Pet First Aid Training

Pet Tech™ Programs


Pet Saver Pet First Aid,CPR & Care Class (Full Day 8:30 am-5 pm) Littleton, CO  January 27 (this class is FULL) or February 24, 2018  Register Here!

Pet First Aid, CPR & Care (1/2 Day 8:30 am – 1:30pm) Littleton, Co January 27, 2018  (This class is full)

Pet Tech Instructor Training (3 Day Training) Littleton, CO  February 24 – 26th, 2018  Register Here!

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Learn Skills That Could Save Your Pets Life!

This hands-on class includes:PetSavertrade-Student-Packet15-48_150_th
Basic Restraint & Muzzling
What is Normal For Your Pet
How To Identify An Emergency
Rescue Breathing & CPR for Dogs & Cats
What is Shock?
Choking Issues
Splinting & Bandaging
Insect & Snake Bites
Hypothermia & Heat Stroke
and much more!


Why take a Pet Emergency Preparedness class?
 First, you can’t call Doggy 911 in most areas.  Our pets can’t tell us what may be wrong and once they start showing symptoms they can be pretty darn sick.  This class teaches us how to identify a true emergency and then how best to treat it until we can seek veterinary care.
Thanks again for another great training a couple weekends ago! I really appreciate you letting me re-certify now. I recommended it to a couple of other pet sitters I know.  Oh, just a few nights ago, one of my client’s dogs (3 yr old Maltese) was vomiting a lot and when I saw pale gums, I took him into a vet for some fluids. He’s doing fine now.”  Read more testimonials about our classes below.
Who should take a Pet First Aid Class?
 I believe that anyone that puts their hands on fur during the course of a day!  Whether you are a cat or dog owner, pet sitter, groomer, dog trainer, pet boarding facility employee, volunteer, foster family, animal control officer, veterinary technician, etc.
What if I am unable to take the class after I register?
If you are unable to take the class, please notify us as soon as possible.  We can transfer your registration to a class in the future but unfortunately, we do not give refunds.

Dawn Olson CMPTI #1709

About Your Instructor- Former Veterinary Technician, Over 30 years in the Pet Industry, Master Pet Tech Instructor

Dawn Olson, moved to Colorado to attend Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, graduated and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 1989.  She worked at several veterinary hospitals before starting Distinctive Pet Care in 1995.  She worked as a professional pet sitter and cared for medical clients until 2005 when she purchased the Ken Caryl Pet Spa.  Education has always been her passion and making it fun is one of her goals. ” Learning happens more when your laughing!” Dawn believes.   Dawn started teaching for Pet Tech in March 2012 and now is one of a few Master Instructors in the United States, teaching over 250 students about pet safety!  Please take a moment to scroll down to see her upcoming classes and read some of the testimonials of her past students.

Pet Tech Pet Saver™ Program ~ Full Day     Cost $125

Our PetSaver™ Program is an eight-hour course that will cover a number of valuable first aid skills and information to help keep their pets happy and healthy. Additionally, the class includes our PetSaver™ handbook, and upon successful completion, each participant will receive a certificate. We practice most of the skills so that you can see it AND practice it to retain more of the skills so when you need them, you’ve got them!

The cost for this class is $125 and includes life-saving techniques for your pets and general information to keep your pets healthy and happy including pet nutrition, dental care, The Snout-To-Tail-Pet Assessment and much more!  This class is approved for CACVT (Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Association) continued education credits.


Pet Tech™ First Aid & CPR Training ~ 5 hours  Cost $99

Our Pet First Aid & CPR class is a five-hour class that covers Rescue Breathing & CPR, Choking, Hypothermia & Heat Stroke and other First Aid emergencies.  This class costs $99 and includes our PetSaver™ handbook, and upon successful completion, each participant will receive a two-year certificate.

Interview on Co & Company

Colorado & Company Interview–Watch it here!

Pet Tech™ Instructor Training ~ Cost $1795

Do you want to teach Pet Tech Classes?   The Pet Tech™ Instructor Training is a comprehensive, three-day, interactive program. Instructors will learn the necessary skills and teaching methods to properly train pet owners in first aid and care. This course will include competent training in the identification and evaluation of the signs and symptoms a pet may develop and the appropriate actions to be taken for proper emergency medical treatment. Please contact Dawn at for more information.

“It was a lot to learn in 3 days but I benefited from all of it and became more confident so I can teach great classes!”   Larkyn from Aurora, CO

“It was all beneficial but I particularly liked about HOW to teach, methods to use & the psychology behind learning.  I learned so much and really enjoyed spending time with you.  You are a great instructor and I’m glad that YOU were my instructor!”  Nancy from Heber City, UT


New Instructors! Nancy & Larkyn     PTI Training 12/2016


PetSaver Class Testimonials

  • “Dawn did a great job, kept us well engaged.  Delivered all information nicely.”  Littleton, CO  5/2016
  • “I would like to say that Dawn was a very good speaker.  I’ve seen several bad ones, so this was refreshing.”  Ken from Parker  5/2016
  • “Was great from beginning to end.”     Colorado Springs, Co  1/2016
  • “Dawn was very entertaining and kept class moving along.”  Colorado Springs, Co  1/2016
  •  “Broadened my knowledge and everyone had good participation. Enjoyed the way we were taught.”  Colorado Springs, CO  1/2016
  •  “Loved learning the in-depth issues that can arise in animals.”     Golden, Co   2/2016
  • “Dawn is awesome! So engaging, fun & such a professional.”   Arvada, Co  10/2015
  • “Smart and knowledgeable instructor.”       Littleton, Co
  • “Excellent presentation.”   Wheat Ridge, Co
  • “Very nice coverage of a lot of material.”  Wheat Ridge, Co  4/2015
  • “Loved this class-I feel like I could help my BFF.”    Golden, Co
  • “Excellent trainer, made it fun, was interesting to listen to and very knowledgeable.”   Golden, Co  4/2015
  • “Tons of information and things to know that you normally wouldn’t think about.”   Littleton, Co
  • “I learned a lot more than I thought I would!  It was very exciting!”    Littleton, Co
  • “Fantastic course.”   Anchorage, AK  7/2015
  • It was a blast and a great learning experience for my staff.”    Anchorage, AK  7/2015
  • “Move this instructor closer to Alaska!”    Anchorage, AK 7/2015
  • “Full of pertinent knowledge.”  “Interesting and engaging.”       Grandby, CO  5/2015
  • “The repetitive practice of skills was great, wish you had taught my human CPR class”  Grandby, CO  5/2015
  • “Instructors enthusiasm helps to stay focused.”   Grandby, Co  5/2015
  • “Very educational, this instructor knows her stuff.”  Cheyenne, WY  10/2014
  • “Very enjoyable.  Thanks for including some humor!”   Highlands Ranch, CO  3/2014
  • “This class was outstanding!”  I really enjoyed myself and learned a lot!”   Golden, CO  10/2013
  • “Great refresher.  As a vet tech I learned a lot of great things to speak with clients about.”  Golden, Co  4/2013
  • “Excellent course!  Well presented.”  Golden, CO  4/2013
  • “I am impressed with the content of the class.”  Littleton, CO  8/2012
  • “Dawn was great making the class fun and informative.”   Littleton, CO  8/2012

Dawn demonstrating muzzling!

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June 2014 Oklahoma City, OK

June 2014 Oklahoma City, OK

October 2013

October 2013


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AUGUST 2012-private class for Sara & her staff

AUGUST 2012-private class for Sara & her staff of pet sitters

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JUNE 2012

JUNE 2012