Canine First Aid – Accredited Certificate Course

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

£159 £79

UK Rural Skills AccreditedNUS Extra

Study Type:               Home Study, Distance Learning

Duration:                  50 Hours, Self-paced

Course Materials:   85 Page PDF Course Book
Course Materials:   3 Module Assessments
Course Materials:   Student Guidelines
Course Materials:   Learning Objectives
Course Materials:   Access to Private Study Group.

Full Lifetime Access
Digital Certificate of Completion
Canine Principles Certified Badge for your Website and Social Media

We know your pet can become ill or suffer accidents at any time. The main purpose of completing this canine first aid course is so that participants feel educated, confident and prepared in dealing with common minor injuries and ailments in dogs.

The course also helps owners  recognise and deal with emergency situations, in a safe and assured manner, should they arise. This guide was written to help empower you so that you can make informed decisions regarding the necessary treatment choices for your dog and perform emergency first aid when necessary.


Canine First Aid Certificate Course

Course Syllabus

Module One

The objective of this module is to introduce the student to basic health checks and common first aid situations.
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  • How to Health Check a Dog
  • How to Check a Dog’s Vital Signs
  • Heart Rate
  • Respiratory Rate
  • Temperature
  • Pet Proofing the Home
  • The Canine First Aid Kit
  • Basic First Aid Supplies
  • Understanding Pain in Dogs
  • Signs of Pain in Dogs
  • Minor Cuts and Wounds
  • Bandages
  • Limb Bandages
  • Bandaging the Ear
  • Bandaging the Tail
  • Burns
  • Temperature Related Problems
  • Heatstroke
  • Hypothermia
  • Insect Bites, Sting and Allergic reactions
  • Seizures (Fitting) in Dogs

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Module Two

The objective of this module is to introduce the student to emergency first aid situations.
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  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • How to Safely Handle an Injured Dog
  • Dog Attacks
  • Choking
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Drowning
  • Electric Shock
  • How to Make an Emergency Muzzle
  • Broken Bones
  • How to Apply a Temporary Splint
  • Controlling Bleeding
  • External Bleeding
  • Internal Bleeding

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Module Three

The objective of this module is to introduce the student to problems that can arise in specific areas of the body.
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  • Paw Problems
  • Broken Nails
  • Foot Pad Wounds
  • Burnt Foot Pads
  • Ear Problems
  • Ear Haematomas
  • Eye Problems
  • Gastro Intestinal Problems
  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhoea
  • Gastric Dilation and Volvulus
  • Poisoning
  • Topical Poisons
  • Chocolate Poisoning

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Margarita Boyd BVSc MRCVS

Margarita qualified with distinction from Liverpool University in 2011, spending her first few years in a mixed veterinary practice in Kent, England, working with mainly small animals and horses, with the odd pet goat or sheep patient too! She then moved to London to pursue a career with companion animals. She has a particular interest in small animal internal medicine and emergency medicine. At the moment, she is studying towards a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) with specialisation in internal medicine. She has a handsome black Labrador of her own called Brodie and a beautiful rescue cat called Roger.
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Studying with Canine Principles

The course is online study with access to a positive, expanding study group and tutor support. It is assessed at the end of each module with a set of questions and an essay, along with a final assessment for certification. Certification includes; a digital certificate, a badge for your website or Facebook page and the option to be added to the Canine Principles graduates page

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Throughout the course, you will be supported in your learning by qualified Canine Behaviourist Practitioner. The course also offers entry to a private study group where you can discuss topics with other Canine Principles students.

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Have a question about your course? Click here for answers to our frequently asked questions

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Refund Policy

Refunds for emailed course documents are not available as standard as the product is shipped and unreturnable. Individual emergency cases can be considered at the discretion of Canine Principles.

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8 reviews for Canine First Aid – Accredited Certificate Course

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Surely a must for every dog owner and canine professional! This vet-written course assumes no prior medical knowledge and so is in no way daunting. It moves methodically through the many hazards, signs of illness, and injuries dog may suffer and gives clear and simple but detailed information on what to look for, how to provide primary care, and when it’s necessary to get to the vet.
    Having completed this course, I was much calmer and objective when one of our dogs was unwell recently. I knew what to check and how to monitor for her getting worse and, thankfully, better. Previously, I’d probably have panicked and rushed her off to the vet and, whilst no First Aid course is a substitute for veterinary care when it’s needed, this course gave me the skills and confidence to know that my girl was going to be OK and, as she has a deep fear of vets, I was delighted that Canine Principles had put me in a position to be able to avoid that for her.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amanda Blatch

    This really is a great course. It’s well written and well laid out. It is uncomplicated so you don’t need to be in the veterinary field to understand it. I honestly believe that every dog owner should enroll on this course – the information you’ll learn from it is invaluable. Not just for dog professionals but any dog owner who wants to learn about keeping their dog safe. It can be hard learning all this first aid information but because you can do it in your own time, you digest more and although you’ll hopefully never need to use your newly found first aid knowledge, it’s more likely to come back to you in the event that you do! Great job Canine Principles! 🙂

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    This course is a must for anyone that wants to learn or know more about first aid, this course is ideal for dog owners and professions. its easy to follow and easy to understand. worth its weight in gold.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    This course was really useful for me, especially since I am looking to start a small venture in the canine care industry. It is split into bitesize chunks that made it nice and easy to go through without having to worry about a massive test at the end. I felt immediately welcome on the course and Sally made it clear there was plenty of help and support on hand if it was needed. Fabulous investment – worth it everytime!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Heidi Olivier – The Dog Training Academy

    A fantastic course especially for someone in my position who owns and runs a dog training school. Basic canine first aid is a must.
    The course was clear and even though I have applied first aid to not only my dogs but client’s dogs as well I still learnt something. Feedback was outstanding – well worth the money.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Loved the course. Really practical and I feel much more confident to deal with emergency situations.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have completed a couple of first aid courses and have to say this is by far the best one. It is interesting and lots of things to learn. It is clearly written and easy to understand and learn from. It is a must for any dog owner or professional.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marie B

    This course is an absolute must-have for dog professionals and owners alike. It is easy to understand and clearly laid out, making it an easy task to commit to memory and feel confident that you will have the ability to apply this knowledge, should the need arise. Beyond that, the team at Canine Principles is an absolute joy to work with and I look forward to my continued studies with them!

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