Pet First Aid


Pet Tech

Pet Tech Pet Saver and Pet CPR and First Aid Classes- Premier Pet First Aid Training Provider

All of my classes use real life dog/s as well as specifically designed canine and feline CPR manikins (we have 10 demo dogs for each class which means less waiting around and more hands on learning)

Current Scheduled Classes: Taking booking NOW!

Pet CPR, First Aid and Care $119

Pet Saver $169

 Pet CPR, First Aid & Care  Feb 24th 2019   10am  Onehunga Auckland

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Why Learn Pet First Aid and CPR?

What would you do if your dog choked on a piece of rawhide? What if your cat had a seizure? Thousands of pets are injured and die every year from preventable accidents. Pet First Aid is the immediate care given to a pet who is injured or ill. Knowing the skills and techniques of pet first aid can mean the difference between life & death for your pet. Pet Tech is the first national training center dedicated to CPR, first aid, care and safety for dogs and cats. Pet owners want and need to know how to care for their furry family members, and we are bringing this four-hour course to you to fulfil that need


Interested in having your facility host a Pet Tech First Aid Class? Get in touch for information on having me come to your facility and teach your staff and clients at a discounted rate. I am happy to travel out of Auckland to hold classes.


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Wanting to book a private class for your staff? inquire now for pricing

Complete Canine Care is now offering the outstanding Pet Tech Pet First Aid & CPR courses! Contact us via email  to find out when we will be offering our next PetSaver course or give us a call (09) 215 8092.

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The course was wonderful. My eyes were opened wide to how much basic but essential, potentially life saving knowledge I SHOULD have already had! Thank you so much, Rhiannon. You’re a very talented teacher and pet carer blessings to you.”- Jay Burrows, The Pet Nanny.

Thank you Rhiannon for a fantastic course, so much valuable information and so wonderfully presented. Fiona and I left fizzing knowing that we made the right decision registering for the course and walked away knowing we can provide first aid care without any hesitation. You are a brilliant Instructor and we are actively telling anyone we know with animals that it is an “essential and most useful day in class” to come along to.
Thank you for the privilege of attending yesterday.” – Tina Jones


Some useful facts about Pet Tech:

  • Pet Tech was founded by Thom Somes, a trained Vet Technician
  • Pet Tech targets a range of ages and groups. They mainly teach their class to pet care workers and pet owners. They are currently working on a program directed at children to teach them about how to interact safely with pets and how to care for them. Thom speaks every year at the Pet Sitters conference
  • Pet Tech has instructors in America, Australia, UK, NZ and now even one in Japan!
  • Pet Tech is the preferred provider of Pet First Aid  training to Pet Sitters International
  • Our training is also being used in-house by numerous governmental organisations in the US, including the US Department of Homeland Security (which uses our Pet Saver training for their dog handlers).


Pet First Aid Article (featuring Rhiannon Taylor):

This class is perfect for pet owners and pet professionals alike! The training is taught by lecture, demonstration and hands-on skill practice performed by a certified Pet Tech instructor. A handbook is included, as well as a certificate upon completion. Some of the topics included in this educational experience are:


Pet First Aid, CPR and Pet Care Auckland | Complete Canine Care

The PetSaver™ Program covers the following topics:

Skill: Restraining & Muzzling
“Any pet that is in pain or is going to be moved into pain, can and will bite.”
PetSaver Handbook
Hands-on Skill Practice


Skill: Primary Assessment
“In the first 15-25 seconds of you being on the scene you will know what to do and what actions to take.”
PetSaver Handbook
Hands-on Skill Practice


Skill: Rescue Breathing
“The pet patient has a heartbeat but is not breathing”
PetSaver Handbook
Hands-on Skill Practice




Skill: Canine & Feline CPR
“The pet patient has no hearbeat and is not breathing.”
PetSaver Handbook
Hands-on Skill Practice




Skill: Choking Management
Conscious Choking, Unconscious Choking (Witnessed & Found)
Hands-on Skill Practice




Skill: Bleeding & Shock Management
Restraint, Muzzle, Elevation, Direct Pressure, Pressure Points, Immobilization, Shock Management & Transportation
Hands-on Skill Practice




Skill: Assessing the Pet’s Vitals
“If you know what is normal for your pet then you will be able to quickly recognize when your pet is presenting not-normal.”
Hands-on Skill Practice




Handbook: Pet First Aid Kit Contents
Equipment and Supplies for Putting Together Your Own Pet First Aid Kit





Lecture: Insect Bites & Stings and Snakebite
Definition, Causes, Signs & Actions for Survival





Lecture: Heat & Cold Injuries
Definition, Causes, Signs & Actions for Surviv





Lecture: Seizure

Definition, Causes, Signs & Action for Survival






Lecture: Caring For Your Senior Pet-izen
Senior Pet-izen Care, Signs & Symptoms, Risk Factors & Euthanasia