Online Training

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

In an effort to meet the continued demand for our highly regarded hands-on

Pet CPR & First Aid training,Paws N Claws 911  modified our program to an

online platform. Unlike traditional online learning which leaves the student 

on their own to interpret  and (hopefully) understand the material, our highly 

interactive approach provides HANDS-ON training taught by a live instructor

(a 30 year pre-hospital emergency medical care provider and educator) who

clearly explains/demonstrates the skills and immediately addresses any

questions, concerns or skills remediation needs while presenting the

information with the same "real world" approach we have established 

our reputation on. 

      This approach ensures the student's understanding, proficiency and retention                of the life saving skills taught. Experience the difference of being taught by an instructor with thirty years field experience in pre-hospital emergency medical care who has "been there, done that" having administered and taught these life saving    skills in an emergency. There is no substitute for real world experience!
Pet CPR & First Aid 
Duration: 2.5 hours   
(same skills as our 4 hour in-person class condensed for online format) 
Geared for pet parents, pet care professionals (groomer, sitter/walker,
vet tech, kennel staff), animal rescue volunteers and first responders
(NO prior training/experience is required to attend this training)  
       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 25+ page detailed handbook, certificate of completion 

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

$55.00 per person (includes all materials listed above)

Pre-registration/payment required to secure seats! 

(class size limited to 20 students to maintain adequate instructor-to-student ratio) 

 

Looking to provide this training to a group/staff? Private classes available at 

no extra charge - contact us to schedule a class convenient for your schedule! 

 

Pet Safety House Party

A socially responsible way to "get together" with friends/family/fellow pet lovers for a fun

time while learning life saving skills to protect your pets! The host receives their class

FREE of charge (a $55.00 value) while your fellow students each receive a discount off their

individual registration. The 2.5 hour class timeframe is ideal for a quick, fun get together! 

Contact us for more details and to schedule a party date!

Pet CPR & First Aid for Pet Care Professionals 

Duration: 2.5 hours    
Geared specifically for the working environment of pet care professionals
(groomer, pet sitter/walker, kennel staff, trainer, vet tech/assistant) 

       Hands-on Skills Practice
  • Emergency Muzzling and Restraint Techniques

  • Vital Signs Assessment

  • CPR (all size dogs/cats)

  • Choking Management (Conscious and Unconscious)

  • Hemorrhage Control (Tourniquet, Impalements)

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

  • Environmental Emergencies

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

(valid for two years) and an emergency muzzle

$55.00 per person (includes all materials listed above)

Pre-registration/payment required to secure seats! 

(class size limited to 20 students to maintain adequate instructor-to-student ratio) 

 

Looking to provide this training to a large staff or group? Private classes available

at no extra charge - contact us to book a class convenient for your schedule! 

Pet CPR & First Aid for First Responders 

Duration: 2.5 hours
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 Techniques (Tourniquet, Impalements)

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

  • Environmental Emergencies

Students are provided with a certificate of completion and emergency muzzle  

$25.00 per person (includes all materials listed above)

**As a courtesy to our fellow first responders, we offer this class at a reasonable rate 

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

Pre-registration/payment required to secure seats! 

(class size limited to 20 students to maintain adequate instructor-to-student ratio) 

 

Looking to provide this training to your department or mutual aid group?

Private classes available at no extra charge, contact us to schedule a class!   

 
Pet First Aid for Kids 
Duration: 1.5 hours   
 
Suitable for ages 10+ (NO prior training/experience required)  
       Hands-on Skills Practice 
  • Emergency Muzzling and Restraint  

  • Bleeding Control   

 
       Interactive Discussion
  • Proactive Safety and Wellness for Pets

  • Assembling a Pet First Aid Kit  

  • Medical Emergencies

 >Seizures 

 >Poisoning (Special focus on food dangers)  

  • Environmental Emergencies (Special focus on seasonal hazards) 

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

(the first piece of your pet first aid kit) 

$25.00 per person (includes all materials listed above)

Pre-registration/payment required to secure seats! 

(class size limited to 10 students to maintain highly interactive training) 

 

Looking to provide this training to a group/club/troop? Private classes

available at no extra charge - contact us to schedule a class! 

**Our instructor has over 25 years teaching experience training youth in the Fire/EMS service

as well as Boy/Girl Scouts in the techniques of First Aid and CPR (human and pet). Experience the

difference of an instructor with "real world" experience administering/teaching these life saving skills**  

Frequently Asked Questions 

How is this training conducted? 

Our online training classes are conducted through the secure Zoom® online conferencing platform. This secure system which has been updated with additional safeguards to address security concerns    can be easily accessed using any PC or Mac desktop, laptop or tablet as well as smartphones (iPhone

or Android). Students do not need to have a Zoom® account and there is no charge to use this service.  

What is the advantage to your method of online training? 

Unlike traditional online learning which leaves the student on their own to interpret and (hopefully) understand the material through slide presentations and/or videos, our highly interactive approach

provides HANDS-ON training taught by a live instructor (a 30 year seasoned pre-hospital emergency medical care provider and educator) who clearly explains/demonstrates the skills while immediately addressing any questions, concerns or skills remediation needs while presenting the information using the same "real world" approach we have established our reputation on. 

This approach ensures the student's understanding, proficiency and retention of the life saving skills taught. Experience the difference of being taught by an instructor with thirty years field experience
in pre-hospital emergency medical care who has "been there, done that" having both administered
and taught these life saving skills in an emergency. There is no substitute for real world experience!

How will students access the class materials? 

Upon securing seats with a paid registration, students will be mailed a package containing an emergency muzzle, poisoning prevention/emergency hand-outs and an information sheet with details on attending the class. A small list of simple training props (costing less than $5) is provided that the student can choose to obtain to maximize the hands-on training portion of the class. Best of all, these items are readily  available in most retail stores (including "dollar stores") and can be added to your

pet first aid kit after the class!  

The 25+ page detailed handbook will be provided online and can be downloaded/printed at the discretion of the student (handbook is provided at no additional cost unlike all other online programs). Upon successful completion of the entire class, students will be mailed a certificate of completion (valid for two years) as they would normally receive when attending a class in person. 

How will students perform hands-on skills practice? 

Students can practice the hands-on skills using either a stuffed animal (dog or cat) or on their own pet provided they are calm enough (certain skills such as CPR/choking and tourniquets cannot

be done on live animals). None of the skills practiced cause any discomfort or harm to live animals. 

 

How many students can attend this class at one time? 

In an effort to maintain an adequate instructor-to-student ratio for proper interaction during online training, class size is limited to 20 students maximum (certain classes have different size limits based on the target audience). Please note that every student in attendance must be registered/paid in advance to attend (you are welcome to have more than one student with you participating in class, however, they must each have a paid registration). For those students who attend our online training and wish to join us in a future in-person class (taught throughout the Northeast US), we offer

a discount of $10.00 off the regular registration fee of the future class you attend (please note this discount does not apply to the First Responder training class).  

 

If you have a group/club/staff in need of this training, please contact us and we will be happy to

work with you to schedule private classes (at no additional charge) to accommodate your needs.   

What if I have a group of friends/family or a staff that needs this training? 

We offer private classes at no additional charge that can be scheduled based on your availability (weekday/night or weekend). For groups of friends/family/fellow pet lovers, consider hosting our

Pet Safety House Party - the host receives their class FREE  (a $55.00 value) while your fellow students receive a discount off their individual registration. The 2.5 hour class timeframe is ideal

for a quick, fun get together while practicing social distancing! Contact us to schedule your class! 

 

What if I have questions?   

For any questions prior to class, students can contact us daily until 10 PM EST by phone, text or e-mail.  During class, students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the live instructor to clarify any questions or skills remediation needs. In addition, the instructor will remain available online following the class for a period of 10-15 minutes to address any remaining questions/skills remediation needs. 

Do I still get a certificate of completion for attending class? 

Yes - students upon completing the entire class will be mailed their certificate. This is the same quality card stock certificate (suitable for framing) that students would receive when attending our in-person class. Many of the pet care professionals who attend our training add this to their client portfolio or frame them for hanging in their business establishment (pet parents do take notice that your staff are trained to help their pets!) 

How do I register for a class? 

Simply contact us to schedule a class date for your group/club/staff. Please note that just as with our

in-person classes, pre-registration/payment is required to reserve seats (payment can be made online using PayPal® or by mailing a check prior to class). **For check payments, choose the "Offline Payment" option, the mailing address where to send the check will be included in your confirmation email** 

What if I cannot attend the class I registered for? 

If you cannot attend a class that you registered/paid for, you have the option of a class credit (no expiration date) which can be used in any future on-line class or you can transfer your registration

to another person. Simply contact us by phone, text or email to request either option. 

When can I gain access to the class? What if I'm late?  

Students may log-on up to 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time at which point they will be placed in a “waiting room” before being admitted/welcomed by the instructor. It is requested that you be “in your seat” by five minutes prior to the scheduled class start time as we begin promptly. Any student not “in class” within five minutes after the scheduled start time will be denied access and provided with a credit (no expiration date) for use in a future online class.     

What if I am need of this training in-person?   

Simply check our class schedule on the homepage or contact us via e-mail, phone or text to discuss

class availability/scheduling a class. Please note that our immediate coverage area for in-person classes is the Northeast US, however, we offer this online training to a worldwide audience.    

We look forward to seeing you in a future class!

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.