First Aid

We strongly believe that every pet owner should be equipped to help an injured animal in its moment of need. This is why running a full Canine First Responder course is the best way forward. This world recognised course allows you the skills needed to support your dog and on completion, a recognised qualification too. A certificate will be provided once you have completed and passed the course.

The Canine First Responder course is intended to provide students with an understanding of how to safely administer First Aid and CPR to canines in an emergency situation. It covers practical aspects of barrier use, scene assessment specific to the dangers of dealing with canines in an emergency situation, canine rescue breathing, canine CPR, shock management, spinal injury management, control of serious bleeding and choking in canines and how to deal with it.

The course is also intended to cover an element of secondary care as it pertains to canines and will look at bandaging, and lifting and moving a canine patient it also provides information on the canine systems and how to keep a healthy canine.

The course involves knowledge development, and a series of practical exercises, followed by scenarios that allow the students to put their skills into practice.

We want to make sure that we meet all of our student’s needs and comfort to ensure that we strike an even balance between knowledge, development and practical exercises. Where possible, we will try and make the course relevant to your current employment, circumstances or needs as a dog owner.


7th October - Freshford Village Hall please contact me for more details.

Please contact me if you would like to host a course.


Primary and Secondary Canine First Responder course - £95

Primary First Aid - £55

This includes materials that will be sent out to you on a disc.


The DVD shown as part of the course, can be purchased for an additional £22


Bessie is a dear little Patterdale/Lakeland terrier, a rescue dog from Wales. She is very good with people, including children, but is unpredictable with other dogs. I contacted Emily, at Bath Canine Academy, about 8 weeks ago and she arranged a couple of 1-2-1 sessions, so that she could assess the problems. Emily considered Bessie suitable to join the Friday morning class, held on Farmborough Recreation Ground and I am very pleased with the progress that Bessie (and I) have made. The classes are useful but also good fun. As well as obedience-training we do a bit of agility-work. Bessie has now made friends with the dogs in the class and we are working on tactics to distract her from the other dogs, who are running free at the far end of the Rec! Soon after I had adopted Bessie, I began to think that I had made a mistake. Bessie still has some issues, but now, I get up each morning and think how lucky I am!!

- Celia Porter - June 6, 2015

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