Dog CPR, First Aid + Safety for pet pros + dedicated owners

Essential training to keep your dogs safe, attract clients & gain skills & confidence to take action in an emergency.
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  • Lectures 36
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

CCPDT Continuing Education Units: CPDT-KAs: 3 CEUs ; CBCC-KAs: .5 CEUs.

"This course is the real deal, put together with world experts in CPR and dog safety.  I love Melanie Monteiro's work! " — Jessica Vogelsang, DVM

"Professional and concise. I recommend this course to any and all dog owners." — Susan Bertram, DVM

This unique course is modeled on The Safe Dog Handbookto arm you with the skills, resources and knowledge to protect your pups in the real world; react confidently and intelligently in a life-threatening emergency; and boost your profile credentials to help you stand out in the highly competitive online marketplace of pet care providers.

My approach to dog safety has been praised by top veterinarians, VPI Pet Insurance, national humane organizations and countless dog parents. You'll learn the same skills I cover in my hands-on workshops and more - because here on Udemy, I'm also able to incorporate amazing teaching tools such as video clips of real emergencies, guest experts and a bonus e-book download. Plus plenty of adorable dog action!

You'll learn:

  • How to perform pet CPR, plus life-saving first aid skills for choking, heatstroke, bleeding, car accidents, accidental poisonings and more
  • How to read a dog's vital signs
  • How to handle encounters with aggressive dogs while out walking
  • How to spot a bloating dog
  • Which car restraints provide the best protection
  • What apps and numbers to have on your smartphone
  • How to create a dog-safe home and outdoor environment
  • How to prevent accidents and prepare for a successful outcome BEFORE an emergency happens
  • Extra precautions for puppies


The course is broken up into concise, single-topic lessons, so you can go at your own pace. The format includes video demonstrations with my beautiful senior Labrador Taiga, lectures, hands-on practice exercises, and printable handouts. When appropriate, I provide deeper explantations about various emergencies so you'll not only learn how to spot the signs and what actions to take, but also WHY you're doing it — to help you better retain the knowledge and skills to react in a stressful situation. I worked closely with leading vets throughout the development of this course to ensure that each lesson, demonstration and handout is accurate, up-to-date and veterinarian-approved. For professionals desiring CCPDT CEUs, please PM me upon completion.

Happy endings! Testimonials for Melanie's training videos and hands-on workshops:

"I used CPR to save Woody's life yesterday! It was a freak accident - I came home to find Mia's jaw caught around Woody's collar. Mia was frantic, flopping Woody around like a rag doll trying to break free. Her mouth was bloody and she couldn't let go. By the time I was able to remove the collar, Woody was lifeless. His eyes were milky and his gums were blue. Needless to say I was in a complete panic, but I remembered our CPR class and was able to calm down to give him rescue breathing and CPR, and he regained consciousness - I couldn't believe it! I rushed him to the vet, and he will be ok. I already ordered safety collars but until they get here, the dogs will stay in and the collars will stay off. Thank you!" — Monika H., Los Angeles, CA

"Last night my dog began choking on a cherry tomato. While my wife tried in vain to dislodge the tomato, I remembered your video about back blows and the Heimlich maneuver. We did exactly what you said. The Heimlich worked, and the tomato popped out. It was a long, terrifying couple of minutes. You saved our precious boy's life! Thank you! We are forever in your debt."— Dale W. Portland, OR

"Your CPR video saved my sweet dog Casey's life and I could never ever thank you enough. In three weeks, our story is going to be in our local newspaper and they will be printing the link to your video. I will send you the link to read the story online as soon as it's up! Thank you again, your video is amazing and every single dog owner should know how to perform CPR in case of an emergency. THANK YOU!!!!!" — Stefanie A., Joliet, Il

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*This course is not intended to replace veterinary advice. Always seek prompt veterinary care in an emergency. While every caution was taken to provide safe recommendations based on the standard accepted methods of pet first aid, it is impossible to predict the outcome of their use. Melanie Monteiro assumes no liability for any harm arising from the use of these techniques, and students should exercise personal judgement when applying them. Woof!

What are the requirements?

  • Basic dog handling skills
  • Basic knowledge of dog anatomy

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Detailed video demonstrations for new guidelines in pet CPR, Canine Heimlich, how to read vital signs and more, using real (adorable!) dogs + training manikins
  • Bonus dog & puppy proofing e-book, toxic plants, foods + first aid kit handouts, links for top dog safety apps & products
  • Special tips for dog sitters, walkers and other pet care providers
  • Each lesson is veterinarian-endorsed and will teach you the same essential skills included in my hands-on certification workshop

What is the target audience?

  • Dog sitters, dog walkers, trainers & doggie daycare staff
  • Dog and puppy owners
  • Animal shelter & rescue group volunteers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Preparing for Emergencies
02:22

Hello and welcome! In this lesson you'll meet me, my lovely "Lab assistant" Taiga, and get an overview of everything you'll learn in this course.

03:40

Learn the three essential steps that will prepare you to react quickly and intelligently in a crisis, and get you the help you need when every second counts.

03:06

Yes, you need one! This lesson will teach you how to assemble and maintain your kit, a checklist of the items you'll need, and why having a kit is so important.

Section 2: How to Approach, Capture & Restrain an Injured Dog for Treatment
02:42

Learn the various techniques for safely approaching and capturing an injured dog.

03:18

Learn how, why, when (and when not) to muzzle a dog before treatment. Starring the lovely and patient Taiga.

02:31

Learn various recommended techniques for restraining an injured dog so you can safely treat her injuries.

Section 3: How To Read Your Dog's Vital Signs
02:45

Learn to detect subtle differences in your dog's appearance or behavior that may signal a problem before it becomes too serious.

Heart Rate & Pulse
03:01
Respiratory Rate
00:38
Body Temperature
01:58
Mucous Membranes & Capillary Refill Time (CRT)
01:52
Dehydration
02:03
Vital Signs Summary & Hands-On Practice
00:57
Section 4: First Aid for Life-Threatening Emergencies
11:21

Learn the latest standardized guidelines for pet CPR in this detailed step-by-step demonstration. Includes an explanation of compression techniques for various sizes and breeds, mouth-to-snout rescue breathing, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Test your CPR knowledge
5 questions
Shock
1 page
05:30

With the help of Taiga and Ginger, this demo-style lesson will teach you the four essential skills to aid a choking dog, including how to check the mouth, the Canine Heimlich Maneuver, wheelbarrow/gravity and back blows. You'll learn what to do if the dog becomes unconscious, how to handle a variety of special circumstances, and more.

Bleeding
03:53
Traumatic Injuries + Transport Techniques (car accidents, falls, fractures)
08:02
3 pages

This lessons details the signs and first aid actions for various types of poisoning accidents such as the ingestion of toxic foods and plants, plus first aid for topical and inhalation poisonings.

08:49

In this lesson you'll get to witness a real dog bloating (don't worry, he makes a full recovery!) as well as get extensive background information on what types of dogs are most at risk, and how to spot this deadly condition early so you can get your dog fast treatment and increase his chances for survival.

07:51

The signs, causes and first aid treatment for heatstroke are all covered in this detailed lesson - plus how you can protect the dogs in your care from this life-threatening emergency.

Test Your Knowledge about Heatstroke
5 questions
Hypothermia & Frostbite
02:56
06:14

In this lesson you'll learn the most common causes of burns in dogs and the different first aid actions for heat, chemical and electrical (cord bite) burns.

06:32

Meet Ginger, the adorable English Staffordshire Terrier who does not float! Ginger is the official mascot of this lesson that will teach you how to keep your dogs safe in and around the water, what actions to take if your dog is drowning, and how to prevent and spot the signs of a rare, little known danger called water intoxication.

04:33

Learn the signs of foreign body ingestions that can cause gastrointestinal obstructions, how they affect the dog, what actions to take, and ways to prevent these types of accidents. Warning: this lesson features crazy X-rays!

Seizures
1 page
Allergic Reactions
06:09
Section 5: Wound Care
Abrasions, Bite Wounds and Puncture Wounds
03:02
Section 6: Preventing Emergencies: Lessons from The Safe Dog Handbook
25 pages

Bonus e-book! This 25 page downloadable dog and puppy proofing guide from The Safe Dog Handbook will give you a step-by-step plan for creating a safe home and outdoor environment for your canines. Includes the importance of incorporating play and exercise into your dog's routine based on breed, size and age; games to play with your dogs; special precautions for puppies and toy breeds; safe interactions between dogs and children; separation anxiety and more.

00:48

From the candy dish on the coffee table to the foxgloves in the flowerbed, the average home contains numerous poison hazards for dogs and puppies. In this lesson you'll learn which common foods, plants and household items are hazardous, with downloadable lists and information for each category.

5 questions

Complete this quiz after studying the handouts to test your knowledge of common toxic hazards for dogs and puppies.

08:55

From every aspect, cars were designed for humans, so pet passengers require extra help when climbing in for a ride. In this lesson you'll gain a true understanding of the potential risks to dogs who ride unrestrained in vehicles through eye-opening crash tests; the difference between pet restraints that provide crash protection vs. distraction prevention; the dangers of hot cars, and more. Plus links to the top rated pet travel safety products.

01:19

Actionable plans, checklists and advice for how to include your pets in your family emergency plan, create a pet evacuation kit, regional tips, setting up an emergency pet buddy arrangement and more.

2 pages

Although rare, collar strangulation accidents are often deadly. Learn the most common causes of collar accidents and how you can prevent them.

09:29

Special guest lesson with renowned dog expert and trainer to the stars, Jennifer McCarthy! Learn how to walk your dogs more safely, avoid encounters with aggressive dogs, and tips on how to break up a dog fight.

06:15

Holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Halloween and other celebrations pose numerous hazards to our dogs. This lesson details the most common holiday-specific risks, along with actionable plans and information to help you enjoy these occasions while keeping your dogs safe.

8 questions

This quiz will test your retention of key information presented throughout the course.

Wrap Up & Action Items
03:07

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Instructor Biography

Melanie Monteiro, Dog safety expert, author and pet first aid instructor

Melanie Monteiro is a dog safety & lifestyle expert, pet first aid instructor and author of The Safe Dog Handbook – endorsed by top veterinarians, VPI Pet Insurance and celebrity animal advocates such as Ellen DeGeneres. Her videos and hands-on training workshops are widely praised for teaching pet parents life-saving skills, as well as how to prevent and prepare for common mishaps. She's been featured in national media outlets such as NPR, Fox News, Animal Radio, The Bark, Fido Friendly, and AOL's PawNation, and hosts events and videos for leading brands such as GM/Chevy. Known for her precise and friendly teaching style, Melanie consults with a wide clientele including humane organizations, canine professionals, top celebrities and her favorite of all - dedicated dog parents and their adorable pups.

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