Dog First Aid Course

Original price was: £295.00.Current price is: £190.00.

Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.Dogfirstaid which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £190.00

Course Description

First aid for dogs at home and away

Helping you to keep your dog safe from harm and danger and enhancing your dog’s quality of life.

Not acquiring knowledge and undertaking a basic first aid course on first aid for canines is like not insuring your home and valuables against unforeseen or unexpected circumstances such as an emergency. The same can be said for not having or lacking in knowledge on first aid for dogs and what to do in an emergency.

It just goes without saying that an unexpected emergency can occur at any time with dogs the same as it can occur with children often due to the inquisitiveness of going into things and places that carry hazards.

An example of unexpected danger and harm would be choking on a piece of bone which a dog has picked up off the ground. It is now common knowledge that all veterinary surgeons will advise ALL dog owners to never give ANY dog a bone irrespective of how many textbooks advice on raw nutrition and raw bones diets.

Pieces of bone can do and will break off and can stick in the oesophagus, stomach and intestinal walls and can lead to death or internal bleeding.

Please contact us and let us know of any UK VETS that recommend and advice that it is OK to give a dog a bone, cooked or raw. There are none, as most VETS have had to remove them from dogs stomachs and intestines due to penetration. Please let us know otherwise.

Other areas of concerns are dogs can pick up nasty parasites and bites from deep undergrowth or long grasses, additionally breaking legs after falling down hidden holes whilst running and receiving an injury leading to excessive bleeding.

Undertaking a first aid course for dogs is essential the same as it is in taking out yearly insurance cover on your dog.

Dog owners who are just not prepared for unexpected eventualities and emergencies often panic in situations of danger, threat and even near death situations that can arise. This course will help you prepare for the circumstances so that you know what to do in an emergency instead of yelling for others to hope they can assist you. Just one injury to your dog or cat can result in repeat visits to your veterinary clinic for treatment.

Stopping problems in their tracks before they get worse is the aim of the knowledge in this course which you can acquire easily within a few weeks.

The sole aim of this course is to provide dog owners with a basic first aid course which includes easy to follow instructions starting with every day simple incidents such as sprained paws or injured legs to cuts, sores, infections, bruises and general ailments up to more serious situations such as electric shocks, injury from spilled scalding water, spills onto the skin from open containers containing chemicals such as paints or DIY and home cleaning products. All these can cause every day visits to the local vet for immediate veterinary treatment. Many but not all of these can be managed by a well-informed and prepared owners.

Starting off covering important techniques such as treating and bandaging dogs legs due to the high risk of injury.

The identification of certain symptoms such as bone breaks or fractures as opposed to thinking that the dog has just bruised itself. Being able to identify heatstroke or overheating along with muscular injuries and/or soft tissue damage, stings, parasites and even grass snake bites which are common in the UK. The general management of skin damage such as cuts and grazes or even cat scratches and other dog bites from common dog attacks in the park or street.

Enrolment for this course is open and ongoing all year round. No actual background training or qualifications are required to enrol.

This course is ideally suited to anyone and that includes dog owners or professionals such as dog trainers and canine behaviourists at any level. Anyone wishing to learn more about canine first aid is welcome to enrol onto this course.


Please note and ensure that you fully understand that this course will not qualify you in veterinary practice or surgery or in the proper diagnosis of animal sickness, illness or disease and no claim is being made that having undertook this course you will be able to carry out any techniques or operations satisfactory on any animals either privately or as a business and this includes with your own or others animals. This course is strictly for personal interest, precautions, self development purposes and personal knowledge. We cannot guarantee or ensure that anyone who would take this course would be up to ANY satisfactory standard to work on anyone’s animals or carry out any proper first aid. This course is purely to provide you with knowledge on canine first aid at the sole purpose of being able to better deal with any unsuspecting situations that may arise privately. This Company/course provider will not accept any consequence or blame for incorrect treatments or diagnosis that may be carried out or any techniques that are taught within this course.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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