Learn essential First Aid for your Security Dog so you are ready to help them no matter what situation they get into.
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Security Dog First Aid Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 3 hours and 38 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 approved by NASDU for the requirement of pet first aid in their standards.  First aid is important to know for your security dog not only to comply with associations and local authorities but also for animal welfare and to help a dog in need.  The nature of working with dogs will pose a risk that they may be harmed in the course of their work or transport.

We have designed this course to meet the NASDU learning outcomes and added a few extra modules to ensure full understanding. This qualification is also endorsed by TQUK to give an extra level of approval. If you require an endorsed certificate there is an additional small charge.

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 Handlers
  • Police
  • Security guards
  • Customs
  • Airports
  • Docks

This course comes with 4.0 hrs (7.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 3 hours and 38 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 Security Dog First Aid

  • Introduction to Security Dog First Aid
  • Security Dog First Aid Course Overview
  • Meet your vet
  • 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
  • Use Of Gloves
  • Hand Hygiene

Checking a Dog health

  • Checking your pet's health and finding out what is normal
  • How pets show pain
  • Taking a Pulse
  • Taking the Temperature
  • Gum Colour
  • Loss of Appetite

First Aid Kits and Equipment

  • Pet First Aid Kits
  • Advanced Pet First Aid Kit
  • Elizabethan Collars
  • First Aid Spray
  • Pet First Aid Wipes
  • Spray on plaster
  • Blood stop powder
  • Dog Muzzles

CPR, Accidents and First Aid

  • Breathing and respiratory problems
  • Pet CPR Introduction
  • Pet CPR
  • Pet CPR Practical Demonstration
  • Drowning and Treatment
  • Near and secondary drowning
  • 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
  • Eye problems
  • Bandaging the Ear
  • Bandaging the tail and tail injuries
  • Pets and tourniquets
  • New commercial Tourniquets for Dogs
  • Bandage aftercare
  • Dog Digestive Process
  • Vomiting in Animals
  • Pets and Illnesses
  • Inducing Vomiting in a Dog
  • Inducing vomiting - vets comments 
  • Stings on animals
  • High Temperatures and Heatstroke
  • Hypothermia Treatment
  • Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Choking Overview
  • Choking
  • Snake Bites on Pets
  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Insect Stings
  • Urination Problems
  • Bloat
  • Diabetes

Different Types and Sizes of Dogs

  • The Older Dog
  • Brachycephalic dogs

Summary

  • Fireworks and thunderstorms
  • Human First Aid
  • Record Keeping with Security Dogs
  • Summary of Pet First Aid

LO1 Explain the importance of immediate attention to the dog and/or the need to obtain veterinary assistance

LO2 Explain the actions and precautions to be taken following a dog that has stopped breathing.

LO3 Explain the actions to be taken following a dog that has a broken limb

LO4 Explain the actions to be taken following a dog that is bleeding from a wound.

LO5 Explain the signs and symptoms following the ingestion of a harmful substance by a dog and how (and when) to induce vomiting.

LO6 Explain the actions to be taken following the ingestion of a foreign body by a dog.

LO7 Summarise the contents of a Canine first aid kit

LO8 Identify safety equipment which may be of use when dealing with a sick or injured dog.

LO9 Demonstrate the fitting of a muzzle and explain its use.

LO10 Define the common signs and symptoms of illness and identify their treatment.

LO11 Identify the appropriate reports and records required following the administration of first aid.

  • Pet First Aid Student Manual V8.2
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Animal PoisonLine Leaflet
  • Animal PoisonLine Poster
  • 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) link to the NHS website
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for people with animals
  • 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
  • How to use Celox Haemstatic gauze
  • Jext Product Data Sheets
  • Jext patient Information Sheet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Meningitis Now website with many leaflets and resources link
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • Pet CPR Flow Chart
  • Pet Emergency Contact Sheet and Care
  • Pet first aid CPR flowchart
  • Polish Student Manual - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • ProForm36 Security Dog First Aid Theoretical Assessment
  • Russian Student Manual V7.0
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
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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.

Is the Security Dog First Aid course endorsed by NASDU?

Yes, the ProTrainings Security Dog First Aid course is endorsed by NASDU and is available as a 100% online, blended or classroom course nationwide through our network of approved and monitored instructors. For details of the course locally please call 01206 805359.

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

“I really enjoyed this course, it is very educational but does not leave you feeling baffled as its so well explained and thought out. it has definitely given me confidence if ever the need to use first aid on my dog arises. ”

- Gail, Security Officer from Dorset

“I found the course very informative and useful for my work.”

- Christopher from Merseyside
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