CEFA – Canine Emergency First Aid (GINT 0146)

This full day, certified Canine Emergency First Aid course is geared towards teaching all individuals who work with dogs, everything they need to know to assist a dog in an emergency situation.  This First Aid course has been evaluated and recommended by many local veterinarians as a lifesaving tool for all dog owners, professionals and an excellent refresher course for Veterinarian Technicians.  In addition to teaching individuals how to identify injuries and illness in the early stages, this course provides participants with the necessary information and skills required to assist a dog in an emergency and improve their chances of surviving the transportation to the veterinarian.  This course includes hands-on practice with a live, trained seminar dog and a CPR dog mannequin, a summary exam and a certificate upon completion.

Part 1:

  • Design a homemade first aid kit
  • Recognizing signs of pain
  • Common canine diseases
  • Head to tail assessment
  • How to deal with poisonings
  • Major and minor burns
  • Hyperthermia response
  • Hypothermia response
  • Frostbite

Part 2:

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

The target audience for this course includes; Animal Control Officers, 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 5 OAVT (Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians), 8.25 CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers) and 9.25 IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) Continuing Education Credits for CEFA

LIMITED SPACE – REGISTER TODAY!

Private bookings available for groups of 10 or more – call 705-8353177

Convenient Dates and Locations:


When: October 6, 2024, from 9am to 5pm  

Where: Quinte Canine, 987 Old Highway 2 Belleville, Quinte West, ON, K8N 4Z3

Cost: $250.00

Registration: Call Canine Foundations at (705) 835-3177 or email info@caninefoundations.com


When: November 9, 2024, from 9am to 5pm  

Where: Georgian College – Barrie Campus, 1 Georgian Dr, Barrie, ON, L4M 3X9

Cost: $270.00 for one day, OR $480.00 for the two-day package that includes Canine Behaviour 105 – Canine Assessment

Registration: Online through Georgian College, OR for the discount, DO NOT register through the online system, instead contact cehelp@georgiancollege.ca directly and they will complete your registration for you. They are available Monday to Friday during business hours only.


When: February 23, 2025, from 9am to 5pm  

Where: Georgian College – Owen Sound Campus, 1450 8th St E, Owen Sound, ON, N4K 5R4

Cost: $270.00 for one day, OR $480.00 for the two-day package that includes Canine Behaviour 105 – Canine Assessment

Registration: Online through Georgian College, OR for the discount, DO NOT register through the online system, instead contact cehelp@georgiancollege.ca directly and they will complete your registration for you. They are available Monday to Friday during business hours only.


To be placed on a waiting list for our next class, or for information on ordering a private course, please contact our Corporate Training Manager at (705) 835-3177