Terms and Conditions of Use

Read the following Terms of Conditions and Use Agreement before accessing thefamilydog.com and any/all content, products, and/or services. Effective Date: April 2015


This website (www.thefamilydog.com OR www.stopthe77.com) is owned and operated by The Family Dog, LLC (“The Family Dog”, “thefamilydog.tv”, “thefamilydog.com”, “stopthe77.com”, “we” “us” “our” all officers, contractors, employees and subsidiaries). By accessing this web site in any manner (automated or otherwise), you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, our Privacy Policy, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by all applicable Copyright and Trademark laws.

We reserve the right, at any time, to change or update the terms and conditions of this agreement without prior notice. Any and all changes will become effective immediately upon being posted. By continuing to use the site or our services after we post any changes, you acknowledge and accept any and all changes to the Terms of Conditions of Use.

All users and members of The Family Dog websites, products or services accept that they are knowledgeable of all applicable laws and are responsible for compliance with such. Member/user also agrees that there will be no use or transmission of the site or its materials that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal or civil offense.

Governing Law

Any claim relating to The Family Dog’s web sites shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Description of Paid Member Services and Accounts

In addition to general website and free content, The Family Dog, LLC. also provides paid online dog training instruction for families. The member must provide:

  • The purchase of the product/service offered by The Family Dog;
  • All equipment and services and associated fees necessary for their own internet connection and access;
  • Software to view the elements of the course.

Members will receive an account id and password. Members are responsible for protecting their private account information. Members agree to notify us immediately is a password has been lost or compromised in any way. Members will be held responsible for any and all activities that occur under their account whether authorized or not. The member agrees not to share, resell, archive or make any commercial use of The Family Dog products or services. The Family Dog, LLC. has the right to modify or discontinue services at any time without notice to the member.


This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the site and the content or materials contained therein. The Family Dog makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information, materials or services provided on or through this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, The Family Dog does not warrant that:

  • this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

The materials on The Family Dog’s web sites are also provided “as is”. The Family Dog makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, The Family Dog does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site. The Family Dog has no liability for any interruptions to the use of this site.


The Family Dog has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The Family Dog of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

The Family Dog may link to, or be linked to, other websites not maintained by or related to The Family Dog. All links are provided only as a service to our visitors. The Family Dog is not, directly or indirectly, implying any approval, association, sponsorship, endorsement or affiliation with the linked or linking website, unless specifically stated by The Family Dog. The Family Dog has not reviewed all websites to which it links and is not responsible for the training style, content, accuracy, or policies of any such websites. You link to other pages or websites at your own risk, and your use of other websites will be controlled by the terms of use posted on that website. You should review the terms of use of any website to which you navigate.

Intellectual Property Rights

Our Limited License to You.

Our websites and ALL content on the sites including, but not limited to site design, videos, audio, test, graphics, interfaces, and the arrangement of all is the sole property of The Family Dog, LLC and/or third parties protected by intellectual property rights. Our sites are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual copyright laws. Your use of this site is intended to be solely personal and noncommercial. You may not use our site or any content for purposes other than noted herein.

The Family Dog, LLC’s logos, graphics, designs, videos, audio files and any other creations may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not provided by us. Nor shall any of our identifying designs or content be used in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or that is in any way disparaging or discrediting to The Family Dog, LLC.

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the free (or paid) materials on The Family Dog’s web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you MAY NOT:
    1. modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, sell, create derivative works of the materials or in any manner (including by email or electronic means) distribute them;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on The Family Dog’s web site;
    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials;
    5. transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server;
    6. perform any form of extraction or data mining or other commercial exploitation of any kind; or
    7. use any robot, spider or any other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content therein
  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by The Family Dog at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on The Family Dog’s web sites could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The Family Dog does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. The Family Dog may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. The Family Dog does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

Your License to Us

By posting or submitting ANY material in ANY form (including but not limited to comments, emails, photos, videos, audio files etc…) to us, you are representing that:

  1. You own the material;
  2. You are 18 years of age or older;
  3. Submissions do not violate any law;
  4. You are granting us and anyone authorized by us the rights to a royalty-free, irrevocable, unrestricted, universal license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, distribute, display or in any way make public any submissions in any way we choose and for any purpose and to identify you as the author as we see fit, including posting on social media platforms;
  5. You agree that The Family Dog has the right but not the obligation to use and display any postings or contributions of any kind.

Limitations on Linking and Framing

You may establish a hypertext link to the Site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by us or by the Site. However, you may not frame or inline link any of the content or materials of the Site, or incorporate into another website or other service any of our material, content or intellectual property.

Limitation of Liability



You agree at all times to indemnify and hold harmless The Family Dog, LLC. This includes, but is not limited to liability for any losses, damages, costs or expenses of any kind or nature (including attorney’s fees) which you have incurred or may later incur resulting from any personal injury to you, your family members or your dog(s) as well as damage to any personal property based on any activities undertaken after engaging with The Family Dog website, materials, programs or services. These damages include, but are not limited to the loss of income, earnings, bodily injury, pain and suffering, emotional or mental distress and all veterinary or medical expenses. In addition you waive any claim which you now have or hereafter may have against The Family Dog.

You accept that The Family Dog has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally, or as part of a group, against The Family Dog’s officers, employees or vendors in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect The Family Dog’s officers, employees, vendors, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as The Family Dog, LLC.

Assumptions of Risk

You acknowledge and understand that dog training activities involve potential risk of personal injury and injury to personal property, including dogs, which may result from your participation in dog training activities.


Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit.


By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

Online Features

Our websites may contain areas that allow interactive features such as chat rooms, comment sections and email services. All responsibility for the content of what is posted lies solely with each user. The Family Dog is in NO WAY responsible for any content in any of the private or public posting areas and the content posted does NOT represent The Family Dog’s (or their affiliate’s) opinions in any way. We are neither responsible for reviewing nor controlling what is posted. However, by using our site you agree that we may monitor all posts at all times. The Family Dog reserves the right to modify or delete comments or materials and to ban users for any reason at any time without prior notice. We may disclose such materials and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to any third party in order to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request and to protect ourselves, our clients, sponsors, users and visitors.

It is a condition of your use of our website that you:

  • are at least 18 years of age;
  • will use the site only as yourself and not impersonate any other person;
  • give permission for the comments to be made public and affirm that they represent your true and accurate work;
  • give The Family Dog irrevocable rights to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise use your submission for any purpose and in any form or media;
  • agree not to post any material which is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other person as determined by The Family Dog;
  • agree never to use the site for any unlawful purpose or the support of any unlawful practice of any kind;
  • not to infringe on anybody’s rights for any reason;
  • not to reveal any private or personally identifiable information in public areas (such as phone, address, email or social security numbers);
  • not to use our site to advertise or solicit anything of any kind including services, products, donations, or anything with any promotional or commercial reasons or references;
  • not to post material with any links that lead away from the site;
  • not to post material that violates any law;
  • not to access or attempt to access our site, content, member areas or any other content, products, information or services belonging to The Family Dog by any means not intended to do so (such as hacking);
  • not to gather for marketing purposes any email addresses or other personal information that has been posted by other users of the Site.

Refund Policy

Each specific product, service, event or course will specify its own refund policy.

Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement

The Family Dog designates the following address for receipt of notice of claims of copyright infringement or counter notices as follows: questions@thefamilydog.com

Other Terms

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer. All members/users agree that by accepting this Terms and Conditions of Use agreement, they are also consenting to the use and disclosure of their personal information as described in our Privacy Policy. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the site’s registration forms. If any information is untrue, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account at any time.


All training companies listed are independent and not employed by The Family Dog. Links to websites maintained by others are “third party sites”. The Family Dog has no control over, nor is it responsible for such sites, their training methods and resources. The Family Dog does not endorse, nor assumes liability for any training, content, advertising or products on or available from such companies. The Family Dog also assumes no responsibility or liability, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such training, content, or services available on or through any such site or resource. It is your responsibility to carefully review all policies and services that are related to the linked site.

*this version dated November 2017 was modified from the earlier version dated April 2015