Today I had the pleasure of taking part in a Dog First Aid course with a very knowledgeable gentleman called Ian from www.propetfirstaid.co.uk
I was actually booked onto the course a few weeks ago but the course was cancelled due to low numbers...when I spoke to Ian about this he kindly offered to take me through the course in my own home at no extra cost. I figured I couldn't pass up the chance of a bit of 1 to 1 training so I booked him in.
Fast forward to this morning and I have learned a lot about a lot of things including treating cuts and bites while out dog walking, making a makeshift splint for a broken leg, CPR and even giving a dog the 'Kiss of Life'. Hopefully I won't have to do this with Elwood because his breath really is quite something...
Although Ian brought a dummy dog I got our Elwood in on the act and used him where possible. Here he is with a bandaged ear and a bandaged leg! As you can see he is thoroughly enjoying himself.
Hopefully I won't ever have to deal with anything too serious when I'm walking dogs in North Shields, Tynemouth or Whitley Bay but now I'm armed with a canine first aid kit at least I'll be ready if anything crops up.
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