The following is the email just sent to all registered students for the Dogsafe 101 with K9ABCs this spring. If anyone else has an interest in registering, please contact k9ABCs to enquire if there is space available. Thank you for you patience. St
Hey everyone, I hope you're all getting some quality time in your families, two and four legged alike. I know Quincy and Skye are happy to have me home.
As some of you know K9ABCs has a couple of Dogsafe 101 courses in the near future and I just want to update you on my plans. As a paramedic I'm practised on precautions as this is not the first one I worked with front lines. Ebola, Avain, SARS.
So, the March 28th class in Langley is a go and is now considered full with six students. The usual max class size of 12 is reduced to increase personal space for everyone. A board room has been rented at the Best Western and they graciously offered a reduced rate to make it more feasible for me. Thank you Best Western.
Each student will have their own equipment, that I cleaned and stocked back in Feb. garbage bags will be provided for all equipment to be placed in after class for either decontamination or disposal. There is a sink in the room and lots of hand soap will be provided, even music if need be lol. Students are encouraged to bring their own food but there is a restaurant on site if needed.
Quincy will only be giving visual demonstrations, no hands on will be encouraged. Much to her dismay, I'm sure she'll have something to say about that.
If I show any symptoms at all, class will be rescheduled or cancelled. If students have symptoms they'll be asked to stay home or leave.
Now, as you can imagine, I'll have a lot of cleaning to carefully do after this class. So the April 5th class has been rescheduled to May 24th. Also because this class is a bit larger and I need to secure a better suited location. Even if we get over the hump b then precautions will still be necessary I'm sure. If need be, we will revisit this plan closer to that time.
Life continues, we must remain fluid with change and not let it defeat us. Stay strong, stay healthy, take a page from a dog's life and shake off the stuff we cannot not change.
"I attended the March 06, 2021 K9ABCs first aid course run by Laurie. Excellent presentation of the material - Laurie is an amazing teacher combining the book material with personal experience both as a paramedic and as a dog lover. What stood out for me was the dog 'Annie': a rubber dog to practice all the handling skills needed for an emergency - CPR, assisted breathing, pulse check. Class was run in a highly professional manner with love an care for animals exuding at all times. All of it with COVID restrictions in place and well observed. Thank you Laurie, I'll be back for refreshers when time comes." Violeta Toma, 2021