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6 New Instructors Certified to Teach Pet CPR and First Aid

I recently had the honor to teach Pet First Aid to eleven students at the Sit Means Sit location in Dallas Texas. Six of those students became Pet Tech Instructors. Four of these Instructors are part of the Sit Means Sit Family. The first day’s class was very
educational and everyone left with a better knowledge of how to enhance, improve, and safeguard the lives of our pets. The second day, just for instructors, was very long and we covered a lot of material. The instructors did very well in not only understanding
the material, but in being able to explain and teach the techniques of CPR, Choking, Bleeding Management and our Snout To Tail Assessment. The third day was the test of their ability to teach these skills to the class. They did extremely well and I am very proud
of each and every one of them. Congratulations to Troy Pfeifer, Hamid Parvizian, Karen Thorn, Steve Baum, Darrel Forsberg and Rebeccah Kleinberg.

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Simmons Veterinary Clinic- PAWDI GRAS Event

The Staff at Simmons Veterinary clinic did a fantastic job in putting together this year’s client appreciation event. The theme was a spin off of Mardi Gras- Pawdi Gras. There were live bands, food and spirits, exhibitions by the folks from Disc Connected K9 and dog races. There were over 400 people in attendance and many nice dogs. We look forward to next year. Great Job

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Busy Weekend for Sit Means Sit of Palm Beach

The staff of Sit Means Sit of Palm Beach had a very busy weekend. We did three events.

First, on Friday Night, we attended the Pretty In The City event hosted by SUNNY 104.3 to benefit the Office Depot Foundation. The night was filled with music, food, drinks and 3,000 women celebrating. Yeah, we had a good time.

The next morning we did a 5 mile walk at John Prince Park to raise money to find the cure for arthritis.

That afternoon we were at The Holistic Pet Cuisine for their meet the trainer event. We answered the various questions that the clients had regarding behavioral and training issues.

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South Florida Police Expo 2009

Sit Means Sit Trainer Bob Burnell and his dog Kody participated in the South Florida Police, Fire, and Security Expo at the Palm Beach Convention Center. Once again, Sit Means Sit showed off our style of training and the benefits that can be achieved. This year, we brought our new puppy- Kacey. I am not sure which dog impressed the crowd more.

Video of Kody in Action

Video of Kacey in training

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Sit Means Sit Instructor Bob Burnell teaches students about animal psychology

Sit Means Sit Instructor Bob Burnell and his dog Kody were invited to lecture at the Boynton Beach High School. The students were part of an advanced placement class that were learning about human psychology. Bob discussed with them the similarities as well as differences between human and animal psychology. The basics of classical and operant conditioning were discussed as well as the differences between varying reinforcers that are used to train animals. A presentation was then given by our own Sit Means Sit dog, Kody. Theory is great and is the foundation of what we do, but nothing beats the final results that are possible. And no one can beat a Sit Means Sit dog in showing off results.

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