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Upcoming Seminars

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Pet Business Emergency Preparedness + Pet First Aid & CPR Seminar

Dog Handler Academy welcomes Ready Pet Education!

Saturday, April 20, 2024 and Sunday, April 21, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m 

At Dog School of Minnesota in Coon Rapids, MN
(Minneapolis–St. Paul metro area
; 35 miles from MSP Airport)

 Cost: $325 per person

 

Day 1 Schedule (Saturday April 20, 2024):

9-10AM – Introductions, course goals & terminology

10AM-12PM – “All Hazards” approach & 5 pillars of preparedness

12PM-1PM – Lunch break

1PM-4PM – Emergency action plan & policy development

 

Day 2 Schedule (Sunday, April 21, 2024):

9-12PM – Pet first aid & CPR for pet professionals

12PM-1PM – Lunch break

1PM-3PM – Pet first aid & CPR for pet professionals continued

3PM-4PM – Evacuation drills & exercises

 

Day 1 Syllabus: This course will prepare individuals owning/operating a pet services business (daycare, boarding, grooming, training, etc.) to build out a broad emergency preparedness plan. Lessons are taught through description, explanation, story, examples, video/images and exercises. At the conclusion of the course, students should be able to apply the all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness, develop and implement an Emergency Action Plan and have next step goals to apply at their business.

 

Day 2 Syllabus: This course will prepare individuals working or volunteering with animals to identify and manage a variety of common pet health conditions. Emphasis will be on the most common and severe life threatening conditions. Lessons are taught through description, explanation, story, examples, video/images and data. At the conclusion of the course, students should understand and be able to safely manage an animal experiencing an acute illness or injury & identify and treat conditions listed below:

LEVEL 1:

  • Introduction
  • Health Essentials
  • Safety & Preparedness
  • Catching, Transporting & Restraining
  • How Disease Presents
  • Sanitation & Disease
  • Prevention
  • Exams & Vital Signs
  • Life Support
  • ABC’s
  • CPR
  • Cardiac & Respiratory
  • Diseases
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Choking
  • Water Safety & Drowning
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Shock
  • Kits & Supplies

LEVEL 2:

  • GI/GU
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea & Constipation
  • GDV/Bloat
  • Foreign Body & Bowel
  • Obstruction
  • Toxicology
  • Urinary & Kidney
  • Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal &
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Thermal Emergencies
  • Hyperthermia
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite
  • Burns
  • Neurological
  • Seizures
  • Stroke
  • Skin & Paws
  • Foxtails & Burs
  • Matted Fur
  • Trimming Nails
 

LEVEL 3:

  • Trauma
  • Bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Punctures & Impalements
  • Eviscerations
  • Amputations
  • Fights
  • Eye Injuries
  • Wound Care
  • Wildlife
  • Large Animals
  • Snake Bites
  • Skunks
  • Porcupines
  • Insects
  • Lifelong Health
  • Diet
  • Play and Exercise
  • Training
  • Veterinary Care
  • Travel
  • Pre-Planning & Pet Insurance
 

 

Will I receive a CPR certification?

Yes. Certificates are emailed to participants after the seminar directly from Ready Pet Education, which can be saved and printed.

 

Are participants’ dogs allowed? 

No. Participants’ dogs are not permitted at this seminar.

 

What is provided during the workshop?

Snacks, coffee, water, and lunch will be provided.

 

Do I need to sign a liability waiver?

Yes. All attendees will sign a liability waiver at check-in on the first day of the seminar.

 

Are there hotels near the workshop at the Dog School of Minnesota?

 

 

Ready to register for seminar?

Pet Business Emergency Preparedness + Pet First Aid & CPR Seminar

April 20 & 21, 2024
Coon rapids, MN

$325

Past Seminars

In 2023, Dog Handler Academy welcomed internationally recognized dog trainer, speaker, and writer Chad Mackin for a Dogmanship 2-day workshop!

Workshop was held June 2023 in Blaine, MN

 

Learn more about Chad Mackin on YouTube and Instagram

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