Our Testimonials

“I attended the Pet First Aid Course and found it a very good course covering virtually all aspects of medical problems that may occur to your pet. The section on CPR for a small animal, be it a cat or dog was extremely enlightening and doing the practical side of it gave me confidence in being able to perform this if required. The burns section was a good one along with applying bandages to your pet.

The manual was very well documented, colourful and presented in a very confident manor by the tutor Nadine Steele. Nadine’s pet dog was also very cooperative when being used as the ‘live’ patient for the bandaging.

I fully recommend this course to people who own small animals and to people who are involved in running kennels and catteries, this course should be a must. However what this course teaches is as it says FIRST AID and does not take the place of veterinary care.”

Trevor, Owner Close to Home Boarding Cattery

588468“Wow, the PET First Aid and Training (NZ) course I did on Saturday was fantastic! My pet first aid skills have gone from zero to hero to the point where I feel genuinely confident now that I could do my best to save a pet or animal in an emergency situation.

Of course we can only do the best we can, were not vets, but it’s way better than doing NOTHING. Its good to have the skills to be able to do SOMETHING…

It was valuable to be able to practice CPR on special CPR dogs, we found out how to improvise and make bandages and even back boards out of every day items and how to bandage an injured ear and a tail on Keira & Cassie, two very tolerant and sweet dogs.

We learnt how to check and observe our pets daily from nose to tail so we know when something is out of the “ordinary”. The course was very informative and lots of fun with a great bunch of pet loving people. Its well worth the investment in the peace of mind these skills bring. This course is an absolute must for all of us pet lovers and you could most definitely save your pets life…”

Kim, Petsonthenet.co.nz

“This course was very thorough and informative.  I feel so much more comfortable about my part-time work as a dog sitter now that I know what to do in (possibly) every emergency situation.  The instructor was very knowledgeable and professional, while also being friendly and easy to talk to.  I thought the way we were tested on what we had learnt (to earn our certificate) was a very good idea.  The certificate also came framed which was a nice surprise.  Can highly recommend this course to anyone who has animals in their life.”

Tracey, Pawshake  

“I would just like to say that I greatly enjoyed the class on Saturday.
I am not a “big group” type of person, so found your class to be a good number of people, making it so much more relaxed.

Sam and Rodney were a great team, very easy to talk to and made me feel able to ask any question, however silly it may have seemed, and Rodney was very obliging.

I will definitely be recommending your courses. I came away with so much knowledge!”

Corinne, Dog Trainer 

“Great course, learnt a lot and enjoyed the practical parts. Keira is a great demo dog and very cute!! 🙂 ”

Sam, Dog Owner

I’m so pleased I met Jo and Laura from PET First Aid & Training (NZ) Ltd. I have two much loved cats that were both unwell, luckily I had read the hand-out about poisons for pets and I recalled seeing Lillies mentioned. I threw out the Lillies I had and our two cats were well again the next day. I’m so grateful to Jo and Laura for the work they are doing promoting pet safety and health.”

Michelle, Cat Owner  – Poisons Workshop

“Best money I’ve spent all year although I hope it will be ‘unnecessary’ ”

Clare, Dog Owner  

Paws crossed Willow

Paws crossed Rosie“Just wanted to say thank you once again for the Breed quiz prize to attend one of your First Aid courses.

I attended the Hamilton event yesterday, Nadine with her fabulous furry model Moon were such a great team in getting such important information across and Dean of Hamilton Hounds was such a super host too.
Certainly a Sunday well spent on getting a bit of a grounding on such an important issue and a big thank you to all involved.”

Stef, Dog Owner  

“Very cool, learnt so much!! Very friendly 🙂 “

John, K9 Heaven 

“Great a real need for this information in our profession”

Anonymous, Hair of The Dog  

“As a personal pet owner I would recommend this course. In a professional capacity – this course is a must!”

Sarah, Wagtail Walking 

“Very easy to understand and follow the information given – through the manual and from the instructors. Very informative and worthwhile. Loved the course, it was great! Definately learnt a whole lot. Well done”

Kendra, Student at Westlake Girls 

“Worthwhile – great knowledge to have! Overall for a student this course is very worthwhile & I recommend it for experience”

Kate, Student at Westlake Girls

“I feel more confident with first aid procedures, and feel confident about using these in real life situations”

Alex, K9 Heaven 

627731“I found the Pet First Aid & Training (NZ) course to be invaluable.

It has given me a good knowledge base to be able to deliver first aid techniques with a confidence that i would not have achieved prior to taking the course.

I loved the hands on training, a manual that was very clear, with awesome hand-outs and an approachable instructor.

This made for a great course that i would totally recommend to any person looking to know how to be of help to pets in need.”

Lyn, Dog Owner 


“Great course, lovely people and learnt lots 🙂 ”

Jade, Dog Owner 

“Linda is a fantastic trainer, she explains things really well, is obviously passionate about what she does, is approachable, highly recommend her. Thank you.”

Justine, Dog & Cat Owner

“The course was very interesting, engaging and Megan made the material easy to understand.”

David, Dog Owner 

“Knowledge, confidence and hands on live animal practice! What else could I have askedWP_20160427_024 for? For all the questions I had, I got an answer whether it was about my dog Buddy or about my love for rabbits. I am so excited to know how to help our little four legged friends now if they are in need and cannot  speak to tell us what is wrong and what they want us to do. With hands on experience on a lovely behaved Labrador and the very friendly tutor to help me and show me just the right way to understand easily and perfectly. What I would have to do in case of an Animal emergency.

This is a skill that is very important and to me it is as important as knowing human first aid. I thank you very much for giving me the chance to learn something so amazing and truly important. Our four legged friends are just like our own children or family members so I find it very important and I think more people should try to learn Pet first aid!
I loved and enjoyed the course and would recommend it to many more pet lovers!
Saving lives is a skill for life..”

Franziska, Dog Owner 

“Awesome learning, felt comfortable, boosted my confidence. Would 100% recommend!”

Jessica, Dog Owner

“I found out about this course through a phone call I received from ‘Pet First Aid and Training’. I work on staff at ‘The Housesitting Company’, where we provide a service of placing screened and vetted sitters to look after homeowners precious pets. This course was offered to extend knowledge on the care of pets and because this is a main part of my role, I naturally took great interest in the course offered.

What I learnt was extremely valuable and vital for anyone to know and I came out feeling equipped in bandaging, how to handle cuts, poisons, trauma, to name a few. The course was fun, interactive and practical as well as theoretical. It is a course anybody would feel fulfilled in completing. Thanks!”

Steph, The House Sitting Company 

WP_20160427_023“Pet First Aid course has not only been very informative but also an enjoyable time due to it being presented in a very relaxed pleasant way with plenty of opportunities to practice ourselves what we were learning. Everything was explained clearly and easy to understand and the tutor has been most helpful and knowledgeable with any other queries too.

Being able to help a person calmly and confidently is very important but it is also just as important to help an animal and this course has provided me with the tools for putting this into practice should anything ever happen to my dog or to any other pet that may need help.

Thank you for making this course available and thank you for it being presented with such a pleasant tutor.  I thoroughly enjoyed attending the course.”

Carmen, Dog Owner