The Canine Massage Therapy Certification program is a 4 day intensive training course. A 5 day program will be offered in 2021.

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 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 $895 is required with your application. The 5 day program cost is $995.
  • 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 and shoulders, and its functionality
    Day 2
    • Review and practice on the neck and shoulders
    • Instruction and practice of applied massage on the remaining front limb muscles.
    • Instruction and practice of applied massage on the canine back and all supporting muscles
    Day 3
    • Review and practice of all areas previously instructed
    • Instruction and practice of applied massage on the canine hindquarters
    • Review and discussion of muscles and functions
    Day 4
    • Review and practice of massage techniques on the entire canine body
    • Written examination
    • Practical examination
    • The 5 day program will follow this same structure, however day 4 will include practice exams with the final examinations given on the fifth day.