Drawing on our expertise with first aid courses for babies and infants, the similarities between human and canine first aid procedures and our love of dogs First Aid for Dogs was born.

Empowering, inspiring, accredited and fun dog first aid courses for dog owners and canine professionals aimed at keeping our four legged friends safe and healthy in case of medical emergencies.


First Aid for Dogs is CPD accredited. CPD provider: 21245 (2017-2019) www.cpdstandards.com/firstaidfordogs

 

Our courses
Dog first aid courses

As a dog lover, dog owner or dog professional, learn basic life saving and first aid techniques, such as CPR, choking and poisoning on our CPD accredited and…

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Canine first aid courses for children (8-14 year olds)

These courses are designed to teach children who are dog owners or may like to be dog owners basic life saving and first aid techniques, such as CPR, choking…

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Host your own course

All of our first aid for dogs courses can can take place in your home, workplace, group or pet care centre which means that you get a cost effective and…

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Blog: all the latest news and information from First Aid for Dogs Blog archive

Published: 01 July 2021

Lungworm: prevention and treatment

The lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum) is a parasite. It can cause serious health problems in dogs and can even be fatal if not diagnosed and treated. It is carried by slugs and…

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Published: 21 June 2021

Top tips for keeping your dog cool this summer

With the weather warming up, now's the time to bone up on how to keep your dog cool this summer. Our top ten tips are below. Feel totally prepared in dealing with any canine…

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Published: 07 June 2021

What to do if you think your dog has heat stroke

What should you do if you think your dog is displaying signs of heatstroke? The following guidelines will help should your dog become overheated: Watch your dog for signs of…

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Published: 02 June 2021

Dog health alert: water intoxication, also known as hyponatremia

We heard from one of our students about an incident involving their pet dog who suffered from water intoxication, which is also known as hyponatremia. Here we hear from Amanda,…

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Published: 28 May 2021

Signs of heat stroke in dogs

With the weather heating up, it's time to monitor our four-legged friends to make sure they don't suffer in the high temperatures. One ailment to be aware of is heatstroke.…

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Published: 04 May 2021

What to do if you see a dog in a hot car

As responsible dog owners or professionals we know never to leave a dog in a car on a warm day, even if the car is in the shade or the windows are left open. Sadly there are still…

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Published: 19 April 2021

Signs of an adder bite and how to deal with it

Unfortunately some dogs will get bitten by adders when out exploring on walks. You can tell whether a snake is an adder by looking at our earlier blog post. If you fear your dog…

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Published: 16 April 2021

Three tips for better handling your dog

Having an obedient dog means they're less likely to put themselves in risky situation, as you have better control over them. In turn this means they're less likely to have…

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Published: 09 March 2021

Puppy proofing your home

If you are thinking about getting a puppy or older dog, it is worth taking a few moments to think about “dog proofing” the house, to help avoid accidents for your new pet and to hel…

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Published: 04 March 2021

Internal bleeding in dogs

Internal bleeding is a form of potentially life-threatening blood loss, where blood pools in the abdominal or chest cavity, but does not result in visible blood in the stool or…

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Published: 04 March 2021

Assessing an injured pet

If something happens to your pet you will be in a rush to help. Rushing in too fast may put you and the animal at risk. First aid at the scene, whether it is with animals or…

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Published: 01 March 2021

How pets show pain

We cover a comprehensive range of topics on our First Aid for Dogs course including how you can tell when a pet might be in pain. Of course, a pet cannot talk to you so they show…

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I really enjoyed this course, the instructor was very friendly and I found it very informative. I'm a dog walker and feel that after being on this course I would feel more than confident if anything happened to one of the dogs. Well presented and good value for money, I would definitely recommend this course for all dog lovers.

Very pleased to have completed the canine first aid course with Julie and colleagues. It was a very informative morning, clearly delivered with lots of opportunity to practice and ask questions .
Highly recommended!

I thoroughly enjoyed this course, it was very informative and I learnt a lot. I'm a dog walker so found it beneficial but I would recommend taking this course even if you're a dog owner, you never know, you could save your dogs life one day.

First of all this course is a must for any pet owner, just to take a few hours of your time can save your pets life. Very clear and easy to understand, hands on and not just watching. I am so glad i done this course, thank you!

For anyone who looks after a dog as a pet or in a professional capacity I highly recommend First Aid for Dogs! I feel much more comfortable knowing that I could do something to help them in different situations rather than not knowing what to do and feeling useless! Brilliant course!

It was really well explained, enjoyable and hands on. I really felt that I learnt everything in the event of an emergency. I would recommend all dog owners and people who work with dogs to do this course.

As a pet owner I found this course to be very informative and would highly recommend it to all dog owners. The instruction made it easy to understand.

This course is useful for anyone involved with dogs as a business or as an owner. I learned so much from the course and also some useful tips from other people on the course.