Why?

If you’re a dog owner, you probably already know just how awesome dogs are. They fill your life with love, loyalty, fur and plenty to smile about. We feel the same and have dedicated much of our lives to provide education to provide First-Aid to them in times of emergency.  It has been well documented that 1 in 4 pets could have a dramatically better outcome if just one first-aid technique was applied. 

We offer different classes due to the fact that dogs and interaction with these awesome pups can vary greatly. 

For most- Dogs are a part of our daily lives as they’ll greet you like you’ve been gone a century when you only went out for a five-minute trip to the store. They keep your bed warm for you when it gets cold at night. Dogs will watch TV with you without hogging the remote. Dogs find the greatest joy in even the simplest of things, like a ride in the car. Dogs are the best because they love you unconditionally. 

We recommend the Dog Owner course if your dog is part of the family. 

Many businesses have realized they make a tough day at the office so much better according to a study published in the “International Journal of Workplace Health Management,” bringing your dog to work can actually help relieve stress.

They say if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. And considering that, you know, a dog is a human’s best friend, we’d say a career involving dogs fits the whole never-working-a-day-in-your-life bill. Jobs with dogs are good for you, bottom line. Many of these careers will require a First-aid and CPR Certification.  We would recommend the course designated specifically for Pet Sitters or Doggy Day Care Providers. Here is a short list of professions that work with dogs daily. 

Veterinarian

Vet Tech or Veterinary Assistant

Dog Sitter

Certified Pet Dog Trainer

Service Dog Trainer

Animal Behaviorist

K9 Police Officer

Dog Groomer

There are tons of more esoteric jobs for dog lovers out there, like becoming a dog photographer, dog show handler, search-and-rescue dog handler, or owning or working in a pet store.

The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. Dedicated handlers and well-trained dogs are required for the use of dogs to be effective in search efforts. Search and rescue dogs are typically worked, by a small team on foot.

Search and rescue dogs detect human scent. Although the exact processes are still researched, it may include skin rafts (scent-carrying skin cells that drop off living humans at a rate of about 40,000 cells per minute), evaporated perspiration, respiratory gases, or decomposition gases released by bacterial action on human skin or tissues.

We would recommend the specific class designated for Search and Rescue

According to the American Heart Association, owning a dog may even protect you from heart disease.

Dogs make the best workout partners. They’ll motivate you to get up and get moving but won’t make you feel guilty when you just want to crash on the couch.

Owning a dog can help kids learn about responsibility and empathy.

 

A dog’s sense of smell is so good, according to NPR, that there are clinical trials to test their ability to detect certain cancers.

According to an article in Time, having a dog in your family can actually help prevent your kids from developing allergies.

Dogs can help you socialize and encourage you to get out and explore. Whether you’re roughing it or enjoying a plush hotel, dogs make great travel companions.

Slobbery dog kisses are actually awesome.

We look forward to being an integral part to your K9-First-aid and CPR Certification.

Dr Lisa Booth DVM

Dr. Booth has been teaching Pet CPR and First Aid since 2002, and belongs to the ASERT (animal surveillance and response team) of Northwest Indiana. Dr. Booth is also very involved with animal welfare in Northwest Indiana, she volunteers her time weekly with Lakeshore Paws. She has received many commendations from local fire and police departments for her instruction in animal safety. Dr. Booth’s non for profit organization is called Kits for K9’s

Eric "Odie" Roth

Odie developed the K9 First aid and CPR  course and has been teaching since 2009. Classes have trained over 2400 people the skills how to take care of a dog as a Paramedic.

Dan Ponce

Dan has been in the fire service for over 26 years. Dan has a love of dogs, and combined with his EMS experience, has been excited to teach K9 CPR and First-Aid since 2014.

Bryan Cressman

Bryan became involved with K9 CPR and First-aid in 2012. He is extremely proud and excited to be part of this ground breaking progra. Bryan has grown up raising Champion German Shepards with his parents. Bryan still continues this passion.

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