Why choose Modern Mutts?


The aim of first aid training is not to find ways to avoid veterinary care, but to learn the best ways to handle certain medical emergencies in order to minimize the potential damage done before you are able to receive veterinary care - at Modern Mutts we offer an in-depth first aid course that both pet care professionals and owners alike can apply to their own lives by learning how to treat shock, perform CPR, bandage and splint, and recognize major illnesses before they progress. These skills can possibly save a life until you are able to receive veterinary care.

These skills and the topics listed below are taught extensively during class using the Walks ‘N’ Wags curriculum, and we are proud to offer such an exceptionally comprehensive course. We also have live dogs participate in class to allow students to practice their bandaging and other skills on real, wiggling animals! At the end, each student that passes the exam will receive a 3-year certification and the knowledge that you will be able to handle emergency situations with confidence.

Due to COVID-19 we are currently only offering online Zoom classes*, but we hope to bring you in person classes once it is safe to do so!
NEXT CLASS: May 15th & 16th**
8AM - 1PM PST both days
**Only ONE spot left!!**
COST: $155
*Due to insurance reasons, we can only offer Zoom classes to Canadian residents
**cut off date for registration is 10 days prior to first day of class to allow for mailing of supplies if out-of-region

Wear comfortable clothing & closed toe shoes

A notebook and pen

There will be snacks & coffee/tea provided but please plan your own lunch

Dogs are welcome, but they must be registered first

A sense of fun and energy for the day!


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 and Eye injuries

Choking skills

Artificial Respiration

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


Frostbite and hypothermia

Heat stroke


Administration of medications

Strong emphasis on prevention of illness and injury

And more!