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 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: 18 February 2019

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: 13 February 2019

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: 13 January 2019

Learn First Aid for Dogs in Crawley

At First Aid for Dogs we are wagging our tails with excitement as we have our canine first aid course running in Crawley, West Sussex. Our dog first aid course is great for pet…

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Published: 08 January 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: 05 October 2018

Student spotlight: Nick and Martin

In this Student Spotlight, we have a double act: Nick and Martin Ayris Papworth, who live near Brighton in East Sussex. Not only are they dog owners, but they now run their own…

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Published: 27 September 2018

What is dog bloat and gastric torsion?

You may have heard of dog bloat or, as it is also known, gastric torsion, but what does it entail? It means that a dog is suffering with a twisting of the stomach and can happen…

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Published: 01 August 2018

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: 04 August 2018

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: 25 July 2018

What to put in your dog first aid kit

Every dog owner should keep a pet first aid kit at the ready for emergencies. There are many available to buy ready made up but you might find you have most of the items needed at…

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Published: 20 July 2018

Student spotlight: Allison Mann

Meet Allison who is a dog-owner of many years! She also runs a monthly Pug meet up in Tillgate Park in Crawley, and she attends accompanied by Gizzi the Pug. Name: Allison Bray…

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Published: 06 July 2018

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: 04 July 2018

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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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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.