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Enhancing the Reward Event VA Beach: Channeling drive and building motivation in the Disaster K9
Jun
18
to Jun 19

Enhancing the Reward Event VA Beach: Channeling drive and building motivation in the Disaster K9

  • Virginia beach fire and ems training center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SAVE THE DATE!

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We are offering this valuable 2-day course immediately preceding our 2018 Disaster K9 Workshop in VA Beach. Brought to you through a collaborative effort between Superfit Canine and Ground Zero Emergency Training Center.

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This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of individuals responsible for training dogs for live find disaster search and rescue operations. The course will focus on creating the proper foundation techniques to develop the skilled canine helper and to develop or enhance the behaviors required for the modern live find disaster search dog.

This course is highly beneficial for prospective handlers, experienced Canine Search Specialists and support personnel assisting with the training of a live find disaster search dog.

The course consists of 100% practical field exercises and will be physically demanding for course participants. Course activities focus on canine and human behavior, how dogs learn, proper execution for selection, timing and delivery of rewards. The course emphasizes the importance of developing and executing strategies with individual dogs based on their breed, natural motivators and level of experience. The course is most suitable for dogs 1 year of age and older but flexible enough to accommodate dogs of younger ages and a variety of experience levels.

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Participants will engage in group activities and discussions as they rotate through a sequence of work stations. Stations are designed to allow participants opportunity to be both interactive, observe, and conduct multiple repetitions with search dogs of various ages, breeds, levels of experience.

Each exercise is designed to improve both the helper and the dog’s performance. Participants will advance their knowledge of how to develop, communicate and execute customized training plans to meet defined training objectives for individual dogs participating in the course.

Participants will assist with transitional prop design and construction using light debris materials as they advance through a variety of training evolutions.

Lead instructor: Darrell Wilkerson, Program Director/ Head Trainer at Ground Zero Emergency Training Center

Meals

  • Meals are the responsibility of the registrant
  • There are numerous convenient dining options available near the training center

Lodging

  • 3 nights barracks lodging included with registration

Air Travel

Norfolk International Airport (ORF): Approximately 25 minutes from the training center. 

Registration: June 2018 Channeling Drive Event VA Beach
from 225.00

June 18-19, 2018 at VA Beach Fire and EMS Training Center, Virginia.

  • Limit 1 dog per handler for working spots (Live Find Only)

Sign up for 2 or more SFK9 events in 2018 and save 10% using discount code 8DO8HWU at checkout.

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Our Channeling Drive Course is being held in conjunction with our Disaster K9 Workshop in VA Beach. Sign up for both and save!

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K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (K9 TECC): Calvert County, MD
Apr
17
to Apr 18

K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (K9 TECC): Calvert County, MD

  • Calvert County Sheriff’s Office K9 Training Facility (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Calvert County, MD. This is a closed event. Inquiries should be sent to info@superfitcanine.com

Course materials and instruction provided by Veterinary Tactical Group

Course materials and instruction provided by Veterinary Tactical Group

The K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course is a two-day HANDS-ON, intensive training focusing on treatment of working dog emergencies in the field. The course incorporates current TCCC and TECC guidelines with K9 specific anatomy and physiology to provide the most up-to-date life saving information available for working dogs. Training includes multiple interactive, casualty response situations in simulated tactical environments, using canine mannequins and other realistic training aids in dynamic scenarios.

 
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Oct
7
to Oct 8

K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care: Colorado

Search dogs are valuable members of any response team, and deployments expose these canine members to unique hazards. Is your team prepared to care for an injured K9? What will your K9 program do if one of its valuable members is critically injured?

The Tactical Emergene Casualty Care (K9 TECC) course is a two-day HANDS-ON, intensive training focusing on treatment of working dog emergencies in the field. The course incorporates current TCCC and TECC guidelines with K9 specific anatomy and physiology to provide the most up-to-date life saving information available for working dogs. Training includes multiple interactive, casualty response situations in a wilderness environment, using canine mannequins and other realistic training aids in dynamic scenarios.

Participants: This interactive course is suitable for K9 handlers, veterinary professionals, medical professionals, and first responders that may be responsible for supporting an injured canine in a field setting. Training is broken down into skill levels.  No one will leave feeling overwhelmed or under-challenged!

Meals

  • Lunches and snacks will be provided on-site both days

Registration Fee:
$425 per person

We are offering this course following our Wilderness K9 Workshop  at the same location. A 10% discount is available for participants that register for 2 events at the same location. 

Contact superfitcanine@gmail.com with questions.

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K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care: Penn Vet Working Dog Center
Sep
20
to Sep 21

K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care: Penn Vet Working Dog Center

  • Penn Vet Working Dog Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Brought to you by Penn Vet Working Dog Center  Performance Medicine

Brought to you by Penn Vet Working Dog Center Performance Medicine

Working dogs are valuable members of the law enforcement team, and the nature of their work exposes these canine members to unique hazards. Is your agency prepared to care for an injured K9? What will your K9 program do if one of its valuable members is critically injured at training or on a deployment?

The K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course is a two-day HANDS-ON, intensive training focusing on treatment of working dog emergencies in the field. The course incorporates current TCCC and TECC guidelines with K9 specific anatomy and physiology to provide the most up-to-date life saving information available for working dogs. Training includes multiple interactive, casualty response situations in simulated tactical environments, using canine mannequins and other realistic training aids in dynamic scenarios.

Course materials and instruction provided by Veterinary Tactical Group

Course materials and instruction provided by Veterinary Tactical Group

Participants: This interactive course is suitable for Law enforcement officers, law enforcement K9 handlers, tactical medics and any personnel that may be responsible for supporting tactical K9 programs in the field.  Training is broken down into skill levels.  No one will leave feeling overwhelmed or under-challenged!

Sixteen hours of category 2 CEU will also be awarded for EMS providers.

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K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Course: VA Beach
Jun
12
to Jun 13

K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Course: VA Beach

  • Virginia Beach Fire and EMS Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Registration Opens 3/27 at 8AM!

Superfit Canine is once again proud to offer this unique and incredibly valuable course provided by Veterinary Tactical Group

For a summary of a previous K9 TECC course, visit our Event Blog

Search dogs are valuable members of the US&R team, and deployments expose these canine members to unique hazards. Is your team prepared to care for an injured K9? What will your K9 program do if one of its valuable members is critically injured?

The Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3) course is a two-day HANDS-ON, intensive training focusing on treatment of working dog emergencies in the field. The course incorporates current TCCC and TECC guidelines with K9 specific anatomy and physiology to provide the most up-to-date life saving information available for working dogs. Training includes multiple interactive, casualty response situations in simulated tactical environments, using canine mannequins and other realistic training aids in dynamic scenarios.

 

Participants: This interactive course is suitable for US&R MedSpecs, K9 handlers with medical training, and any US&R team members that may be responsible for supporting an injured canine in the field.  Training is broken down into skill levels.  No one will leave feeling overwhelmed or under-challenged!

Meals

  • Lunches and snacks will be provided on-site both days
  • Several dining options are available near the lodging site

Lodging

  • Included with full registration fee
  • Individual rooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator in each room
  • Shared restrooms/showers (separate mens/womens)

Registration Fees:
With Lodging - $475
Without Lodging - $425

We are offering this course preceeding our Disaster K9 Workshop  at the same location. A 10% discount is available for participants that register for 2 events at the same location. 

Contact superfitcanine@gmail.com with questions.

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May
31
to Jun 1

K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (K9 TECC): Camarillo, CA

  • Ventura County Fire and Police Regional Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When a working dog goes down, every second counts in providing lifesaving care, and in many environments, veterinary care may be hours to days away. Whether law enforcement, military, or search and rescue oriented, canine handlers, tactical medics, and veterinary personnel supporting tactical canine programs in the field must have more than basic canine first-aid or veterinary clinical skills to give a critically injured dog the best chance for survival. Tactical Canine Casualty Care is an intensive, hands-on, scenario-based training course that covers management of the critically ill or injured working dogs in the tactical or operational environment of unstable or hostile situations, and how to ensure the best emergency veterinary care for these teams.

Based on the principles of human tactical medicine, adapting TCCC/TECC guidelines to the canine patient, this course accommodates the participant’s existing medical and tactical skillset and is appropriate for canine handlers, tactical medics, and veterinary personnel. Scenario and situational-based training moves these didactic topics into the operational environment, covering all aspects of care from care under fire, remote and wilderness care, to veterinary support.

Topics covered include:
Management of massive hemorrhage, airway obstruction, and respiratory compromise
Penetrating abdominal and chest wounds (gunshot, stabbing, impalement, fragmentary/blast injury)
Blunt trauma
Head trauma
Heat Injury
Orthopedic/extremity wounds
Gastric dilatation-volvulus (bloat)
Cold and heat injuries
Critical care transport

Mechanism of Injury: The topics above are presented referencing actual cases with the following mechanism of injury: Gunshot wounds, blast injury, vehicular trauma, animal attacks, stabbing, falls, impalement, heat injury and GDV in the operational environment.

Hands-on skills labs: (Taught to the level appropriate for the individual’s scope of care)
Chest seals and occlusive bandages
IV, SC, and IO catheterization and fluid therapy
Needle decompression of tension pneumothorax/tube thoracotomy
Endotracheal intubation
Surgical airway
Patient packaging and transport on multiple evacuation platforms
Patient assessment and treatment drills, MASCAL management
Pain control and field anesthesia
Bandaging and minor wound care.

Sixteen hours of category 2 CEU will also be awarded for EMS providers, as well as sixteen contact hours for all veterinary personnel. Veterinary CE is approved by the NCVMB.

 
 

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Instruction and course content is provided by our friends at Veterinary Tactical Group: VTG instructors are veterinarians, veterinary technicians, tactical medics, and canine handlers with years of experience in military and civilian law enforcement special operations canine and medical units. They share years of experience treating critically injured dogs in the tactical environment in this training to ensure this is not “just another canine first-aid class.”

Click HERE for an event flyer

Click HERE for a summary of our July 2016 TC3 Course

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K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Course: Volk Field/REACT Center, WI
May
22
to May 23

K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Course: Volk Field/REACT Center, WI

Superfit Canine is once again proud to offer this unique and incredibly valuable course provided by Veterinary Tactical Group

***REGISTRATION IS FULL. Any new requests will be placed on a waiting list. We will soon be evaluating our roster and we may add additional working spots when event details are finalized. Additional registrants will be chosen from our waiting list*****

Come train at Volk Field Air National Guard Base/REACT Center!

The Regional Emergency All-Climate Training (REACT) Center is one of the premier training and exercise facilities for emergency and disaster response in the country.

For a summary of a previous K9 TECC course, visit our Event Blog

Search dogs are valuable members of the US&R team, and deployments expose these canine members to unique hazards. Is your team prepared to care for an injured K9? What will your K9 program do if one of its valuable members is critically injured?

The Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3) course is a two-day HANDS-ON, intensive training focusing on treatment of working dog emergencies in the field. The course incorporates current TCCC and TECC guidelines with K9 specific anatomy and physiology to provide the most up-to-date life saving information available for working dogs. Training includes multiple interactive, casualty response situations in simulated tactical environments, using canine mannequins and other realistic training aids in dynamic scenarios.

Participants: This interactive course is suitable for US&R MedSpecs, K9 handlers with medical training, and any US&R team members that may be responsible for supporting an injured canine in the field.  Training is broken down into skill levels.  No one will leave feeling overwhelmed or under-challenged!

Meals

  • All meals(breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) will be provided on-site both days

Lodging

  • 3 nights shared barracks lodging included in registration
  • Individual rooms with private bath
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We are offering this course preceeding our Disaster K9 Workshop and K9 Decontamination Workshop at the same location. A 10% discount is available for participants that register for 2 events at the same location.

***REGISTRATION IS FULL. Any new requests will be placed on a waiting list. We will soon be evaluating our roster and we may add additional working spots when event details are finalized. Additional registrants will be chosen from our waiting list*****

Click HERE for Wait List Registration 

Contact superfitcanine@gmail.com with questions.

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Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3) course: MUTC
Apr
20
to Apr 21

Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3) course: MUTC

  • Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Superfit Canine is once again proud to offer this unique and incredibly valuable course provided by Veterinary Tactical Group

For a summary of our last TC3 course, visit our Event Blog

Search dogs are valuable members of the US&R team, and deployments expose these canine members to unique hazards. Is your team prepared to care for an injured K9? What will your K9 program do if one of its valuable members is critically injured?

The Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3) course is a two-day HANDS-ON, intensive training focusing on treatment of working dog emergencies in the field. The course incorporates current TCCC and TECC guidelines with K9 specific anatomy and physiology to provide the most up-to-date life saving information available for working dogs. Training includes multiple interactive, casualty response situations in simulated tactical environments, using canine mannequins and other realistic training aids in dynamic scenarios.

Participants: This interactive course is suitable for US&R MedSpecs, K9 handlers with medical training, and any US&R team members that may be responsible for supporting an injured canine in the field.  Training is broken down into skill levels.  No one will leave feeling overwhelmed or under-challenged!

Meals

  • All meals(breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) will be provided on-site both days

Lodging

  • 3 nights barracks lodging included in registration
  • Shared restrooms/showers (separate men/women)

We are offering this course immediately following our Disaster K9 Workshop at the same location. A 10% discount is available for participants that register for both events (Disaster K9 Workshop AND TC3)

Click HERE for Registration 

Contact superfitcanine@gmail.com with questions.

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Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3) course
Nov
30
to Dec 1

Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3) course

  • Virginia Beach Fire and EMS Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Superfit Canine is proud to offer this unique and incredibly valuable course provided by Veterinary Tactical Group. Now approved for Category 2 CEU for ALS and BLS EMS Providers!

For a summary of our last TC3 course, visit our Event Blog

Search dogs are valuable members of the US&R team, and deployments expose these canine members to unique hazards. Is your team prepared to care for an injured K9? What will your K9 program do if one of its valuable members is critically injured at training or on a deployment?

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The Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3) course is a two-day HANDS-ON, intensive training focusing on treatment of working dog emergencies in the field. The course incorporates current TCCC and TECC guidelines with K9 specific anatomy and physiology to provide the most up-to-date life saving information available for working dogs. Training includes multiple interactive, casualty response situations in simulated tactical environments, using canine mannequins and other realistic training aids in dynamic scenarios.

Participants: This interactive course is suitable for US&R MedSpecs, K9 handlers with medical training, and any US&R team members that may be responsible for supporting an injured canine in the field.  Training is broken down into skill levels.  No one will leave feeling overwhelmed or under-challenged!

We are offering this course immediately following our Disaster K9 Workshop at the same location.

Click HERE for Registration 

Contact superfitcanine@gmail.com with questions.

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K9 Performance Medicine Workshop: Manual Therapy
Oct
3
8:00 AM08:00

K9 Performance Medicine Workshop: Manual Therapy

  • Penn Vet Working Dog Center Performance Medicine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Superfit Canine is proud to have a booth at the first in a series of workshops focusing on fitness and rehabilitation of the canine athlete hosted by the Performance Medicine Service of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. 

We will be providing logistical support during the workshop and showing our line of FitPAWS K9 fitness equipment and other merchandise with attendees. 

For details about this workshop for veterinary and other canine physical rehabilitation professionals, please visit Capable Canine for registration details.

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