A few weeks ago I was working a dog event and there was a 10 year old Golden Retriever that was hanging out near us. He was an old guy with mild mobility issues, but he was perfectly content laying close to his owner with his toy in his mouth. At one point he got up to do some exploring but he was having some issues getting traction on the laminate floor. He struggled several times to get up after he took a spill but he just couldn’t manage. Everyone around was trying to assist him but he still couldn’t gain his footing and you tell that he was getting stressed out..
I did a quick assessment and looked around. His left leg was tucked underneath him and he couldn’t get it where he needed it to be. I also looked around for anything that we could use to lift him instead of trying to just pick up his back end several times, which was what was happening without success.
Luckily there was a tablecloth sitting on the ground so I ran to grab it, gently moved his rear leg from underneath his body and slid the table cloth under his belly. One lift up and a quick adjustment of his back legs and off he went.
Yes. I’ve still got it. I was able to asses, come up with solution and act quick. It wasn’t lifesaving but it was helping a dog that needed assistance.
These are things we are taught in the veterinarian tech world and was I happy to see that I was still able to put it to use.
But then I got to thinking, how sharp are my skills? Sure they worked on this day, but I bet some of them are kind of dull.
Sure I can still do vital checks but can I still perform CPR in a stressful situation? Can I wrap a wound?
Can I? Can I? Can I?
Well just in case I can’t, I’m glad I decided to take the Pro Pet Hero Training Course last week.
This course teaches first aid techniques to address the most common emergencies that can occur with small and large dogs as well as cats. The course trains you to notice abnormalities and detect early warning signs in pets. You will also learn essential pre-vet care and life saving techniques for those times when immediate action can make all the difference. The course is developed and taught by Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Bobbi Conner, a specialist in small animal emergency & critical care.
The course curriculum includes:
This a video-based course taught by an experienced instructor. The subjects are introduced in short, bite-sized segments that you can rewind, pause, and fast-forward. And you can leave the course without fear of losing your progress, letting you learn at the time, place, and pace of your choice.
As you watch the videos, you will be able to answer pre-test questions to make sure you understand the main learning points. After the training, you will take a scenario-based, multiple-choice test, which you must pass with an 80% or better.
Here’s a sample video for you to view:
Total course time includes 1 hour and 39 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.
If you don’t use or refresh your newly-learned skills often, you’ll lose them. Hopefully you won’t have to use them much, but what happens when you need them?
To help keep your skills fresh, you will receive weekly emails with a short video from the course.<-So cool.
Upon completion of the course, you earn a 2-year certification in pet first aid and are able to print a personal wall certificate verifying your completion of the course and listing the topics you’ve learned.
The Pro Pet Hero course has been accredited by several noted governing bodies, including the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. This makes it eligible for continuing education credits for some pet professionals. It is a valuable course for any person who spends time around dogs and cats. The Pro Pet Hero online video course can make a hero out of anyone, but more importantly, it may save the life of a pet.
I took the course over a week, watching small segments at a time, and I thought it was great and easy to understand. It was put together really good. Some of the information was repetitive for me but I also learned some new things. I think that it’s a crucial course for anyone who wants to be on top of their pet’s health! Gosh, when I worked at the clinic there were very few owners who knew the difference between respiratory rate and heart rate. And unfortunately, a few lives may have been saved if a pet owner knew how to correctly cool down an overheated dog. I’ve said it a million times and I’ve written several posts on the importance of knowing your dog and being proactive with their health. This course is perfect for those who want to do just that. It even briefly discusses the signs of bloat. I like the course so much that I’ve decided to invest my time in promoting it. I don’t do that often unless I real believe in something. I’ll be honest, I think that every pet owner should be required to take this course PRIOR to getting a cat or dog. The course is $49.95 but if you use code BrownNewfies20, you can receive 20% ($10) off the course now.
ProTrainings, creators of the Pro Pet Hero series, is already the leader in online CPR certifications for humans. They have trained over a million people over thirteen years. Founded in 2003, it was one of the world’s first internet-based CPR training programs. ProTrainings is focused on maintaining compliance and accreditation while providing high quality, easy to understand content and attentive customer service. In addition, with every successful certification achieved through ProTrainings, a portion of the fees supplement their Student CPR program, which teaches CPR techniques to high school students at no cost.
p.s. even though the course was repetitive in a lot of areas for me, I still answered 2 questions wrong on the final test. I ended with a 96%. <-total confession.
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