Canine First Aid Level 2 (VTQ)

About this qualification

This course is aimed at anyone who requires knowledge of first aid for dogs. It is ideal for dog owners or dog professionals. Understanding first aid for dogs will give you the skills to assist them and prevent a situation from deteriorating before the vet gives professional help.

This Canine First Aid course will provide a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to deal with most first aid situations you are likely to encounter with a dog.

Practical Hands-On Training

With our classroom-based hands-on course, you will learn pet first aid skills in a friendly, informal classroom environment at a pace to suit the group.  By listening to the instructor, having discussions, practicing the techniques on our dog mannequins and answering questions, you will be in an ideal learning environment.

A Canine First Aid Course does not replace qualified professional care by a local vet, but it is an important skill to be able to help pets in need – it may help you to ease a dog’s trauma, prevent a situation from deteriorating or even save a dog’s life.

ProTrainings Complete Training Package

This course is ideal for pet owners or pet professionals (dog walkers, doggy day-care workers, dog groomers, kennels staff, trainers, handlers, exhibitors, etc.). It covers the main first aid subjects for dogs but the information is also suitable for most other animals (mammals). Understanding basic first aid for your pet will give you the skills to assist them when they are ill or injured and prevent a situation from deteriorating before professional help is available.

At-A-Glance Course Details:

  • 3-yearnationally recognised certificate
  • One day course
  • Video refresher access for8 months
  • Practical experience
  • CPDtime credit conformation
  • Includes downloadable manual
  • Free weeklyvideo refresher (optional)
  • Evidence Based Trainingcertificate


Introduction to Canine First Aid

  • Introduction to Canine First Aid
  • Canine First Aid Course Overview
  • 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

CPR, Accidents and First Aid

  • Breathing and respiratory problems
  • Rescue Breaths and Pet CPR Introduction
  • Pet CPR
  • Pet CPR Practical
  • Drowning and Treatment
  • Shock
  • Burns and Temperature Problems
  • 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
  • Bandage aftercare
  • Vomiting in Animals
  • Pets and Illnesses
  • Stings on animals
  • Hyperthermia and Heatstroke
  • Hypothermia Treatment
  • Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Choking Overview
  • Choking
  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Insect Stings
  • Diabetes
  • Pyometra

Different types and sizes of dogs

  • The Older Dog
  • Puppies and young dogs

Summary of Canine First Aid

  • Poisons
  • Alabama Foot Rot
  • Blue/Green Algae
  • Pet First Aid Kits
  • Summary of Canine First

Need More Information?

If you have any questions or require further information, or just wish to have a chat about your plans for the future, then why not give us a call. You will be able to speak to someone with many years experience.  Our advice is free and you’re welcome to talk to us without making obligations.

Further details are also available on our site at Canine First Aid