K9 First-aid & CPR
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, EMS provider, 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 2,300 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 is our intention to close that gap. In short, we take our world of paramedicine and 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 is, you will be able to provide care that will help for the best possible outcome. That alone is 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, 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 that you will use on individual manikins. The class is relaxed and our open format is very conducive for learning. Since the material is paramedic-based, you can even use your new-found skills on humans (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.
Please no dogs to class. Service dogs are always welcome. Hope to see you soon!
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We also offer specific courses that are tailored to your profession.
FIre, Police, EMS
Basic class includes Protocol review, K9/Feline aggressive behavior identification, Splinting/Bandaging and IV techniques. Recommend to the First Responder and EMT-Basic Levels. This course provides three hours of class time.
The advance course would include the above with the addition to core drugs, and Intubation skills. An additional one hour would be required. It is recommended this be a Paramedic skill set. All skills would be protocol dependent based on your agency and your partnership with your medical director.
Certifications have a 3 year expiration.
In addition to the medical equipment and supplies that are currently carried on medic units. There are additional items that are specific to provide care to K9/Feline care. Cost estimate is between $225-$400 per kit depending on items selected.
Doggie Day CAre Providers
Our K9 Class has more focus to a doggie day care environment. More attention is spent on Dog Fights, Seizures, and the care for elder dogs including DNR''s
Reduced Price based on number of employees.
Travel Quotes Available
USGS Per Diem rates apply
Anywhere in the USA
Currently we are supportingLifeline Puppy Rescue, a 501(c)3 non profit, was established in 1993 and is located in Brighton, CO. They save over 1,800 puppies a year from high kill shelters across the Rocky Mountain Region and each puppy will stay with the rescue until they find their forever home. Lifeline relies on it's fundraising efforts to help cover the cost of several large expenses including vaccinations, medications, spaying/neutering, other lifesaving veterinary care and shelter maintenance. One major fundraiser for the rescue is the Fire Rescue Dogs Calendar project which features firefighters from all over Colorado who graciously volunteer their time for the calendar to help raise awareness about pet adoption and pet safety.
We give a portion of each class back to the non-profit.
Schedule permitting we will attend events providing a vendor booth and providing class information.