Dogsafe Canine First Aid


1 Day (8 hours) = $140
Next Class: TBA Fall 2014

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This comprehensive 8-hour course is designed to teach you the knowledge and skills to deal with a sick or injured dog until veterinary care is available. The topics are covered in-depth so that students have a thorough understanding of the principles of canine first aid. Since this is a very comprehensive course, we need your full attention and dogs do not come to class.

A 126 page DOGSAFE® training and reference manual is included in the course.

Upon successful completion of the hands-on practical and written test, you will be granted a frame-ready, 8 1/2″ x 11″ DOGSAFE® certificate.

Take home a frame-ready DOGSAFE certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Take home a frame-ready DOGSAFE certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Course Information

Length 8 hours
Maximum 12 students
Prerequisite None
Minimum Age 14 yrs/10 yrs if parent also enrolled
Registration Fee $140
Locations Victoria, Bowen Island, Vancouver
Continuing Education Credits Approved by CCPDT (7), IACP, (7) and IAABC

You Will Learn How To

  • Prevent common injuries
  • Conduct a head to tail assessment
  • Tell if your dog is experiencing pain
  • Recognize 4 signs of illness or injury
  • Respond to any emergency in 4 easy steps
  • Safely approach an injured dog
  • Take your dog’s vital signs and 3 other health tests
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Perform artificial respiration
  • Remove an airway obstruction (choking)
  • Treat minor wounds
  • Prevent and treat for shock
  • Control deadly bleeding
  • Deal with penetrating objects
  • Prevent and treat eye injuries
  • Prevent and treat abdominal wounds
  • Recognize risk factors and respond to bloat
  • Prevent and respond to drowning
  • Assess and respond to bone and joint injuries
  • Prevent and respond to poisonings
  • Prevent and respond to frostbite and hypothermia
  • Prevent and respond to heatstroke
Hands-on Experience with Canine CPR Manikins

Hands-on Experience with Canine CPR Manikins

What to Expect in Class

  • Hands on practice using canine CPR mannequins, plush dogs, splints, bandages, and more!
  • Demonstration with a live dog
  • Open discussion/Q&A
  • Videos
  • A fun, safe learning environment

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