Dogsafe Canine First Aid 101
UPCOMING CLASS DATES:
In person classes on hold until further notice
This course is designed to teach you the knowledge and skills to deal with a sick or injured dog until veterinary care is available. What you do between when an injury happens and when veterinary care is available will greatly affect a dog’s chances of a full recovery. 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.
Continuing Education Credits Approved by: CCPDT (7), IACP, (7) and IAABC.
Cost $152.00 taxes incl. Confirmation with details of the class will be sent via email once registration and payment have been received. Payment must be received with registration to reserve a spot.
DOGSAFE® Course Manual Included:
- DOGSAFE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know in an Emergency, by DOGSAFE® creator, Michelle Sevigny is included FREE with DOGSAFE® Part 1 course registration ($18.95 retail value). The 116 page comprehensive manual includes 56 real-life photographs and is spiral bound for durability. The course training and reference manual is reviewed by veterinarians, including Dr. James Lawson, Chief Animal Health Officer of the BC SPCA.
- PLUS, the course manual includes:
- Vital Signs Checklist for keeping track of your dog’s essential information,
- Disaster Preparedness Checklist,
- Essential Phone Numbers list for easy access in emergencies
- K9 Incident Report Form to ensure accurate info during veterinary follow-ups.
The DOGSAFE® training and reference manual contains even more topics that are not covered in the course – a priceless manual for future reference.
Hours: 8 hours – 9:00am to 5:00pm – not applicable for online
Maximum: 10 students
Minimum Age: 14 yrs/10 yrs if parent also enrolled
Registration fee: $129.00 (including tax) for online class
Urban Puppy Dog Shop & Daycare Centre, 1375 W 6th Avenue
Roundhouse Community Centre, Yaletown
Langara College, 49th Avenue & Cambie Street
- prevent common injuries
- conduct a head to tail assessment
- tell if your dog is experiencing pain
- recognize 4 common signs of illness or injury
- respond to any emergency in 4 easy steps
- safely approach an injured dog
- to take your dog’s vital signs and 3 other health tests
- perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- perform artificial respiration
- remove an airway obstruction (choking)
- prevent and treat for shock
- 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
- treat minor burns
- treat various wounds
Other learning tools include:
- plush demonstration dogs
- first aid kits
- even fake guts and eyeballs