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: 04 February 2020

Celebrate our 5th birthday with £10 off your course!

Yes: it's true. First Aid for Dogs celebrates its fifth birthday this month. We know we don't look a day over three but we've been running First Aid for Dogs courses since 2015…

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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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Published: 15 October 2019

Essential health checks for your dog

Learning First Aid for Dogs is a great way to feel prepared if illness or accidents occur. However, by also knowing what is "normal" for your dog, you can easily…

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Published: 12 October 2019

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: 27 September 2019

What to do if you think your dog has a broken tail

With all potential broken bones, you should follow the same advice. Unless you can obviously see the bone is broken the only way to tell may be to have the dog x-rayed at the…

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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.

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!

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!

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.

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.