All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers is contained in the dog.  ....Kafka

NEW 2017 Fall dates:

October 29th in SW Calgary (Dogma Behaviour and Education on 37th Street SW) 

November 26th in central Calgary (PAWS Dog Daycare on 16th Avenue SW)


Are you an animal rescue organization or charity?  Contact me to discuss private training or reduced pricing.


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Pet First Aid - The skill you have that you hope you never need to use!

Our pets are family!  Be prepared so that you can be there for when they need you most.

The Pet First Aid Certification course is a 10-hour course teaching the Veterinarian endorsed Walks ’N’ Wags curriculum.  Walks 'N' Wags is the longest standing pet first aid program and is offered across Canada and the US.  The course is a must for all pet owners.  Our curriculum covers dogs and cats.  If your business is dog walking, doggie daycare, grooming, kenneling, pet sitting or any other business where you work with animals, knowing what to do in an emergency is essential.  Even if you aren't in the pet business, but are devoted to your furry companions, having the knowledge to be the first responder can mean everything when the unexpected happens.  This course is not a substitute for veterinary care but will equip you with the skills to treat and stabilize your injured or sick pet while you seek veterinary attention.  It will also provide you with the knowledge to know when something is wrong and to seek medical help. 

At the successful completion of the 10-hour course, you will earn a Pet First Aid certification, which is valid for three years.  The learning experience is hands-on and FUN. You will learn through a combination of theory, presentations, games and hands-on practice.  What sets the Walks ’N’ Wags program apart from the others is that the class sizes are kept small and, most importantly, you work with live animals.  You have the option to bring your own dog to class (some restrictions apply).  For more information please visit the Walks 'N' Wags website at  Unfortunately, cats can't attend the class - it would just be too stressful since dogs are present.

Topics include:

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  • Choking
  • CPR & Artificial Respiration
  • Bleeding and wound treatment
  • Broken bones and joint injuries
  • Dealing with injuries related to heat & cold
  • Poisons
  • Learn what to look for in an emergency to stabilize your pet
  • and much more...

Take away a comprehensive manual and a pocket ‘quick guide' to take anywhere with you.

Hanging With Hounds was interviewed by the Cochrane Eagle in June 2016.  Click here to read the article. 

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The price for the 10-hour program is $150.00 plus GST.  Discounts are available for groups of 3 or more, private groups and rescue organizations.  Contact us for more information.


Cancellation Policy:

A refund in full, less a 20% administration fee, will be made up to 7 days in advance of the start of class. Within 7 days, no refund will be made.  For more information on our payment and cancellation policies please go to 'Our Policies' page.


Class locations:

Calgary SW - Dogma Training and Pet Services

5, 2835 - 37 Street SW

Calgary AB T3E 3B3

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Calgary SW - Kayenna Kennels

9827 Horton Road SW

Calgary AB T2V 2X5

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Calgary Centre - PAWS Dog Daycare

1313 16th Avenue SW

Calgary, AB, T3C 0Z7

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Calgary West - Springbank classes are held at the Springbank Equestrian Centre,

25 Robinson Road (just off Lower Springbank Road, Rockyview) 

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Cochrane classes are held at the Cochrane & Area Humane Society,

63 Griffin Industrial Point, Cochrane, AB T4C 0A3

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Pet First Aid Kits are available for purchase in conjunction with a course registration.  Kits will be available for pick up at the class.

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