Canine 1st Aid Workshop

My Canine First Aid workshop stands out from the rest due to its unique combination of being highly informative, enjoyable, and practical, while also being grounded in evidence-based practices. I extensively review existing literature, collaborate with emergency veterinary professionals, and consistently update our materials and techniques. This ensures that we align closely with standardized and well-researched veterinary emergency guidelines for canine first aid.

Moreover, we prioritize convenience by offering online workshops. The online format has proven to be incredibly successful, making this vital information accessible to a much wider audience. My goal is to reach as many people as possible who require this crucial knowledge!



Goals of the Workshop

Our Canine First Aid workshop aims to achieve the following objectives:

1. Understand scene assessment and dog assessment, promote health and safety, and mitigate risks associated with administering canine first aid.

2. Develop skills in effectively controlling and managing emergency or urgent situations.

3. Foster awareness of various emergencies, urgent situations, illnesses, injuries, and emphasize the importance of seeking veterinary intervention.

4. Provide training on the use of barriers, emergency muzzling, safe movement, and handling procedures.

5. Build skills and knowledge in CPR assessment and chest compressions for canine emergencies.

6. Teach participants how to effectively utilize tools for choking emergencies.

7. Develop skills and understanding in assessing bleeding, controlling hemorrhages, and managing wound care.

8. Train participants in assessing, handling, and safely moving dogs with potential spinal and fracture emergencies.

9. Enhance understanding of a wide range of canine emergencies and urgent situations.

10. Promote awareness of the need to prioritize personal safety and self-care in canine emergency contexts.

By addressing these objectives, our workshop equips participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to confidently respond to canine emergencies while ensuring their own well-being.

Course Details 


Our online workshop allows you to participate from anywhere, making it easily accessible regardless of your location.


This invaluable information is essential for all dog professionals, including trainers, behavior experts, groomers, walkers, sitters, boarders, daycare providers, kennel caretakers, rescue workers, and even pet store staff. Whether you work with dogs or simply enjoy their company, this workshop is suitable for everyone.

Our online workshop caters to both pet owners and professionals, and groups are also welcome to join. It promotes inclusivity, sustainability, and most importantly, you can participate from the comfort of your own home, with your beloved pets by your side.


The online workshop is estimated to last approximately 3 hours, with a break in the middle. Additionally, there is dedicated time at the end for questions and discussion. Please note that the question and answer session may extend the overall duration of the workshop.


The cost for the online workshop is £35 per person.

During the workshop, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Roles and principles of first aid: Understand the fundamental principles and your role in providing effective first aid to dogs.
  • Scene assessment and management: Learn how to assess the scene of an emergency and effectively manage it to ensure the safety of the dog and yourself.
  • Communication and risk analysis: Develop effective communication skills and learn how to analyze risks in different emergency situations.
  • Your safety: Gain knowledge on prioritizing your own safety when providing first aid to dogs.
  • Primary and secondary assessments: Learn the step-by-step process of conducting primary and secondary assessments to accurately evaluate a dog's condition.
  • CPR and related skills: Acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to perform CPR and other related techniques in canine emergencies.
  • Detecting pain: Understand how to recognize signs of pain in dogs and provide appropriate care.
  • Careful and safe handling of the injured dog: Learn proper techniques for handling injured dogs in a careful and safe manner.
  • Constructing a canine first aid kit: Discover the essential items and supplies needed to assemble an effective canine first aid kit.

The workshop also covers various emergencies and urgent situations, including:

  • Shock, bleeding, and wound management: Understand how to respond to shock, control bleeding, and properly manage wounds.
  • Choking: Learn techniques to assist dogs in choking emergencies.
  • Spinal injuries and fractures: Gain knowledge on assessing and providing initial care for dogs with potential spinal injuries or fractures.
  • Seizures and electric shock: Learn how to respond to seizures and incidents of electric shock in dogs.
  • Water-related emergencies: Understand how to handle emergencies involving dogs in or around water.
  • Heat-related illnesses (HRI): Learn about the symptoms, prevention, and management of heat-related illnesses in dogs.
  • Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV): Gain awareness of GDV, commonly known as bloat, and learn how to respond in such situations.

Additionally, attendees are encouraged to bring their queries and suggested first aid topics to the workshop. Further information and resources will be added to the online course manual, fostering a collaborative learning environment.