Pet First Aid Course

Keeping our pets safe takes many important skills – including a knowledge of first aid in an emergency – this course provides a mixture of theory, discussion and practical tasks and covers the following subjects:

  • Recognising normal for your pet
  • Heatstroke
  • Bandaging
  • Bloat
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Choking
  • Resuscitation
  • Being prepared
2020 Course dates are updated throughout the year

Due to limited spaces available, book your workshop today. You’ll receive 4 hours of training – though this time can vary depending on the course and size of the group.

Courses may vary from split sessions to our one day course

How to check course dates and book your place

We are offering our workshop spaces at venues across the RSA throughout 2020.


You will be asked to create an online account to register and once you have selected your venue and date, will receive a booking confirmation with further information on venues.

What does the course involve?

Our ‘Pet First Aid’ workshop provides 4 hours training.

The focus for the day is on being able to identify when something isn’t right with a pet and being able to act accordingly in an emergency situation before you get to the vet. We’ll also take a look at how you can prevent some emergencies from occurring in the first place. Delegates will leave with knowledge on how to prevent, identify and take the appropriate action in the case of an emergency.

It is delivered by our Community and Education Trainers through a mixture of:

  • Facilitator led theory work
  • Group discussion
  • Case studies
  • Video examples
  • Practical exercises

If you have any further questions, or want to know about future events,

please contact us at 081 270 4672

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We also offer online courses as well.

Our Dog First Aid Level 1 course is 4 hours and covers how to care for an unconscious dog as well as commonly occurring injuries and illnesses including choking, bleeding, fitting, poisoning and much more. The course is run in small groups, with hands-on experience using a specially designed dog manikin and numerous other practical training aids.

If you work in the industry as a dog-walker or groomer, this is a great way to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in dog first aid to enhance your authority and encourage new and potential clients to feel confident trusting their pets to your care. All participants are awarded an First Aid for Dog Certificate, an accompanying first aid manual.  Pet first aid kits are available to purchase on the day.

Please note that our venue is not set up for your dogs to attend with you. If you would prefer to have your dog with you on the course, we recommend you organise a bespoke course with a group of friends at one of your homes and we would be delighted to come and teach with your dogs present.For more information contact us on our contact page.

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