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Pet First Aid

Walks 'N' Wags has been offering Pet First Aid Courses since 2003. The course was originally developed by Nurse Ethne Dickinson of Oakland Educational Services Ltd. and her team of Veterinary professionals in 1993.

OFF THE GRID

Over the years, participants of our 10 hour Pet First Aid program have asked us whether we have supplemental classes available. We are thrilled to announce that after several years of planning we’ve put together...

Instructor Courses

Walks 'N' Wags trains Pet First Aid Instructors across North America to offer our reputable Pet First Aid Program. We pride ourselves in our dedication to the success and happiness of our Instructor family.


Welcome to Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid

Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid offers a recognized National Pet First Aid Certificate course for dog and cat professionals and pet owners. Originally, Walks ‘N’ Wags roots began in 2000 when Lisa Wagner opened a Dog walking and Cat sitting service in Vancouver, BC.

Oakland Educational Services Ltd

As time passed we completed Pet First Aid training and began teaching for Oakland Educational Services Ltd (OESL).  The health and well-being of our clients became paramount and in 2007 we took over the OESL program.  We now have 65+ Instructors teaching Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid in over 100 communities in Canada, USA, and Ireland.


What is Pet First Aid?

Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid

(originally Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet Care) is based in Vancouver, BC Canada.

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What our clients say

Lisa,
I decided to take Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid Course because I was starting a dog walking business but now I would recommend it to anyone that has a pet at home. There was a lot of useful and life-saving information for your pets in the Walks ‘N’ Wags course. The instructor (Mike) was really thorough and was able to break down the information well. He also encouraged us to ask questions throughout. I feel much more confident now running a dog walking and pet sitting business, knowing that I would be able to react properly in an emergency situation

Walking Paws Toronto

Laura Berthiaume

Owner, Walking Paws Toronto

Hey Lisa,
Just wanted to thank you again for the very informative pet first aid course today. We had a lot of fun, and definitely feel more confident and prepared when taking our dog out now!
Take care, Julie, Stephen and dog Milo.

Julie, Stephen and dog Milo

New Westminster, BC

Just wanted to let you know how thankful I am that I was able to take your pet first aid course. Not even half an hour ago, my oldest dog Cocoa was choking on a piece of food to the point where she passed out. I was honestly thinking that this might be the end. But because of how well you taught all the course information I knew exactly what to do and we were able to act quickly and save her life. So thank you for being such an amazing teacher and giving me the skills and knowledge I needed to keep one of our valued family members around for a little longer.
Thank you again! Bow Dog Canine Specialists

Brittney Brown

Bow Dog Canine Specialists Calgary, Alberta

I would like to thank you and your staff for developing such a useful course. It teaches you how to handle and solve difficult situations from imbedded objects to a minor cut. It’s the perfect course for animal lovers and those who work in the pet industry. I learned new things, met new people and dogs that were all kind-hearted and animal lovers like myself! I would also like to thank Ellis van Schuur for being a wonderful teacher. Hopefully I won’t have to use these skills much but I know what to do when necessary.

Miranda Small and Teco

Strathmore, AB

It feels like every few weeks something happens to a pet or a pet friend of ours that makes me completely grateful to have taken this course. Today, our Boston Terrier got stung in the chin by a bee and thanks to you, I knew exactly how to handle the situation. I honestly can’t thank you enough for all the times the information you taught me has come in handy. In situations where I normally would have been in a huge panic, I was able to leap into action safely and help my furry friends. I’ve flushed eyes, dressed wounds, and informed countless people on how to keep their pets happy and healthy. This course is worth my weight in gold!

Lisa Ricketts (Dexter and Winston)

Burnaby, BC


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