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Canine Specialist On Safety

Canine Specialist on Safety Certification

Roberta Smoodin's unique background in both education and animal care makes her the ideal person to teach the online courses for the UCCS Canine Specialist on Safety Certification. Before working at Nash as the Director of Online and Onsite Education, Roberta was an award-winning university professor in Southern California, where she taught literature, composition, and fiction and screenwriting.  But she is a lifelong animal lover, and particularly a student of animal psychology, and she has devoted her life with animals to finetuning her understanding of why dogs, cats and horses behave as they do, and how this understanding can help us to work with these animals to keep them healthy and happy.  

Understanding Man's Best Friend 
About history of the dog to help you better understand dog behavior and how you can apply this knowledge daily at home and in salon. Did you know a dog’s behavior is the result of inherited characteristics combined with the influence of the environment? When the dog becomes part of a household as a pet, this environment will influence the dog’s natural, inherited temperament, and the result will be his future behavior. 

Form and Function of Man's Best Friend
About canine anatomy and physiology to give you the necessary knowledge to apply first aid and CPR. What terminology and vocabulary you need to know to professionally discuss external anatomy of the dog. How to communicate clearly by using correct terminology.

Taking Care of Man's Best Friend
About canine nutrition, disease and disorders to help you to recognize if a dog is in distress. The differences between inherited medical conditions and non-inherited medical conditions and disorders in dogs. What illnesses afflict the dog because of inadequate nutrition, and which illnesses can be treated through proper diet.

First Aid and CPR for Man's Best Friend
About first aid and CPR to prepare you to be a first responder to help save lives of canines. Remember they would never hesitate to save yours! About first aid policies and procedures for responding to injuries and illnesses in the salon. Different methods for transporting injured or ill dogs to prevent additional injury or death. Contents of a life-saving first aid kit for dogs in a dog grooming salon. 

4 Online Courses 

Time Frame to Complete - 1 - 4 Months

Online Virtual Book Fee $30.00 Per Course - 4 Courses (Total $120.00)
Online Test Fee $30.00 Per Course - 4 Courses (Total $120.00)
Total Fee for Online Canine Specialist On Safety Certification $240.00

Group Fee  - Salon Team (Minimum 3) $199.00  per person

Canine Specialist on Safety Certification

Our specialist in canine safety conduct the training and testing sessions at our IJA Competition Events, Nash Academy, Nash Approved Salons and UCCS Approved Sites. 

Session 1 Understanding, Taking Care, First Aid and CPR 
Lecture with Power Point and Demonstration

3 Hours
Subjects will be presented in power point and discussed with class to confirm knowledge and understanding. 

Understanding Man's Best Friend 
You will discuss with team leader and classmates the history of the dog to understand dog behavior and how you can apply this knowledge every day at home and in the salon. 

Form and Function of Man's Best Friend
As a class, you will discuss canine anatomy and physiology with your team leader to give you the knowledge to make you proficient at first aid and CPR. You will learn what terminology and vocabulary you need to know to communicate professionally in case of an emergency.

Taking Care of Man's Best Friend
Canine nutrition, diseases and disorders are studied with your team leader and classmates to understand issues due to poor nutrition, the differences between inherited conditions, medical conditions and disorders in dogs. 

First Aid and CPR for Man's Best Friend
First aid and CPR policies and procedures will be studied and demonstrated to prepare you and your classmates to be excellent first responders to common injuries and illnesses in the salon to help save lives of canines. You will learn different methods for transporting injured dogs and what a salon first aid kit should include.

Session 2 Recognize Disease, Disorders,Stress, Administer First Aid and CPR Policies and Procedures
Hands On Test - Written Test

3 Hour (Time Frame May Extend Due to Number of Participants)
Class will practice policies and procedures and then take practical skills test and a written test. 

Understanding Man's Best Friend 
In the hands on session you will practice applying knowledge gained from history of the dog to understand dog behavior. You and your classmates will apply this knowledge when handling and securing dogs to respond to various medical conditions, disorders, disease and first aid issues that typically occur in the salon.

Form and Function of  Man's Best Friend
You will practice identifying various parts of canine anatomy and physiology on a dog to prepare to apply first aid and CPR. You will use correct terminology to discuss anatomy and location of internal organs of the dog in case of an emergency.

Taking Care of Man's Best Friend
You and your classmates will determine the differences between inherited and non-inherited medical conditions, disorders, disease and what illnesses afflict the dog because of inadequate nutrition, and which illnesses can be treated through proper diet in this hands on course. 

First Aid and CPR for Man's Best Friend
You will have the opportunity to practice and test out on first aid and CPR policies and procedures for typical injuries and illnesses that occur in the salon. You will discuss, practice and test on different methods to transport injured or ill dogs and check first aid kits to make sure they are supplied with the correct contents.

Total Time Frame for Series 6 Hours

Onsite Fee for Session 1 and 2 $149.00 

Group Fee or Salon Fee  (Minimum 3) $99.00 

Designed for all pet care professionals, this online and onsite series is about the understanding and taking care of man's best friend. To be all that you can be in the pet care profession, and to be a canine specialist on safety in the home and workplace, a solid foundation of understanding and taking care of man's best friend is required. You must know why, when, where and how dogs do the things they do. You must be educated in canine disease, disorders, internal and external parasites and be able to recognize if a dog is in distress. You must have the knowledge of canine anatomy and physiology to be a first responder to apply first aid and CPR. 

Online Course - Participants study online and take online tests to confirm knowledge and understanding of study material. 

Onsite Session - Participants review study material and take hands on practical skills test with written test. 

Online Courses
Onsite Sessions