Dogs and their people are happier and healthier with PetMassage

Mini-Workshops – Guest Instructors

Body and Gait Mechanics for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop


In the Body Mechanics workshop, you will benefit from an expert who will help you transform the way you move. When you move more comfortably you will interact with dogs with increased balance, stability and confidence.

In the PetMassage™ Body Mechanics workshop you identify where your balance and gait may need some modifications and learn science based drills that you can continue to practice to get” back in balance.” New concepts in neural- and vestibular brain science will get your body moving in grace and comfort.

Our dogs are very aware of how we are feeling. Any limp, slouch, imbalance in gait, and incomplete breath signals them that something is amiss. When you move in balance and ease, you will feel more alive. Moreover, your dog will be relieved to know that you are well and happy. The dogs you walk will entrain with your improved posture, gait and breathing.

Note: This workshop is held on the first day of each Foundation Level Program.

Fee: When taken on it’s own, this workshop is $99.

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Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Mini Workshop


While many of the dogs that are brought to you for PetMassage™ will be easy to work with, other dogs are seeking the benefits of PetMassage™ because they have a problem to “fix.” In human terms, dogs may be experiencing pain, physical and emotional. They may be recovering from physical or emotional trauma as dramatic as being hit by a car or as everyday as falling off a sofa. They may be confused and disoriented. Their blood chemistry may be out of balance. They may be experiencing the signs and symptoms of old age. They may be in post surgery rehabilitation.

For your physical and spiritual safety, and for the physical and emotional safety of the dogs you will be handling, you must understand and “speak” the language, “canine. Speak the universal language of nature…the language of yoga. Yoga is nature. Dogs eat, breathe, sleep, and speak nature. Nature is where they live. Dogs get it. They begin to respect you. They cooperate with you.

This course will help you communicate more confidently with your canine clients. Dogs are more compliant, receptive and easy to massage when you talk to them in a language they understand. The concepts and dog handling skills in this course will enable you to be more confident working with many dog breeds, temperaments, and situations.

Learn safe and appropriate ways to interact with willful, reactive, or threatening dogs during each phase of a PetMassage™ session.

Note: This workshop is held from 9 AM to 1 PM on the second day of each Foundation Level Program.

Fee: When taken on it’s own, this workshop is $129.


  • Dog Handling in Canine Massage, Yoga Consciousness [Streaming Video / Download]

* If you have previously purchased the required texts, your workshop fee will be discounted equal to the price paid for the texts.

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