K-9 Down is a specialized training program for working dog handlers and emergency professionals who respond to injured canines.
The course is two days in length. A series of lectures are presented the first day on topics ranging from the normal canine physical exam to toxicities and heat exhaustion. On the second day, the group is divided and assigned to one of two half day sessions, which offer hands-on training in small group sessions.
Although the instructors vary slightly, the same course content is provided at all three locations. Space is limited to 40 registrants per course.
There is also an option for advanced medical training. This session is reserved for personnel who have previously attended the aforementioned K-9 Down session and desire further training, or if you already have advanced medical training in your current profession (ie. physicians, tactical medics, paramedics, etc.). This advanced course is only being offered at NCSU.
Upcoming courses include:
Raleigh, N.C.—February 7 & 8, 2009
Tampa, Fla.—February 28 & March 1, 2009
New York City, N.Y.—May 16 & 17, 2009
For more information and to register online visit www.k9down.com.