Completing this course

Exciting new formats announced for learning in Covid-19 times.

  • 100% Online

    100% of our course is now online working at your own pace. There is a requirement for a student to 'demonstrate' knowledge of the skills required for certification by video uploads

  • Skills Module

    To achieve these sections students will submit small videos as they work their way through the course material. All skills are performed on mannequins/stuffed toy dogs

  • Learning Hours

    There is approximately 7 hours tuition in the online section. Course Manual & First Aid Kit sent to you after course registration

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Course reviews

4 star rating

Brilliant online course

Zoe Ryan

I have really enjoyed the online canine first responder course. Obviously an online course for learning practical skills is never as good as having that hand...

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I have really enjoyed the online canine first responder course. Obviously an online course for learning practical skills is never as good as having that hands on learning, however I think that the ladies did an amazing job at putting the information across. The fact we had to submit video evidence of preforming the skills was brilliant. Thank you so much, I feel much happier now, in the knowledge that I have this skill set.

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5 star rating


Delphine Riche

I taught the course was good and easy to understand.

I taught the course was good and easy to understand.

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About the Course

Many of us attend human first aid courses and now you can attend one to give you skills to help your dog

  • Only Globally Recognized Course

    The content of this course far exceeds other more basic courses out there yet it is taught in a fun way that makes learning easy. It is the only Canine First Responder Course with a globally recognised 2 year certificate. Included with this course are a Comprehensive First Aid Kit and a Printed Manual.

  • Realistic Skills Practice

    It provides realistic CPR demonstration on a canine manikin. During this course you will learn Primary and Secondary First Aid skills. Our Instructors are trainers and professionals in the Canine World. Our Canine First Responder Course Curriculum is the Only Course Approved by Emergency First Response, the Fastest Growing Certification Agency Worldwide for First Aid and CPR training

  • For anyone who cares about dogs

    This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in dogs. Whether you are a pet owner , dog walker, groomer, kennels, boarding facility or just have a general interest in dogs these skills are important to know. Hopefully you will never need them but if you do you will have a rehearsed plan to guide you

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Preloaded learning

    • The begining of your course

    • Student Manual

    • Reviews and Quiz

  • 3

    What is a Canine First Responder ?

    • What is a Canine First Responder ?

  • 4

    Aftercare of the Canine First Responder

    • Important things to consider after using your skills

  • 5

    Primary Care Overview

    • Dealing with situations that are potentially life threatening to the animal

  • 6

    Secondary Care Overview

    • Moving on to situations that are not immediately life threatening to the animal

  • 7

    All set to continue on your journey

    • Canine First Aid Ireland

  • 8

    Primary Care First Segment

    • Play & Read before proceeding

    • Canine First Responder Presentation

    • Primary Care - Scene Assessment

    • Bonus Scene Assessment Section

    • Video Submission - Number 1 - Scene Assessment

    • Primary Care - Barriers

    • Bonus Barriers Section

    • Video Submission - Number 2 - Barriers (gloves)

    • Primary Care - Muzzling

    • Bonus Muzzling Section

    • Video Submission - Number 3 - Muzzling

    • What could have happened ? The cause of injury or illness may not be apparent

  • 9

    Primary Care - safely progressing to checking the patient

    • Primary Assessment - ABC's

    • Bonus Primary Assessment ABC's Section

    • Video Submission - Number 4 - Primary Assessment ABC's

    • Primary Care - Rescue Breaths and CPR

    • Bonus Rescue Breaths & CPR Section

    • Video Submission - Number 5 - Rescue Breaths & CPR

    • Primary Care - Choking

    • Bonus Choking Section

    • Video Submission - Number 6 - Choking

    • Response Nudge

  • 10

    Primary Care - Final Segment ~ three S's

    • Primary Care - Serious Bleed

    • Primary Care- Shock

    • Primary Care - Spinal

    • Bonus Section 3 S's

    • Bandaging including Serious Bleed Control

    • Video Submission - Number 7 - Serious Bleed

    • Video Submission - Number 8 - Shock & Spinal Care

  • 11

    Primary Care - Paperwork

    • Primary Care Knowledge Review

  • 12

    Secondary Care - Illness & Injury

    • Secondary Care

  • 13

    Bonus Bandaging Section

    • Helpful Skills - Ear & Tail Bandaging

  • 14

    Secondary Care Paperwork

    • Secondary Care Knowledge Review

  • 15

    Wrapping up the Skills Demonstrations

    • What's next ?

    • Submitting your Skills Videos

  • 16

    Course Completion Paper Work

    • Quick quiz

    • Statement of Understanding

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Testimonials Recieved

Fantastic Course

Sarah D

I have just completed my Canine First Responder Course and am delighted . It is a really worthwhile course to have done and to be able to do it online was a really good and easy experience , excellently laid out and very easy to follow , also having it online meant that I could look at the videos and learn as much as I wanted as well as having the manual online to hand also. Karina and Jenny were so nice to deal with and very helpful through these strange times that ensure that all the correct measures were taken.On completion of my course I received a hard copy of the Manual , a First Aid Kit as well as my Certificates. I would highly recommend the Canine First Responder Course to anyone as I gained a lot more from this course than I expected and feel I have good basic knowledge if ever in a situation where I need to use the skills I learned thank you again Karina and Jenny .

Impressed !


I was blown away by how impressive the course was. I couldn’t step away from it. Thank you for all your hard work in making it so accessible during these times. I was amazed at how user friendly it is and how much information you covered online. It felt like I was sitting in the classroom with you

Worth the time & money


Anyone that goes to first aid courses usually comes out thinking they'll never need to use it but yesterday evening we got the chance. I wont go into the details but in a bit of an adventurous evening 4 legged Olive became 3 legged Olive. In these situations you do panic for a few minutes but then what you learn clicks in and you just use whatever is close to stop the bleeding. I genuinely think all pet owners should do an animal first aid course and it should be compulsory for pet professionals to do a pet first aid course. They are definitely worth the little time and money you have to put into them when it comes to times like these.

Highly recommended


....was a fabulous day of training and fun. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended


fantastic course. left feeling more confident if I ever find myself in an emergency situation!! Jenny & Karina are fantastic at what they do! highly recommend

Easy to learn Format


I did this course today and I can not recommend it many good things learned in a very easy to learn way ... thank you Jenny and Karina

Personal & Professional


A brilliant day, with two amazing facilitators.......personal and professional. Really enjoyed the day and was great to meet everyone thanks again 😊

Great course


Thanks for a great course !