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.

 

Location Key: BC=Berkeley Campus; MC=Main Campus; MP=Mount Pleasant Campus; OS=Offsite; PC=Palmer Campus

Days of the Week Key: M=Monday; Tu=Tuesday; W=Wednesday; Th=Thursday; F=Friday; Sa=Saturday; Su=Sunday

Bring Your Dog To Class

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. Click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" for additional requirements prior to registration.

 

Canine Fitness Introduction: Fitness activities provide physical and mental workouts to improve your dog’s health and well-being. Understand what’s appropriate and what’s not as well as the best equipment to use. Prerequisite: Canine Manners

XVET-508 7539 May 24 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. MP $39

XVET-508 7540 June 14 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. MP $39

XVET-508 7541 July 16 M 6:30-8:30 p.m. MC $39

 

Canine Manners: Basic tips and techniques to help prepare you and your dog for successful outings in public and other social settings. For dogs 12 months and older; no puppies please

XVET-507 7536 May 17 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. MP $39

XVET-507 7537 June 7 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. MP $39

XVET-507 7700 July 9 M 6:30-8:30 p.m. MC $39

 

Dog Grooming Basics for Owners: Find out how to maintain your dog’s skin and coat, as well as care for its nails, eyes and ears. Professionals Kristin Kleeman and Amanda Petrocelli of Unleashed Dog Grooming explain the tools and techniques for basic home grooming which are good for the pet’s health, while saving you time and money.

XVET-506 7670 June 5-19 Tu 6:30-9 p.m. MP $199

 

Therapy Dog Introduction: 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. Learn what’s involved in becoming a therapy dog team, where you can be of service, what behaviors and traits are important, and what you and your dog can expect.

XVET-504 6522 April 24 Tu 6:30-9:30 p.m. MC $39

 

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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Humans Only Classes

 

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

 

Canine Body Language: Understand how dogs learn and communicate with other dogs and humans. Learn canine signs of fear, stress, aggression, submission, friendly play and others.

XVET-510 7572 June 21 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. MP $39

XVET-510 7573 July 23 M 6:30-8:30 p.m. MC $39

 

Dog Park Etiquette: Gain tips for keeping your dog happy and safe at public dog parks. Learn what you and your dog should be doing, as well as how to read dog body language during playtime.

XVET-509 7570 May 31 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. MP $39

XVET-509 7571 June 25 M 6:30-8:30 p.m. MC $39

 

Pet Emergency Care: 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.

XVET-501 6718 April 28 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MP $49

XVET-501 7643 June 9 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MC $49

XVET-501 7644 Aug. 11 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MP $49

 

VIEW COURSE DETAILS

 

NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

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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