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WATCH: Man Saves Dog With CPR

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Many dogs don't like obedience school, but very few require CPR to recover from it.

Last Saturday, Tiffany Kauth took her dog, Sugar, to obedience class at Canyon Crest K-9 Training Center. It was there that Sugar had a seizure. Kauth tearfully tells NBC News, "I was absolutely certain that I was losing my dog."

Fortunately, dog trainer Ron Pace made a gutsy decision, and began CPR… despite the fact that he had never been trained in dog CPR. But after two minutes of chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth breathing, Sugar was revived. Regarding the CPR, Pace explains, "It may not have been the correct way to do it… but it's the outcome that's important."

The positive outcome will increase though for those who are actually trained on the proper way to save an animal. So what is the correct way to perform canine CPR? Canine CPR focuses on the ABC's -- airway, breathing, and circulation. Instead of mouth-to-mouth, breathing is performed mouth-to-snout, with air blown into the dog's nose. Compressions are performed with the dog lying on its right side. Courses are available for pet owners and trainers to get certified in canine CPR. The American Red Cross offers an instructional book and DVD on dog first aid.

While Pace's quick thinking revived Sugar, CPR-certified owners can increase their chances of saving their dog by learning the proper method.

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