ITC Emergency First Aid for Dogs

This short canine first aid course qualification is regulated by SQA Accreditation & certificated by ITC First

This canine first aid course qualification covers skills and knowledge to help you manage situations where a dog requires emergency action. 

The vet ambulance does not come to you!


Whether on a long journey or a day out with your four-legged friend, this “ITC Emergency Canine First Aid Course for Dogs” should help your trip go without any problems as it provides tips on how to prevent emergencies and information that will allow you to recognize and deal with any situations should they occur. This is an ITC First, certificated canine first aid course and is regulated by SQA Accreditation. The canine first aid course content complies with The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, updated in August 2016 with respect to the treatment of animals by unqualified persons. The RECOVER 2012 guidelines and The Animal Welfare Act 2006. We will not only teach you emergency dog  & canine first aid skills but also give you the confidence to deal with real-life scenarios. Most of all you will have fun learning with fellow like-minded people during the canine first aid course.

Canine First Aid Course Content:

  • Know your dog
  • Vital Signs
  • Weekly Health Checks
  • Managing an Incident
  • Restraints & Carries
  • Choking
  • CPR
  • Drowning
  • Bleed Injury
  • Shock
  • Canine First Aid Course
  • First Aid Kits


The ITC Emergency Canine First Aid for Dogs course is suitable for dog owners, trainers, groomers, walkers & pet boarders. We do not practice first aid on real dogs as it may provide undue stress on the animal. We use the latest resources and training aids which will make your course a very hands-on experience. This canine first aid course covers emergency canine first aid for dogs, but the skills learned can be used with all small mammals, cats, and rabbits.

Canine First Aid Course Features:

  • Three-hour typical canine dog first aid course delivery time for the canine first aid course
  • Course notes/handouts based upon current best practices in UK and USA
  • Progressive, practical, contextual skill development
  • ITC produced an SQA Accreditation regulated certificate with a valid lifetime of 3 years
  • Professionally run canine dog first aid course


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