The Wilderness First Aid for Dogs course is for outdoor enthusiasts who like to take their dogs on their adventures where access to emergency veterinary care is unavailable

Learn to help increase your dog’s chance of survival and/or prevent their medical emergencies from getting worse by knowing what to do when emergencies happen during outdoor activities.  This is a comprehensive detailed program that focuses on wilderness first aid and the management of medical emergencies that can happen to your dog in remote areas, trail hiking, camping, water activities and more. Topics to be discussed include: how to perform emergency triage on your dog, safely transport injured animals to veterinary care from remote locations, how to obtain vital signs, determine normal vs abnormal readings, materials in a canine wilderness first aid kit and what each is used for, how to manage medical emergencies such as wounds, fractures, heat stroke, snake bites, burns, choking and more.

Our company is a member of the Wilderness Education Association

Registration Fee- $69.96

This class focuses on wilderness first aid which is the management of medical emergencies in remote areas, on the trail hiking, camping, participating in water activity and more. Our program is based on the most current method of animal CPR which was developed by emergency veterinarians. This class is designed to teach the active dog owner, outdoorsman and animal professional how to administer emergency CPR and first aid to a dog until veterinary care is ascertained. 

Learning Objectives:

How to perform restraint and transport of an injured dog from a remote area

How to perform emergency triage and assess a dog’s condition who has experienced a medical emergency

How to maintain safety of people and dogs in an emergency

How to provide emergency first aid to dogs en-route to veterinary care

How to take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration, CRT) and determine normal vs abnormal readings

Learn about the importance of the wilderness pet first aid kit, survival kit and the pet medical first aid kit and how to use the materials contained in it during an emergency

How to manage and provide first aid for many common medical emergencies experienced during outdoor activities such as heatstroke, wounds, wild animal encounters, snake bites, poisoning, burns, choking, CPR and more. (please note: although this class teaches the basics of canine CPR, this is a wilderness first aid class only and does not certify the participant in pet CPR.  For Pet CPR certification please take our PetCPR+ Certification course.

Class participants will receive the following:

A copy of our 88+ page full color Wilderness First Aid for Dogs Reference Guide E-book (printed books for this text are not available at this time but you may purchase a printed copy of our Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid Reference Guide).

2 year subscription to the Pet Emergency Education Online Resource Center

Copyright access to use the K9WildAid+ logo to promote that you are certified

Upon completion of this class participants will be certified in Wilderness First Aid for Dogs**

Course is approved to award continuing education credit for the following animal professional organizations:


Class awards 3 Professional CEUs to veterinary professionals (click here to read our continuing education policy for veterinary professionals)

Would you like to host a PetCPR+ Certification Class?

Classes are classroom style with no live animals being used.  Instructors will bring professional animal CPR mannequins, anatomical models and utilize medical first aid supplies to teach the necessary skills. Class is 3 hours long and consists of lecture and hands on portions.  Hosts will be required to provide the space, chairs, a table for the instructor and a blank wall for the instructor to display the presentation.

Hosts receive one complimentary registration for hosting the class (as long as there are at least 8 people) and is expected to help advertise the class to get enough participants.  Minimum number of participants is 6 and we have a maximum of 25 participants.  Contact our office with any questions. info.petemergency@gmail.com

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