DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DOG GOT HIT BY A CAR?
Your dog squirms out the front door as you are headed to work.
Even though you are normally so careful, on this occasion your attention drifts for just a second.
In that moment, she slips from your grasp and ….
The car drives away, leaving your dog stranded in the median. She is yelping and bleeding. Your heart is breaking.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
Do you call the vet? Try to move her from the road? Something else?
Making the RIGHT choice in the critical moments after such a horrible event can be the difference between life and death.
And of course, it’s not just road traffic we have to worry about. Your dog could:
– cut its paw on a piece of glass
– choke on a ‘delicious’ kiddies toy
– have a random seizure while curled up on the couch
– break its leg while out on a walk through the woods
And that’s just a small selection of the unfortunate/tragic mishaps which potentially face our dogs every single day.
When you look at all the things that can go wrong, it’s a wonder any of our pets stay alive, isn’t it?
HERE’S WHERE WE COME IN.
We prepare you to deal with the unthinkable. Your fur-family depends on you knowing what to do when an emergency happens. Join us where we will show you how to:
– Safely respond in an animal emergency
– Correctly perform choking procedures and CPR for your pooch
– Effectively control emergency bleeding
– Confidently interpret your animals behaviour and vitals signs to identify emergencies
– Identify poisons and hazards before they develop into emergencies
It’s only one day of training, from 9-4. And you get to bring your dog too (only if you want)!
You’ll leave with the knowledge of how to save your dog when the worst happens…
…and best still, this is something you keep for life. So any new pets who join your family in the future will benefit too!
In class we demonstrate, and each practice performing treatments on a live animal. Maneuvering around a living, breathing, squirming animal allows us to identify and overcome the challenges that a real emergency may throw at us.
This is also the last class where you receive a free pet first aid manual and travel pet first aid kit!
Hands on training for real life
We all want the best for our fur babies. This includes having treats on hand at all times, and being ready for emergencies. Unlike first aid for people, first aid on pets can involve some unique challenges. Working with industry experts, we’ve developed courses for pet owners, and pet professionals.
Our training courses are the perfect combination of theory and hands on practice. With live animals in every class, you can experience what it is like to deal with a squirmy animal when trying to evaluate their condition, and treat injuries.
Making the RIGHT choice in the critical moments after such a horrible event can be the difference between life and death. In our courses we discuss and apply the proper treatment for an array of emergencies that pet owners may not have thought about.
● Your cat choking on a kids toy.
● A dog’s paw cut on a piece of glass on a walk.
● Your fur-baby having it’s first ever seizure.
● We prepare pet lovers to deal with the unthinkable.
● There is no 911 for dogs and cats. In an emergency, your pet relies on your instincts to get them out of trouble.
Are you prepared?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I BRING MY DOG TO CLASS?
Yes! We encourage our attendees to bring their well behaved, social, friendly dogs to class. This helps us figure out how our own dog will react to treatment, and get used to a variety of dog shapes and sizes.
DO I HAVE TO BRING A DOG?
Nope! At the very least, the instructor of each course will bring a dog for required hands-on practice. About half of attendees choose to bring their dog, so there usually are a few dogs to practice with in each class.
Some dogs do not like busy environments, being around strange dogs, or sitting quietly during our theory topics. We appreciate owners who know and respect their pets preferences.
IS THIS A CERTIFIED COURSE?
Attendees who complete the theoretical and hands-on components of the course will receive certification from Pawramedics, valid for 3 years.
To note, Pet First Aid isn’t accredited the same way as human first aid. Pawramedics is a first aid program developed with pet professionals to deliver critical information accurately, and to meet the needs of owners and people who work with animals.
Although there isn’t a governing body who manages accreditation, our full day course is recognized by many Pet Professional insurances companies as meeting their high standards for a First Aid Course. This allows most attendees who are groomers, boarders, or dog walkers to qualify for discounts on their pet insurance (although it is recommended to confirm with your insurance provider).
WHICH COURSE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
We offer two courses, both covering dog and cat illness prevention, and emergency treatments.
Our full day course is the most popular among pet owners, and the course required by most dog care professionals including dog walkers, boarders and groomers.
Our half day course (when available) is great for attendees who don’t have a full day’s availability, but still are interested in being prepared for animal emergencies.
CAN I BRING MY CAT TO CLASS?
With the exception of private cat-only courses, cats are not permitted in class.
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