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 (8-14 year olds)

These 1.5 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: 09 July 2019

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: 05 July 2019

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: 01 July 2019

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: 28 June 2019

Powwow with a bow wow: Bella Cleasby

It goes without saying that dogs are an important part of the First Aid for Dogs family, which is why we like to give them their moment in the spotlight too! Today we're going to…

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Published: 14 June 2019

Staff spotlight: Julie Cleasby

Recently we've met several past First Aid for Dogs course students who have given us interesting insights into their work, their love of dogs and why they took our canine first…

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Published: 03 May 2019

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: 01 May 2019

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: 15 April 2019

Paw-some news: we're launching in Oxfordshire!

We're barking from the rooftops about our new course location: Chilton, near Didcot in Oxfordshire. It's conveniently located for all dog lovers and dog professionals in Oxford, …

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Published: 19 March 2019

Student spotlight: Lee Bates

This week we meet a student of ours, Lee, who was inspired to come on the course as preparation for the Tamworth Dog Owners walk in aid of a statue memorial to Staffordshire Sgt…

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Published: 13 March 2019

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: 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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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.