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 (2015-2017) 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 in our CPD accredited 3 hour…

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Canine first aid courses for children (5-11 year olds)

These two hour 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,…

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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: 20 September 2017

Student Spotlight: Hannah Man

Recently we met Jeff as part of our Powwow with a Bow Wow feature. Here we meet his mummy, Hannah Man, who came along to our First Aid for Dogs course. Name: Hannah Lives: London…

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Published: 19 September 2017

Six steps to teaching your dog new behaviour

If you need to train your dog to have a new behaviour, try this easy six step method, courtesy of K9 magazine. An obedient dog means you're less likely to find yourselves in…

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Published: 08 September 2017

Seizures in dogs

Seizures in dogs can be a frightening experience but if you know what is happening and how to deal with it, you are less likely to panic and will be able to deal with situation…

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Published: 29 August 2017

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: 18 August 2017

Powwow with a Bow Wow: Buffa

In this Powwow with a Bow Wow we meet a dog with a blog (we love a bit of rhyming!): Buffa. Hello Buffa! Name: Buffa Age: 5 Lives: North London What do you do? Make sure I get…

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Published: 08 August 2017

Dog health alert: water intoxication, also known as hyponatremia

We recently 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…

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Published: 27 June 2017

Top 10 greatest tips for canine anxiety

If you think your dog might suffer from anxious moments - or you want to avoid it ever happening - take a look at these top ten tips, which come courtesy of K9 magazine. Making…

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Published: 12 August 2017

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: 17 June 2017

Our top ten doggie films!

We chose our top ten dogs on TV recently and we thought we’d give those on the big screen a shout out too. Here’s our top ten movies where the dogs are the stars! en.…

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Published: 06 June 2017

Powwow with a bow wow: Jeff

It's time to meet another of our canine chums, and this time it's Jeff who lives with his family in London. In fact, we'll be meeting his Mummy Hannah in an interview spot soon.…

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Published: 23 June 2017

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: 24 May 2017

How to deal with a choking dog

Abdominal thrusts are often used if a dog is choking but you should only use abdominal thrusts if you are certain your dog is choking on a foreign object, as it can cause…

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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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.