Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Big Dog Goes to School..

Yesterday, I attended a Pet CPR and First Aid class and I can't tell you how happy I am I did. No matter how much you think you can learn by watching youtube videos, it helps to have hands on practice and that we did. Over and over again. We started with the Primary Pet Assessment and worked our way through a whole host of critical situations we might encounter on the walk.

In the photo above are our volunteers for the day who generously allowed us to practice procedures on them. The curriculum was developed by a company called Pet Tech and the 40 + page book you get is quite comprehensive covering everything from Emergency Situations to Snout-to-Tail Wellness Assessment. Even if you're not planning on a cross country hike with your babies, it's just good common sense to take this course.

2 comments:

Verysupercool Sue said...

Sounds like a great class! I'll have to check the schedule for upcoming classes. We have to take care of our kids!

Therese said...

I'm glad you were able to make it, Luke! Hopefully neither you nor the dogs will need any first-aid along the way though. Stay safe!