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American Red Cross certification course

Canine First Aid & CPR Seminar (BYOD - Bring Your Own DOG!)


Yes, you read that right, you can bring one well-behaved dog to the class! Dog must be on leash at all times and be calm among all breeds of dogs. Any misbehaving dog will be dismissed from the class.


Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009

Time: 9:00am – 12:30 pm


Location: Cary, NC near the intersection of Maynard and Chapel Hill Rd.


Class Fee: $50.00 per student and dog, includes American Red Cross Pet First Aid/CPR certification, reference book and DVD.

Am Red Cross Pet First Aid kits are optional at an additional $15 (pre-paid with your registration).


This class is a Fundraiser with all proceeds going to Helping Paws Animal-Assisted Services www.helpingpawsintl.org .

Helping Paws specializes in the training, certification, and placement of reading education dogs/cats, therapy dogs/pets, and some types of assistance dogs.


What to bring: One dog per student, blanket for you and dog, clicker and rewards -- if that is your training method. Wear comfortable clothing to sit on the floor with your dog. Small pillow and muzzle. Teaching material will be provided.


Important: Attendance is at your own risk! HP, site sponsor, & ARC are not liable for damages or injuries. You will be asked to sign a release.


Registration: Class size is very limited - fewer than 20.

To reserve your spot and receive a registration form, email Isis at PetsHealAll@att.net

Class fee deadline is October 16, 2009


Class Goals: The Canine First Aid and CPR course teaches the First Aid skills and provides guidance for emergency situations involving dogs until veterinary care is available.


Class includes:

· Normal vital signs for dogs

· Proper chest compression and rescue breathing - CPR

· When and how to call for emergency assistance

· Early symptom recognition and first aid treatment of life threatening conditions

· Emergency stress and trauma reduction techniques

· Emergency restraint and carry techniques

· Wound wrapping

· What should be in your pet first aid kit

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