Dog First Aid Berkshire & Hampshire

Dog First Aid Berkshire & Hampshire

Dog First Aid training in leafy Berkshire and Hampshire

Your dog is your best friend. What better way to show you care than by learning the skills you will need to help him in an emergency?

The Berkshire & Hampshire location for Dog First Aid has a great reputation with it's customers and an excellent Trustist Review score.

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Claire Pooles

Claire Pooles

Claire is our Dog First Aid Franchisee for West Berkshire and Hampshire.

Claire has been owned by dogs, cats and horses (to name but a few!) for most of her life and is an experienced animal carer, earning herself the nickname “the fairy dogmother” amongst friends and neighbours for whom she often looks after their four legged family members.

Alongside a degree in equine science, Claire is also a qualified chartered accountant and has worked in finance for the last 15 years, but her number one passion in life has always been animals, especially dogs and says “I honestly cannot imagine a life without a dog or two, or ten, in it!”. She currently has two dogs of her own, a re-homed whippet and a cheeky Italian greyhound, together with two cats and a retired racehorse.

Having been involved in a number of canine related emergencies herself, including choking, barbed wire injury and an attack by another dog, she is passionate about empowering dog care professionals and owners with the knowledge and skills they would need in the event of an emergency situation with a dog. “We’ve all been there and how many of us have frozen in those situations, unsure how to react. Those first few minutes are vital and can mean the difference between life and death. The right training gives you the confidence to deal with the situation calmly and effectively, until you can get to a vet”.

Claire has undergone our extensive training programme, including training with registered members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.


Dog First Aid Training provide a range of courses in Berkshire & Hampshire.

Emergency Canine Care

Emergency Canine Care

Our 'Dog First Aid' course is ideal for anyone living or working with dogs. It will teach the essentials of caring for a dog in a range of circumstances.

Flat Faced Breeds - Health Awareness

Flat Faced Breeds - Health Awareness

Brachycephalic dog breeds have unique medical needs. This course will help you understand and respond to your dog's needs.

Dog First Aid Berkshire & Hampshire is available right across the region, including...

Newbury, Basingstoke, Southampton, Portsmouth, Hungerford, Winchester, Andover, Farnborough, Fleet, Fareham, Petersfield and the surrounding areas.

Client Reviews

T Brown

Learned so much useful information in a relaxed & friendly atmosphere, I now feel confident that I could deal with a wide range of first aid situations & at least be helpful in some way if not by saving a dog's life!!

Jeff Prelogar

Exceeded expectations! Material delivered in logical and fun way...learned loads and using it with dogs in my care and sharing info with their owners. Recommend it? Absolutely!

Jo Spencer

Excellent delivery of information. Amazed at the amount of knowledge I gained in 3 1/2 hours. Would recommend to anyone that has a dog, works with dogs or spends time with dogs.

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