San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Classes starting January 1, 2017 have moved to our Canine Sports Park. We are currently under construction and classes initially will be held in our home.
What you need to know is our property is an off the grid homestead and Canine Sports Park (Agility, Dock Diving, Herding and Search & Rescue Training) currently under construction. As construction is underway, you may see open/studded walls, insulation, construction lights and a basic concrete floor. For winter classes we heat with wood and do our best to keep the temperature around 70 degrees. We do not have an internet connection but your phones and mobile data should work well in our home.
Once you arrive our home is a 1/3 mile off of Pine Street, primarily up hill on a gravel driveway. I recommend dressing as if you we were visiting a farm.
With all that said you may also enjoy meeting some of our 2 or 4 legged friends, 6 Nigerian goats, our 4 loved Aussies, 2 cats, 9 Indian Runner ducks, a Guinea hen, and many Jersey Black Giant Hens and Red Bourbon turkeys. Coming in the spring pf 2017 2 pigs and some sheep. And you will also have the advantage of seeing some of the first aid supplies and nutrients I use for my own pets.
Classes are rarely if ever cancelled and I have taught classes for only one person. If I have only 1 registrant for a class I will let you know and give you the option of attending the scheduled class or a future class.
Please feel free to call with any questions.
All our Pet First Aid and CPR classes are approved for CEU's by many organizations including:
- Massachusetts Certified Veterinarian Technicians
- North Carolina Veterinary Board
Do not let this scare you off. All pet owners will greatly benefit from this class. This just shows the level of the class for our students.
The Pet Saver / First Aid and CPR program is aproximately 8 hours in length and is the recommended course of instruction and includes all three classes.
PetSaver (Approximately 8 hours)(8am - 5:30pm)
The PetSaver class includes three seperate programs combined into a one day class. They are:
1. Pet First Aid & CPR (Approximately 5-6 hours)(8am - 2pm)
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
Canine and Feline CPR
Assessing the Pet's Vitals
Insect Bites & Stings and snake bites
Heat & Cold Injuries
2. Caring For Your Senior Pet-izen
Part of being a caring, conscientious, and responsible and loving pet owner includes helping the pet into its “golden years.” Medically speaking, “old age” for pets is considered a condition and not an illness or disease. There are many preventative measures that you can do now to increase the quality and quantity of your pet’s life as they become “senior pet-izens.” This course will teach you to create a lifestyle for your pet that minimizes the risk of illness, injury and disease and, at the same time, maximizes the quality of their life and your relationship with them.
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.
You can read more about this program and others at:
You can see all out Pet First Aid products on our shop:
About your instructor.
Jim Helems currently owns Jim Helems' Dog Pals. As a dog behavior consultant and dog trainer Jim deals with dogs and other pets on a daily basis. Along with his 22 years as a military medic, Jim is uniquely qualified to teach this class.
Certified by both Pet Tech, (A Certified Master Instructor) and the American Red Cross.
Currently Jim is involved with several Disaster Animal Response Teams at the local, state and national levels assisting in local disasters and also assists the ASPCA and the International Fund for Animal Welfare in rescuing dogs from illegal puppy mills.
Most importantly Jim has used these skills to help save the lives of several dogs from car accidents, illness and more.
Classes are scheduled, in part, based on attendance. We do not refund any fees paid, but will allow you to attend another class of your choosing within 1 year of original class date. This is your responsibilty to schedule a new class with the instructor prior to attending class.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
We recommend: Girls 10 years or older, Boys 12 years and older, exceptions are always possible
What can/can't I bring to the event?
No dogs/cats allowed in class except service dogs.
You can bring a lunch or snacks and drink if you wish
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Jim Helems, email@example.com
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You should but not required
What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds on classes. But you can atttend another class within 1 year of your purchase date. You must contat the instructor prior to the class to ensure a seat.