Pets and Animals

Photo of a boy hugging his dog

They're always there for you - it's your turn to be there for them.

Animals hold a special place in our hearts and it's our turn to be there for them. Learning basic pet emergency care is an absolute must for anyone who spends time around animals. Those precious minutes before you reach a veterinarian can mean the difference between life and death. Make sure your story has a happy ending.

New classes are also available to explore how dogs can be of service to humans; hands-on (and in some cases, paws-on!) training is included. You can also learn how to teach your dog new tricks. And you can go learn more about the various birds that call the Lowcountry home.

Backyard Birding

Just in time for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, Keith McCullough, lead master naturalist instructor from Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission, explains how to attract wild birds to your backyard habitat, various techniques for bird identification, and how you can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nationwide citizen-science project sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society.

 

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Be the Best Pet Caregiver (Ages 13-17)

Do you have a pet dog or cat? Would you like to convince your family that you’re ready to care for one? Being a pet owner is one of life’s greatest rewards and responsibilities. In this hands-on workshop, learn all of the essentials of pet care from expert Joanne Klumpp and her canine assistant. Learn about pet training and routines, First Aid, food nutrition and safety, grooming techniques, and how to read animal body communication. You’ll have fun, learn a lot – and your pet will thank you!

 

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Beginning Dog Tricks

Dogs are invited to attend class too and all participants must submit the dog’s current proof of vaccinations certificate in advance of the class. Please visit www.tridenttech.edu/ce for additional requirements prior to registration.

Once your dog has learned basic commands like "leave it," "drop it," and "stay,” it’s time to start the fun stuff. Bring your pooch for paws-on training to teach them to balance a treat on its nose, say prayers, put toys away and more. Performing tricks is not only fun, but also helps your dog learn to focus around other dogs.

 

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Dog Grooming Basics for Owners

Dogs are invited to attend class too and all participants must submit the dog’s current proof of vaccinations certificate in advance of the class. Please visit www.tridenttech.edu/ce for additional requirements prior to registration.

 

Learn to maintain your dog’s skin and coat, as well as how to care for its nails, eyes and ears. Done properly, dogs can learn to enjoy grooming, and basic home care is good for the pet’s health, while saving time and money. Professionals Kristin Kleeman and Amanda Petrocelli of Unleashed Dog Grooming explain the tools and techniques for basic home grooming. Students purchase a complete grooming supply kit specific to dog breed/hair type at time of registration; short hair kit costs $80, long hair kit costs $140.

 

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Emotional Support Animals

Outside pets are not allowed to attend these classes – humans only please!

 

An emotional support animal (ESA) is a companion dog or other common domestic animal that provides therapeutic benefits to an individual with a mental or psychiatric disability. Learn the differences between emotional support animals, service dogs and therapy dogs, as well as find out who is eligible to have an ESA and what types of animals qualify. Educate yourself on the potential benefits, rights and responsibilities, as well as the how-to of getting approval for an emotional support animal. Note: This educational session is intended for humans only.

 

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ESA Dog Training

Dogs are invited to attend class too and all participants must submit the dog’s current proof of vaccinations certificate in advance of the class. Please visit www.tridenttech.edu/ce for additional requirements prior to registration.

 

Paws-on training for dogs who will be serving as an emotional support animal or who need to improve their canine manners when in public settings. Canine training skills include maintaining “stay” in a distracted environment, appropriate greeting of people and other animals, avoiding dangerous situations and objects, and additional situational commands that help eliminate stress for both dog and owner. Prerequisite: Emotional Support Animals

 

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Introduction to Dog Therapy

Dogs are invited to attend class too and all participants must submit the dog’s current proof of vaccinations certificate in advance of the class. Please visit www.tridenttech.edu/ce for additional requirements prior to registration.

 

A therapy dog team consists of a canine and handler who have been trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools and other venues. This introductory class helps you learn what’s involved in becoming a therapy dog team, where you can be of service in the community, what behaviors and traits are important for both the animal and handler to have, and what you and your dog can expect if you become a registered therapy dog team. Dogs are invited to attend class too. All participants must submit the dog’s current proof of vaccinations certificate in advance of the class.

 

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Pet Emergency Care

Outside pets are not allowed to attend these classes – humans only please!

 

Learn the basics of emergency care and First Aid for your pet and know what to do in different critical scenarios including choking, CPR, heat stroke, eye injuries, fractures, cuts and even hypothermia. Learn how to create your pet's individual information file using Pet Credentials – A Passport for Pets. You receive your own complimentary copy of the book to help record and keep track of all special information about your pet in one convenient place. Note: Emergency treatment and First Aid for pets should never be used as a substitute for veterinary care, but it may save your pet's life in an emergency situation before you can get your pet to a veterinarian.

 

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Student Testimonial
What do our students have to say after taking the Pet Emergency Care class? Here's how student Bright Ariail felt about the experience: "Great class - Matt was able to answer all questions. A great class for all pet owners." >>
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