DogSafe® 201

Course Information

In DOGSAFE® 201, You will Learn How to: 

• read canine body language
• muzzle your dog with commercial and impromptu muzzles
• restrain your dog in a standing, sitting and laying down position
• transport your dog, with and without a stretcher
• take your dog's vital signs
• assess 3 other health tests
• practice proper positioning for artificial respiration (AR)
• practice proper positioning for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) - practice proper positioning for obstructed airway (choking)
• practice wound management, including bandaging eyes, ears, paws & tail
• assess for a bone or joint injury


This is all about hands-on practice with live dogs while under the supervision of a DOGSAFE® instructor. We do not force the dogs to do anything beyond their comfort zone and offer lots of intermissions and bathroom breaks. 

Vaccination Requirements 

We request all dogs to have vaccinations for canine distemper, canine parvovirus and rabies within the last three years. We also accept serum antibody titer tests. 

After discussion with your veterinarian, if you choose not to vaccinate your dog, please contact us by phone to discuss. We want to support your informed decision and will most likely permit your dog. 

Please refer to our Vaccination Information webpage for more details.