Dog First Aid course ManchesterThe Academy @ Fir Tree Ltd

Tel. 0845 050 7604

Pet First Aid Course Content

The course covers the primary care skills and other injuries & illnesses that you may come across when owning a pet or working with animals. The course is a combination of teaching, question and answer sessions and practical application on our dog mannequins.  We focus on dogs, as care is similar with all animals.

  • Introduction to the course

  • The vet and your role in first aid

  • Keeping your pet safe in an emergency

  • Car accidents

  • Pet proofing your home

  • Communication and care of your pet

  • How pets show pain

  • Checking your pet’s health

  • Restraint of a pet in need and the use of a muzzle

  • Breathing and respiratory problems, including choking

  • Dog CPR

  • Drowning

  • Shock

  • Pet first aid kits

  • Broken bones

  • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet

  • Controlling bleeding

  • Dressings and bandages

  • Paw problems

  • Ears, eyes and mouth

  • Illnesses

  • Poisoning, bites and stings

  • Burns and temperature related problems

  • The older dog

  • Small dog care

  • Puppies and young animals

  • Travelling with your dog abroad

  • Summary

Course Aims

  • To introduce basic first aid for pets ensuring that the animal is cared for and that the safety of the pet and first aider are kept as a high priority.

  • After this course the student will have a greater understanding of the possible injuries and illnesses that could affect their pet and know that gaining immediate professional care is vital to ensure that pain and suffering is reduced as much as possible.

  • This course is aimed at giving you more information but make sure you always consult a qualified vet with any injury or illness.


The course certificate is valid for 3 years, after which renewal of skills should be undertaken.

ProTrainings Pet First Aid Certificate and Wallet Card 

On successful completion of the course students will be issued with ProTrainings Pet First Aid Certificate and Wallet Card.

NASDU Approved Course

Dog First Aid course approved by NASDUThis course is approved by NASDU, The National Association of Security Dog Users, for the requirement of pet first aid in their standards. First aid is important to know for your security dog not only to comply with associations and local authorities but also for animal welfare and to help a dog in need. The nature of working with dogs will pose a risk that they may be harmed in the course of their work or transport.

NASDU promotes Welfare, Standards, Training and Education within the Security Dog Sector and offers support and guidance to its membership. NASDU is recognised within the security industry by the Security Industry Authority (S.I.A.), Skills for Security, BSIA, IPSA together with the Home Office, ACPO, MOD, DEFRA, BSI, as well as Animal Welfare Groups like local Authority Dog Wardens.


Pet First Aid Student Manual

Everyone attending this course will be given a ProTrainings Pet First Aid Student Manual.  An excellent reference guide to record and refresh your knowledge of Animal First Aid.

This course is CPD certified.