BERKSHIRE – Wokingham Canine First Aid

March 18 2017
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St. Sebastian’s Memorial Hall
Nine Mile Ride,
Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3BA United Kingdom

Edinburgh – Portobello

April 22 2017
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Portobello Community Centre
3, Adelphi Grove
Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1AP United Kingdom

Holytown, North Lanarkshire

April 24 2017
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Holytown Community Facility
Stevenston Street
Holytown, Scotland ML1 4RG United Kingdom

EAST KILBRIDE, Greenhills

April 26 2017
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Greenhills Church
Turnberry Place, Greenhills
East Kilbride, Scotland G75 8TB United Kingdom

CARLUKE, South Lanarkshire

April 27 2017
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St. Andrew’s Church Hall
Mount Stewart Street
Carluke, Scotland ML8 5EB United Kingdom

ABERDEENSHIRE canine first aid

April 28 2017
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Daviot Village Hall
Wellbrae, Daviot,
Inverurie, Scotland AB51 0HZ United Kingdom

Fort William SCOTLAND

April 29 2017
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The Nevis Centre
An Aird Footpath,
Fort William, , Scotland PH33 6AN United Kingdom

MULL – canine first aid seminar

April 30 2017
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Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa
Craignure
Isle of Mull, Scotland PA65 6BB United Kingdom

KILMARNOCK canine first aid

May 03 2017
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Kilmaurs Scout Hall
Main Street, Kilmaurs
Kilmarnock, Scotland KA3 2SY United Kingdom

Edinburgh – Portobello (2nd Session)

May 04 2017
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Portobello Community Centre
3, Adelphi Grove
Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1AP United Kingdom

Bearsden, GLASGOW

May 05 2017
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Waggy Tails
Baljaffray Parish Church, Grampian Way, Bearsden
Glasgow, Scotland G61 4RN United Kingdom

LEEDS canine first aid

May 21 2017
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Baht’ap
11 Mill Hill
Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 5DQ United Kingdom

KENT canine first aid

June 24 2017
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St. Mary’s Island Community Centre
Island Way, West Street, Mary's Island
Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 3EP United Kingdom

Rochford, ESSEX canine first aid

June 25 2017
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The Freight House
Bradley Way,
Rochford, Essex SS4 1BU United Kingdom

BRISTOL canine first aid

July 08 2017
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Celestine Dog Training
Little Shortwood Farm, Bird Bush Lane, Wickwar Road,
Bristol, BS37 6PA United Kingdom

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Testimonials

Just wanted to thank you again for yesterday’s class a Bishop Burton College, the class was fun, entertaining, easy to follow and understand, I purchased your book or should I say Axl’s book and it is very informative covering everything we learnt yesterday and more and is very funny, I really enjoyed the class, was lovely to meet you and those beautiful boys, thanks again
Kim
Kim Johnson – Bishop Burton College

A totally unique learning experience. Kerry’s approach was engaging.
And interesting. She broke it down to make it easy to understand. Her dogs made wonderful guinea pigs as well. I would thoroughly recommend her course to anyone interested in learning about canine first aid. Looking forward to the next one. Thanks again Kerry. Regards Seonaid.

Sionaid McAndrew – Paisley

Interactive, fun, beautiful dogs and a great evening. Since the training I have updated my doggy first aid kit and practised my bandaging on my injured rotti on several occasions! It has to be said that Kerry is a skilled teacher using humour and logic to demonstrate her knowledge and experience. Her book is full of helpful information which is very user friendly.

Helena Stevens – Inverness

Brilliant session – informative, interactive, memorable, great advice and guidance, a to the point handout and things to buy. Kerry’s dogs make it real – you can see how you would put on a bandage, use a muzzle, feel for a pulse, etc and I felt the course covered everything I needed as an owner to do the best for my dog in an emergency. The advice on getting your dog used to fairly unnatural situations such as looking at the roof of their mouth was extremely useful and I’ve already started clicker training my dog to get accustomed to the experience. I do hope I never have to use any of Kerry’s advice but if I do, this course means I’m very much more likely not to panic and remember what to do.

Sally Brewis – Alnwick

I was a bit skeptical about the course as I did wonder if anything taught would be useful as basically I believe in a lit knowledge can be dangerous. However I was so wrong. Everything taught was useful and I feel confident now I could cope if an accident occurred. As my dog is so precious to me I feel anyone with a dog owes it to them to learn basic first aid.

Anne Forster – Newcastle upon Tyne

I would advise every dog owner who may have the opportunity to take part in a ‘Rhodes 2 Safety’ day to do so. Kerry makes the talk fun as well as very informative. There are some interactive moments too. Axel, Kerry’s Ridgeback dog is a star and patiently helps to demonstrate various points about Kerry’s talk. No chance to fall asleep in this lecture! You will learn a lot. Thank you Kerry.

Jean Bridges – Bridlington

Best First Aid course I’ve ever been on, doggy or human! Kerry is informational and engaging and I wished it had gone on for longer. Axl is a very willing ‘patient’. I highly recommend them both.

Fiona Bird – Portsmouth

I attended Rhodes-2-Safety Canine First Aid when Kerry visited Rochford, Essex. I found her to be very professional, but at the same time, bringing her sense of humour to the course, making it very enjoyable. Her canine companion was the perfect assistant, tolerating all manner of procedures in demonstrations so calmly. The course taught me all I needed to know as a dog trainer and behaviourist and since attending, have used the skills on a few occasions for minor emergencies. I would thoroughly recommend Rhodes-2-Safety to anyone seeking to learn about Canine First Aid.

Janet London – Rochford

Fun, friendly and very useful the training was relevant to both canine and human. I am clinical and regularly attend human 1st aid courses but this was the most fun and therefore learning was enhanced.

Sandra Spence – Pontefract

I had never thought about doing any animal first aid before and being a nurse I thought I would have a fair bit of knowledge and confidence to manage most canine casualties but I was quite surprised how much I really “learned” that night. And also a few things I had done wrong in the past. It was absolutely money well spent and cheap at the price. I could have listened to Kerry all night. I think the group I was at could have spoke all night too but I felt Kerry managed her group very well. Always keeping things on track. This is something I will definitely repeat for a refresher in a few years time.

Maria Straker – Paisley

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Presentation was professional and full of valuable information. I now feel much more confident about what I would do should an emergency arise and I am reinforcing what I learned with the help of the handbook. Both the course and the handbook are up to date with information delivered in a format that will help to jog the memory if an accident should occur when the mind would probably go blank! During the course Kerry held our attention and the three hours passed remarkably quickly. Many thanks it was worth every penny and I will recommend it to other dog owners.

Sheila Mitchell – Fortrose

Found the course extreemly informative and interesting, Kerry was fun and her Woofs are gorgeous and sooo well behaved..! Wouldn’t hesitate to book again and would defiantly recommend to friends and other doggie groups..!

Michelle Vyvien – Carlisle

We learned so much during the course. Kerry was extremely knowledgeable and informative with regards to her training. Her instructions were very clear and delivered in such a way, that I will certainly remember a lot of what we were shown. Best £30.00 I have spent this year!

Amanda McGrath – Carlisle

Many thanks Kerry for providing us with an outstanding excellent evening session of animal 1st aid. Your teaching methods were excellent. The session was packed to the brim with very valuable information and treatments for various problems or conditions we may ever encounter… As dog owners ourselves I found the session a very valuable source of information & excellent learning of which was much needed.
Your beautiful dogs are a credit to you and excellent natured examples of the breed, they were fabulous patients even if they did milk it a bit at times…
Even when Axl was asking for cake… he did so in such a delightful polite manner… Very amusing fur kids xxx
Thank you again xxx

Shirley Watson – Carlisle

Absolutely brilliant workshop. I attended the one held in Bargeddie, and it was great value for money. It was well planned, informative and fun. I learned so much about so many different topics of a dogs health and first aid. Kerry and her two dogs were so nice, welcoming and friendly. And the lovely ladies who ran the hall put on a lovely buffet and made a great cup of tea. Very impressed thank you Kerry

Lorraine Brown – Bellshill

I have to admit, I was dreading this course as I am not good with medical things! But Kerry puts everyone at ease straight away, and the dogs are great to have around. First Aid can sometimes be a dry subject, but Kerry is very knowledgeable and makes the training fun, informative and you come away with information that could help you in the future. Very highly recommended.

Nicky Cuthbert – Inverness

Excellent canine first aid course. Been on one a couple years ago but didn’t have a patch on the seminar run by Kerry.
She really knows her stuff and made it all fun but really got the message across of how to treat dogs in an emergency situation. Lots of tips and ways to remember what to do in various situations from resuscitation to bandaging.
Being a dog groomer I found this course invaluable to working and looking after the dogs in my care.
Thanks Kerry and I’ll be updating my certificate when it expires.
Thoroughly recommend Rhodes2Safety

Dawn Ferguson – Stirling

Highly recommend this canine first aid course. Well worth the money. Very interesting and informative and delivered by Kerry in a very engaging and enthusiastic manner (assisted by 2 gorgeous dogs of course) Would definitely recommend the course, Kerry and her (canine) boys.

Miari MacKinnon – Inverness

A brilliant course presented in a way in which makes the context easily remembered. Led by an enthusiastic person who was always willing to answer questions (no matter how daft they may have sounded).

Lucy Walker – Hull

I attended the first aid course in July 2015, and I have to say that the way all the information was delivered was fantastic. It was a fun afternoon and we covered so much. I work in a grooming salon and I also have my own dogs so every single bit was crucial to help me not only as a professional dog groomer but as a dog owner. I would like to say a massive thank you to Rhodes 2 Safety for giving me knowledge to help me help the animals, it is so important when needed in a life threatening situation and I am confident that I will be able to perform my new skills and do the right thing. I also bought the first aid book and I have to say that the way it is written is absolutely genius!! So easy to understand and an absolute pleasure to read. Congratulations on such a wonderful seminar. I will definately pass on all of your details and will partake in another in the future to keep me up to date. Many thanks xx.

Gail Barker – Saxmundham

Brilliant, loved the course, very informatative and this course is a must for all dog owners.
Kerry and her able assistant Axl the rhodesian Ridgeback demonstrate a range of treatments that as owners we could face in an emergency. I feel equipped to deal with this following this training. I can’t recommended the course enough.

Tina Jones – Shrewsbury

Good content put over in a way that was easily understood and not too pushy. Questions answered in a positive way.
Would recommend to anyone requiring human or animal first aid training.

John Verity – York

Could not rate this highly enough, Kerry is absolutely fantastic and so where her very able assistants Tyler, Axl and Chi. After attending lots of dog related course I can safely say this is one of the best I’ve attended! Kerry made it enjoyable and her passion and energy shone through. I will be recommending Kerry and Rhodes 2 safety to all my friend, clients and work colleagues. I would happily attend again

Kirsty Taylor

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