K9-INDIGO® Student Code of Conduct

K9-INDIGO® Student Code of Conduct

The K9-INDIGO® HOLISTIC DOG TRAINING™ Student Code of Conduct sets out the standards of conduct expected of all handlers/students. It holds individuals responsible for the consequences of their actions. Failure to fulfill these responsibilities may result in the withdrawal of privileges or termination of services.

K9-INDIGO® HOLISTIC DOG TRAINING™ students’, faculty, and staff involved in learning, teaching, and caring for canines. All members of this exclusive dog training program are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that contributes positively to a learning environment in which respect, civility, diversity, opportunity, and inclusiveness are valued, to assure the success of both the individual and the community. 

The Student Code of Conduct reflects a concern for these values and tries to ensure that handlers/students can learn, enjoy, and feel safe without undue interference from others.

When does the code apply?

The K9-INDIGO® HOLISTIC DOG TRAINING™ Student Code of Conduct applies to all handlers/students enrolled in our program for any services. The Code applies to conduct that occurs any time services are being provided. It also applies to conduct that occurs elsewhere if it is related to K9-INDIGO® HOLISTIC DOG TRAINING™.  

Prohibited conduct under the Code includes but is not limited to:

  • Verbal or physical assaulting, harassing, intimidating, or threatening another individual or animals
  • Endangering the health or safety of others or animals
  • Stealing, misusing, destroying, defacing, or damaging property of K9-INDIGO®, staff, employees, or other students. 
  • Disrupting K9-INDIGO® learning activities
  • Using K9-INDIGO® facilities or equipment without authorization
  • Making false accusations against any member of K9-INDIGO®
  • Supplying false information to the K9-INDIGO® or forging, altering, or misusing any document or record
  • Storing, possessing, or using real or replica firearms or other weapons, explosives (including fireworks), ammunition, or toxic or otherwise dangerous materials while receiving services
  • Using, possessing, or distributing illegal drugs
  • Encouraging, aiding, or conspiring in any prohibited conduct
  • Failing to comply with a disciplinary measure or disciplinary measures imposed under the procedures of this Code

Remember, all Municipal, Provincial and Federal Laws apply to the student code of conduct.

Disciplinary Measures that may be imposed under the Code include but are not limited to: 

  • Written warning or reprimand
  • Probation, during which certain conditions must be fulfilled and good behavior must be demonstrated
  • Payment of costs or compensation for any loss, damage, or injury caused by the conduct
  • Loss of certain privileges
  • Restriction or prohibition of access to, or use of, University facilities, services, activities, or programs
  • Fines or loss of fees
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion

Policy subject to change and update.