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Security Dog First Aid

This course is approved by the National Association of Security Dog Users (NASDU) for the requirement of pet first aid to meet their standards.  The nature of working with dogs will pose a risk that they may be harmed during the course of their work.  First aid is important to know for your security dog, not only to comply with associations and local authorities, but for animal welfare and to help a dog in need.

The course has been designed to meet the NASDU learning outcomes, and extra modules have been added to ensure full understanding. This qualification is endorsed by TQUK.

PLEASE NOTE:  Our courses are for humans only; so please leave your pets at home.  As much as we would like to welcome animals, real ones are not allowed to participate!

Occupations That Use This Course

  • Dog Handlers
  • Police
  • Security Guards
  • Customs

The course covers:

Introduction to Security Dog First Aid

Security Dog First Aid Course Overview, The vet and your role in first aid, When is veterinary care required, Keeping your pet safe in an emergency, Car accidents, Pet proofing your home, Use of gloves, Hand hygiene

Checking a Dog's Health

Checking your pet's health and finding out what is normal, How pets show pain, Taking a Pulse, Taking the Temperature, Gum Colour, Loss of appetite

First Aid Kits and Equipment

Pet First Aid Kits, Advanced Pet First Aid Kit, Elizabethan Collars, Pet First Aid Sprays, Pet First Aid Wipes, Pet Wrap Bandages, Use of muzzles

CPR, Accidents and First Aid

Breathing and Respiratory Problems, CPR Introduction, Pet CPR, Pet CPR Practical Demonstration, Drowning and Treatment, Near and Secondary Drowning, Shock, Pet Fractures Treatment, Spinal injury and moving an injured pet

Medical Conditions

Types of bleeding, , Dressings, bandages and controlling bleeding, Pet wrap bandages, Paw problems, Ears Eyes and Mouth, Bandaging the Ear, Bandaging the Tail, Bandaging Aftercare, Digestive Process, Vomiting in animals, Pets and Illnesses, Poisoning, bites and Stings, Inducing Vomiting in a dog, High temperatures and heatstroke, Hypothermia treatment, Seizures and epilepsy, Choking overview, Choking, Snake bites on pets, Ticks, Insect Stings, Urination problems, Bloat

Different types and sizes of animals

The older dog, Small dog care, Puppies and young animals


Pets and Fireworks, Human First Aid, Record keeping with security dogs, The importance of immediate attention to the dog and/or the need to obtain veterinary assistance, Actions and precautions to be taken following a dog that has stopped breathing, Actions to be taken following a dog that has a broken limb, Actions to be taken following a dog that is bleeding from a wound, Signs and symptoms following the ingestion of a harmful substance by a dog and how (and when) to induce vomiting. Actions to be taken following ingestion of a foreign body by a dog, Summarise the contents of a Canine first aid kit, Identify safety equipment which may be of use when dealing with a sick or injured dog, Demonstrate the fitting of a muzzle and explain its use, Define the common signs and symptoms of illness and identify their treatment, Identify the appropriate reports and records required following the administration of first aid.


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Security Dog First Aid Level 2 (VTQ)