Canine Outdoor First Aid

A highly practical, 8 hour course covering canine emergencies when away from help.  Delivered by a Registered Veterinary surgeon who also works in Mountain Rescue

Who is it for ?

Anyone who works with dogs or has a dog and spends time in the great outdoors.

Canine Outdoor First Aid – Course Overview

Practical first aid training for dogs delivered by a highly experienced tutor who is both a vet and an experienced Mountain Rescuer.

Canine first aid, just like human first aid in the outdoors, is about doing the basics quickly and thoroughly and not how much equipment you carry (although we do cover first aid kits!).

We cover the basics using the same DrCABCDE format as in all pre hospital emergency care and then practice them. We use canine training manikins and fun, highly interactive and realistic emergency scenarios to ensure learning is embedded and confidence is increased.

Beyond the Edge are one of the UKs most experienced providers of mountain experiences and courses. We strive to make our training both fun, friendly and highly informative. We take great pride in the very high percentage of individuals who return for further adventures and courses.

Importantly we train at a lower ratio than most other Canine First Aid providers so you actually get to do the hands on practical learning.  We aim for our Canine First Aid training to help save your dog’s life and not just tick a box!

Please note – a room full of dogs is not a conducive learning environment, so please don’t bring yours along!

Canine Outdoor First Aid – Course Format

After some introductions at 9am we are straight into the syllabus. During the day we cover:

    • The role of a first aider and legal compliance
    • What’s normal and assessing pain
    • Primary assessment including safety, scene evaluation and restraint
    • CPR
    • The most common problems and how to deal with them
    • UK vet emergency and critical care provision
    • Trauma kits and stretchers
    • Bandaging / splinting
    • Further resources

Course Details

  • Location: Peak District
  • Cost: £105
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Ratio: 1:8
  • Level: Introduction
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More Information

  • Course Dates
  • Bespoke Dates and Locations

    We can if required deliver these courses at your place of work or add some first aid or expedition modules to fit your individual requirements.

    If you or your workers operate in hostile situations please enquire about our bespoke first aid and hostile situation training.

    Please contact the office and we will arrange some dates to suit your diary.

  • Meeting Point

    The course will meet at The Sir William Hotel at 0900 in the village of Grindleford. The village has good bus and train links with Sheffield and good train links to Manchester.

    The hotel has ample free parking.

  • Equipment Required

    Please bring yourself a notebook and a packed lunch. Please do not bring your dog.

    A full equipment list is in the joining instructions.

  • Accommodation Options

    This Beyond the Edge course is non-residential to allow you to select between a thermarest or 5 star hotel as you require. There is lots of accommodation in the Hope Valley and we recommend The Sir William which offers BtE clients a discount and this course runs from here.

    Further details and other options are listed on our Accommodation page.


  • How do I book ?

    The best way is via this webpage. Choose the date from the options on the above and then submit your booking and request an invoice or pay.  If your course is under six weeks away you must pay the full amount.

    For bespoke events get in touch first so we can check diaries and if required give you a quote. Get in touch by either calling the office on 01142 631 155 or emailing us.

  • Does the course include accommodation ?

    Not usually! We prefer to let you choose where you will be most comfortable. This may be in a tent or in a luxury hotel.

    In the Peak District we work out of the The Sir William hotel. This is a comfortable, dog friendly Inn with stunning views over the Hope valley and it also serves great food. We recommend that you stay here as they are well versed in looking after walkers and climbers, offer a discount to BtE clients and it’s a 30 second commute from the breakfast table to our meeting room!

    Further details and other options are listed on our accommodation page.

    For bespoke courses and events we can arrange whatever you desire from a bivouac under the stars to a spa hotel.

  • Children, Parking, Dogs, COVID and everything else...

    You will find all of the most frequently asked questions and their answers on our FAQ webpage.

Course Details

  • Location: Peak District
  • Cost: £105
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Ratio: 1:8
  • Level: Introduction
Select course date

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