Caught on Camera: Dog Brought Back to Life by CPR

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A quick thinking dog trainer is garnering praise for resuscitating a dog who stopped breathing after suffering a potentially fatal seizure.

For two incredibly long minutes Tiffany Kauth watched helplessly as her dog, Sugar, lay lifeless after being overcome by a severe seizure. Kauth says “Sugar fell backwards, had a seizure and then stopped breathing.”

Considering the circumstances, the pair could not have found themselves in better hands. They were attending a training session with Ron Pace, owner of Canyon Crest Dog Training Center in Tacoma, WA. Pace has 35 years of dog training experience, and is well versed in CPR techniques.

Pace remained calm when Kauth cried for help, and immediately began performing CPR on the dog. “It’s just kind of a natural instinct, for me to get in and try to get the thing to breathe…I’m not a trained professional in that, but it did work.”

It most certainly did, as you will see in one of the more thrilling moments we have ever seen on video. You can literally detect the change when Sugar comes back to life, her rib cage rising and falling after after moments of stillness.

According to Kauth, Sugar is home and happy, and will likely attend additional training sessions with the humble, cool-headed dog expert who gave her the gift of life.

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12 thoughts on “Caught on Camera: Dog Brought Back to Life by CPR”

  1. Wow. Thank you to Ron and his ability to keep his wits, keep her calm, and use his skills under pressure. I’ll bet he learned CPR thinking, I’m sure I’ll never need to actually do this…

  2. Wow, that is a situation the Momster hopes she is never in, but it is a good lesson to humans to learn CPR methods for both humans and their pets.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  3. If I a had only seen this video a month ago. My 10 year old beloved boxer fell over and died right in front of me with all the same symptoms as Sugar. I didn’t even think of CPR at the time. I am happy for this owner.

  4. Wow. Awesome video. She was certainly in the right place at the right time when that happened. I think most people wouldn’t even consider CPR for a dog. I wouldn’t hesitate a second if my dog needed it. I’m so happy for that dog owner. Thanks for sharing that video.

  5. What a great video and thank goodness for Ron’s quick thinking. I am so happy for Tiffany that Sugar is doing fine. I just took a CPR course to renew my certificate and the instructor showed us how to do CPR on dogs. This is proof it makes an enormous difference. Great ending to a terrible scare for everyone.

  6. Happy endings are always best. I strongly recommend that people contact their local Red Cross to see about taking a CPR course for dogs. (Taking one for humans is a good idea too) Fortunately, many dog professionals, such as groomers and trainers, have taken this course. As a groomer, I had to do this once and was successful. So successful, in fact, that the owner didn’t believe me when I told her what had happened!!


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