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 and…

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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: 13 September 2021

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: 31 August 2021

What to put in your dog first aid kit

Every dog owner should keep a pet first aid kit at the ready for emergencies. There are many available to buy ready made up but you might find you have most of the items needed at…

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Published: 18 August 2021

How to deal with a choking dog

Abdominal thrusts are often used if a dog is choking but you should only use abdominal thrusts if you are certain your dog is choking on a foreign object, as it can cause…

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Published: 16 August 2021

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: 12 August 2021

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: 29 July 2021

First aid for dogs: burns

Hopefully most burns are preventable, and you can find out more about accident prevention on our First Aid for Dogs course. However, here's some pointers as to how to deal with…

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Published: 15 July 2021

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: 01 July 2021

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: 07 June 2021

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: 02 June 2021

Dog health alert: water intoxication, also known as hyponatremia

We 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 Amanda,…

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Published: 28 May 2021

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: 19 April 2021

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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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.