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: 28 October 2020

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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Published: 20 October 2020

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: 16 October 2020

Restraint of a pet in need and using a muzzle

Sometimes, in order to treat or check a pet, you need to restrain it in order to help. This needs to be done in a safe manner. This skill is a last resort and only if needed and…

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Published: 12 October 2020

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: 01 October 2020

Autumn hazards for dogs

With summer coming to its end for another year, we welcome the beautiful season of autumn. Whilst we may all enjoy the changing colours of the trees and snuggling down on the sofa…

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Published: 30 September 2020

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: 02 October 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: 30 September 2020

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: 02 September 2020

How does our Zoom First Aid for Dogs course work?

We’ve recently introduced a Zoom option for our First Aid for Dogs courses, and they’re proving a popular option for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you don’t live near one of our usual…

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Published: 21 August 2020

How we're keeping you safe on your First Aid for Dogs course

We're really excited to be starting our face-to-face First Aid for Dogs courses again! We have put in place a number of measures to make sure you and our instructors are kept safe…

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Published: 20 August 2020

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 st…

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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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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!

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!

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 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.

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 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.