Due to popular demand, we find ourselves back near Hull, specifically Hessle, for our third canine first aid course in just 3 months (apologies to all those who missed the one at the end of February due to the speed it sold out) and the one in March too which was also over-subscribed. Our Hessle Canine First Aid Course will take place at the Community Centre in the Old School House, and 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. Parking at the Community Centre is residential only so you are requested to park in the Co-Op FREE car park just 30 seconds’ walk away.
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.
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?