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We have been invited to teach down in beautiful Ipswich by the Suffolk Dog Grooming Academy, so how could we refuse?   This session, which will take place in the Academy salon, is sure to be fun, lively and incredibly effective at getting the important first aid information across that could well save the life of your furry companion.  We are inviting both dog professionals and members of the public alike, as this course is equally well suited to either participant.


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


Students DO NOT bring their dogs, but I will have one or two of my Ridgebacks with me for demonstration purposes – both always readily available to dispense kisses and cuddles (whether you want one or not apparently!!)

Each student will gain a certificate of attendance and full course notes to take away, so note taking throughout the session is unnecessary although we are more than happy for students to take their own notes, photographs of the dogs or anything that is put on the whiteboard during the day if they feel it will enhance their learning.
For students attending as part of their vocational studies, the course generates 3 CPD points.
During the bandaging section, I will demonstrate on one of my dogs.  It is vital that you practice on a human volunteer – 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, another indicator that is more difficult to see on a furry patient.
To practice on a toy would not give you any of this feedback and I would not be happy about anybody practising on a live animal until they are proficient.  I am, however, more than happy for our students to torture a human!  Wound dressings and vet wrap will be available to purchase at the end of the session should you require these for practice purposes or to beef up your first aid kit.

At the end of the session, all of the first aid products I use and discuss will be on sale too such as our Rhodes 2 Recovery book, bandages, vetwrap, first aid kits, moleskin, tick pickers etc should you need to add to your equipment list.  We happily accept both cash and card.

Tickets do go very quickly and there are strict limits on numbers, so if you would like to secure your place, please contact the Academy at the address below.

T’s & C’s
The price per person for this event is £60.  Spaces are paid for in full, in advance, direct to the Suffolk Dog Grooming Academy via the contact details below.  They are non-refundable if cancelled with less than 2 clear weeks’ notice.

Suffolk Dog Grooming Academy
Unit 1a
Akenham Farm Business Park
Henley Road

Tel: 07568 344612

[email protected]

Come and join us

June 08 2024


Date: June 8
Time: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Suffolk Dog Grooming Academy

Unit 1a Akenham Farm business park Henley Road Suffolk
Akenham, Suffolk IP6 OHL United Kingdom

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