Lantra announce new Dog First Aid course
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May 13 2021

Lantra is excited to announce that it will be launching a brand new Canine First Aid training course on the 21 May 2021.

This will be delivered throughout our Provider Network and by our approved Lantra Instructors. The course was developed with industry representatives to meet the need for a national standard of training in this area, especially given the growth of dog ownership during the last 12 months.

Looking after the health and wellbeing of our canine family has never been more important. None of us like to think of our dog in pain or being injured in some way, but accidents can and do happen, usually when we least expect them. As a dog owner or custodian, the most important thing is to be prepared when this occurs.

From a moral point of view, protecting the health and wellbeing of your dog goes without saying, but it is also a legal requirement that relates to The Animal Welfare Act 2006. The act states that dogs require 5 basic needs with he fifth being: the need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease. Where necessary, this should include first aid.

By completing the Canine First Aid course, you will not only be gaining valuable skills, but also the confidence to deal with an emergency situation. Even basic dog first aid skills can make a huge difference and they are easy to learn and apply.

By definition, dog first aid is the immediate temporary care (or first aid) usually administered in the first 10/15 minutes. The aims of which are; to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening and to promote a good recovery.

Any first aid applied to a dog allows it to be presented at veterinary practice possibly in a more stable condition with the potential for a more positive outcome.

The Lantra Canine First Aid course is ideal for both dog owners and pet professionals. For pet professionals, it shows your commitment to delivering high standards of care, helps strengthen your authority and encourage new clients. It sets you apart as a skilled professional and gives clients peace of mind when they leave their dog with you.

The course covers a broad range of topics with plenty of hands on practical elements. The training is delivered by instructors trained from an established process, which guarantees consistency and quality. This is particularly important for pet professionals who may have staff to train on a regular basis.

Dog first aid is not a replacement for treatment by a veterinary professional. After any emergency, it is recommended to seek the advice of your trusted veterinary surgeon.

If you are interested in becoming a Training Provider or Approved Instructor for Canine First Aid, please contact

To find out more about our upcoming companion animal training suite, register your interest in our FREE webinar taking place Friday 28 May below.

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