YORK canine first aid course

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YORK canine first aid course

Following a packed session in Castle Howard, we’ve been asked to come back to North Yorkshire again and so the first of our return visits has been arranged inside the Waggy Dog Crèche in Osbaldwick, York.

Just like the last, it’s 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.

The K9 1st Aid courses delivered by Rhodes 2 Safety have been ranked as the UK’s Number 1 by the 2017 Business Excellence Awards so you know the information and service you get will be second-to-none.


T’s & C’s
Students will receive a wound dressing and vet-wrap to practice with during the session & take home, and also printed notes at the end of the course together with their certificate.  Bookings are payable in full, in advance, and are non-refundable if less than 2 full weeks’ notice is given for cancellations.

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.

Come and join us?

March 03 2018


Date: 3rd March 2018
Time: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: £40
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Waggy Dog Creche

Jorvik HouseJorvik House, Osbaldwick Industrial Estate
York, North Yorkshire YO19 5UP United Kingdom

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01904 423246


  • 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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