By using the Animal Training Academy (ATA) website (including both members and non-members), social media accounts and/or associated ATA Community Areas (including the Members only Facebook group, forums and web classes), you are agreeing to the terms of use set out below.

Please read and understand these terms of use carefully and contact us if you have any questions:

ATA content

The information provided by ATA on this website, including through our training modules, podcasts and ATA Community Areas is generalised advice applicable to a range of, but not necessarily all, animals. The information provided is not a substitute for personalised advice specific to your particular animal/behavioural situation.

All the information on this website is published by ATA in good faith with the aim to help you learn about training animals and working with their behaviour.

While we work hard to ensure the information is up-to-date, useful and accurate, ATA does not make any representations or warranties about the completeness, reliability or accuracy of this information, nor its suitability for your particular animal/behavioural situation.

Member generated content

All information provided by members in ATA Community Areas, including any opinions, advice, statements or other information are the sole responsibility of the author of that message and not ATA.

The fact that a particular message is posted on or transmitted using this website does not mean that ATA has endorsed that message in any way or verified the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the information.

We try our best to monitor member generated content and encourage members to report any content they have concerns about by emailing:


Any action you take or do not take in reliance on the information you find on this website, is strictly at your own risk. Animal Training Academy will not be liable for any injury, losses and/or damages in connection with the use of the information on this website.

ATA tries to keep the website running smoothly, but occasionally it may not be available due to routine maintenance or technical/other issues. ATA takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, any loss you may suffer due to the website being unavailable.


Although ATA regularly updates its virus protection software, it does not warrant that the server that makes the information and contents of this website available is free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the correct display and/or presentation of any material contained on this website.

For more information about the security of your information, please see ATA’s Privacy Policy, which can be found here.

Linked websites

This website contains some hyperlinks to other websites. While we try to provide only quality links to useful and relevant websites, ATA has no control over their maintenance or content. By providing these links to other websites, ATA is not recommending or endorsing the content found on those websites. The content on these linked websites may change, or the website itself may become unavailable, without our knowledge. If you think a link has gone ‘bad’ (i.e. it no longer works/the content isn’t relevant), please let us know.

Please be also aware that when you click on a link and leave this website, the website you visit may have different privacy policies and terms. We recommend checking the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their “Terms of Service”

ATA does not accept any liability of any description for any loss suffered by you by relying on anything contained or not contained on these linked websites.

Copyright, trademarks and intellectual property rights

This website, and all the information provided by ATA on this website, is protected by copyright and intellectual property laws and are the property of ATA unless expressly stated otherwise.

The website may also contain a number of trademarks, logos and symbols which are either owned by ATA or used with the approval of the respective trademark, logo, symbol owner. Nothing on the website should be construed as granting any licence to use any trade mark without the permission of the trade mark owner. Any material on this website that is identified as being subject to copyright of a third party, authorisation to use or reproduce such material must be obtained from that third party.

Unless stated otherwise, you may access and download the materials located on this website only for your personal training needs only, not for commercial use.

Governing Law

ATA is based in New Zealand. This website, and the information published on it and in ATA’s Community Areas is governed by New Zealand law only. The laws of New Zealand will govern your use of the website and your membership with ATA. By visiting this website and/or becoming a member of ATA you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

The disclaimers and limitations of liability above do not prejudice your rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.