Derbyshire – K9 1st Aid @ Doodlefest

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Derbyshire – K9 1st Aid @ Doodlefest

Derbyshire, and more specifically “Doodlefest 2016” at Catton Park is host to another of our canine first aid courses this year – the third year we’ve attended this Doodle Extravaganza, it will be fun,  lively and incredibly effective at getting across the important first aid information that could well save the life of your furry companion.  You DO NOT have to own a Doodle or be a member to attend this session.

K9 1st Aid by Rhodes 2 Safety – Ranked Number 2 in the UK from well over a thousand first aid training providers.

We deal with shock, bleeding, choking, bites, road traffic accidents as well as the big topics of CPR and Artificial Respiration

Students DO NOT bring their dogs, but I will have one or two of my Ridgebacks with me for demonstration purposes.
Each student will gain a certificate of attendance and full course notes to take away, so note taking throughout the session is unnecessary. For students attending as part of their vocational studies, the course generates 3 CPD points.
Everybody will be seated in a horseshoe so that EVERYBODY is on the front row – nobody should be struggling to see.
During the bandaging section, I will demonstrate on one of my dogs and then students will be put into pairs to allow one to be the first aider and the other to be the doggy patient. Once the bandage is done, students will then swap so that each not only has a go at doing the dressing but also feels how it is to be the patient and understands how the dressing feels when applied. A dog cannot give you any feedback about your skills so by doing it on a person, we can get their honest opinion once the bandage is complete. Human skin also reacts by changing colour and temperature if it is too tight and swells up. To practice on a toy would not give you any of this feedback and I would not be happy about anybody practicing on a live animal until they are proficient in it – I am, however, more than happy for them to torture a human!
At the end of the session, there will be first aid products on sale too such as our Rhodes 2 Recovery book, bandages, first aid kits, vet wrap, tick pickers etc.
Training at Doodlefest 2015
Training at Doodlefest 2015

Come and join us

August 07 2016


Date: 7th August 2016
Time: 10:30 am - 1:45 pm
Cost: £35
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Fairfax Community Centre 1

Fairfax Avenue, North Yorkshire HG27RU United Kingdom

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  • Schedule
  • Welcome
  • Primary Survey
  • Artificial Respiration
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Shock
  • 15 minute break
  • Bleeding
  • Wound Recognition
  • Bandaging
  • Pressure Dressings
  • Special Area Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Stings
  • Ticks
  • Broken Nails/Nail Trims
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Secondary survey
  • Q&A
  • Presentation of Certificates


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