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: 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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Published: 30 June 2018

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: 26 June 2018

Signs of heat stroke in dogs

With the weather heating up, it's time to monitor our four-legged friends to make sure they don't suffer in the high temperatures. One ailment to be aware of is heatstroke.…

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Published: 01 May 2018

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: 17 May 2018

Powwow with a Bow Wow: Gizzi

In this Powwow with a Bow Wow we meet Gizzi the pug, who introduces her interview: "I was helped with my interview by my human’s mum. My human is 17 year old Katie-Louise who I…

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Published: 18 April 2018

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: 20 March 2018

Interview with an instructor: Jan Corner

We are pleased to welcome a new member to our teaching team: Jan. She has lots experience teaching first aid and living with dogs so has all the key requisites for being an…

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Published: 23 January 2018

Dog first aid courses for children

Did you know that, as well as our regular First Aid for Dogs open courses, we also run two hour, in-house courses for children and young people? The courses are aimed at children…

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Published: 18 January 2018

What's a dog's normal heat 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: 12 January 2018

At First Aid for Dogs we are wagging our tails with excitement as we have our canine first aid course running in London Victoria, Central London. Our dog first aid course is great…

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Published: 06 December 2017

Give the gift of a life-saving skill

Some people can be very tricky to buy presents for. If your loved one is a dog owner, why not buy them a First Aid for Dogs course as a Christmas present? You'll be giving someone…

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Published: 05 December 2017

Quirky presents for your pampered pooch

Wondering what to get your pampered pooch this Christmas? An RSPCA survey found that animal lovers spend about £300 million pampering their pets at Christmas. It also found that …

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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.

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 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!

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.

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.