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 3…

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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: 18 March 2020

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 March 2020

What do adders look like and how common are bites?

With the weather warming up, adders are also coming out of their hiding places so you're more likely to come across one on walks with your dog. The European adder is the only…

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Published: 08 March 2020

Potential poisons for dogs and other pets

Different animals can be poisoned by substances that would appear to be harmless. An example is chocolate, which is a toxin to dogs. With any poisoning case make sure you or…

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Published: 25 February 2020

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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Published: 29 January 2020

What's a dog's normal heart rate?

It's always useful to know what your dog's normal heart rate should be so that you can recognise if it's beating faster or slower than usual. Here's a rough guide that should…

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Published: 22 January 2020

Why do dogs wag their tails?

Dogs use their tails to communicate strong emotions. These can include happiness but also negative aspects such as agitation, annoyance and anger. This is important as many people…

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Published: 07 January 2020

Caring for your dog: paw problems

Injuries to paws are very common especially with dogs. Small thorns and stones can get stuck in pads or between pads. These can be removed using tweezers from as close to the skin…

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Published: 26 December 2019

First Aid for Dogs: January sale now on!

The First Aid for Dogs sale is now on! You can save 10% on your First Aid for Dogs course booking. The sale runs until Friday 10th January and is applicable across all our…

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Published: 19 November 2019

Looking after your dog in cold weather

As the weather becomes colder and the roads, paths and fields are often icy there are added hazards around that can cause harm or discomfort to your dog. We've some top tips for…

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Published: 04 November 2019

Keep Bonfire Night stress-free for dogs

It’s that time of year that many dog (and other pet) owners fear - when the fireworks start to appear. With Bonfire Night coming up soon, and then the run up to Christmas and the n…

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Published: 26 October 2019

Why learn first aid for dogs?

Did you know that one in four pets would survive if just one pet first aid technique was applied before getting to an emergency vet (American Animal Hospital Association). If…

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Published: 22 October 2019

Meet Casper our CPR dog!

Join First Aid for Dogs instructor Sarah as she introduces you to Casper our CPR dog. Learning dog CPR is a feature of our First Aid for Dogs courses so why not come along, meet…

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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.

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!

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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!