Canine First Aid

At a Glance

Delivery Method:
Classroom and practical
1 Day
Course Prerequisites:
This course is suitable for learners of all abilities from novice to experienced looking to improve their skills and knowledge.

Want to make sure you can give your four legged friend the best in an emergency? Then this is course for you. It covers everything you might need in an emergency from basic First Aid to dealing with shock and hypothermia

The finer details

It is impossible to predict when you may be presented with an emergency situation either with your own, or with someone else’s dog. By having basic canine first aid skills, you will be able to provide a dog with vital care needed in the first 10 to 15 minutes of an injury or medical emergency.

This in turn, means very often a dog can be presented at a veterinary practice in a more stable condition allowing for a much more positive outcome.

Who should attend?

This course is for dog owners or pet care professionals who wish to upskill and be able to provide first aid for dogs in their care.

Learners will need no prior knowledge of or qualification in dog first aid skills.

What will be covered?
  • Define what is Dog First Aid
  • Know how to prioritise the health and safety of themselves and others with confidence when presented with an emergency situation
  • Know what a heathy dog should look like
  • Perform a basic dog body examination safely
  • Recognise the different types of trauma/illnesses and how to respond appropriately in an emergency situation
  • To be able to provide appropriate dog first aid skills to a dog in an emergency situation
  • Identify appropriate handling techniques.

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