First Aid

BARK offers in-person courses on an ongoing basis throughout western Canada through Walks N Wags Pet First Aid, the longest standing Pet First Aid program in Canada. This comprehensive course is applicable to both dog and cat owners. Interested in participating? No previous animal first aid experience is needed.

What information is included in a First Aid Course?

    • Immediate steps to take in an emergency.

    • What to include in your Pet First Aid kit.

    • How to safely approach an injured animal.

    • How to complete a Head to toe assessment.

    • How to restrain an injured animal.

    • How to transport an injured animal.

    • Recognition of signs of common illness and injury.

    • How to handle various bleeding wounds.

    • Bone injuries.

    • Ear injuries.

    • Eye injuries.

    • Choking skills.

    • Artificial Respiration.

    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

    • Poisoning.

    • Frostbite and hypothermia.

    • Heat stroke.

    • Burns.

    • Administration of medications.

    • Strong emphasis on prevention of illness and injury.

    • And More…

Upcoming Available Courses:


April 22, 2023 – Revelstoke, BC 

May 6, 2023 – Fernie, BC 

June 24, 2023 – Fernie, BC


To inquire about future Pet First Aid courses, Contact Us with your ideal dates and location: