First Aid & CPR for Man's Best Friend
(Canine Health 201)

Your Dog Wouldn't Hesitate to Save Your Life.....Shouldn't You be Able to Reciprocate that Gift!


When you live or work with animals, emergencies will happen--whether the emergency is an accident, an illness, poisoning, or any kind of injury, you need to be able to save your dog's life. This course covers most emergencies you may encounter if you are a dog owner or pet care professional and provides you with procedures and protocols for dealing successfully with life-threatening situations you and your dog may face. Learn the basics of canine first aid and CPR in this essential course for all dog lovers!

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Save a dog's life--learn all of these important elements of administering first aid to a dog:

  • Basic principles of canine first aid.

  • How to safely transport an injured or ill dog to the veterinarian without inflicting further injury or stress.

  • What a first aid kit for dogs includes.

  • What should a first aid kit for humans be kept in the salon or other dog-related business?

  • What to do when a dog is bleeding severely from a wound.

  • The various types of burns. How they are treated differently.

  • How to handle a dog with seizures.

  • What to do if a dog collapses.

  • The symptoms of shock.

  • What do you do about a dog that is in shock.

  • How do you treat heat injury in dogs, and what types of heat injury of varying degrees of seriousness occur.

  • The methods to use on a dog with a foreign object lodged in his throat, ear, or eye.

  • Bloat and how it is so dangerous for afflicted dogs.

  • How you give a dog CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

  • Methods of canine artificial respiration and how you vary your techniques for various sizes and ages of dog.

  • The Heimlich maneuver, and how has this human lifesaving technique been adapted for use on dogs.

Tuition fees effective 4/1/22.

OPTION 1 Read and Test Out 

Self Study - Express - Credit for Previous Experience

  • Read study material. 

  • Take the tests.  

  • Complete at your own pace.

You read the study material and take the tests at your own pace with the express option. Express works great if you are on a time frame to complete the courses.

Perfect if you have previous experience working with dogs and cats and want to review the study material and then take the tests. 

$120 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 1

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $120.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $220.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 2 Course Leader and Classroom Discussion

  • Read study material.

  • Discuss with Leader and classmates.

  • Take the tests.

  • The course takes one month to complete.

Option 2 is excellent if you prefer to have a class leader drive the discussion and participate with your classmates before taking the tests. A perfect choice for beginners to have the opportunity to participate in the discussion before testing. The course is open for one month with weekly discussions to prepare you for the multiple-choice tests required each week at the end of a unit.

$180 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 2

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $180.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $280.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 3 Course Instructor with Classroom Discussion and Assignments.

  • Read study material.

  • Discuss with Instructor and classmates.

  • Complete search and fetch assignments.

  • Take the tests.

  • The course takes one month to complete.

Option 3 is great if you prefer a structured classroom, this is the option for you and recommended for the beginner. You will participate in discussions assignments and take quizzes to keep you on track to prepare for the multiple-choice tests at the end of each unit and required weekly. 

$240 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 3

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $240.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $340.00​ *Tool kit not included

Earn your Pet Care Professional Certification

Nash System of Pet Care Education Foundation Courses for everyone working with man’s best friend.

Certification: Canine History Temperament and Behavior 

Receive a Score: Grade, Rank, Level, and Title

Course 1 of 6 to complete the Pet Care Professional Certification and required course in the WORLD famous Nash Diploma Progam

  1. Understanding Man's Best Friend (101 Canine History)

  2. Form and Function of Man's Best Friend (301 Canine Health)

  3. Taking Care of Man's Best Friend (201 Canine Health)

  4. First Aid & CPR for Man's Best Friend (201 Canine Health)

  5. Who's Who in Man's Best Friend (101 Pure Breeds)

  6. Variations & Creations of Man's Best Friend (301 Pure Breeds)

Your Certification Title and Rank:

  • Level 1 Novice in Canine History Temperament and Behavior

  • Level 2 Master in Canine History Temperament and Behavior

  • Level 3 Expert in Canine History Temperament and Behavior

  • Level 4 Specialist in Canine History Temperament and Behavior

OPTION 4 Onsite Course with Instructor in a Classroom.

The onsite course takes 6 hours to complete and does not include study and testing time. The onsite course is offered at the school and Nash Pet Care Education Summits. 

 

This is an excellent method to discuss the class material with your onsite instructor and classmates. After the onsite, you continue your study online and take the required tests to receive your level and certification title. 

 

  • Study the material with your classmates and onsite instructor in a classroom with visual presentations.

  • Review study material online.

  • Take the test to receive your class grade and certification title and ranking.

$289 (6 Hours) Tuition Fee for Onsite Course

 

Tuition Fees for Option 4

​Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $289.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $389.00​ *Tool kit not included