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Canine First Aid

This course is designed to offer support, confidence and reassurance to all dog owners and those involved professionally in the canine care industry

Archangel Training > Canine First Aid

A Comprehensive Pet First Aid course held in Scotland

Hi Welcome to Archangels Canine First Aid page, please feel free to brows through the selection of courses below and let us know if you would like to reserve a place at one of our sessions.

Our courses provide a nationally recognised qualifications which are endorsed by Training Qualifications UK and come with CPD accreditation.

The courses are designed to offer support, confidence and reassurance to all dog and cat owners and those involved professionally in pet care industries. We believe that our experience and front-line knowledge of trauma management coupled with the fantastic feedback we have received form the dozens of owners and professional pet carers (including vets) who have trained with us, makes our course the best available in today’s market.

If you run a pet related business and would like to host an event then feel free to contact us, we have provided this type of training all over the country.

Our Courses

This 3-hour course has been designed to give dog owners the skills and confidence to administer competent Basic Life Support to their dog.

The training is not designed to replace the Vet, but instead concentrates on promoting recovery, where we can, preventing the condition becoming worse and getting the animal to Veterinary care in as best a condition as possible.

On completion students will receive an A4 wall certificate and a CPR face shield. Participants will also receive a discount if they choose to further enhance their skills by attending our full day canine first aid course.

This session is also an excellent networking opportunity for dog lovers.

During the session, we cover;

  • Basic canine anatomy
  • Protecting yourself
  • Preventing infection
  • Relevant pathogens & Barrier application
  • Emergency muzzling
  • Injury and Illness assessment
  • Recognising priorities and checking vital signs
  • Checking response
  • Canine recovery position
  • Airway/ Breathing & Circulation management (Canine CPR)
  • Choking

Attendance at this event costs £24.00 per person with discounts available for group bookings.

The course format is relaxed and informal but maintains the highest standards of teaching practice and is delivered by fully qualified canine first aid instructors, who have experience in real life canine related incidents. Archangel instructors also hold a LEVEL 3 Qualification in Education and Training.

You can find out more about this event and our other courses by calling 07780 692 984 or emailing brent@archangeltraining.co.uk

This comprehensive 6-hour course has been designed to give dog owners and those involved in canine related professions the confidence and knowledge to act decisively when faced with a canine related emergency.

The training is not designed to replace the Vet, but instead concentrates on promoting recovery where we can, preventing the injury or illness becoming worse and getting the animal to Veterinary care in as best a condition as possible.

On completion students will receive Certification, access to their own online student dashboard and a CPR shield. The student dashboard also provides access to a downloadable Pet First Aid manual and additional first aid equipment which can be purchased. Students can also opt to receive weekly video updates which are designed to keep their first aid skills up to date.

This session is also an excellent networking opportunity for dog lovers, or those working or intending to work in the canine industry such as dog walkers, dog sitters and groomers.

During the session, we cover;

  • Basic canine anatomy
  • Protecting yourself
  • Preventing infection
  • Relevant pathogens & Barrier application
  • Emergency muzzling
  • Injury and Illness assessment
  • Recognising priorities and checking vital signs
  • Primary care and Secondary care
  • Checking response
  • Canine recovery position
  • Airway/ Breathing & Circulation management (Canine CPR)
  • Choking
  • Bleeding and bandaging
  • Fight injuries
  • Impaled injuries
  • Shock
  • Broken bones & Splinting
  • Spinal Injury & Spinal Management
  • Ear and Eye injuries (including prolapsed eyeball)
  • Transportation of injured animal
  • Treatment of Burns
  • Temperature related emergencies
  • Drowning
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Gastric dilation (bloat)
  • What is and what is not normal
  • Improvising a stretcher
  • Post incident considerations and general care

Attendance at this event costs £45.00 per person with discounts available for group bookings.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and comes with a Certified CPD Statement. On completion of the course students can claim four hours CPD credit.

The course format is relaxed and informal but maintains the highest standards of teaching practice and is delivered by our fully qualified canine first aid instructors, who have experience in real life canine related incidents. Archangel instructors also hold a LEVEL 3 Qualification in Education and Training.

If you would like to host a course at your location, either for your staff or customers, Archangel would be delighted to hear from you. This is a service that is becoming more and more popular with our clients.

This comprehensive 2-day course has been developed in response to requests from many of those who have attended our Canine First Aid Course. This course also has the benefit of being an approved level 3 Vocational and Technical Qualification and comes with a Training Qualifications UK wall certificate. The training can be done over one weekend or split over two days on separate weekends.

The advanced Pet Course covers topics in much more detail and focusses on the different injuries and illnesses that can affect dogs and cats. The course has been designed to give the pet owner or pet professional much more information which will allow them to detect the early signs of illness and take appropriate action or to act decisively when faced with an injured animal and give the appropriate care. The training is not designed to replace the Vet, but instead concentrates on promoting recovery where we can, preventing the injury or illness becoming worse and getting the animal to Veterinary care in as best a condition as possible.

On completion students will receive Certification, access to their own online student dashboard and a CPR shield. The student dashboard also provides access to a downloadable Pet First Aid manual and additional first aid equipment which can be purchased. Students can also opt to receive free weekly video updates which are designed to keep their first aid skills up to date.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and comes with a printable Certified CPD Statement. On completion of the course students can claim 7- hours CPD credit.

The course also covers anatomy and physiology of animals and different first aid treatments that are available.  Although the treatment is basically the same between dogs and cats, the advanced course has a dedicated section to cats. This session also has many more practical elements, where students will be asked to take part and observe a series of practical scenarios.

During the session, we cove

Day 1

Introduction to Advanced Pet First Aid 

  • Pet first aid and the law,
  • The vet and your role in first aid,
  • When is veterinary care required,
  • Keeping your pet safe in an emergency,
  • Car Accidents,
  • Pet proofing your home,
  • Hand hygiene,
  • Dog micro-chipping.

 

Precautions and Safety

  • Protecting yourself,
  • Mechanism of injuries,
  • Scene management,
  • Use of Muzzles and Emergency muzzling,
  • Baskerville Muzzle,
  • Use of gloves,
  • Approaching a pet that has been injured,
  • Relevant pathogens.

 

Pet Accidents and First Aid

  • Injury assessment,
  • Breathing and respiratory problems including choking,
  • Dog CPR,
  • Drowning,
  • Shock,
  • Broken Bones,
  • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet.

 

Anatomy and Physiology 

  • Digestive Process,
  • Blood Vessels,
  • Types of Bones,
  • Breathing Mechanisms,
  • Circulation System,
  • Types of joints,
  • The Nervous System,
  • The Muscular System.

 

First Aid Kits and Equipment

  • Pet First Aid Kits,
  • Advanced Pet First Aid Kit,
  • Pet First Aid Sprays,
  • Elizabethan Collars,
  • Pet First Aid Wipes,
  • Pet Wrap Bandages,
  • Bandage Aftercare,
  • Using a Foil Blanket,
  • Pet First Aid Kits.

 

Checking a Dog’s Health

  • Checking your pet’s health and finding out what is normal,
  • Gum Colour,
  • Collecting a urine sample,
  • How pets show pain,
  • Taking a Pulse,
  • Taking the Temperature,
  • Vital Signs.

 

Pet Accidents and First Aid

  • Classifications of an emergency,
  • Pet Recovery Position,
  • What to do if your cat has an accident,
  • Prioritising treatment.

 

CPR

  • CPR Introduction,
  • Pet CPR,
  • Pet CPR Practical Demonstration,
  • Drowning and Treatment,
  • Near and Secondary Drowning,
  • Oxygen and your pet.

 

Choking 

  • Choking Overview,

 

DAY 2

Bleeding Control

  • Types of Bleeding,
  • Dressings, Bandages and Controlling Bleeding,
  • Impaled injuries,
  • Pets and Tourniquets,
  • Haemostatic dressings on animals,
  • Shock,

 

Different Conditions you may see 

  • Breathing and respiratory problems,
  • Loss of Appetite,
  • Sneezing,
  • Dehydration in pets,
  • Lethargy,
  • Urination Problems,
  • Weakness and Collapse.

 

Injuries

  • Suspected fractures,
  • Pet fractures treatment,
  • Spinal injury and moving a spinal injured pet,
  • Paw Problems,
  • Ears, Eyes and Mouth,
  • Bandaging the Ear,
  • Bandaging the Tail,
  • Poisoning, Bites and Stings,
  • Ibruprofen and pets,
  • Carbon Monoxide and pets,
  • Vet Poison Information Line,
  • Inducing Vomiting in a dog,
  • Snake Bites on Pets,
  • Pet burns,
  • Electrocution,
  • Fight injuries.

 

Illness

  • Pets and Illnesses,
  • Bloat,
  • High Temperature and Heatstroke,
  • Hypothermia Treatment,
  • Vomiting in Animals,
  • Seizures and Epilepsy,
  • Allergies in pets,
  • Vomiting causes and types,
  • Pancreatitis,
  • Cushings Disease,
  • Coughing and kennel cough,
  • Diarrhoea in animals.

 

Parasites that affect pets

  • Ticks,
  • Insect Stings,
  • Fly Strike,

 

Cats

  • Restraining a Cat,
  • Paws and Claws,
  • Cat Vaccinations,
  • Cat Worming and Treatment,
  • Pedigree Cats,
  • The Pregnant Cat,
  • Adult Cats,
  • Cat Flu.

 

Different types and sizes of animals

  • The older dog,
  • Small dog care,
  • Puppies and young animals.

 

Summary of Advanced Pet First Aid 

  • Pets and Fireworks,
  • Improvising a stretcher,
  • Summary to the Pet First Aid App,
  • Summary to Advanced Pet First Aid.

 

Attendance at this event costs £110.00 per person with discounts available for group bookings.

The course format is relaxed and informal but maintains the highest standards of teaching practice and is delivered by our fully qualified pet first aid instructors, who have experience in real life pet related incidents. Archangel instructors also hold a LEVEL 3 Qualification in Education and Training. Excellent student reviews are available on our website www.archangeltraining.co.uk

This session is also an excellent networking opportunity for dog and cat lovers, or those working or intending to work in the pet related industries such as dog walkers, dog/ cat sitters and groomers.

CONTACT US NOW TO BOOK OR FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT

his comprehensive 8-hour course has been designed to give those with security dog care responsibilities and those involved in canine related professions the confidence and knowledge to act decisively when faced with a canine related emergency.

The training is not designed to replace the Vet, but instead concentrates on promoting recovery where we can, preventing the injury or illness becoming worse and getting the animal to Veterinary care in the best condition possible. The nature of the tasks carried out by dogs will pose a risk that they may be harmed in the course of their work or transport. We have designed this course to meet the NASDU learning outcomes and added a few extra modules to ensure full understanding.

On completion students will receive Certification, and access to their own online student dashboard where they can purchase equipment or download a free pet first aid manual, they will also receive a free a CPR shield. Students can also opt to receive weekly video updates which are designed to keep their first aid skills up to date.

During the session, we cover;

  • Security dog overview
  • Security dog record keeping
  • Basic canine anatomy
  • Protecting yourself
  • Preventing infection
  • Relevant pathogens & Barrier application
  • Emergency muzzling
  • Injury and Illness assessment
  • Recognising priorities and checking vital signs
  • Primary care and Secondary care
  • Checking response
  • Canine recovery position
  • Airway/ Breathing & Circulation management (Canine CPR)
  • Choking, Bleeding, bandages and bandage after care
  • Fight injuries
  • Impaled injuries
  • Shock
  • Digestive disorders and vomiting
  • Broken bones & Splinting
  • Spinal Injury & Spinal Management
  • Ear and Eye injuries (including prolapsed eyeball)
  • Paw problems
  • Transportation of injured animals
  • Treatment of Burns
  • Temperature related emergencies (Hypothermia and Hyperthermia)
  • Drowning and secondary drowning
  • Poisoning
  • Snake bites
  • Stings
  • Ticks
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Gastric dilation (bloat)
  • Urination problems
  • What is and what is not normal
  • Checking the dogs’ health
  • Improvising a stretcher
  • Post incident considerations and general care, and First aid sprays, wipes and wrap bandages and first aid kits

Attendance at this event costs £55.00 per person with discounts available for group bookings.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and comes with a Certified CPD Statement. On completion of the course students can claim 4.5 hours CPD credit.

The course format is relaxed and informal but maintains the highest standards of teaching practice and is delivered by fully qualified canine first aid instructors, who have experience in real life canine related incidents. Archangel instructors also hold a LEVEL 3 Qualification in Education and Training.

The materials and equipment used throughout the course were of an exceptional standard. Brent`s knowledge was fully comprehensive and he set the pace for the group perfectly which brought the subject to life.

in Recorded during Canine First Aid course

Dogmore would like to say a great big thank you to Brent from Archangel First Aid Training for coming out to the center yesterday and holding a superb Canine First Aid Training course.

Jen,Mags and Sam (Dogmore Kirkliston) and Amy (Dogmore Play) all had a great afternoon renewing/sitting their first aid certificates.

Thanks again Brent for a fantastically detailed and highly interesting course!

DOGMORE Kirkliston in Source Title

I found this course was very well delivered and all subjects were interesting and well covered. I liked how our instructor was happy to discuss topics and answer questions as we went along. The training equipment was great (especially the CPR dogs) I now feel much more confident in myself. Thank You.

M. Hendry in Source Title

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