Pet First Aid Training

Paw Responder owner Sarah Macknak is pleased to offer and instruct pet first aid training and instructs the Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid curriculum – the longest standing Pet First Aid course in Canada. The curriculum is developed by owner Lisa Wagner, a national team of Vets and Pet Health professionals. This course is ideal for pet owners, dog walkers, pet care workers, pet sitters and anyone that wants to learn how to be a first responder in an emergency situation.

class schedule


8:45am to 6:45pm

Location: Calgary Humane Society
Cost: $155 + GST

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  • 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 Us?

  • Walks ‘N’ Wags is the longest standing Pet First Aid program in Canada
  • The course is applicable to both dog AND cat owners
  • Internationally recognized
  • Receive a beautiful Certificate of completion upon passing the course
  • Work with live pets to experience them wiggling about as you try to bandage them and find their vital signs!
  • All courses are informative AND fun!

What To Bring?

  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Notebook & pen
  • We do supply some snacks & beverages, however please plan for your lunch

Certificate is valid for 3 years from course completion. Requests for replacement certificates must be made in writing and are $15 CAD.

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A fun day with walks ‘n’ wags!

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Pet First Aid kits

Check out our awesome selection of Pet First Aid Kits! Enroll now in one of our Pet First Aid classes and receive a special price on all kits! All of our kits will give you the ability and knowledge to provide emergency help for your pet. Our kits come with everything you would need in an emergency situation. Don’t be caught without one!

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