Canine First Aid for Flyball

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This Canine First Aid course is tailed for Flyball enthusiasts and is being sponsored by the wonderful


Presented by Rhodes 2 Safety  – Ranked Number 2 in the UK from well over a thousand first aid training providers – it will take place at Strathclyde Rugby Club.

This course is fun,  lively and incredibly effective at getting the important first aid information across that could well save the life of your furry companion.

We deal with shock, head injuries, spinal injuries, bleeding, hypoglycaemia, friction burns 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

April 23 2016


Date: 23rd April 2016
Time: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: £30
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Clydebank Rugby Club

60, Dean Street Clydebank, Scotland G81 1RL United Kingdom

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  • (Half way through will be a 15 minute break)
  • Welcome
  • Primary Survey
  • Artificial Respiration
  • CPR
  • Shock
  • Secondary Survey
  • Bleeding
  • Broken Bones/Sprains
  • Friction Burns
  • Broken Nails/Nail Trims
  • Head Injuries
  • Fits/Seizures
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Hyperthermic Collapse
  • Bleeding/Wound Recognition
  • 1st Aid Kit
  • Q&A
  • Presentation of Certificates

Flyball is fast, dynamic and adrenaline filled not just for us, but for our dogs too. This course is designed to equip the candidate with the skills to deal with the kind of injuries and accidents that present when competing in this wonderful sport.


Clyde Warriors Flyball Team
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