K9 First Aid

K9 First Aid for the Sport and Working dog

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We are so very excited, to bring Dr. Otto back to Rock Solid K9 with her two great workshops. This First Aid course includes both lecture and hands on practice and focuses on the assessment and stabilization of common conditions that can affect working and sporting dogs, as well as important preventive measures.

The workshop is presented by Dr. Otto, a member of the Pennsylvania Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 from 1994 to 2010, began monitoring the health and behavior of Urban Search and Rescue canines in October of 2001 after the 9/11 attacks. This work inspired her to establish the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. She has published over 60 articles in peer reviewed journals, authored over 10 book chapters and lectured nationally and internationally on Emergency Medicine, Disaster Medicine and Working Dogs. You can read more information about Dr. Otto at the bottom of this page.

Target Audience:
  • Trainers
  • Handlers
  • Teammates
  • Medical staff who work in the field with canine partners

  • A comprehensive first exposure to essential knowledge needed to address medical issues that are commonly found in working canines.

Topics Covered:
  • Canine anatomy Initial wound and fracture management
  • Physical examination and restraint Assess and maintain vital functions
  • Basic CPR and external decontamination Preventive care
  • Recognizing and stabilizing common conditions: dehydration, bloat, bleeding, choking, heat stroke, toxin exposure

This workshop includes a certificate of participation.

To sign up, please click here and fill out the form.