Dog first aid training course
Dog first aid training course

Dog First Aid Courses (practical)

Our Dog First Aid course is 3 hours and covers how to care for an unconscious dog as well as commonly occurring injuries and illnesses including choking, bleeding, fitting, poisoning and much more. The course is run in small groups, with hands-on experience using a specially designed dog manikin and numerous other practical training aids.

If you work in the industry as a dog-walker or groomer, this is a great way to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in dog first aid to enhance your authority and encourage new and potential clients to feel confident trusting their pets to your care. All participants are awarded an Emergency First Aid for Dog’s Certificate, an accompanying first aid manual and pet face shield.  Pet first aid kits are available to purchase on the day.

Please note that our venue is not set up for your dogs to attend with you. If you would prefer to have your dog with you on the course, we recommend you organise a bespoke course with a group of friends at one of your homes and we would be delighted to come and teach with your dogs present. If you would like to join us please choose one of the dates below.

The course will be held at one of our large training rooms within a short walk of Balham mainline and tube station – we will email you with the precise location prior to the course

This is an invaluable course and we really look forward to you joining us.

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First Aid for Dogs 3 hour Course Content

  • Action in an emergency and keeping yourself and your pet safe
    • Priorities of Treatment
    • How to muzzle a dog
    • Helpful information
    • What to put in your First Aid kit
    • What the Vet needs to know
    • The Primary Survey – How to help in an Emergency
  • Unresponsive and Breathing
    • Recovery Position
  • Unconscious and not breathing
    • Resuscitation
  • Choking and drowning
  • Anaphylactic shock and acute allergic reaction
  • Wounds and bleeding
    • Embedded objects
    • Shock
    • Bite wounds
    • Eye injuries
    • Nose bleeds
    • How to bandage a wounded limb
  • Bites and Stings
  • Burns
  • Poisoning
  • Breaks, Sprains and Dislocations
    • Spinal Injuries
  • Head Injuries
  • Road Traffic accidents – how to help!
  • Fitting / Seizures / Convulsions
  • Extremes of body temperature
  • Summary and certificates
My very precious little Jasper began to choke!!! It was on the last instruction of how to do the Heimlich manoeuvre on a dog that saved Jasper. I will forever be grateful to First Aid for Pets for walking me through the steps save Jasper!” 

I thought the course was really useful and it has certainly given me confidence to deal with emergencies should they arrive.

David C

“I think it’s good to learn all kinds of CPR so that you can be prepared”