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Canine Care and First Diploma









This course will prove useful for anyone involved with dogs, from those who own dogs to those working with them such as in the case of boarding kennels.

Course Modules

1) The Early Days

2) Continued Health

3) Principles of first aid (part 1)

4) Principles of first aid (part 1)


  1. The Early Days
  • Preparing to own a dog
  • Choosing a dog
  • Puppy Tips
  • Exercise
  • Dog Toys
  • Basic training
  • Toilet training
  • Vaccination and the diseases they prevent
  • The importance of worming programmes – a brief introduction to round and tapeworms
  • Keeping your dog flea free – the flea life cycle you need to break
  • Feeding the puppy and adult dog
  • Neutering
  • Keeping the dog clean and tidy
  1. Continued Health
  • Health care, what to look for to check your dog is healthy or not
  • Common disorders
  • Nutritional disorders
  • Other parasites you should be aware of
  • Grooming equipment for specific coat types
  • Basic First Aid
  • Putting together a simple first aid kit
  • The elderly dog, extra care and feeding
  • Holidays: kennels/pet sitters
  1. Principles of first aid (part 1)
  • Accident prevention
  • Outdoor basics
  • Indoor basics
  • Triage
  • Objectives and rules of first aid
  • Putting together a first aid kit
  • Muzzles
  • Restraining techniques
  • Vital signs – Temperature, Pulse and Respiration
  • Cleaning wounds
  • Bandages
  • How to bandage a foot
  • How to bandage a tail
  • How to bandage an ear
  • Making a splint
  • Transporting an injured dog
  • Road traffic accident (RTA) and what to do
  1. Principles of first aid (part 2)
  • Specific situations of first aid
  • Open wounds
  • Closed wounds
  • The various types of fractures and first aid action
  • Haemorrhaging and the four main types of haemorrhaging
  • Signs of haemorrhaging and first aid action
  • Tourniquets
  • Dislocations and first aid action
  • Shock and first aid action
  • Heat stroke and first aid action
  • Cut paws
  • Burns and scalds and first aid action
  • Drowning and first aid action
  • Foreign bodies in eyes, throat and mouth
  • Insect stings and first aid action
  • Poisoning and first aid action
  • Convulsions and fits, causes and first aid action


Course Details

  • Study Level 2
  • The study Level relates to the how demanding the course is. 1 is beginner and 5 is HND / Foundation Degree level.
  • 4 Module Course
  • This course is delivered in 4 study modules which need to be passed to gain the qualification.

Fees: Excluding VAT

  • Course fee – R5900.00 (includes registration and certification)
  • Installment option – R1500 registration, R200 certification and R1200 per module


Monthly installments – Choose your own amount to pay monthly, no less than R500, over and above reg and cert payment. (This option ensures that finances don’t get in the way of completing your course, giving you peace of mind.)(Each module must be paid up before release.)

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