K9 Class: The K9 First Aid and CPR course is designed to give the pet lover, dog sport enthusiast, or pet professional the necessary information and skills to stabilize an injured animal until qualified veterinarian care is accessed. Whether you are new to dog ownership, or a long time friend; have a puppy, or care for a senior dog; own a purebred or a mixed breed from the shelter; regardless of your situation, your dog is precious to you. You only want the best for your dog, just like you want the best for every member of your family.
Since 2009, We have developed and have and taught over 1700 dog lovers a fun, and educational K9 first aid class that is designed to be taught at any location. Since there is no 911 for dogs, it’s my intention to close that gap. In short I take my world of being a Paramedic, and then show students how to apply it to dogs. One thing the class gives to the students is confidence. Confidence that no matter what the situation involving their dog, they will be able to provide care that will help for the best possible outcome. That alone can be priceless.
We use actual Canine CPR manikins where people actually preform “mouth to snout” breathing and compressions. The class content covers over 20 First Aid items including: first aid kits, torn pads, dog fights, seizures, broken bones, electrical injuries, muzzling, and bleeding control and appropriate restraining of an injured animal. There is special attention to choking, bloat, and poisons. There are several hands on type skills and the relaxed open format is very conducive for learning. Since the material is paramedic based you can even use your new found skills on human’s (if you want to) that is. During class each person gets a class participation packet, and will receive a pet first aid certificate at no charge. The card is valid for life, and with the card, students may take the class at no charge anytime in the future. This year we will introduce “Clyde” Clyde is a life like manikin that has movable joints. We will also learn how to place the dogs into a stretcher. Hope to see you soon.
Class cost: $65 per person. (Dogs are welcome at some events)
Class time: 4.5 hours.
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We have been featured in Mile High Dog, and 9 News covered a story about a 9 year old girl that saved the life of a service dog because of our class. Students and avid dog lovers are also able to purchase a copy of K9 MEDIC. This book is a must read for any dog lover.
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For more information about the class, or if you would like to hold a class at your location please call 303-916-9190, or fill out the from below. Discounts may be available for large groups.
Statistics show that preventable accidents are the leading cause of death among companion animals. According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), one out of four additional animals could be saved if just one pet first-aid technique was applied prior to obtaining emergency veterinary care. Unfortunately, there is no “911” for pets. Emphasis is placed on First Aid and CPR, prevention of illness and injury, the importance of early veterinary care and the appropriate restraining of an injured animal.
Cesar Millan’s – The Dog Whisperer Pet CPR, First-Aid Recommendations:“You are less likely to panic in the face of an emergency, however, if you are prepared. Consider learning pet CPR and pet first aid, classes for which are available in most areas. This training is very valuable and will pay off right when you need it most. You also should keep a special medicine kit just for your pet and have it well stocked with supples.”
“From Cesar’s book entitled “A Member of the Family” page 182″