Our Instructor

Sarah Macknak is delighted to share her passion for pets, with her biggest passion being preventative health care. Sarah’s experience in the pet industry started early on by launching her own large scale all encompassing canine care facility - building Dogaholics Canine Centre from the ground up and managing daily operations for 12 years, growing to one of the largest of its kind in the city of Calgary. Sarah’s community involvement is extensive, giving back to various charities and rescue organizations since 2007 by donating time and facilities for foster overflows. Sarah’s interest peaked when she entered into the world of pet first aid by completing her Walks ’N’ Wags Pet First Aid Instructor Course in Surrey, BC in November 2017. You will find her teaching various courses in locations within the city of Calgary in the North and South and beyond. Sarah also enjoys the company of her two feisty terriers Zoe the Westie who is 11 years old and Bandit the Yorkie, 10.

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What our paw responders say


A fun, comprehensive overview of pet first aid.


Sarah is amazing, valuable course for people with pets and industry workers.


Everything was excellent! I found everything helpful in this course especially the wound and injury treatment.

Amanda K


Great manual and instructor made the class fun!

Heidi S

This Class Was Great

The class was great and it was so nice that I could practice bandaging and finding a pulse/heart rate on my own doggo! He had fun too!

Caitlin D