Course overview
Dates and bookings

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 dog first aid course. Our dog first aid courses are run by qualified pet first aid instructors who are also registered nurses and specialist canine first aid trainers with specialist training in teaching CPR and first aid. All instructors have always lived with canine friends.

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Participants are invited to join first aid for dogs and learn canine first aid in Brighton, Hove, Worthing, Littlehampton, Crawley, Wimbledon, London Victoria, Portsmouth, Southampton, Guildford, Tamworth as well as the rest of Sussex, Surrey, London and the Midlands.


As well as expert tuition, you’ll also receive a canine emergency first aid booklet and a certificate of attendance and follow up support if needed. Our course has been Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited by The CPD Standards Office. All of our certificates are CPD accredited.

Under 16's are welcome to book a place on this course but must be accompanied by an adult. We recommend this course is suitable for young people age 14 and over. For younger children we do offer Kids to the Rescuecourse.

Our teachers don't tell ‘horror stories’ but draw upon everyday examples whilst covering and managing a wide range of topics.

What we cover
  • The vet and your role in first aid
  • Keeping your pet safe in an emergency
  • Car accidents
  • Dog proofing your home
  • How dogs show pain
  • Checking your dogs health

Dog accidents and first aid

  • Breathing and respiratory problems including choking
  • Dog CPR and drowning
  • Shock
  • Broken bones, spinal injury and moving an injured dog
  • Controlling bleeding
  • Dressings and bandages including the ear and tail
  • Paw problems
  • Ears, eyes and mouth
  • Illnesses
  • Poisoning, bites and stings
  • Burns and temperature related problems
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Dealing with the older dog, puppies and young animals
  • Pet first aid kits



At one of our venues: £46pp
Host your own from: £30pp (minimum numbers apply).

Do you have a group of pet lovers or pet professionals that want to learn first aid for their pets?

Our first aid for dogs courses in Brighton, Hove, Worthing, Wimbledon, Hillingdon, Crawley, Portsmouth, Sussex, Tamworth, Surrey, Oxford, Victoria Central London and Greater London last approximately three hours however, longer courses are also available.

Frequently asked questions:

Can I bring my dog?
As much as we love dogs unfortunatly we do not have the on our open courses. We have lots of manikin dogs who are more that happy to be bandaged over and over again and practiced on.

Do I get a certificate?
Yes you get a CPD certified certificate of attendance for First Aid for Dogs. This is valid for 3 years.

Do you give any handouts?
Yes you will receive a First Aid for Dogs course manual covering everything we cover on the course and more.

Does this only cover dogs?
No this course covers cats and other small pets.

I have a group off people and would like a course in my home or venue.
Would love love to come and teach your group. Please get in touch and let us know.

How big are the groups?
We try and keep our open courses to a maximum of 12-14 people. We do offer In House or At Home courses for larger groups.

Do I have to own a dog to come to the course?
No not at all. We have many people attend as they just love dogs!

Host your own courses

How much is the 'Host your own course'?

Host your own from: £30pp (based on minimum of 12 people)
For example up to 12 people £360
Additional people over 12 charged at £30pp

Travel and parking may be added dependant on location - please ask for details

Have a large group (over 16 people)?

For groups of over 16 or more we recommend either running 2 sessions on the same day or a longer session to ensure everybody has ample opportunity to have hands-on practice.

If you’d like to know more about our this or any of our dog first aid courses, please contact us online or give us a call on 01273 702 496.

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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.
Kate, Dog Walker

A really good course! I learnt so much and feel I could help save the life of my own dogs and those who I look after in the event of an emergency, although I hope I don't find myself in that position! 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! Thank you.
Amanda, Dog Walker

As a pet owner I found this course to be very informative & would highly recommend it to all dog owners. The instruction made it easy to understand.
Ali, Pet Owner

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 practise and ask questions.
Highly recommended.
Chris, Dog trainer

Very informative and good fun. A nice mix of theory and practical skills.
Ben, Dog walker

Excellent course and a great instructor! I would definitely recommend it.
Ellie, Dog walker