iPet Network Level 2 Award in First Aid for Dogs

An ideal starter qualification for anyone who wants to be prepared in case a dog needs emergency treatment.
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What's included?

  • Monthly 1-1's with your tutor
  • Live Teaching Events
  • Peer groups
  • Study groups
  • Enriched Learning
  • Responsive and Timely Support
  • Entry Into Our Private Community

Be Prepared 

The qualification is designed to introduce the basic theory concepts of the most commonly faced first aid scenarios to include wounds, choking, poisoning, seizures, heat-related illness and water inhalation. This qualification provides an introduction to the theoretical knowledge required to respond quickly and effectively in emergencies and allows the opportunity to progress to study canine first aid at Level 3. 

Qualification Objectives

• Define the objectives of first aid and know how to classify different types of emergencies.
• Know how to safely handle dogs in emergency situations. 
• Understand how to complete a primary survey of the dog including the theory of how to take  temperature, pulse and respiration rate. 
• Know and understand the theory of how to conduct CPR, abdominal thrusts and the recovery position.
• Identify the signs and appropriate first aid management of wounds, bleeding and fractures including  principles of applying bandages. 
• Identify the signs and appropriate first aid treatment of heat-related illness (hyperthermia), water  inhalation, convulsions, bloat and poisoning.  
• List the requirements and contents of an emergency first aid kit for dogs.
Meet the instructor

Stephanie Costello

Stephanie received her BSc in Vet Nursing in 2015, before going on to complete a MSc in Sustainable Resource Management. She has worked in dog rescue in Ireland for several years where she continued her education in canine training and behaviour (and picked up 3 rescue cats and 3 rescue dogs along the way). Stephanie believes in a compassionate and consent-based approach to interactions with non-human animals and is motivated to develop this within the animal care sector.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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