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PetMassage™ Workshops

Learn the skills to PetMassage™ your own dogs at home, invest in your professional development by becoming a Certified PetMassage™ Practitioner, and/or train to become a PetMassage™ Franchise Instructor.

Overview:

PetMassage™ is a hands-on skill. As such, it is best-learned one-on-one with an instructor. PetMassage™ with dogs requires an array of skills and a specific body of knowledge. PetMassage™ instruction moves the student beyond the basic skills of massage and incorporates aspects of canine psycho-social behavior, dog handling, Eastern and Western veterinary medical practices, alternative and integrative animal care practices, including healing touch, polarity, animal communication, and the philosophies of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Chi Gung.

The workshop format: instructors discuss, demonstrate, and then work with you as you return-demonstrate your understanding and delivery of PetMassage™ theory and techniques, energy and body mechanics. You will have ample opportunity for private instructions as you practice your new skills with a wide variety of dogs.

All workshops are held at the PetMassage™ Ltd. School in Toledo, Ohio. Workshops are scheduled, February – November. Students must be present for the entire workshop. Students who choose to leave early will be ineligible for certification.

Workshops have small classes – between four and ten students. Lectures and demonstrations use live dogs, models, supporting texts and the workshop manual.

Students are encouraged to bring dogs. In fact, when you bring 2 or more dogs, we will take $25 off your workshop course fee. If you are unable to bring your own dog, canine volunteers are provided. Please only bring crate trained dogs.

  1. The PetMassage™ Foundation Level Workshop prepares you to create a canine massage business.
  2. The PetMassage™ Advanced Level Workshop takes your practice to the next level of energy work and prepares you for the NBCAAM test with additional training in medical terminology, canine anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and pathology.
  3. The PetMassage™ WaterWork™ Workshop prepares you to use water techniques in a swimming pool to work with the veterinary community in canine rehabilitation, with the sport dog community and with private clients.
  4. The PetMassage™ Franchise Instructor Program offers training for you to teach PetMassage™ at your own PetMassage™ Franchise School.
  5. Mini Workshops

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October 2018

Canine Aquatic Massage, PetMassage WaterWork™ Program 1 – October 8-11, 2018 – Kalamazoo, MI

October 8 - October 11
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: The Canine Aquatic Massage, PetMassage WaterWork™ Program 1 helps students learn the theory, vocabulary, and skills of applying PetMassage™ techniques with dogs in a heated swimming pool. When your dog experiences his body WaterWorking it is joyful, relaxing, rejuvenating, rebalancing, reconditioning, resoundingly and amazingly therapeutic and beneficial. This is PetMassage WaterWork™! This programs travels to host locations throughout the US and enables students to learn an exciting new way to practice PetMassage™ techniques with the benefits of water massage sessions. This 4-day hands-on…

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November 2018

PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program – November 8-12, 2018

November 8 - November 12
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: The PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program is an excellent beginning to your canine massage career. This 5 day hands-on on-site program runs Thursday through Monday from 9 AM to 5 PM and is designed to get you the training you need. The more we learn about dogs, the more we recognize the obvious need for canine massage.  There is an exciting and fulfilling future for those who learn to practice canine PetMassage™ professionally. PetMassage™ graduates are recognized for excellence…

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Body and Gait Mechanics for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – November 8, 2018

November 8 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: 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…

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Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – November 9, 2018

November 9 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: 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…

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February 2019

PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program – February 21-25, 2019

February 21, 2019 - February 25, 2019
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: The PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program is an excellent beginning to your canine massage career. This 5 day hands-on on-site program runs Thursday through Monday from 9 AM to 5 PM and is designed to get you the training you need. The more we learn about dogs, the more we recognize the obvious need for canine massage.  There is an exciting and fulfilling future for those who learn to practice canine PetMassage™ professionally. PetMassage™ graduates are recognized for excellence…

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Body and Gait Mechanics for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – February 21, 2019

February 21, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: 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…

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Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: 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…

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March 2019

TCVM Tongue Assessment and TCVM Pulse Palpation – March 24, 2019

March 24, 2019
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  How much do you know about TCVM, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine? Do you know how to apply aspects of TCVM in your dog massage? Acupressure points and meridians are not all there is to know in the complex practice of TCVM. Two of the Four Pillars of TCVM Diagnosis are Tongue Assessment and Pulse Palpation. Would you like to look at your dog’s tongue and use what you see in your assessment and application of massage. You can when…

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PetMassage™ Advanced Level Program – March 25-29, 2019

March 25, 2019 - March 29, 2019
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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 Brief Description: The PetMassage™ Advanced Level Program enhances your initial PetMassage™ training. This workshop was created to reinforce and expand on PetMassage™ with a focus of practical applications of PetMassage™ Energy Work. Students receive training in body mechanics, positional release, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) applications, and further explore aspects of growing a successful practice. This 5-day hands-on on-site program runs Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM. Workshop Fee: $2200.00 Register Now:  Two options to pay. 03/25-03/29 (2019)…

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April 2019

PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program – April 25-29, 2019

April 25, 2019 - April 29, 2019
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: The PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program is an excellent beginning to your canine massage career. This 5 day hands-on on-site program runs Thursday through Monday from 9 AM to 5 PM and is designed to get you the training you need. The more we learn about dogs, the more we recognize the obvious need for canine massage.  There is an exciting and fulfilling future for those who learn to practice canine PetMassage™ professionally. PetMassage™ graduates are recognized for excellence…

Find out more »

Body and Gait Mechanics for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: 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…

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Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: 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…

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May 2019

Canine Aquatic Massage, PetMassage WaterWork™ Program 1 – May 6-9, 2019 – Kalamazoo, MI

May 6, 2019 - May 9, 2019
The Dog Dive, 1613 Riverview Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49004 United States
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Brief Description: The Canine Aquatic Massage, PetMassage WaterWork™ Program 1 helps students learn the theory, vocabulary, and skills of applying PetMassage™ techniques with dogs in a heated swimming pool. When your dog experiences his body WaterWorking it is joyful, relaxing, rejuvenating, rebalancing, reconditioning, resoundingly and amazingly therapeutic and beneficial. This is PetMassage WaterWork™! This programs travels to host locations throughout the US and enables students to learn an exciting new way to practice PetMassage™ techniques with the benefits of water massage sessions. This 4-day hands-on…

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June 2019

PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program – June 20-24, 2019

June 20, 2019 - June 24, 2019
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: The PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program is an excellent beginning to your canine massage career. This 5 day hands-on on-site program runs Thursday through Monday from 9 AM to 5 PM and is designed to get you the training you need. The more we learn about dogs, the more we recognize the obvious need for canine massage.  There is an exciting and fulfilling future for those who learn to practice canine PetMassage™ professionally. PetMassage™ graduates are recognized for excellence…

Find out more »

Body and Gait Mechanics for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – June 20, 2019

June 20, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: 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…

Find out more »

Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: 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…

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July 2019

Canine Aquatic Massage, PetMassage WaterWork™ Program 1 – July 22-25, 2019 – Kalamazoo, MI

July 22, 2019 - July 25, 2019
The Dog Dive, 1613 Riverview Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49004 United States
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Brief Description: The Canine Aquatic Massage, PetMassage WaterWork™  Program 1 helps students learn the theory, vocabulary, and skills of applying PetMassage™ techniques with dogs in a heated swimming pool. When your dog experiences his body WaterWorking it is joyful, relaxing, rejuvenating, rebalancing, reconditioning, resoundingly and amazingly therapeutic and beneficial. This is PetMassage WaterWork™! This programs travels to host locations throughout the US and enables students to learn an exciting new way to practice PetMassage™ techniques with the benefits of water massage sessions. This 4-day hands-on…

Find out more »

August 2019

TCVM Tongue Assessment and TCVM Pulse Palpation – August 11, 2019

August 11, 2019
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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How much do you know about TCVM, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine? Do you know how to apply aspects of TCVM in your dog massage? Acupressure points and meridians are not all there is to know in the complex practice of TCVM. Two of the Four Pillars of TCVM Diagnosis are Tongue Assessment and Pulse Palpation. Would you like to look at your dog’s tongue and use what you see in your assessment and application of massage. You can when you…

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PetMassage™ Advanced Level Program – August 12-16, 2019

August 12, 2019 - August 16, 2019
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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 Brief Description: The PetMassage™ Advanced Level Program enhances your initial PetMassage™ training. This program was created to reinforce and expand on PetMassage™ with a focus of practical applications of PetMassage™ Energy Work. Students receive training in body mechanics, positional release, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) applications, and further explore aspects of growing a successful practice. This 5-day hands-on on-site program runs Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM. Workshop Fee: $2200.00 Register Now:  Two options to pay. 08/12-08/16 (2019)…

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September 2019

PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program – September 19-23, 2019

September 19, 2019 - September 23, 2019
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: The PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program is an excellent beginning to your canine massage career. This 5 day hands-on on-site program runs Thursday through Monday from 9 AM to 5 PM and is designed to get you the training you need. The more we learn about dogs, the more we recognize the obvious need for canine massage.  There is an exciting and fulfilling future for those who learn to practice canine PetMassage™ professionally. PetMassage™ graduates are recognized for excellence…

Find out more »

Body and Gait Mechanics for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: 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…

Find out more »

Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: 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…

Find out more »

October 2019

Canine Aquatic Massage, PetMassage WaterWork™ Program 1 – October 14-17, 2019 – Kalamazoo, MI

October 14, 2019 - October 17, 2019
The Dog Dive, 1613 Riverview Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49004 United States
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Brief Description: The Canine Aquatic Massage, PetMassage WaterWork™  Program 1 helps students learn the theory, vocabulary, and skills of applying PetMassage™ techniques with dogs in a heated swimming pool. When your dog experiences his body WaterWorking it is joyful, relaxing, rejuvenating, rebalancing, reconditioning, resoundingly and amazingly therapeutic and beneficial. This is PetMassage WaterWork™! This programs travels to host locations throughout the US and enables students to learn an exciting new way to practice PetMassage™ techniques with the benefits of water massage sessions. This 4-day hands-on…

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November 2019

PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program – November 1-5, 2019

November 1, 2019 - November 5, 2019
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: The PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program is an excellent beginning to your canine massage career. This 5 day hands-on on-site program runs Thursday through Monday from 9 AM to 5 PM and is designed to get you the training you need. The more we learn about dogs, the more we recognize the obvious need for canine massage.  There is an exciting and fulfilling future for those who learn to practice canine PetMassage™ professionally. PetMassage™ graduates are recognized for excellence…

Find out more »

Body and Gait Mechanics for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: 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…

Find out more »

Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – November 2, 2019

November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Brief Description: 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…

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