PetMassage Workshops

Learn the skills to PetMassage your own dogs at home, invest in your professional development by becoming a Certified PetMassage Practitioner.

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 Program prepares you to create a canine massage business.
  2. The PetMassage Advanced Level Program 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 Canine Aquatic Program 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.
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August 2021

PetMassage Foundation Level Program – August 12-16, 2021

August 12 - August 16
PetMassageTraining and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  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. There are 3 home study modules and hands-on-dogs instruction, where your individual needs can be personalized for you, optimizing your intuitive abilities and personal style. Home Study Courses Include: Basic Anatomy…

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September 2021

PetMassage Advanced Level Program – September 16-20, 2021

September 16 - September 20
PetMassageTraining and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  This program is full, please see dates for other Foundation Level Programs. Please call/text 419-475-3539 or email info@petmassage.com to be put on a waiting list.   Expand your canine massage practice with advanced instruction.  Energy systems of dogs: indications and applications of balancing and aligning Myofascial release, MFR Neural positional release Positional release of significant trigger points Stretching Palliative care Functional medical terminology vocabulary to work with veterinarians Functional pathology for a more comprehensive private practice and veterinary rehabilitation…

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October 2021

Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program – October 14-18, 2021

October 14 @ 9:00 AM - October 18 @ 4:00 PM EDT
PetMassageTraining and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  Become certified as a Canine Aquatic PetMassage Practitioner. 5-day hands-on program: Thursday-Monday, 9 AM to 4 PM. This on-site hands-on workshop is held at the PetMassage School Natatorium in Toledo, Ohio, USA. Home Study Courses in the Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program: Basic Anatomy of the Dog Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner Credits and Credential The Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program earns 60 CEUs.    Upon completion, you are a Certified Canine Aquatic PetMassage Practitioner. Course content is focused…

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November 2021

PetMassage Foundation Level Program – November 4-8, 2021

November 4 - November 8
PetMassageTraining and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  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. There are 3 home study modules and hands-on-dogs instruction, where your individual needs can be personalized for you, optimizing your intuitive abilities and personal style. Home Study Courses Include: Basic Anatomy…

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March 2022

PetMassage Foundation Level Program – March 17-21, 2022

March 17, 2022 - March 21, 2022
PetMassageTraining and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  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. There are 3 home study modules and hands-on-dogs instruction, where your individual needs can be personalized for you, optimizing your intuitive abilities and personal style. Home Study Courses Include: Basic Anatomy…

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April 2022

Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program – April 21-25, 2022

April 21, 2022 @ 9:00 AM - April 25, 2022 @ 4:00 PM EDT
PetMassageTraining and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  Become certified as a Canine Aquatic PetMassage Practitioner. 5-day hands-on program: Thursday-Monday, 9 AM to 4 PM. This on-site hands-on workshop is held at the PetMassage School Natatorium in Toledo, Ohio, USA. Home Study Courses in the Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program: Basic Anatomy of the Dog Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner Credits and Credential The Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program earns 60 CEUs.    Upon completion, you are a Certified Canine Aquatic PetMassage Practitioner. Course content is focused…

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June 2022

Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program – June 2-6, 2022

June 2, 2022 @ 9:00 AM - June 6, 2022 @ 4:00 PM EDT
PetMassageTraining and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  Become certified as a Canine Aquatic PetMassage Practitioner. 5-day hands-on program: Thursday-Monday, 9 AM to 4 PM. This on-site hands-on workshop is held at the PetMassage School Natatorium in Toledo, Ohio, USA. Home Study Courses in the Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program: Basic Anatomy of the Dog Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner Credits and Credential The Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program earns 60 CEUs.    Upon completion, you are a Certified Canine Aquatic PetMassage Practitioner. Course content is focused…

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PetMassage Foundation Level Program – June 16-20, 2022

June 16, 2022 - June 20, 2022
PetMassageTraining and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  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. There are 3 home study modules and hands-on-dogs instruction, where your individual needs can be personalized for you, optimizing your intuitive abilities and personal style. Home Study Courses Include: Basic Anatomy…

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July 2022

Advanced Canine Aquatic PetMassage Workshop – July 21-25, 2022

July 21, 2022 @ 9:00 AM - July 25, 2022 @ 4:00 PM EDT
PetMassageTraining and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  Advanced PetMassage Aquatic Skills for Specific Veterinary Rehabilitation Support. Canine Aquatic PetMassage physical manipulation is based on the science and understanding of dog structure (anatomy) and function (physiology). Advanced aquatic training includes Assistive practices for “core” conditioning Exercises to enhance/restore mobility Techniques to use when addressing spinal issues Routines for elder dogs to restore balance/gait/confidence Handling protocols for incapacitated and compromised dogs in the therapy pool Methods of observation, documentation, and results oriented planning Objectives. By the completion of…

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August 2022

Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program – August 4-8, 2022

August 4, 2022 @ 9:00 AM - August 8, 2022 @ 4:00 PM EDT
PetMassageTraining and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  Become certified as a Canine Aquatic PetMassage Practitioner. 5-day hands-on program: Thursday-Monday, 9 AM to 4 PM. This on-site hands-on workshop is held at the PetMassage School Natatorium in Toledo, Ohio, USA. Home Study Courses in the Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program: Basic Anatomy of the Dog Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner Credits and Credential The Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program earns 60 CEUs.    Upon completion, you are a Certified Canine Aquatic PetMassage Practitioner. Course content is focused…

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PetMassage Advanced Level Program – August 11-15, 2022

August 11, 2022 - August 15, 2022
PetMassageTraining and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  Expand your canine massage practice with advanced instruction.  Energy systems of dogs: indications and applications of balancing and aligning Myofascial release, MFR Neural positional release Positional release of significant trigger points Stretching Palliative care Functional medical terminology vocabulary to work with veterinarians Functional pathology for a more comprehensive private practice and veterinary rehabilitation support Business and marketing support to enhance your private practice The on-site hands-on workshop is 5-days and runs Thursday-Monday 9 AM - 4PM. The PetMassage Advanced…

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October 2022

Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program – October 13-17, 2022

October 13, 2022 @ 9:00 AM - October 17, 2022 @ 4:00 PM EDT
PetMassageTraining and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  Become certified as a Canine Aquatic PetMassage Practitioner. 5-day hands-on program: Thursday-Monday, 9 AM to 4 PM. This on-site hands-on workshop is held at the PetMassage School Natatorium in Toledo, Ohio, USA. Home Study Courses in the Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program: Basic Anatomy of the Dog Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner Credits and Credential The Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program earns 60 CEUs.    Upon completion, you are a Certified Canine Aquatic PetMassage Practitioner. Course content is focused…

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