Canine Emergency First Aid

Stannyfield Shorthairs Reg'd is planning to host a Canine Emergency First Aid course in the Fall if there is enough interest. The course will be taught by Julie Ott, Canine Foundations and an RVT. I took this course several years ago and it is fantastic. Julie is hired by Humane Societies, Air lines and many other companies and organizations with employees that require certification as part of their employment requirements. Please let me know if you have any questions.


To Register:  Send an email to me at: There is limited space so please let me know asap if you wish to attend. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you think might be interested.

Date:  Oct 18th

Time:  10am - 6pm

Location:  Miller Memorial Church, Algonquin Road in Little Britain 

Cost:  TBD (based on number of attendees) but a ballpark would be $125 per person, includes lunch!

 Course Description:


“Even though I have been a registered veterinarian technician for over 9 years I found Canine Foundations’ Canine Emergency First Aid course to be an excellent refresher.  In the real world, in a real emergency situation you don’t have all the professional, lifesaving tools available to you that a vet clinic does so I personally enjoyed learning about in-field, practical first aid applications with improvised tools.  This course is a must have for anyone who works with or owns a dog!”

Melanie Cook R.V.T    

CEFA – Canine Emergency First Aid

Stannyfield Shorthairs Reg'd presents Canine Foundations’ Canine Emergency First Aid course from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Oct 18, 2015.  This full day, certified course is the first Canine First Aid program to be run through an accredited college and taught by seasoned Animal Control Officers and Registered Veterinary Technicians.  The course material is geared towards teaching all individuals who work and live with dogs everything they need to know in order to assist their dog in an emergency situation.  This First Aid course has been evaluated and recommended by many veterinarians as a lifesaving tool for all dog owners, professionals and an excellent refresher course for Veterinarian Technicians.  Participants who register will receive a full course manual, hands-on practice with a live, trained seminar dog and a CPR dog mannequin, a summary exam and a certificate upon completion.

Topics covered are:

Part 1 – Professional First Aid

  • How to put together a homemade first aid kit
  • Recognizing signs of pain and distress
  • Common Canine diseases
  • Head to tail assessment
  • Poison response
  • Major and minor burns
  • Hyperthermia response
  • Hypothermia response

Part 2 – Trauma Response

  • Muzzling and restraint
  • How to read your dog’s vitals
  • Bleeding and bandaging
  • Impalements
  • Broken bones and splints
  • Shock management
  • Safe emergency transport
  • Canine Heimlich maneuver
  • Canine CPR

The target audience for this course includes; Canine Handlers, Veterinarian Technicians, dog trainers & behavioural consultants, breeders, groomers, doggy daycare attendants, dog walkers / pet sitters, foster parents for canine rescue groups and the average dog owner.  In addition to teaching individuals how to prevent and identify injuries and illness in the early stages, this course is designed to provide individuals who work and live with dogs the necessary information and skills they require to assist a canine in an emergency situation in order to improve that canine’s chances of surviving the transportation to the closest veterinarian for treatment.   

 Canine Foundations is proud to offer 9.5 IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) continuing education credits for the CANINE EMERGENCY FIRST AID course, in addition to 7 Trainer and 1 Behaviour Consultant CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog trainers) continuing education credits and 5 O.A.V.T. (Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians).