Classes

Pet Tech is the premier Pet CPR, First Aid & Care Training on the planet. Our programs are used by Homeland Security, the TSA and are recommended or designated for the majority of pet professional organizations and groups.” The Happy Pet Caregivers LLC owner and manager, Ingrid Braulini, is a certified Pet Tech Instructor and is offering classes throughout Central and Northern New Hampshire as well as Vermont. Her desire is to educate all her clients, friends and their communities in pet wellness assessments, best practices of overall care, and in using proper first aid and CPR techniques in emergencies.

Please join us by signing up for classes and help make the web of pet safety and emergent care cover both Vermont and New Hampshire. It is with dedication and commitment that The Happy Pet Caregivers “improve the quality of Pets’ lives, one pet parent at a time” through classes offering pet wellness, CPR, and First Aid.

Please call 603-369-3422 for more information or to sign up for classes.

 

The Happy Pet Caregivers Classes

Healthy Pets from “Snout to Tail“ ®

25.00/person (2 hours)

This class is about teaching you how to assess your pet’s health through the “Snout to Tail” ® method incorporated in best practices at Pet Tech. You will learn to establish a baseline for your pet’s health and wellness and then implement a routine that can, and should, be practiced every day to your pet’s delight and your peace of mind. By looking, feeling and touching you learn your pet’s body, you can chart any changes to their body and health and can intervene whenever necessary. Here’s what you will learn:

  • Pet Emergency Preparedness
  • Plant & Household Pet Poisons
  • Assessing Your Pet’s Vitals
  • Knowing Your Pet’s Health – know and keep track of its medical history
  • The “Snout-To-Tail Wellness Assessment” + one
  • Working with an Assessment Worksheet
Pet First Aid and CPR

$70.00/person (5-6 hours)

This class is for pet owners and pet professionals who want to be able to provide emergency first aid to a pet before the pet can receive veterinary care. “Research done by the American Animal Hospital Association has shown that 60% of all animal hospital visits are emergent in nature and that 1 out of 4 more pet’s lives could be saved if just one first aid technique was delivered before veterinary care.”

This class can buy your pet time by teaching you over 50 different potentially lifesaving techniques, that you can use prior to veterinary care. It combines lecture, demonstration, and hands-on skills. The class includes a workbook and, upon successful completion, each participant will receive a certification and the ability to access our Pet Saver App.

You will learn…

  • Restraining your pet – muzzles and such
  • PPA – Approach…Breath check…Call for Help
  • Pet CPR – Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Rescue Breathing – mimicking respiratory function
  • Choking Management – using the “chest thrust method” for clearing passageways.
  • Bleeding Protocols – learn about the three types of bleeding
  • Shock management – causes and care
  • Heat stroke or Cold Injuries – can cause stress
  • Poisoning – should you induce vomiting or not
  • Fractures – immobilizing a fracture
  • Bites and Stings – common and not so common
  • Seizures – epilepsy, poisoning or head trauma
  • Injury Assessment – head, ear, eye, spine, extremities and weight
  • Wellness Assessment – neck and head, chest and ribs, front legs and paws, back legs and paws, Abdomen, skin and coat, tail. Includes vitals: pulse, breathing, gums and mucous membrane, CRT, temperature, and weight.
Pet Saver Classes

$120.00/person (8 hours)

Pet Saver Classes are beyond doubt the “gold standard” or “crème de la crème” of courses. They encompass all the features of our other classes together in one mega-class. An 8-hour session with hands-on practice and integrating the various aspects of pet care, this class offers the same pet First Aid and CPR but includes general health and wellness factors:

  • Restraining your pet – muzzles and such
  • PPA – Approach…Breath check…Call for Help
  • Pet CPR – Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Rescue Breathing – mimicking respiratory function
  • Choking Management – using the “chest thrust method” for clearing passageways.
  • Bleeding Protocols – learn about three types of bleeding
  • Shock management – causes and care
  • Heat stroke or Cold Injuries – causes stress in pets
  • Poisoning – induce vomiting or not
  • Fractures – immobilizing a fracture
  • Bites and Stings – common and not so common
  • Seizures – epilepsy, poisoning or head trauma
  • Injury Assessment -head, ear, eye, spine, and extremities
  • Wellness Assessment -neck and head, chest and ribs, front legs and paws, back legs and paws, Abdomen, skin and coat, tail. Includes vitals: pulse, breathing, gums and mucous membrane, CRT, temperature, and weight
  • Caring for senior and disabled pets
  • Administering medications
  • Dental care
  • Pet emergency care in natural disasters
  • Protecting your pet’s identity
  • Preparing for travel: using a pet sitter or kennel
Pet Dental Care

$25.00/person (2 hours)

Dental issues are a little-known and often ignored health hazard to pets and yet dental care is one of the most overlooked and easiest aspects of pet care.

  • How to brush your pet’s teeth
  • How to check their teeth and gums and what to look for
  • Appropriate nutrition for cats and dogs
  • Treats and chews
  • Periodontal disease
  • What your vet can do
Senior “Petizen” Care

$25.00/person (2 hours)

When a pet reaches the age of 7 it is time to start thinking of that pet as middle-aged. Whether the pet is young or old, it is never too late to take responsibility for the quality and quantity of their life.” So often we seem to forget just how old our pet is if “Daisy” keeps running after the ball, or “Pumpkin” chases mice. But there are changes, just as with humans, that are undergone by our beloved pets. In this 2-hour segment, learn the signs and symptoms of aging pets and what you can do to make life easier.

  • Learn the risk factors that cannot be changed.
  • Learn about those that can be changed
  • Learn about dangerous contributing factors
  • Euthanasia
Traveling Without Your Pet or, preparing for the pet sitter or walker

$25.00/person (2 hours) or $100/group

  • How to find a sitter
  • What is the best option for you
  • How to prepare your pet/s
  • How to prepare your home
  • What documents and information to leave for the sitter
  • To “Nanny Cam” or not to “Nanny Cam” – laws and civility
  • Don’t be cheap…you get what you pay for
Talks and Presentations

(cost and time allotted is dependent on your needs)

Shortened and compressed talks may be given on most topics. Discounts are given for groups. We offer classes as fundraisers to charitable organizations.

  • General pet health assessment
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Dental care
  • Senior pets
  • Traveling without your pet (or leaving your pet with a sitter or walker) – tips and musts (2 hours)

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