First Aid LeashStar® – Canine First Aid Course

Welcome to our Canine First Aid Course, an essential resource for every dog owner. In this course, we explore the importance of canine first aid and equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to address emergency situations and ensure your dog’s safety and well-being.

Why Canine First Aid Matters:

  • Immediate Care: Accidents and emergencies can happen at any time. Having the ability to provide immediate care can make a critical difference in your dog’s health and survival.

  • Preventing Further Harm: Knowing how to assess and stabilize your dog’s condition can help prevent further harm or complications, especially when professional veterinary care is not immediately accessible.

  • Bond Strengthening: Caring for your dog in times of distress not only aids their physical well-being but also strengthens the bond between you and your furry companion.

  • Peace of Mind: Being prepared with canine first aid knowledge offers peace of mind to dog owners, knowing that they can respond confidently in emergency situations.

Course Highlights:

  • Basic First Aid Techniques: Learn essential first aid techniques such as wound care, bandaging, and CPR specific to dogs.

  • Recognizing Emergency Situations: Develop the ability to recognize common canine emergencies, from choking to heatstroke, and how to react promptly.

  • Creating a Canine First Aid Kit: Discover what items you should include in your dog’s first aid kit to be prepared for any situation.

  • Interactive Learning: Our course offers hands-on learning through videos, simulations, and quizzes to ensure you grasp the concepts effectively.

  • Resource Access: Gain access to valuable resources, including first aid manuals, online videos and guides to help you stay informed and prepared.

Whether you’re a seasoned dog owner or a business looking to upskill your staff, our Canine First Aid Course is a valuable investment in your dog’s safety. Join us and equip yourself with the skills to provide immediate care when it matters most. Because, when it comes to your dog’s health, knowledge is truly a lifesaver.

Terms of Course Attendance

  • This course is for people only, therefore please donot bring your dog. Model dogs will be provided.
  • Punctuality is vital for the success of the lessons, the class will start on time. If you know that you will be late please text and let us know as the venue door will be locked at the start of the class for security.
  • Cancellation Policy : For booking cancelled less than 5 days prior to the start of the course or afterthe course has started, no refund will be given. If you are asked to leave the course due to any of the reasons above no refund will be given.

Success through Communication anfd Connection

Your dog does not speak English – obviously – and you do not speak dog. So the number one issue in dog training is communication. Our training programs teach you how to ‘speak’ your dog’s language – (which, interestingly, is 90% body language and a few other things) and we help you to ‘attach’ english words to certain desired actions or tasks your dog needs to be able to live comfortably with you and your family – e.g. sit, stay, heel, etc.

Even if you could perfectly communicate with your dog, their willingness would still be down to the relationship that you have with them – and the context of the situation (i.e. why and when the request is given and what else is happening at the time). So we help you to develop your relationship with your furry friend – i.e. for you to better understand them and for them to better understand you.

NOTE: on the idea of relationship: violence begets violence. The idea that we need to make our dog submit through violence is just wrong! Beating a dog into submission builds fear – not trust – and can permanently damage your relationship with your dog. Using violence and pain to train a dog builds an unstable anxious animal. It suppresses behaviour that will come out somewhere else – i.e. you might suppress the behaviour, but it may come out when the dog is playing with your kids – and that’s when dogs become dangerous.

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