Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Introducing: OFF THE GRID

Over the years, we've had many students ask us if we offer further educational programs outside of Walks 'N' Wags' Pet First Aid course. We always take student feedback into consideration and entered discussions regarding what possible curriculum to offer.

At about the same time, our family personally invested in a remote cabin. While spending time there, we learned of dogs injured in fights, hit by cars, cats suffering from frostbite, and other injuries the community's animals faced. And all without access to Veterinary care. The community is several hours from the nearest Veterinary clinic and 5-6 hours from a Veterinary emergency clinic.

The reality is that many people not only live in rural communities, but also vacation in them. People take their dogs hiking, camping, swimming in remote lakes, join fishing expeditions, and more in the summer months. In the winter months, pets continue to hike, snowshoe, and may participate in skijoring or other outdoor activities. While these pet families may live in an urban area, a Veterinarian isn't readily accessed while on an outdoor adventure! This was the inspiration for OFF THE GRID.

Designed for successful, up-to-date graduates of Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid program, OFF THE GRID is designed to help adventurous humans prepare in advance for outdoor adventures with their pets. And then have a bit more "know how" if an emergency does arise.

OFF THE GRID is a 3 hour program and curriculum includes:

- Trip Planning

- Equipment Improvisation

- Prolonged Patient Care

- Advanced shock

- Pain management

- Poisoning

- Evacuation

Upon successful completion, participants will earn an OFF THE GRID Certificate and digital "Certified" logo.

We're very excited to roll out this exciting new program. Several of our Instructors have earned their OFF THE GRID Instructor designation, while others are currently working hard on it.

Are you interested in attending an OFF THE GRID class? Register HERE.

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