Canine Wilderness Emergency First Aid Course


Program Description: The Canine Wilderness Emergency First Aid trains individuals who work with dogs and engage in outdoor activities where access to emergency veterinary care may be limited, and/or dogs are more susceptible to becoming injured due to adventurous activities.  Skills covered in this course include how to prevent medical emergencies from becoming worse by knowing what to do when emergencies happen, how to attend to an injured dog in remote areas and provide emergency first aid, and how to condition a dog for strenuous activity with the intention of preventing an injury.  This is a comprehensive detailed program that focuses on wilderness first aid and the management of medical emergencies that can happen to your dog in remote areas, trail hiking, camping, water activities, hunting and more.

Course expires 30 days from date of purchase.

Course is asynchronous which means you do not have to login at a specific time to complete material. You can log in and out as much as you like however the course expires 30 days from date of purchase. Course duration is equivalent to 3 contact hours. You may begin your course immediately upon making payment. Use the username and password you create at checkout to login to your profile. 

If you have any questions please call us at 844-PET-CPR9

Purchase a printed book and/or pet first aid kit with your registration. Orders containing more than one retail item may arrive in multiple shipments. Retails items take 5-7 business days to be received.

Please be aware that only one person can register at a time. If you need to register more than one person for this class Click Here.

Please be aware that this website only allows registration of people who reside in the US. If you reside outside the US and would like to register for this class please email us at and someone from our office will contact you to register you. 

This class focuses on wilderness first aid which is the management of medical emergencies in remote areas, on the trail hiking, camping, participating in water activity and more. Our program is based on the most current method of animal emergency care as recommended by licensed veterinarians. This class is designed to teach the active dog owner, outdoorsman and animal professional how to administer emergency CPR and first aid to a dog until veterinary care is ascertained. 

The skills and topics covered in this class include:

  • Safety techniques when working with injured dogs
  • How to perform emergency triage and assess if an animal is experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency
  • How to restrain and properly transport sick and/or injured dogs
  • How to perform emergency triage and assess if a dog is experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency
  • How to provide emergency first aid to dogs en-route to veterinary care
  • How to triage a dog that has experience trauma and/or other injuries sustained in remote areas.
  • Obtain vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration, CRT) and determine normal vs abnormal readings
  • Learn about the importance of the wilderness canine first aid kit and emergency supplies needed when engaging in outdoor activities with a dog.
  • How to use the materials in it during an emergency in remote areas, on trails, in the water and more.
  • How to manage and provide first aid for many common medical emergencies such as severe wounds, lacerations, fractures, heat stroke, snake bites, poisoning, burns, choking among many other conditions.
  • An overview of how to perform the most current industry standard method of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on dogs will be presented however this course does not certify the particpant in pet CPR. Please attend our Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid class for complete training and certification in pet CPR.

Course participants will receive the following:

  • A copy of our full color Wilderness First Aid for Dogs Reference Guide E-book (printed books for this text are not available at this time but you may purchase a printed copy of our Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid Reference Guide at this link to be shipped to you).
  • 2 year subscription to the Pet Emergency Education Online Resource Center
  • Upon successful completion and receiving a passing score on all assessments, an official certificate may be printed immediately at the link under the final exam section
  • Copyright access to use the K9WildAid+ logo to promote that you are certified

Upon completion of this class participants will be certified in Canine Wilderness Emergency First Aid**

This program 20-912150 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 0.00 CE Credits (3.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 3.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (3.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categorie(s) of: Category One: Scientific using the delivery method(s) of: Non-Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements”



Course is approved to award continuing education credit for the following animal professional organizations:


This course is approved by IAABC for 3 CEU. Course Code- IUGRD

 Members of the following professional organizations


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Registration w/E-Book, Deluxe Pet First Aid Kit AND a Portable Travel Pet First Aid Kit, Registration w/Ebook, Registration w/eBook and Pet First Aid Kit

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