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sandy paws stroll: a special event to promote humane training

we're showing off our commitment to force-free training!

to spread the word about positive reinforcement dog training, dog's best friend and our pals at the educated dog learning center have teamed up to form sandy paws, a fun, force-free walking group for you and your dog.

for our premier pet professionals guild event, we'll be joining 10 of our furry clients on a stroll through downtown manhattan beach to show off the benefits and fun of force-free training.

no shock, no pain, no choke, no fear, no physical force, no physical molding, no compulsion-based methods should ever be used to train or care for a pet: we train humane.

your well-mannered pooch is welcome to visit us along the way to say "hello" and pet parents can pick-up some free training materials - just look for a lot of wagging tails!

we hope you'll participate in showing our community how happy and well-adjusted our dogs can be.

sign-up for updates on future events sponsored by sandy paws!

sunday, may 18
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

downtown manhattan beach

canine cpr and first aid workshop

be prepared to help treat your pet in case of an emergency, such as accidental poisoning, choking or heat stroke. through lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice, denise fleck of sunny-dog ink will teach you the skills necessary that can help save your dog's life. you'll earn a pet first aid/cpr certification upon completion of class. humans only.
topics include:

  • temporary muzzling and safe approach
  • checking vitals: how to find your pet's pulse, respiration, temperature, capillary refill time and hydration
  • how to perform a head-to-tail check-up
  • rescue breathing and cpr
  • bandaging and splinting
  • what to do for:  bloat, burns, choking, constipation, diarrhea, drowning, electric shock, frostbite, heatstroke, insect stings, poisoning, seizures, shock and snake bites
  • how to use the items in your pet first-aid kit
  • pet disaster preparedness



denise's class is priceless for dog parents. not only do you learn how to administer canine cpr but also how to react in so many emergency situations. one class gives you critical, life-saving information. hoping i never have to put any of the knowledge into action but so thankful i have it if my dog needs me!
— jenny, enzo's mom

about the instructor
denise fleck of sunny-dog ink has trained with seven national organizations in animal life-saving skills as well as having been a long-time rescue volunteer and animal response team member. she has assisted homeland security with their k9 border patrol first aid program, has developed her own line of pet first aid kits, writes weekly columns for a variety of magazines and has made several national television appearances. she is the instructor of the dog's best friend first aid workshops.


sunday, august 3
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

otis & lucy photography, 129 arena street, el segundo

$75, pet professionals or early pup sign-up by july 1