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Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program – May 13-17, 2021

May 13 @ 9:00 AM - May 17 @ 4:00 PM EDT


5-day hands-on program: Thursday-Monday, 9 AM to 4 PM.

Become certified as a PetMassage Canine Aquatic PetMassage Practitioner.

PetMassage, a pioneer in teaching canine aquatic massage workshops, has trained and qualified practitioners for more than 20 years.

Massage in heated water is a controlled session of massage, facilitated movement, and stretching. The warmth enhances cardio and respiration, and softens the tissues. Buoyancy encourages muscle to actually float away from bone. For some movements the water provides resistance, and for others, it provides supporting inertia.

It also takes the facilitating practitioner’s experience to a whole new level of appreciation, validation, and happiness. It’s not just a job. It’s a positive and healthy way of helping dogs and making a living! It’s fun!

Working with owners and veterinarians Canine athletes, working with trainers and owners for body toning and wellness maintenance Older and hospice dogs, as a general cardio program

These are your clients for Canine Aquatic Massage:

  • Injured dogs, working with owners and veterinarians
  • Canine athletes, working with trainers and owners for body toning and wellness maintenance
  • Older and hospice dogs, as a general cardio program
  • Partially paralyzed dogs, for maintaining strength, spirit, and support
  • Weight loss programs
  • Grieving and traumatized dogs, providing soothing emotional relaxing sessions
  • And, happy playful dogs, that need exercise and the strenuous play experience

This on-site hands-on workshop is held at the Dog Dive, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

Home Study Courses in the Canine Aquatic Massage Program:

Credits and Credential

The Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program earns 60 CEUs.    Upon completion, you are a Certified Canine Aquatic PetMassage Practitioner.

Imagine yourself shoulder deep in a large heated pool, holding a dog, suspended in water. You guide the dog’s body in your arms in large, sweeping movements across the surface of the water. You watch the ripples on the surface. You feel how the water drags and drifts the dog’s coat and body. Imagine the therapeutic value that this dog is getting in water.

In your hands, the dog relaxes. As you move, integumentary (skin and coat) and musculoskeletal structures float into and away from each other. Restrictions from holding patterns release. Alternative and integrative neuromuscular systems engage.

When your dog experiences, aquatic massage, his body is joyful, relaxing, rejuvenating, rebalancing, reconditioning, resoundingly therapeutic and amazingly beneficial, for you, the practitioner, as well. This is The PetMassage Canine Aquatic Massage Program.


The PetMassage Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program helps students learn the theory, vocabulary, and skills to apply PetMassage techniques with dogs in a heated swimming pool.

It is designed to give you the fundamental set of skills and understanding to get you comfortable and working effectively with dogs in warm water.

Course content is focused on

  • skills and applications
  • session elements, sequences and protocols
  • assessment skills
  • advanced elements, sequences and applications for therapeutic aquatic canine massage
  • incorporating dry PetMassage skills and techniques to dogs on a submerged platform in the water
  • indications and contraindications
  • body mechanics
  • safety
  • basic canine anatomy as it applies to your aquatic canine massage practice
  • pools and their mechanics
  • legal practice
  • marketing
  • and experiencing the joy of working with dogs and fellow colleagues in and with the water.



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5/13-17 (2021) Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program (1 Payment)– Save 5% at checkout

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Call 1-419-475-3539 to arrange a convenient monthly payment plan.


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May 13 @ 9:00 AM EDT
May 17 @ 4:00 PM EDT
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