Would you know what to do if your dog or a dog in your care was seriously unwell or injured?
Introducing Canine First Responder Course
DW Dogs is pleased to be able to offer the Canine First Responder Course. It’s the only canine first aid course approved by Emergency First Response, the largest certification agency for First Aid and CPR training.
The Canine First Responder Course is designed to give you an understanding in how to administer first aid and CPR to a dog in an emergency situation. The first aid and secondary care knowledge you learn will enable you to act with confidence during an emergency situation until a vet arrives or so you can safely transport a dog to the vet.
What you will learn on the Canine First Responder Course
The course covers both primary canine first aid and secondary care. It lasts a full day (from 9am to 5pm) and requires self-study. You will learn:
- How to assess the scene/emergency situation
- The effective use of barriers
- Safe muzzling
- Primary Assessment
- Injury Assessment
- Illness Assessment
- How to perform canine CPR & Rescue Breathing
- What to do when a dog is choking
- How to deal with serious bleeds
- How to recognise and what to do if a dog has shock or heatstroke
- What to do in the event of canine neck and spinal injuries
- Effective canine bandaging techniques
- How to use splints for canine fractures and sprains
- And much more!
Who is the Canine First Responder Course For?
This in-depth course is open to anyone over 16 years of age who is interested in emergency care and first aid for dogs. The course is suitable for:
- Dog owners
- Dog walkers
- Pet/Dog sitters
- Kennel workers
- Dog daycare business
- Dog Trainers
- Dog Handlers
- Dog Groomers
- Dog Show Organisers
- Working dog owners
Image from the Canine First Responder Course held at Hastings FC. The course is fully accessible and adaptable. Personal assistants and assistance dogs are welcome – let me know your needs in advance.
Don’t forget, the Canine First Responder Course can be delivered to groups of 6 or more at your location too.
Terms and conditions for the CFR course can be read here.
Tel: 07920 875 887
More about the CFR Course
The Canine First Responder Course lasts a whole day (9am till 5pm) and comprises of two sections:
1. Primary Care
This section of the course lasts half the day. It will show you how to deal with emergency situations involving dogs including:
- Scene assessment
- Use of barriers
- CPR and rescue breathing
- Spinal injury management
- Shock management
- Serious bleeding
Primary Care may be taken as a separate half day course – check our events for available dates.
2. Secondary Care
The secondary care section of the course will enable you to:
- Effectively assess injuries and illness
- Deal with minor wounds
- Apply splints for fractures and sprains
Together, both sections provide the complete CFR Course. On completion of both sections, not only will you be competent in first aid for dogs and have the skills to provide first aid and care to a dog until it a vet arrives, you will receive an internationally recognised certificate.
Course places are limited to a maximum of 12 people per day. While we love your dogs too – please do not bring your dog to the course.
Full day CFR course: £90**
Half day course (primary care only): £45**
Canine First Response Learner Pack (required): £10**
Canine First Response DVD (optional, available to students only): £10**
**Payment by PayPal will incur a surcharge to cover PayPal fees.
The course MUST be booked and paid for prior to attendance. I’m sorry, we cannot reserve or guarantee places without full payment.
Dog First Aid and First Responder Courses For Groups and Organisations
Are you a member of a dog group or organisation? DW Dogs can offer both the half day Primary Care (First Aid, rescue breathing, and CPR) Course and the full day Canine First Responder Course at your location in East Sussex.
If you have a group of 6 or more people who want the confidence and skills to deal with a canine emergency, contact Dionne to organise a suitable date.
Tel: 07920 875 887