Red Cross Pet First Aid Course

“I have come to trust Your Dog’s Friend as an authority on all things dog, and the all-positive training has been terrific. If I could give the place 6 stars, I would!”
 – P.B., Washington, DC

About this Class:

Using a video, lecture, discussion, and practice, the course covers such topics as:

  • Normal breathing, pulse rates, and temperatures
  • CPR
  • Rescue breathing
  • Choking
  • Controlled bleeding
  • Capturing and restraining a sick or injured pet
  • A variety of illnesses and injuries

The course will be given by a certified Red Cross instructor, Lynne Bettinger, through her company, Sundown Ridge, Ltd, an authorized provider of American Red Cross Pet First Aid classes. No pets are allowed at the class. Mannequins and stuffed animals are used for practice. Each student receives a pet first aid manual, DVD, and a Red Cross card showing that they have attended the class.

Fee: $70 for a 4-hour course

Upcoming Classes

If the box is empty, there are no classes currently scheduled. Please join the wait list at the bottom of this  page, so we can email you when we schedule the next class.


Class fees help support the free programs and services provided by Your Dog’s Friend, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and supporting dog parents.



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Not ready to sign up? Waiting for a better day to fit your schedule? Join the Red Cross wait list and we’ll email you as soon as we schedule new sessions of this class.