Learn pet first aid for dogs and cats and know you're ready no matter the situation.

Critical knowledge for all who live with, work with, and love dogs.

WNWcert instructor


Who pet first aid classes are for:

Pet parents

√  Dog guardians
√  Those owned by cats

Pet professionals

√  Dog trainers
√  Dog walkers
√  Pet sitters
√  Dog daycare and boarding staff
√  Shelter staff
√  Animal rescue workers


Pet First Aid Class

Gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to handle preventative care, choking, CPR and artificial respiration, bleeding and wound treatment, broken bones and joint injuries, injury and illness due to extreme temperatures, poison exposure or ingestion, and how to stabilize your dog or cat, or those you care for, in any emergency while seeking veterinary care. (Pet first aid is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care.)

Class is lively, hands-on, and fun. We keep the day moving with a combination of presentations, games, and hands-on practice using both life-like mannequin animals and live dogs. (You may bring your own dog to class, provided he or she is fully friendly and comfortable around new people and dogs.) You’ll love the practice time and individual guidance our small class size allows.  Upon completion of the course, you will have earned a certification which is valid for three years. The Walks N Wags Pet First Aid course has been approved for CEU's for CCPDT, IAABC and PSI.

We teach the veterinarian-endorsed Walks ‘N’ Wags curriculum, the longest standing pet first aid program across Canada and the US. This widely respected curriculum will give you the skills and confidence you need to fly into action should an emergency arise.



Session cost: $150 + tax for 10 hours of instruction

Discounts available for groups of 3 or more, for private groups, and for rescue organizations. Contact us for more information.

For information on pet first aid kits available for purchase, click here.


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. 



Upcoming Pet First Aid Classes


2018 Dates:

Sun Apr 15th  in SW Calgary at Dogma Behaviour & Training on 37th Street SW (FULL)
Sun Jun 3rd  in SW Calgary at Central Bark (new doggy daycare opening Apr/18) 2004 10th Avenue SW  (FULL)




Pet First Aid Kits: Be ready should a dog or cat need your help

Order your kit when you register for class. We’ll have it for you when you arrive.


Pocket RC Pet First Aid Kit-- $16 + gst

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Compact RC Pet First Aid Kit-- $38 + gst

The perfect home-sized pet first aid kit, and great for traveling with your dog, too

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WNW RC Pet First Aid Kit-- $55 + gst

A large kit packed into a small space, this is an ideal choice for dog businesses

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Meet Your Instructor: Sharon Labossiere, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, CSAT, CCBW, CTDI

sharon frontpageBeing first-responder ready means avoiding tragedy and keeping minor emergencies from becoming crises. But don’t worry, I keep class lighthearted and fun so you can better pick up the key skills of pet first aid. I invite you to join me in creating a community of animal lovers ready to step in when we’re needed, whether at home, at work, or wherever the unexpected may find us!

Read more about my professional credentials and here.

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

Pet First aid for dogs and cats in Calgary AB