Dog First Aid training in Stirling - Course content

Dog First Aid Course Content

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a certificate in dog first aid.  It is ideal for dog owners or dog professionals. Understanding dog first aid will give you the skills to assist with treating an injury and preventing it from getting worse before professional help is given by your vet.  The certificate is valid for 3 years.  This qualification is also available with an Endorsed Certificate from TQUK, for a small additional charge if required.

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Examples of the certificates can be seen here.


Dog First Aid course syllabus

Listed below is the full syllabus of the subjects you will be learning.  Mervyn will also be able to share years of experience from working with dogs.

  • Introduction to Canine first aid
  • What is Canine first aid? Why do we need it?
  • The vet and your role in first aid
  • When is veterinary care required
  • Keeping your dog safe in an emergency
  • Car accidents
  • Dog proofing your home
  • How dog's show pain
  • Checking your dog's health
  • Accidents and first aid
  • Breathing and respiratory problems including choking
  • Dog CPR
  • Drowning and treatment
  • Shock
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal injury and moving an injured dog
  • 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
  • Ticks
  • Insect stings
  • Different types and sizes of dogs
  • The older dog
  • Small dog care
  • Puppies and young animals
  • Dog's and fireworks
  • Dog first aid kits
  • Summary of Canine first aid

Sign up for a Dog First Aid course


It is easy to sign up for a Dog First Aid course:

View the list of dates of forthcoming courses, decide on the one that is for you and also choose a secondary date in case your first choice is fully subscribed. Then click on the button and fill in the form. Someone will get back to you within 24 hrs with confirmation. A £15 deposit will secure your place on the course.

Dog First Aid Course Dates:


All upcoming canine first aid courses are suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus and Government guidance on the delivery of classroom based training. As soon as the situation improves dates will be posted here.