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Summer Live and Webinar Classes

Here is my upcoming summer schedule including class descriptions.

June

June 6 Wednesday 8pm EST Making and Using Pet First Aid Kits. It covers what should go into a pet first aid kit and how to use those items. It differentiates between dog and cat safe products. It also includes a demonstration on how to wrap an ear injury. The cost is $20.

June 20 Wednesday 8pm EST Let's Go Fido. This webinar will help you plan a stress free vacation whether your pets are coming or staying.The cost is $20.

June 24 Sunday 9am Pet Tech PetSaver Program in New Milford, CT. This eight hour  comprehensive, hands-on seminar covers healthy living , priorities and concerns of emergency procedures, restraining and muzzling, primary pet assessment, rescue breathing, CPR, choking, bleeding, shock, and fractures, poisoning, heat and cold injuries, insect and snake bite,seizures, vitals, emergency disaster and pet first aid kits.It includes two handbooks and a certificate suitable for framing. The cost is $150pp. 

 

July

July 8 Sunday 9am Pet Tech PetSaver Program in Gardner, MA. This eight hour  comprehensive, hands-on seminar covers healthy living , priorities and concerns of emergency procedures, restraining and muzzling, primary pet assessment, rescue breathing, CPR, choking, bleeding, shock, and fractures, poisoning, heat and cold injuries, insect and snake bite,seizures, vitals, emergency disaster and pet first aid kits.It includes two handbooks and a certificate suitable for framing. The cost is $150pp. 

July 11 Wednesday 8pm EST Crystals For Groomers is an introductory course explaining how crystals work and the benefit of them and other alternatives in the grooming environment.The cost is $20. 

July 15 Sunday Salon Sanitation and Mobile Groomer Safety at NEPGP SummerFest. Salon Sanitation covers the hows and why of keeping your salon clean and sanitary to prevent cross contamination between yourself, your staff, and your clients. Mobile Groomer Safety covers vehicular, work, animal, and personal safety whether you are in a van, trailer, or are housecall.

July 25 Wednesday 8pm EST Making and Using Pet First Aid Kits. It covers what should go into a pet first aid kit and how to use those items. It differentiates between dog and cat safe products. It also includes a demonstration on how to wrap an ear injury. The cost is $20.

 

August

August 4 Saturday  Pet Tech PetSaver Program in Danbury,CT. This eight hour  comprehensive, hands-on seminar covers healthy living , priorities and concerns of emergency procedures, restraining and muzzling, primary pet assessment, rescue breathing, CPR, choking, bleeding, shock, and fractures, poisoning, heat and cold injuries, insect and snake bite,seizures, vitals, emergency disaster and pet first aid kits.It includes two handbooks and a certificate suitable for framing. The cost is $150pp. 

August 4-6 Saturday through Monday Pet Tech Instructor Training in Danbury, CT. So, you want to teach pet first aid. This three day program will give you the skills and certify you to teach Pet Tech's pet first aid programs.The cost is $1495pp. 

August 15 Wednesday 8pm EST Emergency and Disaster Planning With Your Pets. This comprehensive webinar will teach you to plan effectively for disasters and other emergencies in your community with your pets in mind. From evacuations to home plans to specific disasters. The cost is $39.95. 

August 29 Wednesday 8pm EST Salon Sanitation covers the hows and why of keeping your salon clean and sanitary to prevent cross contamination between yourself, your staff, and your clients. The cost is $49.95.

 

To register for any of the webinars, go to www.pawsitiveeducationaltraining.com. The price of the live webinar includes unlimited viewings of the recorded class. All of these webinars are also always available at a reduced rate in the On Demand Library . 

To register for NEPGP's Summerfest, go to www.nepgp.com.

To register for any of the pet first aid classes, go to www.pawsitivelypretty.com/calendar.htm

 


Taking A Different Path

Several years ago I was driving along and was very preoccupied with what was going on in my life. I was having personal issues and my dog, Marcus, was chronically ill and not responding well to traditional veterinary medicine. We couldn't get him stabilized. His medications were increasing every month. His prognosis wasn't looking too good.I found myself in the parking lot of a New Age store near to where I lived. Was always curious about it, but never had the time to stop in. To this day, I don't even remember pulling into the lot. I walked in and right over to the bins of tumbled stones and picked out several that I liked. Kept them in my pocket and in a couple of weeks, I began to notice some very positive changes in my outlook. I googled the stones and found that the metaphysical properties of them corresponded exactly to the changes I was experiencing.That got my attention.

I went back to the store and bought a couple of books and began to experiment with my own dogs and myself. Not my husband though. I'm pretty sure he thought I lost it and was possibly comtemplating some sort of intervention. After a couple of months, Marcus was stabilized. He wasn't getting worse, but maybe all it was we managed to find the right dosage. 

I started to look around for some local people who I could learn from. I was sitting in the kitchen of one of my clients having a cup of coffee like I have been doing for the last 10 years, when I noticed all the rocks and crystals all over her house. Funny that I didn't notice it beforehand. Celia has been awesome. Gave me more books and pointed me in the right direction. Celia -You Rock! (Pun intended). 

In addition to working and networking with some knowledgeable locals, I took two separate crystal certification programs. One of which is recognized by the World Metaphysical Association. Sort of the American Medical Association of the alternate therapy world. From there I went on through all the levels of Reiki to become a Reiki Master. 

Getting back to Marcus. On primarily crystal therapy in conjunction with traditional veterinary mediciene, Marcus not only improved, but thrived. Before he passed away, Marcus no longer needed to take medication for Cushings and his insulin was cut by 25%. My vet was amazed and his staff always ask my opinion on crystals for themselves. My husband went from looking at the pricing for insane asylums to being one of my biggest supporter as I make this transition.  

Right now I am comtemplating continuing education in other alternate therapies. Who knows where this new path will take me.