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Canine CPR Certification

CHRISTIE

Bahena

A 4-hour class taught by Pet Tech Instructor Christie Bahena and demo dog Monster, including CPR techniques, first aid skills, health care and wellness information for dogs and cats.

 

Class will be split into 2 sections, 2 hours each to allow you to attend other classes at K9 Social Summit.  You may complete your 2 classes on separate days to achieve certification.

This hands-on class includes the PetSaver® 40-page handbook and upon successful completion, each participant will receive a certificate and a take-home first aid basics kit. Sometimes the unexpected happens…will you be prepared to take action when it does?

Decoy Fitness Work Out Session

tank

mosely

Tank discusses, demonstrates and leads you through a work out that will challenge your current fitness as a decoy.

 

Get your sweat on and learn how to prepare your body to be a better decoy - or dog owner!  All are welcome to join in this body weight work out!

 

Social Media Marketing 101

harper

mcclung

Facebook? Instagram? TikTok? Who knows what’s best? The answer is, they all have their strengths and weaknesses. Harper will break it down with a comprehensive class on how and why each of these can help take your business, and your passion, to the next level.

 

Basic Odor Theory & Introduction to Tracking

mountain

sanz

Covering what comprises odor/plumes, the characteristics of odor, the biological adaptations for K9 olfaction, how to read body language in a dog while tracking/trailing and distinctions between air vs ground scent.

The class will also teach you how to begin imprinting (teach) odor with toy or food to your dog.  During a working practical application session, Mountain will works hand-on with you starting this process with your dog of any age.

Heat Injury

Evan

Heat Injury is in the top three mechanisms of injury for dogs annually, in both a training and working environment.

 

This course covers the basics of heat injury prevention by recognition of early signs and symptoms. Course content will also include what you can do if your dog becomes a heat casualty while transporting to a veterinary hospital.

 

Pet Point of Injury

evan

nolte

Life-saving skills are not only critical for working K9 handlers but pet dogs too.  Arming yourself with basic animal medical knowledge can make the difference during an accident at home or abroad with your pet or service dog. Do you like to go hiking with your dog?  Walks are the neighborhood?  Does your dog encounter other dogs?

 

Penetrating trauma from foliage or a gun shot wound or a dog-on-dog bite are treated with the same basic first aid principles.  This class covers basic canine anatomy and vital signs, treating injuries on site as well as tailored towards less extreme but common dog injuries, dressing and bandaging at point of injury, Canine First Aid kit contents and K9 emergency medical preparedness best practices.

Marker Training, Cues and Signals 101

christie

bahena

What is the difference in the wait and stay command? Why is it important to hit your clicker at the exact moment your dog does what you asked? How can we silent-train our dogs and why is it important? Get the answers to these questions and more in the Marker Training, Cues, and Signals course!

 

Christie will cover an intro to marker training and talk about what cues to use, when to use them, and why we use certain verbiage in addition to teaching verbal vs. hand signals.

 

A must-see for those new to training, wanting to expand their training or those with new puppies!

Automation in Business

harper

mcclung

Did you know that 80% of the tasks people have to do during their day, only make up 20% of their revenue? As business owners we focus on doing so many things that take us away from the passion that started it all. This class will give you ideas and implementation of automation(s) within the business to help streamline so that you can focus on growing your business the RIGHT way.

 

Beginning Bite Work for Puppies & Adult Dogs

tank mosely

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K9 Point of Injury

Evan

nolte

There have been between 20 and 40 K9 Line of Duty Deaths in the United States annually over the last five years. A K9 team with a well educated handler is the best chance of a K9 partner's survival while en-route to the hospital.  As a handler, are you adequately prepared with knowledge that may save your partner's life?

 

This class covers K9 basic anatomy and vital signs, treating hostile action injuries such as penetrating and blunt force trauma on scene, dressing and bandaging at point of injury, Canine First Aid kit contents and K9 emergency medical preparedness best practices.

Customer Relationship Manager Systems

harper

mcclung

This class will break down pipeline management, system tracking, client tracking. Have you ever had a client call you out of the blue and you have no idea what you talked about last and now all of a sudden they are ready to roll? There are so many ways to keep your business organized on the back-end so that you don’t have to scramble like a madman and have your business struggling in the dark ages.

 

Intermediate Odor Theory & Tracking

mountain

sanz

A continuation of Basic Odor Theory & Introduction to Tracking, the emphasis for this class is based how terrain affects odor, the effects of weather on odor, types of odor disruptions and connecting dog's body language to the trail.

The class will also teach you how to properly utilize scent articles and more effectively pair odor.  During a working practical application session, Mountain will work hands-on with you starting this process with your dog of any age.

Introduction to Decoying

tank

mosely

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Affinity, Reality & Client Communication

harper

mcclung

Have you ever been “sold” something? You know, that feeling that someone is just trying to get one over you versus help you? It’s the worst. Fortunately for you, we aren’t in this to “just get a client”. We are in it to help as many people as possible. Follow this three step process when providing any service, and there is no reason they should say no. All business should be ethics driven, and this will give you the best understanding of how to ethically help people.

 

Rappel with K9 101

DALe

Mcclellan

This requires a full 500$ deposit to secure your slot with K9. Register by March 12, 2022 with Jared at 757.554.0699 or e-mail info@frogdogk9.com.

 

When: Thursday March 17, 2022 ground/tower training block of instruction to include:

  • Safety

  • Gear selection

  • Gear preparation

  • Suspension work with a K9

  • Fundamentals of rappelling

  • Options for attaching your K9

  • Rehearsals

  • Practical application

 

Friday March 18, 2022 practical application from the scissor lift HELO simulator

 

You must pass this qualification to rappel from the Helicopter (no refunds will be offered)

 

  • HELO Briefing

  • Multiple runs from an actual Helicopter frame on a truck scissor lift at 30+ feet (see attached image)

  • Crew chief commands

  • Safety

  • Rigging

  • Posture

  • Positioning the K9

  • Exiting the aircraft

 

Saturday March 19, 2022 Helicopter Operations with K9

  • Pilot brief

  • Crew brief

  • Rigging

  • Safety

  • K9 conditioning

  • Muzzle preparation

  • Minimum of 1 run per K9 and handler

 

Most gear will be provided if you have the following BRING IT! Human harness, K9 harness with bridle strap, Helmet, Eye Protection, Ear Protection. Any rappel equipment and/or related gear you have please bring it!

Trick Training 101

christie

bahena

Sit! Stay! Let’s earn titles together! This Trick Training course will talk about the essentials to earning a Trick Dog Title with Christie, a Do More with Your Dog! coach. Trick Dog Champion Monster will be in attendance to perform a demo on what the DMWYD program is all about and show you how EASY it is to earn titles and print your and your dog’s names in the history books.

 

This course builds bonds and promotes having fun with your dog!  Be sure to schedule a practical application working session to get hands-on with Christie and get your basically trained dog to start performing tricks to wow your friends and family and fill your wall with ribbons.

Finding the Perfect Customer

harper

mcclung

In this class, we will break down the basic questions you should be asking yourself as a business owner to make sure that your clients are the clients that are a perfect fit. The best part of owning a business is being in a position to help the people that you chose to help, on your terms. Not everyone is the best fit, and that’s okay!

 

Decoy Development

tank mosely

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Tracking/Trailing Troubleshooting

mountain

sanz

With a focus on how to troubleshoot through issues on trail, you'll cover over-shooting turns, losing odor on terrain change, losing odor on road/void crossing, how to introduce contamination and using Terrain, Techniques, and Time (3T’s) for problem solving in your performance and training.

Be sure to schedule a practical application working session for Mountain to work hands-on with you troubleshooting your dog's tracking and handler deficiencies.

Leveraging Paid Social Media Marketing for Profitability

harper

mcclung

What is the difference between paid marketing and organic? This class will use theory and data to show you exactly the reasons that paid ads for your business can take it to new heights. So many people try it… but they don’t always have success. So let’s give you the walkthrough of what will actually render a positive ROI%.

PSA (Protection Sports Association) 101

jared

wolf

Learn a strong introduction to Protection Sports Association. In each successive level of PSA, the dog-handler team is asked to negotiate obedience and protection routines that are increasingly complex.  Difficult in terms of pressure from both decoys and environmental distractions, the handlers must strategize how to work through scenarios involving risk-reward tradeoffs.

 

Scenarios can change from trial to trial in the upper levels and handlers must be able to train components of exercises making pattern training is a virtual impossibility. The higher the level of competition, the more surprise scenario components in both obedience and protection are presented to the handlers. 

Online Branding for Personal or Business

harper

mcclung

What is the first thing people see when they go to your website? And why are they there in the first place? This class breaks down some simple branding decisions and techniques that can make it simple for clients that fit YOUR business to get them started asap and get associated with your business and your objective.

Introduction to Shaping PSA Competition Obedience

jared

wolf

In each successive level of Protection Sports Association, the dog-handler team is asked to negotiate obedience and protection routines that are increasingly complex. Difficult in terms of pressure from both decoys and environmental distractions, and as well the handlers must strategize how to work through scenarios involving risk-reward tradeoffs.  Jared iwll be teaching how as the scenarios can change from trial to trial in the upper levels, handlers must be able to train components of exercises, and pattern training is a virtual impossibility. The higher the levels, the more surprise scenario components in both obedience and protection are presented to the handlers.

Heat Injury

evan

nolte

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Private 1-on-1 Training Sessions

all

instructors

Do you want to work 1-on1 with an instructor you enjoyed a class with and want to know more?  Do you want to have a decoy work with just you and your dog or K9?  Do you need more help understanding a taught concept in a class or benefit from more personalized instruction? 

Schedule a private session to work with your preferred instructors on Saturday and Sunday!  Each private sessions is 30 mins long and you can sign up for as many as you wish while openings last.  Don't hesitate on claiming your sessions as they sell out quick.

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