Dogs and Storks
with Jill Haley Rose, licensed presenter
Saturday August 20, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
$50/for 2 adults attending.

Preparing families with dogs for life with baby.

Having a baby is a life changing experience for everyone involved, including the family dog. If your dog has never spent significant time around babies, toddlers or young children, don’t wait until your baby comes home to discover potential problems. Preparing ahead will decrease stress and increase success!

Questions to consider:

  • How will your dog react to the sight and sounds of an infant wiggling and crying?
  • Does your dog have areas of his body he is sensitive towards being touched?
  • Has your dog ever exhibited possessive or guarding behaviors around food, bones, toys or sleeping locations?
  • Does your dog exhibit demanding behaviors such as barking for attention or climbing and pushing into you for petting?
  • Does your dog shadow you from room to room and become anxious when separated?
  • Has your dog exhibited any type of aggressive behaviors?
  • How does your dog react to visitors coming and going from your home?
  • Has your dog ever had any formal basic manners training?

 
These are just some of the things to consider when a new baby is on the way. Dogs and Storks is the first national program that prepares families with dogs for life with a new baby. Jill Haley Rose has been an approved Licensed Dogs & Storks Presenter for the past 9 years.

This workshop covers:

  1. preparing your dog before the baby arrives
  2. introducing your dog after the baby arrives
  3. reading your dog’s body language & recognizing signs of stress
  4. keeping everybody safe

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Dogs and Toddlers Workshop

Spring, 2023! 

FREE  Workshop to celebrate Bite Prevention Month  from 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Helping Families with Dogs and Toddler Age Children Create Safety and Harmony at Home.

with Jill Haley Rose, licensed presenter
 
As babies hit their developmental milestones, the family dynamics within the home will begin to change and may affect the family dog. We offer positive, practical, and fun solutions to address the challenges that often arise.

Recommended for parents with children between the ages of 3 months and 3 years.

  •   Important information for parents who have toddler age children.
  •   Answers to your questions about toddlers and safety.
  •   Advice about common trouble spots between dogs & toddlers in a home.
  •   Practical solutions and do-it-yourself techniques.

*Requires Preregistration - please see registration tab

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PetSaver / Pet First Aid & CPR 

Sunday, May 15, 2022,  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

JimHelemsPetFirstAid

$130 for General Admission

$100 for first Responders

To register: https://dogpals.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/events.aspx?event=221

 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Westfield, Ma - at Sandy Meadow Farm

This is a valuable course for both pet owners and professionals with CEU's available to those who need them! 

All our Pet First Aid and CPR classes are approved for CEU's by many organizations including:

  • Massachusetts Certified Veterinarian Technicians
  • CCPDT
  • PSI
  • NAPPS
  • North Carolina Veterinary Board
  • IBPSA
  • APDT
  • Others

Don't see your organization listed for CEU's? Let us know and we will apply for you. 
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1. Health Care Choices

Part of being a caring, conscientious, and responsible and loving pet owner includes helping the pet make it into its “golden years.” So if you just picked up a new puppy, a middle aged cat or if you have an older dog, this will help you learn some new tips. We will cover some topics that may be controversial to some, but are based on current science:

a. When should I spay/neuter my pet

b. What about vaccines?, when should they be given and which ones? What does the American Veterinary Medical Association recommend

c. What about nutrition? We will cover this generally as time does not permit a long discussion. If interested in learning more consider our Canine Nutrition Class

d. How to extend ours pet's life

e. Options for end of life

2. Pet First Aid & CPR

One of the most important and vital items you will learn in this class is the Snout -To-Tail assessment. This skill alone is worth the price of admission

Restraining and Muzzling

Primary Assessment

Rescue Breathing

Canine and Feline CPR

Choking Management

Snout-To-Tail Assessment

Assessing the Pet's Vitals

Handbook

Insect Bites & Stings and snake bites

Heat & Cold Injuries

Seizure

3. Dental Care For Your Pets 

Your pet not having their teeth brushed for the first 3 years of their life is equivalent to you not seeing a dentist until you were about 20 years old.  Imagine what your mouth would look like, what it would smell like if you didn’t have any dental care for the first 20 years of your life!  This course will teach you how to properly brush your pets' teeth, how to recognize the signs of periodontal disease, the four stages of periodontal disease, and what you should do if you suspect your pet has periodontal disease.

Registration online:  https://dogpals.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/events.aspx?event=221