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Outdoor Dog First Aid


This course is aimed at people who work with outdoor working dogs    It is ideal for dog owners or dog professionals. 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. The certificate is valid for 3 years.

Students will receive an official ProTrainings wall certificate and wallet card in the post after the course.

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This course comes with 5.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Introduction to canine first aid 
    • Introduction to canine first aid
    • What is pet first aid and why do we need it 
    • The vet and your role in first aid 
    • When is veterinary care required 
    • Keeping your pet safe in an emergency
    • Car accidents 
    • Pet proofing your home 
    • How pets show pain 
    • Checking the health of your pet 
  • Accidents and first aid 
    • Breathing and respiratory problems including choking 
    • Dog CPR
    • Drowning and treatment
    • Shock 
    • Broken bones 
    • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet 
  • Medical conditions 
    • Controlling bleeding 
    • Dressings and bandages
    • Paw problems 
    • Ears, eyes and mouth 
    • Bandaging the ear 
    • Bandaging the tail
    • Illnesses
    • Digestive process
    • Vomiting in animals 
    • Poisoning, bites and stings 
    • Burns and temperature problems 
    • Seizures and epilepsy 
    • Choking
    • Snake bites on pets 
    • Ticks 
    • Insect Stings 
  • Different types and sizes of dogs
    • The older dog
    • Small dog care 
    • Puppies and young animals
    • Summary of pet first aid 
    • Pets and fireworks
    • Pet first aid kits 
    • Summary of pet first aid 
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  • Animal PoisonLine Poster
  • Lifepac CR2 AED Data Sheet
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