DogSafe® 101

Course Information

This course is designed to teach you the knowledge and skills to deal with a sick or injured dog until veterinary care is available. The topics are covered in-depth so that students have a thorough understanding of the principles of canine first aid.

Since this is a very comprehensive course, we need your full attention and dogs do not come to class.

Included in the class is a 116 page DOGSAFE® training and reference manual
($18.95 retail value).

Hours: 8 hours
Maximum: 12 students
Prequisite: None
Minimum Age: 14 yrs/10 yrs if parent also enrolled

Registration fee: $159.00 plus GST
Continuing Education Credits Approved by: CCPDT (7), IACP, (7) and IAAB

In DOGSAFE® 101, You will Learn How to:

• prevent common injuries
• conduct a head to tail assessment
• tell if your dog is experiencing pain
• recognize 4 signs of illness or injury
• respond to any emergency in 4 easy steps
• safely approach an injured dog
• take your dog's vital signs and 3 other health tests
• perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
• perform artificial respiration
• remove an airway obstruction (choking)
• prevent and treat for shock
• control deadly bleeding
• deal with penetrating objects
• prevent and treat eye injuries
• prevent and treat abdominal wounds
• recognize risk factors and respond to bloat
• prevent and respond to drowning
• assess and respond to bone and joint injuries
• prevent and respond to poisonings
• prevent and respond to frostbite and hypothermia
• prevent and respond to heatstroke
• treat minor burns
• treat various wounds