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Canine First Aid Course

We are proud to be endorsed by AOFAS (Association of First Aid Services)

The Canine First Aid Course is delivered by a Qualified Canine First Aid Trained Instructor

When you think of first aid, you don’t often think about your dog.  Dogs have accidents the same as humans and knowing what to do should the worst happen is a simple thing to learn with basic training. Canine first aid is not aimed to replace veterinary care but it will help you to recognise an emergency, calm your dog and reduce the risks of delayed treatment.

Learning canine first aid is fun and informative and will give you the skills to deal with a canine emergency should it arise. This course is available at our training facility in Northampton, however we can accommodate training in the Northamptonshire areas.

This course is ideal for pet owners or pet professionals. It covers the main first aid subjects for Dogs and Cats but this information is also suitable for most other animals. Understanding basic first aid for your dog will give you the skills to assist them and prevent them from getting worse before professional help is given by your vet.

This is a four hour Canine first aid course including a break in the middle for refreshments. Although it is a full-on course, it is very friendly and fun.


Who is this course intended for?

Pet Sitters
Cat owners
Cat and Dog Boarding Facilities
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 certificate and experience in cat and dog first aid.

The course duration is a minimum of 4 hours with a rolling assessment. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate. Valid for 3 years – it is a PDF sent via email so it can be stored, printed and sent to anyone who requires it.

It tells your clients that you care about their cats and dogs and that you are capable of delivering first aid in an emergency.

Course Duration

Minimum of four hours. However, if we are coming to you and there is just one or two people, we can reduce this by an hour or so because of the low number.  

Canine First Aid Training is delivered in a friendly manner and environment with comfort breaks and refreshments.  We ask you to provide Tea, coffee, soft drink and biscuits – if time is of the essence, we can skip a break or two! – It’s your course! We just don’t skip topics.

Programme Structure

The Canine First Aid Course is a combination of discussion and practical hands-on tasks.

Discovering a dog that appears to be in need of emergency first aid.

Muzzle and/or restrain
Primary survey
Secondary Survey
Bone, joint injuries
Eye Injury
Penetrating objects
Wounds and bleeding


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


Certification is issued to the learner as a PDF about 7 days after the course via email

This course can be added to any other course that we offer and can also be towards your CPD

To book a space on this course please email us at to agree the course dates, once dates have been agreed a booking form will be emailed to you, complete the booking form and send back to us with the appropriate payment.

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