Terms & Conditions

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to participate in the Marka Training Academy, students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be fluent in English
  • Have the physical capability to handle dogs of various sizes and strengths
  • Have the emotional capability to interact with human dog owners
  • Have ability to access the Marka online learning modules via their own device and internet connection
  • Have the ability to participate in Marka Zoom Training Workshops
  • Be able to travel to the in-person Marka Masterclass Courses

FEES AND REFUNDS

The price of any Marka Masterclass course includes all tuition fees, but students are liable for their own travel, accommodation and other costs.

Students are eligible for a full refund of the tuition fees within five working days of making payment by giving written notice (provided the online training modules have not been accessed)

If students wish to withdraw from the course after accessing the online training modules, students are eligible for a 50% refund on providing written notice of their intention to withdraw from the course (provided the collaborative online workshops element of the course has not commenced).

Once the collaborative online workshops element of the course has commenced, students are not eligible for a refund nor a transfer to a future course.

In the event of serious illness or other extenuating circumstances which prevent completion of the course, Marka Dog Training Limited may, at its own discretion, grant a partial refund or a transfer to future course, determined on a case-by-case basis.

CODE OF CONDUCT

By enrolling on any Marka Masterclass course, students agree to follow this code of conduct guidance at all times:

  • Students will attend and actively participate all in-person training courses, online training modules and collaborative online workshops that comprise the Marka Masterclass
  • Students will present themselves professionally and will act with respect to others
  • Students will act within the philosophy of fair, force-free and positive dog training, particularly in any interactions with dogs. No aversive methods are permitted, and this may be cause for dismissal from the programme.
  • Students will act honestly and will present only their own work in any assignments
  • Students will endeavour to be punctual, come prepared for the tasks at hand, be responsive to feedback, be proactive in planning and participation and be open to different points of view.
  • Students will not reproduce, share or distribute any course materials and will use materials only for their own educational use. All materials are the property of Marka Dog Training Limited.
  • Students will not engage in any activity or behaviour that endangers the health and safety of any human or animal, nor engage in any criminal activity.
  • Students will pay all fees in full in advance of the course commencement. Non-payment of fees may result in dismissal from the programme.
    Students will not take any action that will result in the harm to the reputation of the Marka organisation, individual tutors, suppliers or other students. This includes refraining from any hurtful, negative or disparaging remarks about the Marka organisation or those associated with it.
  • Students (on behalf of themselves and their future estates) hereby irrevocably waive all liability to Marka Dog Training Limited (and all those working with and associated with the company) for any injury, damage, loss or other harm that occurs during the student’s involvement with Marka Dog Training Limited.
  • Any violation of the student’s obligations as set out in these terms and conditions may be grounds for dismissal from the programme.

COMPETITION TERMS AND REGULATIONS

  1. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age. Employees of Marka Dog Training Limited and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.
  2. The organisers accept no responsibility for any entries that are lost during the submission process
  3. Entries will be judged by a panel of judges. The judges will select their favourite as the winner and that person will win a ‘free’ place on the forthcoming Marka Masterclass I Course. ‘Free’ means there is no charge for the tuition fees, but the winner is still liable for their own travel, accommodation and other costs. There is no cash alternative to the prize awarded.
  4. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  5. If a winning entrant is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts, Marka Dog Training Limited reserves the right to offer the prize to another entrant.
  6. Videos submitted remain the property of the entrant and will not be used for any marketing or other purpose by Marka Dog Training Limited without the consent of the entrant.
  7. Video entries must be a maximum of 3 minutes long.
  8. The winner agrees to take part in post-competition publicity.
  9. By entering, entrants will be deemed to be bound by all the terms and conditions set out for the competition and for Marka Dog Training Limited.
  10. Marka Dog Training Limited reserves the right to cancel the Masterclass course at any time, and in this case the prize is invalidated and no alternative is provided.
  11. The closing date for entrants is 30th June 2022 at 10pm. No entries are accepted after this time.

UPDATES

Marka Dog Training Ltd shall have the right to update these Terms and Conditions from time to time and it is the student’s responsibility to stay current and conform with the latest policies in place.