Pet First Aid

We are pleased to be able to offer you the Walks N' Wags Pet First Aid Certification Course. 

 

This informative 10 hour Pet First Aid Course is a must for everyone who volunteers or works with dogs and/or cats.  It is the longest standing Pet First Aid course in Canada, and participants earn a certificate through hands on practice with real animals in a fun filled atmosphere.

 

You will learn how to deal with cat & dog emergencies including:

 

  • Immediate steps to take in an emergency

  • What to include in your Pet First Aid kit

  • How to safely approach an injured animal

  • How to complete a Head to toe assessment

  • How to restrain an injured animal

  • How to transport an injured animal

  • Recognition of signs of common illness and injury

  • How to handle various bleeding wounds

  • Bone injuries

  • Ear injuries

  • Eye injuries

  • Choking skills

  • Artificial Respiration

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • Poisoning

  • Frostbite and hypothermia

  • Heat stroke

  • Burns

  • Administration of medications

  • Strong emphasis on prevention of illness and injury

  • Have the option to bring your own dog to practice with

  • Take home our extensive, user-friendly manual and "quick guide"

There are no public classes scheduled at this time. To book a private course for your staff or volunteers, please email: katieayr@gmail.com.

 

The cost for the 10-hour course is $155.00/person. Active animal rescue volunteers/fosters may qualify for a discount. Please include the name of the organization you volunteer with in the comments section, and the name/contact info of an organizational representative who can confirm your volunteer status.

Please complete the registration form below. The full information package will then be sent to you along with options for payment.

Cancellation Policy:

  • We will return full payment if a cancellation is made up to one week prior to the course date. Any cancellations after this time are subject to a $25 administration fee.

  • Cancellations made within 48 hours of a course will not be refunded.

  • A transfer may be permitted at the discretion of the instructor - contact us for more information.

Additional Covid-19 Precautions:

  • If you are experiencing any signs of illness prior to the class start date, please do not attend the class and contact me immediately.

  • All participants will receive their own supplies to use during the course, including a stuffy, and will be asked not to share them.

  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray will be available for use.

  • Participants will be required to remain 6 feet apart. The space is quite large, so some group work can still be done while keeping this distance. 

  • Unfortunately, only the owner of a dog will be permitted to pet or touch them. Participants without their own dog will be provided with a recently laundered stuffy to use for practicing techniques.

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