Would you know what to do if your dog...
Choked on a piece of food? Ate something poisonous? Severely cut his paw? Was hit by a car? Lost an eyeball in a dog fight?
The next Dogsafe courseS will be on
Saturday, February 23rd 2019
SATURDAY, APRIL 13th 2019.
cost for this 8 hour comprehensive course is $149+GST.
Robyn Andexser is the first and only DOGSAFE* Instructor in Nanaimo and teaches the course at Best Paw Forward several times each year.
In DOGSAFE® 101, You will Learn How to:
prevent common injuries
conduct a head to tail assessment
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)
treat minor wounds
prevent and treat for shock
control deadly bleeding
deal with penetrating objects
prevent and treat eye injuries and 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
DOGSAFE® courses are designed to make complex topics easy. Our teaching techniques will appeal to auditory, visual and tactile learners. You will learn through watching, listening, moving and doing, which improves knowledge retention. This means that you not only learn the topics on course day, but more importantly, retain the information for years to come. This makes learning with DOGSAFE* not only fun, but effective.
DOGSAFE*: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know in an Emergency by DOGSAFE® Founder Michelle Sevigny ($18.95 retail value) is included FREE with DOGSAFE® Part 1 course registration. The 126-page comprehensive manual includes 56 photographs and is spiral bound for durability. The course training and reference manual is reviewed & supported by veterinarians, including Dr. James Lawson, Chief Animal Health Officer of the BC SPCA.
PLUS, the course manual includes:
A vital signs checklist for keeping track of your dog’s essential information
A disaster preparedness checklist
An essential phone numbers list for easy access in emergencies
A canine incident report form to ensure accurate info during veterinary follow-ups
An Airway, Breathing & Circulation (ABC) assessment flowchart for easy reference
The DOGSAFE® training and reference manual contains even more topics that are not covered in the course, making is a valuable resource for future reference.
Our training techniques include:
Instruction, demonstration, hands-on learning, discussion/Q&A and videos.
Our training tools include:
Canine resuscitation manikins, plush demonstration dogs, bandages, splints, fake guts, eyeballs and much more!
Upon successful completion of the hands-on practical and written test, you will be granted a frame-ready, 8 1/2″ x 11″ DOGSAFE® certificate that you can be proud to show your family, friends, clients and even your dog!