Special thank you to the following PACCC sponsors for their quality CEU programs. To quickly identify programs provided by these sponsors, use the convenient Search Category dropdown, below.
The following programs are approved by PACCC for continuing education credits if you are currently certified. The following reflects the number of CEUs available for each of the sessions. These programs are offered by third party education providers. For information, price, and how to register, please follow the links as indicated.
1 CEU A Recipe for Success from Pioneers in Pet Care
After 25 years in business, we want to share the things that have helped us grow and thrive over the years. From the ways we differentiated ourselves in the beginning, to ways that we still innovate today, our presentation will inspire attendees to bring back new ideas to improve employee relations, create financial stability and to craft that “Wow!” experience for customers.
1.5 CEU Are you and your business ready for a general manager
2 CEU Are You Ready for a Manager?
A free four-part video training series will help you determine if you and your pet business are ready for a manager. It will guide you through the steps to prepare and hire the right candidate and then developing structure for onboarding and leading your new manager.
1 CEU Ask A Vet Webinar
With the Chatfield’s. Winter 2023.
12 CEU Become a Pet Tech® Instructor
1 CEU Best Cleaning Practices & why they work
The goal of this class is to share ideas with owners & managers on how to get the cleaning results you’re looking. This talk will be about best practices in Odor Control, Disinfection, and Spot Cleaning. How to do it for the least amount of time and money while creating a healthy environment for the animals in your care.
5 CEU Best Year Ever Strategy Week
This is a replay of the 2023 Strategy Week. 5 hours of training to set up your pet business foundation to light a fire under your pet business. Includes a 60 page workbook.
1.25 CEU Bite Prevention
-Bite Levels: What They Are & What They Mean
-Reading Body Language in a Fearful Dog
-Reading Body Language of Arousal & Aggression
-Arousal & Threshold
-When the Worst Happens: What to Do If a Bite Occurs
Resources: Bite Levels Cheat Sheet, Canine Ladder of Aggression
2 CEU Bloodborne Pathogen Program
This course is meant to prepare the pet care service provider in meeting the safety requirements required to control exposure of employees and pets to bloodborne pathogens. Course includes topics such as: Management policy statement, general responsibilities, covered job tasks, list of affected employees, exposure control plan, training requirements, medical records, labeling requirements, hepatitis B vaccination declination form, post-exposure evaluation and follow-up, bloodborne pathogen training acknowledgement.
Format: PDF self-study course, PPT presentation, online testing
1.5 CEU Brand protection for pet businesses with a special segment on social media
Discussions on business, contract, trademark, and copyright laws as they relate to pet businesses.
1 CEU Bringing in more customers and building your brand with FB Ads
6 CEU Business Breakthrough Workshop
Course/Program Content Description: Workshop format seminar for owners/general managers to learn & apply skills in: Personal Productivity, Profitable Pricing & Growth, Caring for Reactive Dogs, Enrichment Activities, Selling with Integrity, Marketing, Biz investments
Format: In-Person Presentation or Course
9 CEU Business Breakthrough Workshop
This is the Workshop you need to plan your way forward in the post-covid world of inflation, wage increases, and staff shortages! Your business can still thrive…we will show you how! Bring your key staff and go home with specific plans for hiring new team members, updating your pricing, and adding profitable activities to your business. Be ready to soar!
9 CEU Business Growth and Dog Behavior Summit
Course/Program Content Description:
Two days of business and dog behavior sessions to help pet business owners and top managers increase revenue, profits and care quality. Each session focuses on providing content to successfully implement a related action item in your pet business. Business growth through staff management best practice sessions on: • Leadership • Staff Management System Components • Staff Recruiting & Onboarding Panel Discussion • Exiting Your Business On Your Terms • Business Growth Measures • Creating a Staff Focused Culture • Managing Customer Service & Sales Team • Grow Your Own Groomers • Adding Profitable Puppy Programs Puppy Behavior and Dog Health/Development best practice sessions: • Positive Reinforcement Training for Puppies • Nature or Nurture and Power of Choice for Puppies • Puppy Socialization Panel • Holistic Pet Care • Puppy Enrichment Demonstrations
Format: In-Person Presentation or Course
1 CEU Can Benevolent Leadership End Your Staff Drama?
Make the same benevolent leadership model used with the dogs work for your staff. You’ll learn the multiple roles of an effective leader and the top tools you need in your manager’s toolbox to effectively manage and lead your team without the drama.
3 CEU Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid
Course/Program Content Description: The PetCPR+ Certification program is designed to train the participant in canine and feline CPR and First Aid. It is our foundation animal CPR training that is ideal for anyone who loves animals including animal professionals, obedience trainers, kennel staff, pet retailers, pet sitters, animal shelter staff/volunteers, rescue personnel, groomers, First Responders, Fire/EMT and pet owners. It provides the participant an overview of what to do in an emergency situation with their pet prior to getting veterinary care. Topics covered in this class will include safe handling, restraint and transportation of sick and/or injured pets, obtaining vital signs and assessing an emergency situation, how to determine if an animal is experiencing a medical emergency, how to manage common medical emergencies including shock, allergic reactions, burns, wounds and bandaging, trauma, poisoning, choking and more. Participants will learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation using the most current veterinary endorsed methods.
Format: In-Person Presentation or Course
2 CEU Canine Behaviour and Communication
-What is Normal Behavior? -How to Deal with Barking -Reading Body Language in a Calming Signals Fear, Anxiety, & Phobia Defined Neutral or Friendly Dog -Predatory Motor Patterns -Arousal & Threshold -Reading Body Language in a -What is Sociability? -Aggression 101 Fearful Dog -What is Socialization? -Guide to Aggression Types -Reading Body Language of -Canine Scent Communication -Defining Dominance Arousal & Aggression -Canine Sound Communication -What is Resource Guarding? -Anthropomorphism: What is It & -Why Dogs Bark Why Does It Matter? Resources: The Complete List of Calming Signals, Canine Ladder of Aggression, Attention-Seeking Behavior, Quick Guide to Polite Greetings, Counter Surfing, Why Dogs Hump & What to Do About It, Digging
16 CEU Canine Certification
This program is a 2 level program Canine Provider and Canine Specialist. Course is designed to introduce the student to the basic care of canines. Major areas covered in Provider Level are: Basic Anatomy/ Physiology, Basic Behavior: Body language, Visual Assessment of Animal: ex. Body fluids, is animal sick or healthy, behaviors of a sick animal, parasites, Environment: Why it is important, Nutrition: Food prep, eating or not eating, Safety and handling techniques, Emergency Care: Basic reporting procedures. Major areas covered in Specialist Level are: Intake Policies/Records, Commonly Seen Medical Problems, Medical Emergencies, First Aid, Medications, Geriatric & Special Needs, Stress, Behavior – Group Play, Nutrition, Employee Safety, Client Relations, Going Green.
1 CEU Canine Development
-The Socialization Period
-The Neonatal Period
-The Juvenile Period
-The Senior Period
-The Transition Period
-Adolescence Resources: Canine Development Cheat Sheet, Relative Age of Dogs in Human Years, Socialization Scavenger Hunt
2 CEU Canine Health and Wellness
Common Health Issues: -Foods That Are Dangerous to Dogs -Common Canine Health Problems -Bloat -Heatstroke -Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease -Intestinal Parasites -External Parasites -Heartworm Basics -Common Zoonotic Diseases Administering Medication: -Pills -Liquid Medicine -Subcutaneous Injections Keeping Pets Healthy: -When to Take a Dog to the Vet -Guide to Canine Vaccines -How to Trim a Dog’s Nails -How to Brush a Dog’s Teeth Resources: First Aid Kit for Pet Pros, First Aid Triage for Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters, Feeding Guidelines for Dogs, Proper Food Storage, Basic Canine Anatomy, Canine Vital Signs