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Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner [PetMassage™ Home Study Course]

Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner [PetMassage™ Home Study Course]

If you are unable to attend this on-site workshop with PetMassage™ Instructor Monica Bernhoffer, this Home Study Course is the next best way to learn her techniques. This course will shift your understanding and relationship with dogs.

For the hour that you are interacting with the dog, you need to establish and maintain your role as the pack leader.

In our need to please and placate, we sometimes give up our power, ceding it to the dog. This can put you in an ineffective position, and if you do not recognize or use the correct signals, it can be dangerous.

This course gives you the insights and tools so that you and your dog will be safe and comfortable in each other’s presence.

Objectives / Goals:

Learn how to

  • control your breathing
  • control your mindset
  • use modified yoga postures
  • understand how dogs communicate
  • use their language with intention
  • control the signals that you are projecting
  • recognize the signs and signals a dog is sending
  • incorporate safe dog handling practices
  • maintain leadership

Part of: PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program

Included Materials:

  • Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner [PetMassage™ Home Study Course] [Course Guide]
  • Dog Handling in Canine Massage, Yoga Consciousness [Video / Download]

 Prerequisites: None. Open to dog massage practitioners, dog owners, handlers, sitters, walkers, trainers, DVMs, RVTs

Accredited By: IAAMB/ACWT, NBCAAM, NCBTMB

Certificate of Completion Earned? Yes

Completion Requirements:

All home study courses must be completed within 6 months of the date of purchase. Please note, this is a soft deadline and reasonable extensions are always granted upon request.

Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of the Home Study Course. Successful completion of this Home Study Course is defined as:

  • Submitted, and reviewed tests (multiple-choice and essay sections) from the Course Guide for Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner [PetMassage™ Home Study Course]
  • Submission for review of a video demonstrating the application of PetMassage™ Dog Handling techniques
  • Submission for review of a 2ndvideo: Your critique of the demonstration video

Continuing Education Credits (CECs) / Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Available For: Animal Massage Practitioners, Massage Therapists (MTs)

Number of Continuing Education Credits (CECs) / Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Earned: 10

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