Searching for an Asheville, NC Pet First Aid Class? 

Look no further than Sally Said So Dog Training – Pet First Aid Class!


As dog owners, we want to be there for all of Fido’s needs, but we often forget to prepare for emergencies. While it is best to leave medical care to the professionals, in times of crisis, knowing how to care for your dog until you can seek proper medical assistance is essential. Knowing these dog first aid basics can make all the difference in times of emergencies. Shane Gentry has been certified through PetTech to teach clients exactly what to do in these crisis moments. Shane Gentry’s pet first aid class is taught in a hands-on environment that allows you to get the most thorough pet first aid training Asheville has to offer.

You will not only learn the basics of pet first aid, but you will also learn about:

  • Common household items that can be poisonous to your pet,
  • How to do a health assessment,
  • How to check your dog’s vital signs,
  • How to perform dog CPR
  • Restraining & Muzzling
  • Dog Primary Assessment
  • Canine & Feline CPR & Rescue Breathing
  • Dog Choking Management
  • Dog Bleeding & Shock Management
  • Snout-to-Tail Assessment for Injury & Wellness
  • Assessing the dog’s Vitals
  • Dog First Aid Kit Contents
  • Insect Bites, Stings & Snakebites
  • Hot & Cold Injuries
  • Dog Seizure
  • Caring For Your Senior Pet-izen


Always make sure you have a dog first aid kit at home. You never know when you’ll need it. It can really make a difference in how well your dog recovers. These are some of the following items we recommend for the first aid kit:

  • Latex gloves
  • Cotton swabs or cotton balls
  • Antiseptic lotion, powder or spray
  • Hand sanitizer or wipes
  • Instant hot and cold packs
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Penlight or flashlight
  • Nonstick and waterproof adhesive tape to secure bandages
  • Grease-cutting dish soap
  • Tweezers
  • Sterile gauze pads and bandages
  • Hydrocortisone cream 3%
  • Blunt-tipped scissors or razor for cutting hair and bandages
  • Splints and tongue depressors
  • Styptic liquid to stop minor bleeding
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Blanket, muzzle, carrier or leash to secure your pet
  • Rectal thermometer
  • Copy of rabies vaccination
  • Water in case of dehydration
  • Lubricating jelly
  • Copy of medical records
  • Turkey baster, rubber bulb syringe or dosing


Come learn how you can save your dog’s life in times of crisis by enrolling in one of our PetTech Pet First Aid Classes. Classes are held on and off throughout the year in Asheville, NC. If you do not see any upcoming classes, do not hesitate to give us a call at (828)439-0963.

The cost for class is $100 and will be worth that and more to your furry friends! If you would like to join us for class please PRE-REGISTER by calling (828)439-0963 or fill out our contact form. 



Talk to our expert dog trainers. To get started we do a 1-on-1 dog training consultation where we meet with you and your dog to find the best solution. The methods used are ones we determine at the consultation.

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