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PetMassage Foundation Level Program

PetMassage Foundation Level Program

The PetMassage Foundation Level Program gives you the training to create a successful canine massage practice, business and career. The skills you learn in this program will prepare you for providing massage for house pets, service dogs, sport dogs, dogs in a veterinary setting, and dogs in rehab.

This program includes massage skills specifically for dogs, dog handling in the context of a massage session, body mechanics (for you), basic dog anatomy, and a guide/marketing course to create your canine massage business. While some parts of your training can be completed at home, the hands-on-dogs instruction needs to be personalized for you, optimizing your intuitive abilities and personal style.

Your hands-on one-on-one instruction is in a 5-day on-site workshop intensive at PetMassage. Combine this personalized instruction with original PetMassage texts and tests, videos, two mini-workshops, research resources, home- study courses, and complimentary continued mentoring for the duration of your practice, and you have a comprehensive, total training program. This is everything you need to embark on a competent and successful canine massage practice.

Canine Massage Techniques Included:

  • PetMassage Positional Release (myo-fascial)
  • Stretching
  • Friction
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Palliative Care
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Bone Density Movement

Workshop Includes Two Mini-workshops:

Home Study Courses Include:


Upon completion of the PetMassage Foundation Level Program, you will be a Certified PetMassage Practitioner.

The PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program earns 100 CEUs and combined with the Advanced Level’s 100 CEUs, qualifies students and prepares them for the NBCAAM Test for Small Animal Massage National Certification.

Program Fee: $2000.00 (includes workshop, all texts and tests, home-study courses, two mini-workshops, a research project and complimentary mentoring throughout your career.)

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