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Dog First Aid Courses

Would you know what to do if your dog was injured?

Being a dog owner is one of the most rewarding and joyful experiences we can have, but do you truly know how to protect your four legged family member, or how to respond if they had an accident, were taken ill or needed life saving CPR?

Our Dog First Aid Course is taught face to face in a small group size, by a veterinary professional. It lasts 4 hours and is literally life saving!

Level 2 - Emergency Basic Canine First Aid Course Price: £35 per person.

Level 3 - Canine First Aid At Work & Events Course Price:
£60 per person.

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Dog First Aid Course Contents

This course covers the essentials that all dog owners should know, including:

  • Administering first aid and the legal and ethical restrictions of doing so.

  • Planning for a canine first aid emergency.

  • Keeping the first aider safe and dealing with (and handling) an injured dog.

  • Checking key vital signs (respiration, pulse, temperature, mucous membranes).

  • Signs and treatment of: shock, choking, open wounds, strains and sprains.

  • Discussion of other common conditions and possible treatments.

  • Hyperthermia, hypothermia, and gastric torsion / bloat.

  • A dog’s needs, symptoms of illness and responsibilities of dog ownership.

  • ​Preventative measures Inc.: health monitoring, conditioning, and insurance.

  • Lifesaving Canine CPR training.

The Level 3 Canine First Aid At Work And Events course includes all of the above, plus additional medical conditions, canine first aid risk assessment for canine first aid at work and events and practical scenario assessment.

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Dog-loving, Skilled & Experienced

Taught using powerful presentations and video clips, practical hands on exercises (including bandaging), and use of the latest in dog CPR training with Casper the CPR training aid,  you can practice giving CPR to a dog.

Taught by a fully qualified and insured instructor, who has years of experience working with dogs both professionally in practice as originally a Canine Hydrotherapist for Service Dogs, and latterly a Veterinary Pharmacist and DEFRA Suitably Qualified Person To Prescribe & Supply Veterinary Medication. In his personal life Gary is a Kennel Club Accredited Instructor (Non-Competition Agility), was for 10 years an Assistant Group Steward at Crufts Dog Show, and was Head of Canine Sports at the National Lottery Funded Canine Sports Academy. He brings this wealth of practical dog experience and dealing with Dog First Aid incidents to really bring the Dog First Aid Course to life, with interesting real life examples.​ 


Fully Accredited Course

Accredited by the Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority

We are very pleased to be able to confirm that all our courses have been accredited by the Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority (AMTRA) 

Level 2 Course for 4.5 hours of CPD achieving 18 CPD Points. Our AMTRA Reference is A2976.

Level 3 Course for 7.5 hours of CPD achieving 28 CPD Points. Our AMTRA Reference is A2977.

​AMTRA is the agency appointed by the governments Secretary Of State. This means that an SQP (Suitably Qualified Person) or Registered Animal Medicines Advisors can gain CPD points from our courses.

You can see the course listing also on their website: https://www.amtra.org.uk/info-for-sqps/cpd-events/


Course Dates & Venues

Please get in touch if you would like a course in your area or at your dog training club.

Sunday 23rd May 2021
9am-2pm (Level 2)

9am-5pm (Level 3)

Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Venue: Whiteacre Dog Training Centre, Emneth, Wisbech, PE14 8BQ


Level 2 - £35 per person.

Level 3 - £60 per person.

Sat 2nd October 2021
9am-2pm (Level 2)
9am-5pm (Level 3)

Luton, Bedfordshire


Holiday Inn Luton-South M1 Jct.9,  AL3 8HQ


Level 2 - £35 per person.

Level 3 - £60 per person.


Online Course Booking

Quick Secure Online Booking.

  • To book online simply complete the online form below and you can securely checkout online instantly with your credit/debit card.

  • Complementary Mineral Water and Tea/Coffee will be provided, there will be a break where participants may eat their own food. There is free car parking at all venues.

  • Places are limited and allocated on first come, first served basis. All places must be booked and fully paid for in advance.

  • All bookings are non-refundable once booked, unless the training course is cancelled. ​

  • All course participants will receive a certificate of attendance after the course by email, which will be spelled as their name is entered on the booking form.



Course Flyers And After Course Resources Can Be Downloaded Below

Wisbech Course Flyer PDF

Course flyer for Wisbech course.

Luton Course Flyer

Course flyer for Luton course.