Learn essential First Aid for your Dog so you are ready to help them no matter what situation they get into.
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Canine First Aid Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 2 hours and 40 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

This course is similar to our Pet First Aid course but for those who just want a course that only covers dogs.  

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in first aid for 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 your vet gives professional help. The certificate is valid for three years.

This qualification is also available with an Endorsed Certificate from TQUK, for an extra charge if required. 

With the online course, we add extra videos which you will be able to see for eight months to keep you up to date with your skills. With our online classroom courses, you will receive free weekly refresher video emails to keep your skills fresh and update you on the latest news. All students will receive a free login area to our website where you can download a free student manual and control other settings. Online students can print off their certificate online on completion, and classroom students will receive an official ProTrainings wall certificate and wallet card in the post after the course.

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.

  • Dog owners
  • Groomers
  • Kennels
  • Pet stores

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 2 hours and 40 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

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.

Below is the content of the online course. Classroom courses may vary slightly.

Introduction to Canine First Aid

  • Introduction to Canine First Aid
  • Canine First Aid Course Overview
  • 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 your pet's health and finding out what is normal
  • Taking a Pulse
  • Pet First Aid Kits

CPR, Accidents and First Aid

  • Breathing and respiratory problems
  • Pet CPR Introduction
  • Pet CPR
  • Pet CPR Practical Demonstration
  • Drowning and Treatment
  • Shock
  • Pet fractures treatment
  • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet

Medical Conditions

  • Types of Bleeding
  • Dressings, bandages and controlling bleeding
  • Pet wrap bandages
  • Paw Problems
  • Nail and Claw Injuries
  • Bandaging the Ear
  • Bandaging the tail and tail injuries
  • Bandage aftercare
  • Vomiting in Animals
  • Dog Digestive Process
  • Pets and Illnesses
  • Stings on animals
  • High Temperatures and Heatstroke
  • Hypothermia Treatment
  • Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Choking Overview
  • Choking
  • Snake Bites on Pets
  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Insect Stings
  • Diabetes

Different types and sizes of dogs

  • The Older Dog
  • Brachycephalic dogs

Summary of Pet First Aid

  • Fireworks and thunderstorms
  • Summary of Pet First Aid
  • Pet First Aid Student Manual V8.2
  • Animal PoisonLine Leaflet
  • Animal Poisons Line Leaflet
  • Animal Poisons Line Poster Image
  • Animal Poisons Line sticker image
  • Aqueos Dog Products range
  • Aqueos Horse products range
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Dog CPR Flowchart
  • Dog first aid CPR flowchart
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid and Social Distancing poster
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • Pet CPR Flow Chart
  • Pet Emergency Contact Sheet and Care
  • Pet First Aid Trained logo that you can add to your websites, social media and leaflets. Jpeg file
  • ProPet First Aid Trained Logo - JPEG
  • STAT Tourniquet leaflet - for humans and pets
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Tick Remover Tools are available from our store on this link
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
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What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

What range of pet courses are available?

There are different pet first aid courses from a comprehensive pet first aid course or a canine version to an advanced course for those who would like more information on pet first aid. There is a pet professionals course and specialist courses for security dog owners and one for the emergency services. Dog and cat care courses complete the range.

Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class case locally?

Most of our courses are available as online or classroom-based at a training centre locally.  We can also send an instructor to your business to save travel and tailor the course to your business.  To save time and money you can take most courses in a blended format with online and class training.

I want to complete a short practical module after completing the online course, is this possible?

We have a network of over 1000 approved and monitored instructors to deliver a short skill training session nationwide or we can come to your workplace to deliver the training. This blended training saves class time and provides the same qualification. Contact us on 01206 805359 to discuss your options.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

What is Pet First Aid?

Pet first aid is the immediate treatment of sick of injured pets before urgent assistance of a vet.  The courses cover what to do in an emergency as well as how to prevent common accidents and depending on the course, details of different medical conditions and injuries.

What training courses do you offer and how are they delivered?

We offer a full range of training courses across all business sectors as video online, blended and nationwide at your business or our local training centres. With over 300 courses you can learn at a time and place that meets your busy schedules and save money on travel and costs away from the office.

What People are Saying

“Amazing in depth videos and explanations. Everything was covered and I am really pleased. 100% recommended. ”

- Stephanie, Dog walker from Tyne and wear

“The training is really helpful and the demonstrations are very detailed.”

- Hannah from CA
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