The perfect Gift… a distance learning course for canine first aid.
Study at your own pace, in your own time, wherever you like – and there are no time limits, no pressure.
There is no substitute for attending a ‘hands on’ course like our regional/local courses but
this online dog first aid course is ideal for any person involved in caring for dogs; boarding kennels, dog hydrotherapy, dog groomers, dog trainers, dog sitters, dog walkers – in fact, anyone who owns a dog or wishes to develop a career with dogs.
This is a knowledge-based theory course as opposed to practical hands-on training.
What will you learn from this online dog first aid course?
There are FIFTEEN modules in the course, each being delivered via email following the completed questions of the previous. This means you receive Module 1, then the question sheet. Once we received your answers, we send Module two and so on.
You cannot skip a module or choose the order because each follows in a particular sequence.
The following is a list of the modules.
Module 1. When to call a vet
This is one of the most important modules because it covers most eventualities and guides you as to whether or when to call a vet immediately, during the same day or within 24 hours. The range is vast and deals with incidents such as fits and seizures, drowning, choking etc. –
Example: A dog in your care is straining continually, it seems unable to produce faeces…. Another looks at difficulty during birth, an unresponsive dog, a dog with frostbite or heat stroke, a dog involved in a fight etc.
Module 2. Being prepared for a dog medical emergency
Starting with your first aid kit for dogs and putting together your rapid response action plan including dealing with your vet in an emergency.
When something horrible happens, you and others need to know what to do and who to call, what information is required and where it is located.
This module guides you through putting together your emergency action plan and what you require in your first aid kit.
Module 3. Top to tail examination
Learning where to look, what to look for, knowing signs and indications that things may not be right. Starting from the head, ears, eyes, nose, mouth, body, skin, paws. Looking, feeling and even smelling!
Module 4. Knowing a dog’s vital signs
There are two reasons why you need to know a dog’s vital signs, one is so you know when things are not right with the health of the dog but the second is to provide your vet with this vital information.
Handing over a client’s dog to the vet professionally is crucial and displays your competence to the vet, which is likely to result in more business for you!
By knowing a dog’s baseline or having a benchmark, you have an idea of what is normal, the right average pulse rate and respiratory rate.
Module 5. Heart, circulation and Respiratory system
The heart is the pump or engine to maintain blood flow, feeding and maintaining vital organs is crucial to the dog’s life. Here you will gain knowledge about the heart’s job, how it works and what to do when things go wrong – this module also covers shock.
What happens when a dog breathes in, what does that air do?, what happens when a dog stops breathing? and what do you need to do?
What does rapid or slow breathing mean?
Module 6. Types of wounds
Understanding the various types of wounds such as;
Not only does this knowledge help you treat a dog to promote recovery but also helps you communicate better with your vet in passing on important information.
Module 7. Bleeding and infection control
Bandages and dressings, what to use, what not to use, cleaning a wound, preventing infection are all crucial to reducing pain and preventing further injury.
Module 8. Bites and stings
Wasps and bees, cats, dogs and other animals as well as snakes can cause tremendous harm to your dog and even a small puncture wound as a result of a bite could result in death, so learning how to deal with bites and stings in dogs.
Module 9. Muscles and Bones
Fractures and sprains. When bones and muscles come under severe impact, they can disabilitate a dog, sometimes for life. Rapid response with first aid treatment can not only reduce pain but also prevent deformity.
We also focus on;
Open and closed fractures
Module 10. Poisoning,
Stomach and digestive intentional or accidental poisoning, bloat, vomiting, diarrhoea – a whole host of incidents can cause severe problems to the internal workings of a dog – knowing when to induce vomiting and when not to is the difference between causing more trauma.
How to deal with poisoning, understanding the various ways of how dogs are poisoned are covered in this module.
Module 11. Choking.
Module 12. Drowning.
Module 13. Electric shock.
Module 14. Ticks.
Module 15. Canine Diseases including bloat.
Get Module 1 now and study at your leisure, when you are comfortable and confident, request the question sheet, send it back to us with your answers and we will send module two.
When all modules are complete you will receive your certificate via email to print and display!
You can save it on your computer and even email it to anybody who may need to see your qualification.
The cost is only £37.50 for the entire course, that is all fifteen modules!
This has to be the most extensive, comprehensive distance learning course for Dog First Aid at an incredibly low price, anywhere!
If you have more than one person intending to take the course, the question sheets will be different, certificates are issued only to the person registered for the course.
Three people enjoy a lower price of £100.
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