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Do YOU know how to help your pet in an emergency?
 

Our training is vastly superior in that we provide HANDS-ON skills practice

(no boring slides or video) with a "real world" approach to pet emergency care. 

The training features a focus on hands-on skills practice to ensure understanding, proficiency and retention of the life saving skills taught. Experience the difference 

of  being taught by an instructor with thirty plus years field experience in pre-hospital emergency medical care both administering and teaching these life saving skills in

an emergency. There is no substitute for real world experience!

In-Person Training Classes

Pet CPR & First Aid 
Duration: 2.5 hours 
 
Perfect for pet parents, pet care professionals and animal rescue volunteers
       Hands-on Skills Practice 
  • Emergency Muzzling and Restraint Techniques

  • Vital Signs Assessment

  • CPR (Canine and Feline, all size pets) 

  • Choking Management (Conscious and Unconscious)

  • Bleeding Control Techniques 

 
       Lecture Portion
  • Proactive Safety and Wellness for Pets

  • Scene Safety/Hazard Mitigation 

  • Medical Emergencies

 >Seizures 

 >"Bloat" 

  • Poisoning Emergencies

  • Environmental Emergencies

 

            Students are provided with a detailed handbook, certificate of completion 

(valid for two years) and an emergency muzzle (the first piece of your pet first aid kit!)

Advanced Pet First Aid 
Duration: 3 hours  
Developed for those who have completed our basic Pet CPR & First Aid
training and wish to learn even more skills to help pets in an emergency!  

       Hands-on Skills Practice 
  • Review of Key Basic Skills (Muzzling, CPR - all size dogs/cats, Tourniquets) 

  • Advanced Bleeding Control/Bandaging Techniques 

        >Impalements (including eye injuries) 

  • Fracture Management (splinting)

  • Packaging/Transport of Injured Pets

        >Spinal Injury Protection

        >Improvising an emergency stretcher  

A unique aspect of our Advanced Pet First Aid class is highly interactive hands-on scenarios     based on "real world" emergencies - put the skills you've learned to the ultimate test!!  

- Are YOU ready for the challenge? 

Students are provided with a certificate of completion (valid for two years)

and an emergency muzzle

Pre-requisite: Pet CPR & First Aid or Pet CPR & First Aid for Pet Care Professionals

class taught by Paws N Claws 911  

Pet CPR & First Aid for Pet Care Professionals 

Duration: 2.5 hours    
Geared for the specific working environment of pet care professionals
(groomer, pet sitter/walker, doggie daycare, animal shelter volunteers) 

       Hands-on Skills Practice
  • Emergency Muzzling and Restraint Techniques

  • Vital Signs Assessment

  • CPR (all size dogs/cats)

  • Choking Management (Conscious and Unconscious)

  • Bleeding Control/Impalements/Shock Management

 
       Lecture Portion
  • Medical Emergencies (Seizures, "Bloat") 

  • Poisoning Emergencies

  • Environmental Emergencies

Students are provided with a 25+ page detailed handbook, certificate of completion

(valid for two years) and an emergency muzzle 

Pet CPR & First Aid for First Responders 

Duration: 2.5 hours
(minimum of 15 students required)  
Geared for "real world" field operations of first responders 
(EMS/FD/Law Enforcement/Animal Control/CART/CERT) 

       Hands-on Skills Practice
  • Emergency Muzzling and Restraint Techniques

  • Vital Signs Assessment 

  • CPR (Canine/Feline - all size pets) 

  • Choking Management (Conscious and Unconscious)

  • Hemorrhage Control (Tourniquet, Impalements)

  • Safe Transport of Injured Pets 

 
       Lecture Portion
  • Medical Emergencies (Seizures, "Bloat") 

  • Poisoning Emergencies

  • Environmental Emergencies

Students are provided with a certificate of completion and emergency muzzle,

host agency receives one 25+ page detailed handbook for training library  

**As a courtesy to our fellow first responders, we offer this class for just $35.00

per person to assist budget conscious departments or those paying out-of-pocket** 

Pet CPR & First Aid for Veterinary Care Professionals 

Duration: 2.5 hours   
Geared for vet techs/assistants teaching a "street medicine"
approach to emergency veterinary care for clinical providers   

       Hands-on Skills Practice
  • Emergency Muzzling and Restraint Techniques 

  • CPR (Canine/Feline - all size pets) - Team based resuscitation approach 

  • Choking Management (Conscious and Unconscious)

  • Hemorrhage Control (Tourniquet, Impalements)

       Lecture Portion
  • Poisoning Emergencies

Students are provided with a 25+ page detailed handbook, certificate of completion

(valid for two years) and an emergency muzzle 

Canine First Aid & CPR for Hikers/Hunters/Boaters  
Duration: 3 hours  
 
Provides hikers/hunters/boaters with life saving skills to help their canine 
companions in the event of an emergency in the outdoors environment  

       Hands-on Skills Practice 
  • Emergency Muzzling & Restraint 

  • Vital Signs Assessment  

  • Bleeding Control/Shock Management  

        >Impalements (including eye injuries) 

        >Tourniquets 

  • Fracture Management (splinting)

  • Safe Packaging/Transport 

        >Spinal Injury Protection

        >Improvising an emergency stretcher

  • CPR/Choking Management (for all size dogs)

        Lecture Portion
  •  Medical Emergencies (Seizures, "Bloat", Allergic Reaction - Bites & Stings)

  • Poisoning Emergencies

  • Environmental Emergencies

A unique aspect of our training is highly interactive hands-on scenarios based

on "real world" emergencies - put the skills you've learned to the ultimate test!!  

- Are YOU ready for the challenge? 

Students are provided with a 25+ page detailed handbook, certificate of completion

(valid for two years) and an emergency muzzle

Boy/Girl Scout Pet Care Merit Badge First Aid 
Duration: 1 hour 
(minimum of 12 students required)
Learn the first aid skills needed for the requirements of Pet Care Merit Badges

  • Handling of an injured pet (scene/rescuer safety)

  • Emergency Muzzling (hands-on skills practice

  • Wound Care/Bandaging (hands-on skills practice)

  • First Aid for a Dog Bite 

  • Safe Transport of Injured Pets 

  • Creating a Pet First Aid Kit 

 

Students are provided with a certificate of completion and an emergency muzzle

Pet Safety In The Home Seminar  
Duration: 1.5 hours 
This highly informative presentation provides attendees with methods to
reduce potential hazards to pets as well as how to safely manage poisoning emergencies. A highly interactive display with over 50 common household
items offers further awareness, prevention and mitigation of these hazards. 

  • Pet Proofing The Home

  • Food (Chocolate, Xylitol) 

  • Medications (Prescription/Over-The-Counter/Herbal)

  • Plants/Flowers/Essential Oils   

  • Environmental/Seasonal Hazards

  • Managing Pet Poisoning Emergencies

  • Medical Emergencies (Seizures, "Bloat")

 

Students are provided with poisoning prevention/management hand-outs

 $20.00 per attendee - great for dog obedience clubs, mothers clubs, pet care businesses

or an add-on for our fundraiser class hosts (financial incentive available for hosting)  

Seating capacity is limited only by the size of the host's venue

Specialty Classes 

Pet Safety House Party - gather family/friends/fellow pet lovers together for a fun time learning life

saving skills to protect their pets! The host receives their class for FREE while fellow students each receive

a discounted registration fee. You provide the location for the class,  Paws N Claws 911 supplies the rest (handbooks, training props, demo dogs)! Contact us for more details!     

 

Fundraiser Class - provides non-profit groups (does not have to be pet related) with a turn-key project to

raise funds without a labor/material/cost intensive effort on the part of your staff/volunteers. Educate pet parents and pet care professionals in vital life saving skills to help their four legged, furry family members and clients while earning needed funds for your group's daily operations/special projects ("Earn While You Learn"). Students receive a discounted registration fee and the host group receives a donation per student with no

further out-of-pocket expense on the part of the student. For complete details including answers to FAQ's,

view our Fundraising page.

Disclaimer: This training is not intended to replace veterinary medical care in the event

of an emergency or regularly scheduled care. Please consult your primary veterinary

medical care provider for guidance regarding your pet's health and wellness.