compensate the Consultant with
$__________payable on or before____________ date. Payment shall be made in advance before
provision of the Services through PayPal or cash app.
4) Autonomy: Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Consultant will have full control
over working time, methods, and decision-making in relation to the provision of the services per
the Agreement. The Consultant will work autonomously and not at the direction of the Client.
However, the Consultant will be responsive to the reasonable needs and concerns of the Client.
5) Expenses: Unless otherwise stated, the Consultant shall be responsible for all expenses related to
providing the Services under this Agreement. This includes but is not limited to supplies, and
equipment.
6) Relationship of the Parties: The relationship of the parties hereto is that of an independent
contractor. The Parties hereto are not deemed agents, partners, or joint venturers of the others for
any purpose due to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated thereby.
7) Non-assignment: The Client shall not transfer or assign this agreement without the Consultant’s
consent. However, the Consultant may transfer or assign this agreement or subcontract its
obligations hereunder at any time without the Client’s consent.
8) Limitation of Liability:  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE
CONSULTANT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT,
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED, EVEN IF THE CONSULTANT
HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE
LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY BREACH OF CONDITION(S)
OR FUNDAMENTAL TERM(S) OR FOR A FUNDAMENTAL BREACH (S). IN ANY CASE,
THE CONSULTANT’S ENTIRE LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT
RECEIVED BY THE CLIENT PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT.

9) THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THE CONSULTANT DISCLAIMS ANY
AND ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
For avoidance of doubt, the Consultant does not warrant, represent or guarantee results from the
Services; the Consultant does not warrant, represent or guarantee that the Client’s dog(s) will use/
talk with the buttons during or at the end of the session(s). The Services will aid in familiarizing
the Client with the applicable necessary, and proper skills.
10) Confidentiality: All non-public, confidential, or proprietary information of a Party (Disclosing
Party), whether disclosed orally or disclosed or accessed in written, electronic or other form or
media, and whether or not marked, designated or otherwise identified as “confidential” in
connection with this Contract is confidential, solely for the use of performing this Contract and
may not be disclosed or copied unless authorized in advance by the Disclosing Party in writing.
Upon the Disclosing Party’s request, the other Party (Recipient Party) shall promptly return all
documents and other confidential materials received from Disclosing Party. Disclosing Party shall
be entitled to injunctive relief for any violation of this Section. This Section does not apply to
information that is: (a) in the public domain; (b) known to Recipient Party at the time of
disclosure, or (c) rightfully obtained by Recipient Party on a non-confidential basis from a third
party.
11) Force Majeure: For this Agreement, "Force Majeure" means an event which a diligent party
could not have reasonably avoided in the circumstances, which is beyond the control of a party
and includes, but is not limited to, war, riots, civil disorder, earthquake, storm, flood or adverse
weather conditions, strikes, lockouts or other industrial action, terrorist acts, confiscation or any
other action by government agencies. A Party’s failure to fulfill its obligations due to Force
Majeure shall not be considered a breach of this Agreement.
12) Termination
● Either Party may terminate this Agreement, upon giving the other Party no less than 7 days’
notice in writing. If a Party wishes to terminate the contract with less than this stated period, the
other Party reserves the right to charge costs that they have already paid in advance or incurred.
● The termination of this Agreement shall not discharge the liabilities accumulated by either Party.
● Any Clauses intended by the Parties or this Agreement to survive the termination of this
Agreement shall survive the termination of this Agreement by whatever cause.
13) Dispute resolution: Parties agree to settle disputes under this Agreement through (select one)
☐Negotiation ☐Mediation ☐Arbitration
☐Litigation
14) General provisions
This Agreement may be amended only by the written consent of the Parties hereto. If any provision is
held to be invalid or unenforceable, it shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other
provision. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties. It supersedes all prior
oral or written agreements or understandings between the Parties concerning the subject matter of this
Agreement. The parties will exercise utmost good faith in this Agreement.
Except where otherwise provided, failure by the Consultant to enforce any of these terms or
conditions shall not be a waiver of their right to enforce them. No waiver by the Consultant of any
breach of, or of compliance with, any condition or provision of this Agreement by the Client shall be
considered a waiver of any other condition or provision or of the same condition or provision at
another time. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be

an original and all of which constitute the same instrument.
The Article and Section headings in this Agreement are for convenience, and they form in no part of
this Agreement and shall not affect its interpretation. Whenever used herein, the singular number
shall include the plural, and the plural number shall include the singular. Any references herein to the
masculine gender or the masculine form of any noun, adjective, or possessive shall be construed to
include the feminine or neuter gender and form, and vice versa.
This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of Virginia, and its Courts without
regard to its conflict of law provisions. Any notice required herein shall be in writing and shall be
deemed duly given: if delivered by hand and receipted for by the party addressee, on the date of such
receipt, if mailed by domestic certified or registered mail with postage prepaid, on the third business
day after the date postmarked, or sent by email at the following addresses or such changed address as
the Party shall have specified by written notice, provided that any notice of change of address shall be
effective only upon actual receipt.
Any notice delivered by email shall request a receipt thereof confirmed by email or in writing by the
recipient, and the effective date of such notice shall be the date of receipt, provided such receipt has
been confirmed by the recipient.
Client: ____________________________________________________________________________
Consultant: ___________________________________________________________________________
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the Parties has executed this Agreement, as set forth below.
Signed by the CLIENT
Signature:
Name:
Date:

Signed by the CONSULTANT
Signature:
Name:
Date:

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