A HUGE thank you to Joanne at Outward Hound Pet Services for inviting us to come and train in her wonderful facility in Barnsley.
On our courses, EVERYBODY is welcome from Students through to Professional Groomers, Walkers, Pet Sitters, Dog Trainers, Security Guards, Hobbyists and members of the General Public. We deal with shock, bleeding, choking, bites, road traffic accidents as well as the big topics of CPR and Artificial Respiration
Each student will gain a certificate of attendance valid for three years 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.
During the bandaging section, I will demonstrate on one of my dogs (I have 2 glorious Rhodesian Ridgebacks to choose from). It is generally safer to practice your skills initially on a human volunteer rather than on your furry best friend. 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 clearly by changing colour and temperature if it is too tight and swells up which is great for you to witness as a learning tool. Once you are consistently getting positive feedback from your human “Rover”, that’s the time to start practising on your dog.
We have a fully stocked shop on the website where any products featured (and many more that we don’t mention) will be available for you to buy should you wish: our Rhodes 2 Recovery books, bandages, first aid kits, vet wrap, tick pickers etc. Don’t forget, if you do order from our website rather than in person, there will be the inevitable post and packing costs to add, so bring your purse and fill your boots while your here to avoid the pain of p&p!