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Canine First Aid - 8 Essential Tips Trainers Need to Know

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Date: February 08, 2012
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM (EST)
Cost: $25.00 for Members
$55.00 for Non-Members
Target Audience: Beginning Trainer, Intermediate Trainer, Advanced Trainer
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Canine First Aid: 8 Essential Tips Trainers Need to Know

With Michelle Sevigny

Dog trainers need to be prepared for emergencies involving their clients’ dogs, whether in a private in-home session, inside group class, outdoor adventure class or a board ‘n’ train situation. Are you concerned about your legal responsibility for the dogs in your care? Perhaps you are already trained in canine first aid but would like a concise checklist of essential safety tips specific to trainers? Do you want to provide the absolute best for your clients’ dogs? If something happens to a clients’ dog, the client will be looking at you for help. Are you ready? As a professional trainer herself, Michelle understands what trainers need to know to keep dogs safe. Using trainer scenarios, canine first aid research and personal experience, Michelle will describe, in detail, eight essential tips that you can implement immediately in your private sessions and group classes. Besides trainers, this webinar would also be helpful for other dog professionals including groomers, dog sitters, dog walkers, dog daycare operators and kennel & shelter staff. Please note: this webinar is designed to provide trainer-specific tips but not meant to replace a comprehensive canine first aid course.

Learning Objectives:

1) Participants will learn what canine first aid equipment to have on hand in a training environment plus what phone numbers to have on hand and how to use them effectively.

2) Participants will learn canine first aid treatment for wounds that may occur in a training environment and how to assess the general health of a clients’ dog to determine what level of care is needed.

3) Participants will learn life-saving preventative tips and safety checks that can be conducted at the beginning of each private session or training class.

Presenter Information:

Michelle is an entrepreneur, writer, runner and dog lover. 

Michelle Sevigny is the Creator, Head Instructor and Director of Instructor Development of DOGSAFE Canine First Aid and author of DOGSAFE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know in an Emergency and Operation Find Fido: How to Find a Lost Dog Fast.  Michelle is also a professional dog trainer and owner of DOGTIME Canine Recreation Company. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (U.S.) and the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers.

Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Psychology and was a Vancouver police officer for nine years before switching directions to work with dogs full-time.

Michelle lives in North Vancouver, BC and shares her home with Monty, a rottweiler adopted from the Vancouver city animal shelter.


  • CCPDT: 1.5 CEUs
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  • IACP: 1.5 CEUs
  • CAWA: 1.5 CEUs


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