For all Dog Lovers

This course covers essential first aid for all dog owners and those working with dogs; to empower you with the skills and confidence to provide immediate emergency care for ill or injured dogs. Giving appropriate and immediate emergency treatment has been shown to reduce suffering, improve recovery and could save your pet’s life in those first vital minutes before your are able to get veterinary assistance.

This course is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge to learn how to help your pet or any other dog should an accident happen. The course is ideal for those working with dogs and pet owners to gain the skills and confidence to help in an emergency until veterinary support is available. You will learn vital skills such as recognising when there is something seriously wrong. Learning how to take a dog’s pulse and do CPR if necessary, recognition and treatment for other common First Aid emergencies, including dog bites, car accidents, injured limbs and poisoning. This course conforms to the latest RECOVER guidelines for veterinary CPR.

The course consists of illustrated step by step directions, flow charts, diagrams, videos and test yourself sections. The course includes: Prioritising injuries and managing an accident scene, CPR, recovery position, choking, bleeding – including bandaging, poisoning, fitting, burns and scalds, broken bones, how to help if they have been hit by a car and much more.

Fully compatible with all computers and mobile devices, continuous access for 12 months, stop and start as often as you like and print your Certificate on completion.

It is impossible to cover all eventualities within this course, or to equip you with the knowledge and skills to appropriately diagnose and treat in unpredictable real life situations. If you suspect illness or injury, you should always seek immediate professional medical or veterinary advice.

The Author has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the course, however this course is merely a guide and the Author does not accept any liability or responsibility for any inaccuracies or for any mistreatment or misdiagnosis of any person or animal, however caused.

The course material has been written by Emma Hammett, Qualified Nurse, First Aid Trainer and founder of First Aid for Life in conjunction with other medical, first aid, animal and veterinary professionals. If you have any queries concerning this course, please contact [email protected]

Course Content

Lessons Status

What you will need to complete this course


Action in an emergency


Unresponsive and Breathing


Unconscious and not breathing


Choking and drowning


Anaphylactic shock and acute allergic reaction


Wounds and bleeding


Bites and Stings






Breaks, Sprains and Dislocations


Head Injuries


Spinal Injuries


Road Traffic accidents – how to help!


Fitting / Seizures / Convulsions


Extremes of body temperature


Useful advice


Final Lesson