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Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid Course

Dog & Cat First Aid For Pet Owners & Pet Professionals

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  • Would you know what to do in the immediate moment your beloved pet has an accident, whether it is at home even outside on a walk?


  • It is the time between an accident happening and arriving at the vet office that matters the most.


  • Get peace of mind by knowing how to respond in critical situations and being able to prevent unnecessary suffering to a pet and possibly save lives.


In person & interactive virtual live courses available (public & private courses for groups/staff) 
In Person Locations: Throughout the Okanagan, other locations upon request
Virtual: Anywhere through Zoom

For any private group inquiries (virtual or in person), if you'd like to be put on a wait list for future courses or for any other questions, please contact us.

Pet First Aid   10 hour course                          

This 10 hour certificate course offers comprehensive pet safety and first aid information and applies to dogs and cats. In this exciting course participants practice life saving skills on mannequins and as well on live animals.


It covers everything from prevention to treatment of illness and injury as well as information on how to keep your pet in optimal health. 

All students are supplied with an extensive 72 page manual as well as a pocket pet first aid guide and upon successful completion will receive a certificate valid for 3 years. 

"This course made me feel prepared to face a pet emergency immediately. It was so much fun! I would recommend it to all animal lovers, pet owner and pet professionals to complete this course. Who wouldn't feel great when they can help if they are needed?"

 -Peggy, Dog Groomer-

  • CPR and Artificial Respiration

  • Choking Skills

  • Bleeding & Other Wounds

  • Broken Bones & Joint Injuries

  • Heat Stroke

  • Poisoning

  • Frostbite & Hypothermia

  • Recognize Early Signs of Illness

  • Learn to prevent Illness and Injury

  • And much more...

Course Topics Include

For in persons courses participants may bring their own dog to class to practice bandaging techniques. 


Artificial respiration and CPR Skills are practised with CasPeR, the CPR dog. These life-like industry standard mechanical CPR mannequins ensure that participants learn exactly the right technique and life saving skills. 


Upon successful completion those in the Pet Industry may utilize the Walks 'N' Wags logo on their website to verify completion of the program. Additionally, you'll be added to the Walks 'N' Wags professional page.

Upcoming Pet First Aid courses        


In Person Courses, $175 + GST (includes extensive 72 page manual and pocket guide. Live dogs welcome in class if registered) :


Kelowna: Fall 2024 TBD

Virtual Courses, $185 + GST

(includes shipment of extensive 72 page manual, pocket guide and basic bandaging supplies prior to class. Students must provide their own stuffed animal to practice bandaging skills (no practice on live animals) : 

2 day course: December 7 & 8, 2024 , 10am-3pm PST each day on zoom

Registration Deadline: November 24, 2024

Off The Grid   3 hour course                          $59.00 + GST

In this 3 hour certificate course we extend on the skills already learned in the first aid course to apply to "Off The Grid" emergencies.


This course is suitable for outdoor enthusiasts, backpackers, farmers, hunters, campers, people living in remote communities, dog walkers, hikers, cabin owners, people wanting additional training, people living in areas without easily accessible Veterinary care.

The skills can also be applied in urban areas in times of disaster when Veterinary care i snot easily accessible.


To attend OFF THE GRID, participants must have completed our initial Pet First Aid program within the past 3 years. 

Upcoming off the grid courses:       

Okanagan: TBA

  • Trip planning

  • Equipment improvisation

  • Prolonged patient care

  • Advanced shock

  • Pain management

  • Poisoning

  • Evacuation

Course Topics Include

Participants may bring their own do g to practice the learned skills.


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate valid for 3 years. Those in the Pet Industry may utilize the Walks 'N' Wags logo on their website to verify completion of the program. Additionally, you'll be added to the Walks 'N' Wags professional page

Merchandise For Sale        (Order with your registration)


 Compact Canine Pet First Aid Kit $40.00 +GST                                Pocket Pet First Aid Kit $20.00 +GST

             Perfect for your car and home                                                        A must for Dog Walkers & hikers

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