Become a professional

Become a certified professional

We believe that practicing PetMassageTM professionally fulfills the dreams of people who want a career helping dogs.

Massage your own dog

PetMassageTM your own dog

We believe that PetMassageTM needs to be an essential part of everyday pet care. 

Kids pet massage classes

PetMassageTM for Kids Training

We believe that teaches children to massage and handle dogs respectfully and safely.


PetMassageTM is a pioneer and leader in the pet care industry for canine massage training.

Ambitious students from all over the world choose PetMassage.



The Next Foundation Level Workshop date is November 10-14, 2016

The Next Advanced Level Workshop is May 18-22, 2017

(Prerequisite: Completion of Foundation level)

The Next PetMassageTM WaterWork Workshop is March 13-16, 2017 in Kalamazoo, MI


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Letters ten yards high

During our recent PetMassage Advanced Workshop, when I introduced the subject of Transitions PetMassage, I could feel the students’ anxiety rise around the table. The term TRANSITIONS in big bold letters reared up before us. The letters were ten yards high, pulsing, throbbing, overwhelmed us.They were screaming and unavoidable. […]  “Read the rest of this newsletter and how it relates the PetMassage message here




Read the wonderful and positive statements from our student and private clients about PetMassageTM

  • Foundation hands-on workshop
  • Advanced hand-on workshop
  • WaterWork hands-on workshop
  • Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner hands-on workshop
  • Foundation Refresher hands-on workshop
  • Advanced Refresher hands-on workshop
  • Body Mechanics and Gait
  • Blog Readers
  • Private Sessions
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    PetMassage ResearchIMG_4367x

    PetMassage students submit original papers on canine anatomy, physiology, behavior, bodywork, and energywork. These are all available FREE to anyone who would like bodywork-intentioned and directed information to help them in their practice. See the subjects of completed papers here 

    We welcome you to access this content frequently and offer your “peer review” comments.




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    Television appearance and interview.

    WTOL, Toledo Channel 11, on the “Your Day at 9” show, Jonathan talked about PetMassage for Dogs Day, demonstrating on Lola and discussing PetMassage for dogs. Please tune in.







    My insightful interview with “Work from Your Happy Place” host Belinda Ellsworth is available NOW! I talk with Belinda about my inspiration to create PetMassage, my passion for teaching and sharing what I’ve learned, and hopefully inspire you to follow your bliss, too.

    Visit iTunes and search Happy Place to find the podcast or visit and listen there. We’re so excited to be a part of the Happy Place community, so check out our episode, and find more shows from the inspirational business coach, Belinda Ellsworth. 

    Jonathan Rudinger


    10409723_10152892716437748_1351595689856036727_nInterview with Dr. Karen Becker/ “Healthy Pets Newsletter”

    Jonathan is often interviewed for his perspective as one of the pioneers and leaders of the canine massage industry.

    Recently, he was a featured guest of Dr. Karen Becker’s – Dr. Mercola’s – Healthy Pets Newsletter, See the video and read the August 2014 Healthy Pets Newsletter: Remove Disease from Your Pet’s Body Using Only Your Hands.  Here’s your link to Jonathan’s Skype and written interview.


    Accrediting Bodies for the PetMassageTM Training and Research Institute


    National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as continuing education provider #285813-00National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage (NBCAAM)file-page1-150x150