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.
2021 & 2022
We are back to in-person classes again! Make sure to sign up and secure your space now, as spots are limited!
IN PERSON CLASSES*
FEBRUARY 20, 2022 8AM-6PM
APRIL 10, 2022 8AM-6PM
JUNE 26, 2022 8AM-6PM
REGISTRATION FEE: $160
ADDRESS: NORTH SHORE DOG WALKERS HEAD OFFICE - 1096 3RD STREET W, NORTH VANCOUVER BC
*In order to comply with changing Covid restrictions, in-person classes may be cancelled. If this were to occur, registered students would be refunded the cost of registration or transferred to a future date or zoom date of their choice*
*Live animals are welcome to attend the in-person first aid class, however, there is a limit to the total number of pets, and they must be comfortable being in a new environment, and near other animals and people. If you are not feeling well, DO NOT attend an in-person course. You will be transferred to a future class with no financial penalty.
JANUARY 15 & 16, 2022 10AM-3PM PST
MAY 14 & 15, 2022 10AM-3PM PST
REGISTRATION FEE: $160
ADDRESS: ONLINE VIA ZOOM
You will need a stuffed animal for use during the course, and a reliable internet connection with Zoom downloaded. There is a 15 minute Zoom meet and greet 1 week before the course begins in order to troubleshoot any technical issues. Available to participants all across Canada. Zoom meetings are set in the Pacific time zone. Registration closes 2 weeks before the course start date for materials to be shipped.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
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
Ear and Eye injuries
Frostbite and hypothermia
Administration of medications
Strong emphasis on prevention of illness and injury