Pet classes being offered at PRCC this weekend
Published 7:00 am Thursday, March 17, 2016
As pet owners, it’s often difficult to understand what a cat and dog might need. One reason is because they don’t speak. Also, most pet owners are unsure how to decipher what their pet’s behavior could mean.
Friday and Saturday, master certified pet first aid/CPR instructor Arden Moore will be hosting two classes for pet owners who want to better understand or help their pets.
Her veterinarian-approved program is the only cat and dog teaching team in the United States, Moore said. She has been a pet behaviorist for the past 15 years.
“I teach pet owners to be pet detectives so they can discover what’s normal and not normal behavior in their pets,” she said. “It can save pet owners money on veterinarian bills.”
She also teaches dog and cat owners first aid, which can be used if the animal has been in a fight or has an accident.
Moore brings her husky Chipper and orange tabby Casey along for the hands-on training classes.
During the day Friday, Moore will be teaching a small animal first aid and safety training class to more than a dozen K9 police officers at Pearl River Community College.
“The officers will be certified for two years in police first aid,” Moore said.
Friday evening, Moore will be hosting a cat and dog behavior talk at PRCC. She will be answering many questions such as “Why does my dog chew socks?,” “Why isn’t my cat using the litter box?,” and many more.
“I want to help people learn why their pets do what they do,” Moore said. “It will make everyone in the household happy, once they understand a few things about the feline and canine mind.”
Moore will also field questions from the audience.
Friday’s program will begin at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Moore is hosting a pet first aid/CPR class from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost per person is $100, which includes a course book, hands-on training and a two-year certification in pet first aid.
“Participants will learn how to stabilize their pet with shoelaces, sweatshirts and water bottles,” Moore said.
Moore will also be teaching CPR, rescue breathing, restraining and muzzling, choking management, fractures/bleeding protocols, care for heatstroke, frostbite, poisoning seizures, and shock.
Moore stressed that pets are not allowed at either event.
To attend Saturday’s event, participants must register with Moore by Friday. There are about seven slots available for Saturday’s class, she said.
Anyone interested in Saturday’s class can email Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Friday.
The money raised from Saturday’s class will be donated to the sheriff’s department to help purchase heat sensor devices for squad cars, Moore said.
Moore also hosts the Oh Behave show on Pet Life Radio each week. She plans to host a radio show from Poplarville and interview Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department Cpl. Brian Anthony and SPCA director Judy Wheaton.
Learn more about Moore at www.petfirstaid4u.com and www.fourleggedlife.com.