About K9 Heroes First Aid Course

K9 Heroes First Aid Course was developed for professional handlers of K-9 officers and search-and-rescue dogs to train the participants in first-aid and preventive care of their dogs. It is offered exclusively to active-duty K9 handlers.

While the professional handlers of K-9 officers and search-and- rescue dogs are often trained in first aid for people, their knowledge of the K-9 anatomy is often limited. Knowing what to look for, health-wise, can identify issues before they become serious -- or even save the dog's life. These dogs are working officers, but they are also members of the handlers' families, and handlers are anxious to provide them with the best care possible.

Frankie’s Friends invites handlers to bring their K9 partners with them for hands-on experience with their own dogs. Donations are needed to offset the $75 cost/participant of the presentation binder, quick reference guides, first aid duffel kit and light dinner generously provided by Tijuana Flats.

K9 Indo, Frankie's Friends Executive Director Danielle Martin, K9 Officer Tim Bergmann, and Cindy Roberts, widow of K9 Officer Mike Roberts who helped create the K9 Heroes First Aid Program. K9 Indo benefited from the use the Frankie's Friends K9 Heroes First Aid Training Program when he was sprayed with flammable liquid apprehending a burglar. See the full story here.

Meet Tritan!

Tritan is a working K9 who recently attended the K9 Heroes course. Triton recently had a little hiccup with his heart but is doing much better now. Here's a current picture of the "camera ham.”