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Wilderness First Aid for Dogs in Winter – February 16, 2020

Registration for all Mountain Festival events close 48 hours ahead of time. Participants for each event are emailed at this time with tour location, etc. Please remember that all events are held in and around North Lake Tahoe but exact specifics will be shared 48 hours ahead of time to assess snow quality and safety.

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Available 9 Refundable Deposit $25.00


Fairway Community Center
330 Fairway Dr.
Tahoe City, CA 96145 United States
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Led By:

Dr. Amanda Stuart

Tail Guide(s)

Michael Krueger


We all love sharing the wilderness experience withour four-legged canine friends. However, do we know how to help them if an accident happens? Pika Outdoor Pursuit’s new Mountain Festival offering “Winter Wilderness First Aid for Dogs” will give you the confidence to make decisions and create positive outcomes for your dog in unpredictable winter situations.

Join Dr. Amanda Stuart, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Michael Krueger Wilderness EMT, for a hands-on introduction to winter wilderness care for dogs. The focus will be on how to provide effective first aid treatment for winter injuries and illnesses, and how to stabilize and transport your dog to a veterinary clinic. The program is scenario based and the majority of your time will be spent indoors practicing techniques. No prior medical experience necessary.

Please DO NOT bring your dog. This is a very interactive class and we have found if everyone brings their dog more time is spent on dog obedience than actually learning how to take care of your dog.

The objective of the class is to give you the tools necessary to identify, treat and transport your dog out of the backcountry should the need arise. This course and the techniques taught in the classroom are not a substitute for veterinary care and in no way constitutes a professional veterinary school course.

Sponsored by Klean Kanteen
Presented by Pika Outdoor

*PLEASE NOTE! In the spirit of inclusivity we are limiting participants to four tours. This does not include workshops, Backcountry Basics, etc. Registration for most events requires a deposit, which varies from $25-$100, that is refunded upon participation. Cancellations are not allowed after February 1st and all calendar adjustments prior to February 1st are subject to a $10 adjustment fee. Any excess garnered from the cancellation policy will be donated to Protect Our Winters and the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance.

**Please also note that you will be sent a complete equipment list for each individual event by the middle of January. Additionally, if you have registered for any backcountry tour you will be contacted 72 hours prior to the tour with the exact location. This is irrelevant if your chosen tour stipulates a location, but for others we want to assess the snow and avalanche conditions for others closer to the event. The goal is to show you the best time possible which requires a decision closer to each tour.


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