Dog First Aid Courses

Throughout The UK

canine first aid courses

Advanced canine first aid course

These is not your average dog first aid Lessons

Our canine first aid courses and cat and dog first aid courses are FOUR and FIVE HOUR intensive courses starting from basic canine/cat first aid right through to advanced emergency treatment prior to vet procedures. Perfectly suited for those with no first aid experience and dog walkers, groomers, pet sitters, catteries,kennels, trainers and everyone else including vet reception staff.

Choose from; Cat and Dog First Aid, Advanced Dog First Aid and Level 2 Qualification in Canine First Aid.

Current courses are now running in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Cornwall, West Sussex, Dorset and Shrewsbury


If you have a business, it tells your clients that you care about theirHerts canine first aid courses dogs and you are capable of delivering first aid in an emergency.

When your dog is a major part of your family, the lessons learned will give you the confidence and competence in dealing with an emergency.

Once you passed  one of our canine first aid courses you will be registered in Qualified & Certified First Aider Register and allowed to display canine first aid coursesthis logo on your website, email and other marketing material – be proud that you are a competent canine first aider.

When you have taken the positive action in learning emergency first aid for dogs and qualifiying for this award it shows your dedication and duty of care.

Employers and clients are also aware of your professional development.


canine first aid qualificationsBecause many dog owners and dog handlers, as well as professionals including dog walkers and dog groomers need an accredited qualification in dog first aid, we are proud to be licenced to deliver the Dogsafe Level 2 canine first aid qualification..

This isn’t just about getting a certificate, this is all about being capable and confident to deal with an emergency – an incident we all hope will never happen; it could be a traffic collision or dog fight, drowning or something embedded in the dog that could result in bleeding to death, shock and cardiac arrest.

Who is this course intended for?

Dog Owners
Dog Walkers
Dog Groomers
Police Dog handlers
Security Dog Handlers
Working Dog Owners
Agility Dog Enthusiasts
Kennel operators
Dog Rescue Centres
Veterinary Reception Staff

As well as those who need a qualification in dog first aid.


Course Duration
Minimum F our or five hours – depending on the course.
Advanced Dog First Aid Training is delivered in a class room environment for at least five hours with comfort breaks and refreshments. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits are available throughout the course,

Programme Structure
The Dog First Aid Course is a combination of demonstration, discussion and practical hands-on tasks.
Advanced canine first aid coursesOpening with a scenario using veterinary canine manikins, discovering an injured dog, scene safety, scene management, primary survey, assessing condition and conducting CPR.

We focus on the following: (alphabetical order).
Allergic reaction
Anaphylactic shock
Bone, joint injuries
Electric shock
Eye Injury
Fight injuries
Muzzle and restrain
Penetrating objects
Road Traffic Collision
Traumatic injuries
Wounds and bleeding


Prior Learning Requirements

No prior learning is required to achieve any of our Canine First Aid qualifications


Assessment of dog first aid course will be conducted on an ongoing basis throughout the event.

There is no examination. However The Level 2 Qualification in Canine First Aid has a written examination in the for of a 20 question, multiple choice answers


Certification is issued to the learner within 21 days of successful assessment. The Level 2 Qualification is a month to six weeks.

Food and refreshments
Bring your own lunch but biscuits, tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available.

Strictly no smoking inside the building, depending on venue there may be designated smoking areas during breaks.
No smoking vapour inhalators allowed in the classroom.


Costs range from £40.00,  £50.00 and £65.00 per person
If you have any questions about our courses, please send an email to or call us on 01727 825 999.


Dogs first aid training lessons

This is our professional veterinary training maniquin. We have plenty to cover the class, They are the same size as a medium dog, it has a pulse so you can learn where and how to feel for the rythm and depth of pulse – experience the timing of the heart beat.

It has lungs so that you can give ‘rescue breaths’ ….mouth to snout.

The tongue allows you to move it, inspect inside the mouth and check the gums, all part of the general health assessment taught in the course

It is the next best thing to real CPR, experiencing the action of carrying out chest compressions. Learning the correct depth, ratio and rhythm.

We have realistic training aids that represent some quite nasty injuries to a dog. We train our attendees to prepare for the vet, not to replace them.

The canine first aider may need to muzzle and restrain the dog to protect themselve from being bitten. Even the nicest and most pleasant, gentle dog can snap, bite or attack when injured.

Even approaching the dog in a non-threatening manner is crucial.

flatley-blanketCalming and treating the dog to reduce the pain and discomfort is a major part ofremoving embedded items from a dog our canine first aid course.

Learning to dress the wound, stop bleeding and transport the dog is another part of the course.

If you care for one or more dogs. it is your duty and responsibililty to ensure you and your staff are fully trained, awarded an accredited qualificiation, not a cheap basic lesson.

Our five hour advanced canine first aid course is fun, friendly and geared towards using the training aids to ensure you are confident and build skills in first aid in any dog..

The cost is £50 per person. We require a 50% deposit to book and reserve your space(s) and the balance in cash on the day.

Payment can be made securely online via PayPal, or if you with to receive an invoice an transfer funds via your bank, please email us on – or call us on 01727 825 999.

I look forward to seeing you!