First aid for dogs online

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Course overview
  • Author: Julie Cleasby
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Study time: 2-3 hours
  • Access for: 3 months
  • Exams: 1
  • Certification: Yes,  e-cert
  • Accreditation: Yes
Course overview
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 certified dog first aid course. Our dog first aid courses are run by qualified pet first aid instructors .
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Certification included
As well as expert tuition, on successful completion you’ll receive certificate of attendance. Our course has been Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited by The CPD Standards Office. All of our certificates are CPD accredited.
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What's included?

  • Expert tuition
  • Videos
  • E-books
  • Quizzes
  • Final online assessment
  • Certification

What does the course 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
  • Breathing issues including choking
  • Dog CPR and drowning
  • Shock
  • Broken bones, spinal injury and moving an injured dog
  • Controlling bleeding
  • Dressings and bandages
  • Ears, eyes and mouth
  • Illnesses
  • Poisoning, bites and stings
  • Burns and temperature related problems
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Puppy proofing your home
  • Pet first aid kits

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Frequently asked questions

Do I get a certificate of completion?

Yes on successful completion you will gain a CPD accredited certificate in First aid for dogs, valid for 3 years.

Will I get a handbook with the course?

You have to option to purchase a manual for £8 including postage and packing.

Is the course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited by the CPD Standards Office. 

Do I need a dog to attend the course?

No not at all. Many of our customers do not have dogs themselves but have an interest in dog first aid.
Meet the instructor

The team

Julie is a qualified pet first aid instructor and also an NHS trained paediatric nurse, specialising in child health, a registered health visitor and Early Years first aider. She has been a dog owner all her life and a dog sitter in the past. She has a wealth of experience in a variety of teaching settings. Julie is also a mother of twins and a of 12 year old cocker spaniel called Bella.
Director and trainer
Sarah Walker-Smith is an experienced pet first aid instructor and first aid trainer. She has been learning first aid since she was only 10 years old and recently joined the First Aid for Dogs team. She has been teaching first aid for St John Ambulance and other organisations for over a decade to a wide variety of people including parents, children and experienced first aiders.
She is a dog sitter and has a five year old son really appreciates being able to teach pet owners canine professionals potentially life saving skills.
Pet First Aid Course Facilitator
Jan is a qualified instructor for Pet First Aid and also human firs aid instructor. Teaching first aid for dogs and other pets is something that is very close to my heart as she has grown up with dogs and cats all her life. Jan has had to practice first aid on her very bonkers Border Collie over the years. She has also had a menagerie of animals throughout her life, including Gecko's and horses! She feels animal and human first aid skills are equally essential to keep all members of the family safe in emergencies.
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