The Canine Massage Therapy Certification program is a 4 day intensive training course.

Class size is limited to three students per session

  • At the time of your acceptance into the program, you will receive your class materials. This includes an anatomy textbook, a course manuals and 4 instructional DVDs.
  • Pre-class preparation is essential to your success. The preparation contained in your materials involves becoming familiar with basic anatomy and muscle function. You should also review the video material. This will enhance your on-site experience.
  • The non-refundable course fee of $1295 is required with your application.
  • Since class size is small, you will receive individual instruction and supervision. Maximum hands on training is guaranteed

    Class structure:

    Day 1
    • A review and discussion of the history of massage, basic physiology, muscle fundamentals and ethics. Emphasis is placed on the value of massage therapy as an essential element of a dogs conditioning and health.
    • Basic anatomy and muscle identification with a description of the function and interaction of each muscle group
    • Introduction and practice of all of the massage strokes and where each stroke is used.
    • Introduction and practice of massage on the neck, shoulders and remaining front limb muscles and its functionality
    Day 2
    • Review and practice on the neck, shoulders and front limb muscles
    • Instruction and practice of applied massage on the canine back and all supporting muscles and the hindquarters
    Day 3

    Review and practice of the entire canine body

Day 4
    • Written examination (final exam)
    • Practical examination (final exam)
    • Discussion of business development and operation
    • Awarding of certificates