Who We Are

Established in 1997, we have held hundreds of workshops, helped thousands of people learn the art of canine massage, and in turn, enhanced the quality of life for millions of dogs.

PetMassage is a leader in the animal massage industry. We have an outstanding history and reputation for professional canine massage training, continuing education courses, on-site workshops based on original PetMassage training materials (books, charts, physical DVDs and streaming videos) and private sessions in both dry and Aquatic PetMassage.

Please take your time in looking around the PetMassage.com website. Note our course offerings, our cache of peer reviewed research papers produced by PetMassage graduates, hundreds of original articles (Jonathan’s Helpful Hints), and free instruction videos on our YouTube channels.

"Our Team"

What We Do

We specialize in practicing Aquatic PetMassage for our local clients and teaching on-site, in 5-day immersive vocational training hydrotherapy workshops.  The practice of Aquatic PetMassage, combines in-hand swim and canine massage as adapted to be delivered in a heated pool. Clients, pet parents and their veterinarians, immediately recognize the value of this method of hydrotherapy for their dogs.

PetMassage Scope of Practice

A scope of practice reassures the people who enlist our services. Our clients and their veterinarians can be assured that we understand our boundaries and limit our practice to our specialty.

Why We Do It

The Aquatic PetMassage practice is profoundly beneficial to all who come in contact with it: dogs, their people, their docs, trainers and care givers, and especially trained practitioners.

The form that you learn as PetMassage, will have a profound effect on the health and wellness of the entire dog; body, mind, and spirit. The practice of Aquatic PetMassage will profoundly effect your health and wellness as well. This career will benefit every aspect of your life; body, mind, and spirit. That’s why we do it.

Mission Statement

At the PetMassage Training and Research Institute we provide

  • aquatic canine PetMassage private sessions,
  • train and certify people to give educated, competent and confident nurturing Aquatic PetMassage to dogs.
  • public and professional awareness of the uses and benefits of PetMassage.

Our vision

Our vision is to train and mentor you, the Aquatic PetMassage entrepreneur-practitioner so that you can provide this essential service for the dogs and their people where you live. There is a pressing need for the dogs all over the world to get the benefits of hydrotherapy, especially the form of Aquatic PetMassage.

Benefits of PetMassage

While there are obvious benefits of PetMassage for dogs, just as humans benefit from massage, PetMassage has special benefits for people too. We help people who have had a lifetime love of working with animals, especially dogs, fulfill their passion and purpose of having a career helping dogs. Massage is about identifying and resolving stressors. PetMassage provides balance and bliss, for dogs and people.

Where we are

The PetMassage Training and Research Institute is located in Toledo Ohio, USA.


PetMassage Aquatics workshops are 5 + 2 day classes offered several times each year. Check the schedule to see which dates are the best for you.

Aquatic PetMassage for dogs is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and Saturday 11-5 pm.

Aquatic PetMassage for cats is available.

Aquatic massage for people, a variation of Watsu, is offered on Sundays.