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New Advanced Home Study Course:
Increase the power of your touch:
Energy Work For Dogs, Accessing the Magnificent Body Language and Body Wisdom of the Dog
Graduates of workshops and home study courses can now be found on our map. Click here to take a look!
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute has many facets from training students the professional aspects of canine massage, teaching dog owners to include PetMassage™ as part of the daily care of their pets, teaching children PetMassage™ animal handling and safety skills, and publishing books, DVDs and CDs under the name of PetMassage™ Books.
PetMassage™ is now offering specialized training and licensing to PetMassage™ instructors who will operate their own licensed regional PetMassage™ Satellite schools.
We welcome you to learn to provide the service of PetMassage™ for Dogs as your business, PetMassage™ your own dogs, teach children PetMassage™, and join us as an PetMassage™ Licensee Instructor Affiliate.
Canine care specialists from all over the world learn PetMassage™ by participating in workshops at the PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute in Toledo, OH. Pictured here is a photo of Jonathan Rudinger, founder of PetMassage, teaching a workshop in Angers, France. See more photos here.
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PetMassage™ Satellite School Instructor Licensing Program
The PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute Announces Program for New Instructor Licensing.
Over the years, PetMassage™ has received many invitations to teach the PetMassage™ Foundation hands-on workshops in places other than Toledo; the demand for these workshops is apparent throughout the US and around the world.
Now, we see that finally, the timing is perfect. The planets are aligned. With all the articles about... Learn more.
New Distance Learning Course:
Transitions PetMassage™ - Energy Work for the Aging & Dying Dog
The demand. The PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, responding to the many requests it has received from dog owners and animal care providers from around the world, now offers a distance learning course based on the 2007 book, by PetMassage™ founder Jonathan Rudinger, Transitions PetMassage™ Energy Work for the Aging & Dying Dog. The book Transitions PetMassage™ has received many favorable reviews. It is widely shared among pet owners. It is a guide for many canine massage and bodywork practitioners. And, many veterinarians offer it to patients' families as part of grief support.
This is the first, and only, canine massage program that teaches the PetMassage™ for dogs' bodywork techniques specific to aging and dying, combined with grief support for the dogs' people.
This course will prepare you for working with individual dogs, their families and to facilitate pet grieving groups.
Completing Transitions PetMassage™ earns a certificate of course completion and 10 CEs.
Prerequisites: None. Students who have completed the PetMassage™ Foundation Workshop will have a deeper appreciation ... Learn more
New PetMassage™ for Dogs Foundation Workshop format
We have listened to your request for a more condensed hands-on canine massage workshop. The PetMassage™ for Dogs Foundation Workshop format has changed. You will experience four and a half days of intensive, on site, hands-on instruction. Four days of PetMassage™ training with PetMassage™ founder, Jonathan Rudinger. Before working with Jonathan, you will enhance your canine interactive skills with a 4-hour on-site workshop Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner with dog behaviorist Monica West. The canine anatomy and business marketing modules are better adapted to distance learning courses. Register now.
Your PetMassage™ Foundation Workshop experience will be a total immersion in the sensory interaction and connection with dogs. It is in these workshops under the direct supervision and tutelage of Jonathan Rudinger, where you can best learn the practical application of hands-on PetMassage™ skills. Register now.
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Learn at Home with the new PetMassage™ for the Family dog Program for Dog Guardians and Caregivers.
This program teaches the many benefits that canine massage offers, provides do's and don'ts in handling your dog and discusses the proper sequence and techniques you need to understand before attempting to massage your dog. It also gives the dog’s family members specific instructions for helping them with applications for the upper spine, the hips and other areas of the canine anatomy requiring a special touch. Click here for more info
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New Books From PetMassage™
PetMassage™ for the Family Dog
PetMassage™ for the Family Dog, replaces the discontinued Effective Pet Massage for Dogs. It is an excellent introduction to PetMassage. This book is for you if you are an individual who is happiest when you are rubbing and scratching your dogs; and you know in your heart that you want to help them discover their optimal wellness and balance. With PetMassage™ for the Family Dog you will learn to create an ambient environment within your dog's body by combining skilled touch, compassion and active intention. An ambient inner environment is necessary for your dogs' physical and emotional balance and quality restorative healing.
With easy to follow instructions, abundant illustrations and a complete pictorial PetMassage™ demonstration, this is your guide to learning to massage your pet dog at home. Expand on the massage you already do intuitively, with the skills and theory of professional canine massage. This book is guaranteed to change the way you touch your dog. PetMassage™ for the Family Dog. 164 pages with index, glossary, photos, First Edition.
Art and Essence of Canine Massage, PetMassage™ for Dogs
Art and Essence of Canine Massage, PetMassage™ for Dogs offers the tools to begin or expand your canine massage practice. It is a more advanced text for students who have the intention of, or are already, practicing canine massage professionally. Art and Essence of Canine Massage, PetMassage™ for Dogs includes animal massage theory, vocabulary, hand and body skills, body and breath mechanics, canine behavior, how to observe canine reflexive responses to your movements, and much more. Each lesson validates the intuitively personal way you already have of interacting with dogs, while reshaping and expanding your set of professional skills and techniques.
Art and Essence of Canine Massage, PetMassage™ for Dogs is your preparation for PetMassage™ hands-on workshops, distance learning and PetMassage™ online courses.
TRANSITIONS: PetMassage™ Energy Work for the Aging & Dying Dog
TRANSITIONS celebrates your dog's life ... and death. It is about helping. It is about being empowered. It is the story of the last days of Oskar the boxer, teaching assistant extraordinaire at the PetMassage™ School in Toledo Ohio.
The skills you will learn in this little book will help you support your dog during any transition in his/her life; the most difficult being the last one, the end of life. This is a book of hope and love that will comfort dog owners during times of grief and despair when we feel the most vulnerable and helpless.
Learn about the power of holding patterns, fascia, transition massage, alternative end of life care and assistance for dogs and their guardians.
There are sections on geriatric massage, relaxation massage, energy balancing, and using mudras to enhance the effects of snapping and the pain drain.
Learn many valuable bodywork techniques to use time and again and want to share with other pet owners.
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