Pet first aid

Walks N’ Wags Pet First Aid Course

Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid are National Leaders in Pet First Aid and have the longest standing Pet First Aid course in Canada. It has earned the “Stamp of Approval” from Animal Wellness, North America’s top Animal Wellness magazine. The hands-on live practice gives you the skills and confidence to deal with illness and emergencies.

Important topics covered in the 10hr pet first aid classes include:
  • 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.
  • And More…

Why Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid Classes?

  • Walks ‘N’ Wags are the longest standing Pet First Aid program in Canada.
  • The course is applicable to both dog AND cat owners.
  • The company is internationally recognized.
  • Upon successful completion IAABC AND PSI members are eligible for CEU (continuing education) credits.
  • Receive an extensive, user-friendly manual complete with custom illustrations to assist you in your time of need.
  • You’ll receive a beautiful Certificate of completion upon passing the course.
  • Walks ‘N’ Wags works with live pets to experience them wiggling about as you try to bandage them and find their vital signs!
  • Our Instructors come from an amazing variety of emergency personnel such as firefighters, nurses, and human First Aid Instructors. To animal specialists such as Veterinary technicians, dog trainers, and kennel owners.
  • Utilize our logo on your web site or print materials to confirm you have completed our program and add recognition.
  • And will be added to the professional participants page of our web site with a direct web link to yours.
  • The Pet First Aid courses are informative AND fun!

​UPDATED COVID-19 POLICIES:

– As of September 22nd 2021, proof of vaccination will be required to complete registration. This falls under the Ontario Guidelines as well as Walks N Wags Policies and Procedures. 
– Class sizes have been reduced to 6 to allow the minimum 2 meter (6 foot) distance between participants
– Each participant will have their own personal work station. This will be sanitized prior to arrival
– All students will be required to wear masks
– All students will complete an online self assessment prior to arrival.

First Aid Supplies Provided but returned at the end of class:

  1. Personal dog or cat stuffed (toy) animal for bandaging, splinting and CPR practical’s
  2. First aid basket filled with first aid supplies needed for scenarios throughout the day. There will be no sharing of medical supplies with other students​

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