Upcoming Events

Upcoming January and February Webinar and Live Class Schedule

WEBINARS

Crystals and Alternative Add-Ons For Groomers is an hour long webinar that is divided into two parts. The first covers crystals and their properties along with the benefits of using them in a grooming environment. The second half covers alternatives such as color, scent, and music and their benefits for your shop.

Date is Wednesday, January 18th at 8pm EST. The cost is $20 for the live class and $10 for recording only. The link to register is http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=EA52DC87874C.

Dental Care For Pets is an hour long webinar covering dental anatomy, the importance of a home dental program, the stages of periodontal disease, the difference between manual and ultrasonic cleanings, and how to keep your pets teeth clean. This program does NOT teach scaling.

Date is Wednesday, January 25th at 8pm EST. The cost is $19.95 for the live class and $9.95 for the recording only. The link to register is http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=EA52DB848448.

Salon Sanitation is an hour long webinar that discusses, the why's and how to keep your salon, whether it's mobile or a fixed location clean and sanitary. It will teach you how to reduce cross contamination to keep your clients, your staff, and yourself healthy. Topics include zoonosis, means of transmission, cleaning vs disinfecting, disinfection protection, types of cleaners and disinfectants, caring for work tools and equipment, establishing procedures, and the "boogie monsters." This is a certificated class. Certificate is awarded upon completion of workbook.

Date is Wednesday, February 8th at 8pm EST. The cost is $49.95 for the live class and $39.95 for the recording only. The link to register is http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=EA52DC87874A.

 

LIVE CLASSES

Pet Tech Instructor Program is a 3 day program that will train you to teach Pet Tech pet first aid and other pet educational seminars.

Date is Saturday, March 3rd through Monday, March 5th in Danbury, CT. The cost is $1495pp. Follow this link to register: www.pawsitivelypretty.com/calendar.htm.

Pet Tech PetSaver is an 8 hour hands on program that covers healthy living, priorities and concerns of emergencies, restraining and muzzling, primary pet assessment, rescue breathing, CPR, bleeding and shock, choking, poisoning, insect and snake bite, seizures, heat and cold injuries, snout to tail assessments, pet vitals, pet first aid and emergency preparedness kits, and dental care. You will have a stuffed dog to work on and will receive a handbook and certificate.

Date is Saturday March 3rd in Danbury, CT. The cost is $150pp. Follow this link to register: www.pawsitivelypretty.com/calendar.htm

Reiki I Attunement is a hands on program that upon completion, you are a Reiki I Practitioner in the Usui System of Natural Healing.

Date is Sunday, March 25th in Danbury, CT. The cost is $150pp. Follow this link to register: www.pawsitivelypretty.com/calendar.htm.

 

Don’t forget to visit out new website at www.pawsitiveeducationaltraining.com to see the latest and greatest in webinars from leaders in the pet industry as well as see our selction of On Demand.

 


The Big Secret

Drum roll please.... So, you want to know what the Big Secret is. Here goes!

What if continuing education was available on your schedule? What if some of the top pet industry speakers were available on your command? What if there was a wide range of topics to choose from?

This is what Pawsitive Educational Training is all about. We are a collaboration of the best the pet industry has to offer. We provide both live online and recorded On Demand webinars.

Our topics include mobile and housecall grooming, marketing, safety, breed specifics, equipment use and maintenance, creative grooming, animal behavior, competition grooming, product choice and uses, cat grooming, alternatives, and so much more.

We are Mary Oquendo, Alyssa Forss, Daryl Conner, Chris Sertzel, Ellen Ehlrich, Dawn Omboy, Kim Raisanen, Sherri Shinsky, Nicole Kallish, Lindsey Dicken, Melissa Jepsen, Derek Hartmann, Barbara Bird, Debi Hilley, Kristie Perry Kingsland and Donna Gleason.

Come visit us at www.Pawsitiveeducationaltraining.com and see how easy and cost effective it is to continue your education. 

This is just the beginning. It will take us a couple of months to get fully up and running and we welcome any suggestions for webinar topics. Most of us are writing them as you read this. 


Live Class and Webinar Schedule for September and October

We have several upcoming live and webinar classes. The live classes are Pet Tech Pet CPR, First Aid and Care, Pet Tech Instructor Training, and Reiki I. The webinars include Salon Sanitation, Emergency and Disaster Planning With Your Pets, and Let’ Go Fido.  

I’ve included a brief description of each class, when they are scheduled, as well as information on cost and how to register.

 

SALON SANITATION

 

Topics include: what is a zoonosis, means of transmission, cleaning vs disinfecting, types of cleaners, cleaning equipment, types of disinfectants, disinfectant protection, air cleaners, caring for our work tools, equipment, salon products, the "4" walls, establishing procedures, the boogie monsters and more. Whether you are mobile, housecall or a shop, this webinar will teach you how and why to keep your facility clean and how to reduce or eliminate cross contamination between the pets, yourself and staff.

You will receive a Certificate of Course Completion upon satisfactory completion of emailed workbook. Certificate will be mailed.

 

Dates are: 

Wednesday, September 21st at 8pm EST. Link to registration page is http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=E958DC85894E.

Wednesday, October 26th at 8pm EST. Link to registration is http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=E958DB838649

 

It will be recorded for those that cannot attend at that time. The cost is $49.95pp.

 

 

 

LET’S GO FIDO

This is all about traveling with your pets. It’s divided into four categories. The first is planning your pet’s stay while you go on vacation. The second is how to plan to travel with them, the third covers being “on the road” with them and lastly covers safety tips for specific locales.

 

Date is: Wednesday, October 19th at 8pm EST. The link to register is http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=E958DB838647.

 

It will be recorded for those who cannot attend at that time. The cost is $19.95

 

EMERGENCY AND DISASTER PLANNING WITH YOUR PETS

This webinar will teach you how to make a plan for emergencies and disasters in your community that includes your pets. It covers everything from home preparedness to evacuations to tips for specific disasters.

 

The dates are:

Wednesday, September 7th at 7:30pm EST. The link for registration is http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=E958DF80834E

Wenesday, October 12th at 7:30pm EST. The link for registration is http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=E958DB83864A.

 

It will be recorded for those who cannot attend at that time. The cost is $29.95.

 

 

PETSAVER 

 

This is an eight hour comprehensive, hands on program. You will receive two handbooks and a certificate. Topics include Healthy Living,  Priorities and Concerns of an emergency situation, restraining and muzzling, primary pet assessment, rescue breathing, CPR, choking, bleeding, shock, and fractures, poisoning, insect bites and stings, heat and cold injuries, snout to tail assessments, seizures, pet vitals, first aid and emergency preparedness kits, and dental care. For detailed information go to  http://www.pettech.net/petsaver.html.

 

Dates are:

 

Saturday, September 24th from 9am to 5pm. This is the rescheduled (thanks to Hurricane Irene) August 28th class in Sherman, CT. To register go to www.pawsitivelypretty.com/calendar.htm and register for the August 28th class.

 

Saturday, October 15th from 9am to 5pm in Cape Cod, MA. To register for this class go to www.pawsitivelypretty.com.

 

The cost is $150pp.

 

 

PET TECH INSTRUCTOR PROGRAM

 

 

This is a three day program. For detailed information on this class go to http://www.pettech.net/instructor_training.html.

 

Date is Saturday, October 15th through Monday, October 17th in Cape Cod, MA. To register for this class go to www.pawsitivelypretty.com/calendar.htm.

 

The cost is $1495.

 

 

REIKI I

 This is a level I attunement class. Please call for details and dates.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding any of these programs, I can be contacted either at 203-994-5308 or mary@pawsitivelypretty.com.

 


8 hour PetSaver Pet CPR, First Aid and Care Seminar in Sherman, CT

Time: 9am to 5pm

Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011

Where: Sherman, CT

Cost: $150 pp

Details: 

This is a comprehensive, hands-on program. Materials covered include Healthy Living, Bleeding and Shock, Restraining and Muzzling,Priorities and Concerns of Emergency Situations, Primary Pet Assessment, Rescue Breathing, CPR, Fracture and Limb Injuries, Insect Bites and Stings, Snake Bite, Seizures, First Aid Kits, Emergency Preparedness Kits, Heat and Cold Injuries, Pet Vitals, Poisoning and Poisonous Substances, Choking, Snout to Tail Assessments, and Dental Care. Everyone will have their own stuffed dog to practice on as well as receive two handbooks.

View a short video of this class:

 

To register for this class :

www.pawsitivelypretty.com/calendar.htm 


4 Hour Pet Tech Pet CPR, First Aid and Care Seminar at NEPGP Summerfest

On Sunday, July 17 th from 9:30 to 1:30 we will be presenting the 4 hour Pet Tech Pet First Aid and CPR Seminar. This is a comprehensive, hands-on program. Materials covered include Bleeding and Shock, Restraining and Muzzling, Primary Pet Assessment, Rescue Breathing, CPR, Fracture and Limb Injuries, Insect Bites and Stings, Snake Bite, Seizures, First Aid Kits, Emergency Preparedness Kits, Heat and Cold Injuries, Pet Vitals, Poisoning and Poisonous Substances, Choking and Snout to Tail Assessments. Everyone will have their own stuffed dog to practice on as well as receive a handbook. The cost is $99 per person before June 30th and $125 afterwards. You must register for the class at www.nepgp.com. It is strictly limited to 50 people. To view a short video of this class:

 


8 hour Pet Tech Pet CPR, First Aid and Care Seminars and 3 day Instructor Training in Nashville, TN.

We found a larger location in Nashville, TN and can reopen registration to this class.

 

Date: Friday, May 27, 2011 and Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29,2011.

Time: 9am to 5pm

Where: Nashville, TN

Cost: $150pp for the Friday, May 27 PetSaver and $1495 for the 3 day Instructor Training

To register: http://www.pawsitivelypretty.com/calendar.htm

This is a comprehensive, hands-on program. Materials covered include Healthy Living, Bleeding and Shock, Restraining and Muzzling,Priorities and Concerns of Emergency Situations, Primary Pet Assessment, Rescue Breathing, CPR, Fracture and Limb Injuries, Insect Bites and Stings, Snake Bite, Seizures, First Aid Kits, Emergency Preparedness Kits, Heat and Cold Injuries, Pet Vitals, Poisoning and Poisonous Substances, Choking, Snout to Tail Assessments, and Dental Care. Everyone will have their own stuffed dog to practice on as well as receive two handbooks.

To view a short video of this class:

 

  

The 3 day Instructor begins with the eight hour PetSaver Program followed by an extra hour after class. Day Two is marketing, teaching techniques and a round robin. Day Three is class presentations. It includes the Instructor manual, access to all powerpoint presentations and 10 free handbooks with your first order. There is a yearly fee of $120 payable to Pet Tech at the Instructor training. This fee is for telephone support and listing on Pet Tech's website. To register for this class go to http://www.pawsitivelypretty.com/calendar.htm

   

 

 


April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month and Pet Tech is its proud sponsor. Our goal is to inform and educate pet professionals as well as the pet owner about the importance of learning the skills and techniques of pet first aid. 

Written materials and videos alone are not a pet first aid class. To learn these life saving skills, you must take a pet first aid and CPR course taught by a properly trained instructor. Pet first aid and CPR is best learned through lecture, demonstration and hands-on skills practice. A proper training course should cover the following: bleeding and shock, restraining and muzzling, primary pet assessment, rescue breathing, CPR, fracture and limb injuries, insect bite and sting, snakebite, seizures, first aid and emergency preparedness kits, poisoning and poisonous substances, choking and snout to tail assessments. A better class will also advocate and address a healthy pet lifestyle. This includes dental care and how to provide that optimally healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, it should also stress the importance of both when to seek veterinary care and of establishing a relationship with your vet.

Pet first aid is exactly what it sounds like. The first aid your pet receives when injured. According to the American Animal Hospital Association, 25% more pets could have been saved if only ONE pet first aid technique was applied before veterinarian treatment. An article in the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association goes on to say that only 10% of pets needing CPR would survive if they did not receive CPR before veterinary intervention. Proper first aid can mean the difference between life and death, between a short recovery and a long recuperation and between short and long term disability. Remember, preventable accidents are the number one cause of death of pre-senior dogs and cats.

To find an Instructor in your area, visit www.pettech.net. To see my calendar, go to www.pawsitivelypretty.com/calendar.htm.

 

For all that our pets do for us, shouldn’t we be prepared to help them in an emergency?

 


Four hour Pet CPR and First Aid Class at Intergroom in NJ

On Monday, April 18th from 9:30 to 2:00 we will be presenting the 4 hour Pet Tech Pet First Aid and CPR Seminar. This is a comprehensive, hands-on program. Materials covered include Bleeding and Shock, Restraining and Muzzling, Primary Pet Assessment, Rescue Breathing, CPR, Fracture and Limb Injuries, Insect Bites and Stings, Snake Bite, Seizures, First Aid Kits, Emergency Preparedness Kits, Heat and Cold Injuries, Pet Vitals, Poisoning and Poisonous Substances, Choking and Snout to Tail Assessments. Everyone will have their own stuffed dog to practice on as well as receive a handbook.

The cost is $125 per person and you must register for the class. It is strictly limited to 30 people.

To register for this class: www.intergroom.com

To view a short demo video of this class:

 

 

 

  

 

On Wednesday, April 13th from 9:30 to 2:30 we will be presenting the 4 hour Pet Tech Pet First Aid and CPR Seminar. This is a comprehensive, hands-on program. Materials covered include Bleeding and Shock, Restraining and Muzzling, Primary Pet Assessment, Rescue Breathing, CPR, Fracture and Limb Injuries, Insect Bites and Stings, Snake Bite, Seizures, First Aid Kits, Emergency Preparedness Kits, Heat and Cold Injuries, Pet Vitals, Poisoning and Poisonous Substances, Choking and Snout to Tail Assessments. Everyone will have their own stuffed dog to practice on as well as receive a handbook.

The cost is $99 per person and you must register for the class. It is strictly limited to 50 people.

To register for this class:http://www.hhbacker.com/shows/s11/pdf/S11PetFirstAidandCPRSignupForm.pdf

To view a short demo video of this class: