K9 Contenders

Connecting owners, dogs and the people who train them

Brad Arington

  • Brad Arington
  • Mossy Pond Retrievers

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This AGREEMENT ("Agreement"), dated as of 04/22/2019 (the "Effective Date"), is made by Passion Pups, LLC d/b/a K9 Contenders ("K9 Contenders"), a Tennessee Limited Liability company located at 200 Heady Drive, Nashville, TN 37205, and (YOUR NAME ) having an email address of (YOUR EMAIL ) and a phone number of (YOUR PHONE ) ("User") (collectively "the Parties").

WHEREAS, K9 Contenders owns and operates a business providing information about dogs, trainers and breeders to help facilitate transactions between individuals or businesses looking to buy a dog, breed a dog or have a dog trained, and dog owners, trainers, and breeders looking to provide professional services and/or sales to such individuals or businesses;

WHEREAS, K9 Contenders has established a brand having significant good will and reputation for excellence in selecting and providing information about specific dogs, dog owners, breeders and trainers to facilitate communications and private transactions between these parties; WHEREAS, K9 Contenders owns and operates one or more websites and/or social media accounts to provide information related to dogs, trainers and breeders (collectively "the K9 Contenders Website"); WHEREAS, User wishes to use the K9 Contenders Website and to make contact with Breeder or Owner to consider a future transaction with the Breeder or Owner related to dogs or dog services; NOW THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged by both Parties, the Parties agree as follows:

1. Authorization. Under this Agreement, User agrees to provide personal contact information and/or content to K9 Contenders. User authorizes K9 Contenders to possess, store, use, reproduce, modify and/or publish any and all such information to provide contact between the User and a dog owner or breeder. User authorizes K9 Contenders to transmit all User data to third parties, including without limitation dog owners and dog breeders.

2. Copyrighted Content. User agrees and acknowledges that content on the K9 Contenders website may be copyrighted by K9 Contenders and/or other third parties, and User shall have no rights in such content. User shall not disseminate, make unauthorized copies or derivative works or use of any content on the K9 Contenders website without authorization.

3. Indemnification of K9 Contenders. In the event any allegation or action arises against K9 Contenders related to (i) any information and/or content provided to K9 Contenders by User, (ii) any information and/or content displayed on K9 Contenders Website at the direct or indirect instruction of User, and/or (iii) any direct or indirect damage or harm to any party caused by User’s acts, omissions or negligence related to User’s usage of the K9 Contenders Website, User shall fully indemnify and hold harmless K9 Contenders in defending against such allegation or action, including the payment of attorney fees or other incidental or consequential costs or damages incurred by K9 Contenders associated with such action or allegation and/or defending against such action or allegation.

4. Obligations of K9 Contenders. K9 Contenders shall make a good faith effort to transmit the information and/or content provided by User on the K9 Contenders Website to the desired dog owner, breeder and/or trainer at the instruction of User. K9 Contenders shall have the sole right and ability to refuse to transmit or otherwise use any information submitted by User on the K9 Contenders Website for any reason, at the sole discretion of K9 Contenders.

5. No Warranty or Guarantee. All information posted or otherwise made available on the K9 Contenders Website is provided for reference purposes only, and K9 Contenders makes no warranties or guarantees related to the accuracy of any information presented or otherwise made available on the K9 Contenders Website. The information on the K9 Contenders website shall be provided solely for the purpose of allowing a User to view information related to dogs, dog owners, breeders and/or trainers, and shall not be used for any other purpose. It is the obligation of each individual User to verify that any and all information relating to dogs pedigrees, breedings and/or other information displayed or otherwise made available on the K9 Contenders Website is accurate. K9 Contenders makes no warranty or guarantee of any kind relating to the the performance, ability or fitness for any intended purpose of any dog, dog owner, trainer or breeder identified or otherwise disclosed on the K9 Contenders Website. User assumes all risk associated with acting in reliance on any and all information posted or otherwise made available on the K9 Contenders Website.

6. Limits on Liability. K9 Contenders shall have no obligations or liabilities arising from any contemplated or actual transactions between any User of the K9 Contenders Website, or any other individuals, and any dog owner, breeder, trainer or other entity. In the event any claim or action arises between a User of the K9 Contenders Website and any dog owner, breeder, trainer or any other individuals, User hereby covenants not to sue K9 Contenders and agrees to hold K9 Contenders completely harmless and without liability of any kind, even in the event information found on the K9 Contenders Website is found to be misleading, incomplete or false. K9 Contenders shall not be responsible or liable for any costs, expenses or damages of any kind to any party resulting from (i) User’s usage of the K9 Contenders Website, (ii) User’s reliance on information and/or content included on the K9 Contenders Website, or (iii) User’s communications or dealings with any other parties contacted directly or indirectly by User or vice versa directly or indirectly via the K9 Contenders Website.

7. Compliance with Standards. User shall make reasonable efforts to comply with all standards of behavior, quality and performance for endorsement by K9 Contenders. In the event User is connected with or contacted by any dog owner, breeder, trainer or other individual via the K9 Contenders Website, User shall not make false or misleading representations regarding User’s dog or User’s experience, circumstances or intent regarding the purchase, training or breeding of any dog.

8. Use of K9 Contenders Trademarks. The name "K9 Contenders" and all associated logos are trademarks of K9 Contenders and shall not be used by any party without written authorization of K9 Contenders.

9. Termination. This Agreement shall continue for a period of five years or until terminated by either Party. This Agreement may be terminated by either Party at any time by providing notice of termination to the other Party. The Indemnification provisions of Section 3 and the Limits on Liability of Section 6 of this Agreement shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement.

10. Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the Parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.

11. Governing Law. This Agreement and any claim, controversy, dispute or cause of action (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) based upon, arising out of or relating to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the United States and the State of Tennessee, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Tennessee or any other jurisdiction).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have duly executed and delivered this Agreement as of the date first written above.


Chesapeake Bay Retriever , Nova Scotia Duck Retriever , American Water Spaniel , Boykin Spaniel , Brittany , Cocker Spaniel , Curly-Coated Retriever , English Cocker Spaniel , English Springer Spaniel , Flat-Coated Retriever , German Shorthaired Pointer , German Wirehaired Pointer , Irish Water Spaniel , Pointer , Poodle , Vizsla , Wirehaired Pointing Griffon , Springer Spaniel , Gordon Setter , SMALL MUNSTERLANDER


ABOUT BRAD: Valdosta-born Brad Arington got his first Labrador in high school. He trained Bo himself with guidance from another trainer and groomed him so well he won every event he entered. Bo’s feats did not go unnoticed. A friend of Brad’s family who owned a lab puppy offered Brad a case of shot gun shells to train his young dog.  Not long after, under a shade tree in a dove field, an acquaintance proposed to pay for and lease back to Brad a 12-dog kennel. By the time it was finished, the kennel was full and a waiting list was established. Even though Brad worked five years night shift for CSX Railroad as an electrician, he never stopped training retrievers.  His big break came in 2005 when his father in law deeded him seven acres for Brad to build a kennel. By the time the move-in date arrived, 18 gun dogs were in training and Lee Howard and Mack Boatright joined the team.

MOSSY POND RETRIEVERS (MPR): Our goal at Mossy Pond Retrievers is simple - ensure our customers have the best experience possible while their dogs are in our care. We offer training for AKC and UKC sanctioned hunt tests, field trials and grooming the gentlemen's gun dog - trained to flush and retrieve. While at MPR, dogs are provided the highest level of quality and comfort. For owners interested in visiting their dogs, they too, will experience the same level of attention during their stay at our premier facilities on site. We offer a lodge that sleeps 12 and a dining area that seats 200, all overlooking six beautiful fishing ponds.   Our lodge was built to ensure our clients have a comfortable place to stay while observing training on-site. In addition we offer five-stand skeet shooting, and outfit private quail, pheasant and duck shoots on the property. These activities are provided by Mossy Pond Outfitters.

TRAINING: We are all about quality at Mossy Pond Retrievers (MPR). From the quality and care we provide our dogs, to the environment and facilities we offer our clients. Our kennel is first class. It’s big at 4200 square feet, offering our dogs plenty of private and clean space. It features state-of-the-art, climate-controlled runs with electric wall panels that open and close, weather permitting. All kennels are completely covered keeping our dogs safe and sound from nature’s elements. Dogs are exposed to various terrain and obstacles, ideally suited for retrievers. They are exposed to various environments, terrain and situations during their stay. We incorporate the use of bumpers, decoys and live birds throughout the training process. Our live birds include ducks, quail, pigeons, and pheasant. We utilize the natural game year round, preparing your retriever for all hunting situations. For those in need of water work, or hunt test and field trial preparation, MPR has several highly technical ponds or “tech ponds”. Tthese bodies of water contain numerous points, islands and channels, essential for teaching dogs to cross obstacles and take straight lines to and from the fall.

In addition to the daily training regimen, each retriever receives specialized time; one-on-one training called "pack time" (interacting with other dogs) and daily exercise. "Spending time with my team in a pressure free environment tells me how they are feeling. I am firm and demanding of each of them when we are working, so it is important to make sure they understand I am also their buddy and their friend. These are dogs, not machines and they too need reassurance and affection just as we do".


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