K9 First Aid , College of Lake County, Friday, 06. December 2019

K9 First Aid and Service Dog Education and Awareness Workshop
December 6, 2019 
College of Lake County All Purpose Room

9 AM- 2PM Canine Choking, CPR, Restraint review, Medical requirements for first responders  
2:30-5:00 Types of working dogs, Service Dog Laws, How to spot a fake SD, ADA, Air Carriers and VA Law about Service Dogs, Emotional Support animals and comfort dogs, business owner rights and responsibilities. Police and Fire legal requirements and emergency intervention methods and PTSD de-escalation. Special section on new proposed legislation by service dog law co-sponsor Joyce Mason. 

Who should attend?
Dog Owners 
Business Owners/Retail Businesses
Restaurant Managers
Hospitality Industry Workers


Eric Odie Roth is a lieutenant with the Westminister, Colorado He has been a firefighter and paramedic for over 23 years. He is a specially trained Safety and Medical Officer and gives seminars countrywide on K-9 first aid. 
He has trained over 2500 students in K9 First-aid and CPR since 2009. We offer in-person classes that cover over 20 topics including splinting, bandaging, how to control bleeding, snake bites, how to perform the Heimlich on a choking dog, bloat, CPR and much more. One thing we focus on is how to “read” the dog for signs of aggression and to see if the dog is approachable to provide care. 
He is the author of “K9 Medic” and will use top of the line manikins for our training. One of the manikins “Clyde” has all moveable joints which is used in the CPR section.  
Odie was a presenter at the National Service Dog Conference sponsored by Operation Fetch. 

Gander Service Dog and Lon Hodge

Gander, America’s Service Dog, was the 2014 AKC Award for Canine Excellence Service Dog Hero of the year. The only mixed breed dog to have won the AKC award. He also was the American Humane Service Dog Hero in 2016 among his many awards. 
He is a 9 year old Labradoodle that has traveled to 46 states to educate law enforcement, medical schools, veterinary colleges, corporations, elementary schools, civic organizations and more. 

Lon is a Service Dog advocate and educator. He is the director of Operation Fetch. Fetch assists veterans, first responders, and civilians affected by trauma.
Since 2012 Lon and Gander have instructed over 300 seminars and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable groups. They are the subject of two documentary films on PTSD and trauma. 
Yearly they perform dozens of planned acts of community kindness for homeless veterans and first responders. 
Lon is a former mustang military officer with medical and ordnance training and a retired professor of psychology. He has worked as an EAP director for first responders and as a critical incident stress debriefing specialist. 
They have consulted with numerous national hospitality chains like Hospitality International and the Vantage Group. 

Cost $29
Includes Lunch and a $30 canine swag bag

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