Basic Tips for Caring for your Dog
CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Dog Care at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 2 hours and 0 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
£19.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

Prevention of accidents is very important, and the correct care for your dog can prevent it from getting hurt or becoming ill. On this course, we discuss different things you need to think about when you get a dog or puppy. This course is aimed to go alongside our pet first aid course to look at caring for your dog rather than dealing with an emergency.

Dogs are great fun and will be a friend to you and your family, but there are a few things you can learn to make their lives more enjoyable.

For details of our online courses you can click pet first aid course and for our advanced pet first aid.

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
  • Families

This course comes with 2.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 2 hours 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.

Curriculum:

  • Introduction to Dog Care
  • Dog Care Overview Course
  • Meet your vet
  • Why do pets go the vets
  • Making the visit to the vets easier
  • Preventing accidents

Dog Care

  • Know Your Pet
  • General Care
  • Grooming
  • Parasite Control
  • Types of worms
  • Lungworm
  • Dog vaccinations vets recommendations
  • Vaccinations
  • Dog Microchipping
  • Dog Toys
  • Dogs in hot cars
  • Travelling with your dog abroad
  • Travelling with your pet abroad - vets comments
  • Fireworks and thunderstorms
  • Pregnancy
  • Dog Muzzles

Dog Treatments and Conditions

  • Anal Glands
  • Acupuncture
  • Operations and x-rays
  • Physiotherapy and hydrotherapy
  • Neutering in pets
  • Common Cancers
  • Lumps and masses
  • Euthanasia

Diet and Nutrition

  • The importance of a good diet
  • Human food and animals
  • Dogs, cats and chocolate
  • Eating faeces

Course Summary

  • Summary to dog care
  • Pet First Aid Student Manual V7.2
  • 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
  • Dog 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
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Link to Pure Bengals, the kittens in the cat care videos
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • Pet CPR Flow Chart
  • Pet Emergency Contact Sheet and Care
  • 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

What People are Saying

“Simple learning - easy to use.”

- Anna from Somerset

“I found this course very good. Even though I already have a good understanding of how to care for a dog there were still a few things that I learnt.”

- Odette from North Yorkshire
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