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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February 2018

PetMassage™ Foundation Level Workshop – February 15-19, 2018

February 15, 2018 - February 19, 2018
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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$1000.00 – $1900.00

Brief Description: The PetMassage™ Foundation Level Workshop is an excellent beginning to your canine massage career. This 5 day hands-on on-site workshop 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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March 2018

PetMassage WaterWork™ Workshop (Canine Aquatic Massage) – March 12-15, 2018 – Kalamazoo, MI

March 12, 2018 - March 15, 2018
The Dog Dive, 1613 Riverview Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49004 United States
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$1000.00 – $1900.00

Brief Description: The PetMassage WaterWork™  Workshop (Canine Aquatic Massage) 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 workshop 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 off-site workshop…

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April 2018

PetMassage™ Foundation Level Workshop – April 19-23, 2018

April 19, 2018 - April 23, 2018
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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$1000.00 – $1900.00

Brief Description: The PetMassage™ Foundation Level Workshop is an excellent beginning to your canine massage career. This 5 day hands-on on-site workshop 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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July 2018

PetMassage WaterWork™ Program (Canine Aquatic Massage) – July 16-19, 2018 – Kalamazoo, MI

July 16, 2018 - July 19, 2018
The Dog Dive, 1613 Riverview Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49004 United States
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$1000.00 – $1900.00

Brief Description: The PetMassage WaterWork™  Program (Canine Aquatic Massage) 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 off-site program…

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November 2018

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

November 8, 2018 - November 12, 2018
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States

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. The PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program is an excellent beginning to your canine massage career. The program includes 3 home study courses: Basic Anatomy of the Dog Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner Creating and Marketing Your Animal Massage Business The on-site hands-on program is 5-days. And…

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Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – November 8, 2018

November 8, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  4 Hour on-site workshop. The concepts and dog handling skills in this course will enable you to be more confident working with many dog breeds, temperaments, and situations. From the beginning of a dog massage session, you must develop an understanding with the dog so that both of you feel safe and heard. Learn safe and appropriate ways to interact with dogs, whether they are compliant, fearful, anxious, willful, reactive, threatening, in discomfort, stiff, overweight, or just big, during…

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February 2019

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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  4 Hour on-site workshop, PetMassage Institute. The concepts and dog handling skills in this course will enable you to be more confident working with many dog breeds, temperaments, and situations. From the beginning of a dog massage session, you must develop an understanding with the dog so that both of you feel safe and heard. Learn safe and appropriate ways to interact with dogs, whether they are compliant, fearful, anxious, willful, reactive, threatening, in discomfort, stiff, overweight, or just…

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April 2019

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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  4 Hour on-site workshop. The concepts and dog handling skills in this course will enable you to be more confident working with many dog breeds, temperaments, and situations. From the beginning of a dog massage session, you must develop an understanding with the dog so that both of you feel safe and heard. Learn safe and appropriate ways to interact with dogs, whether they are compliant, fearful, anxious, willful, reactive, threatening, in discomfort, stiff, overweight, or just big, during…

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May 2019

Canine Aquatic Massage, PetMassage WaterWork™ Programs 1 and 2 – May 6-11, 2019 – Kalamazoo, MI

May 6, 2019 - May 11, 2019
The Dog Dive, 1613 Riverview Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49004 United States

Canceled: See calendar for other dates 6-Day Workshop. Monday through Saturday. PetMassage WaterWork is therapeutic and beneficial for dogs; joyful, relaxing, and rewarding for Certified PetMassage WaterWork Practitioners. Indications and benefits of Canine Aquatic Massage Toning Strength and conditioning Weight loss Rehabilitation in a non-weight bearing environment Enhancing movement Respiratory and cardio exercise Lymphatic drainage Confidence building, And it’s an enjoyable activity that dog’s love. Working in water is very unlike dry PetMassage. The skills are different. The pool environment…

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June 2019

Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019 @ 9:00 AM EDT
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  4 Hour on-site workshop. The concepts and dog handling skills in this course will enable you to be more confident working with many dog breeds, temperaments, and situations. From the beginning of a dog massage session, you must develop an understanding with the dog so that both of you feel safe and heard. Learn safe and appropriate ways to interact with dogs, whether they are compliant, fearful, anxious, willful, reactive, threatening, in discomfort, stiff, overweight, or just big, during…

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July 2019

Canine Aquatic Massage, PetMassage WaterWork™ Programs 1 and 2 – July 22-27, 2019 – Kalamazoo, MI

July 22, 2019 - July 27, 2019
The Dog Dive, 1613 Riverview Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49004 United States

  “Registration is closed. Sign up now for the October 14-19, 2019 class.” 6-Day Workshop. Monday through Saturday. PetMassage WaterWork is therapeutic and beneficial for dogs; joyful, relaxing, and rewarding for Certified PetMassage WaterWork Practitioners. Indications and benefits of Canine Aquatic Massage Toning Strength and conditioning Weight loss Rehabilitation in a non-weight bearing environment Enhancing movement Respiratory and cardio exercise Lymphatic drainage Confidence building, And it’s an enjoyable activity that dog’s love. Working in water is very unlike dry PetMassage.…

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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

  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, basic dog anatomy, and a guide/marketing course to…

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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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  4 Hour on-site workshop. The concepts and dog handling skills in this course will enable you to be more confident working with many dog breeds, temperaments, and situations. From the beginning of a dog massage session, you must develop an understanding with the dog so that both of you feel safe and heard. Learn safe and appropriate ways to interact with dogs, whether they are compliant, fearful, anxious, willful, reactive, threatening, in discomfort, stiff, overweight, or just big, during…

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November 2019

PetMassage Foundation Level Program – November 7-11, 2019

November 1, 2019 - November 5, 2019
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States

  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, basic dog anatomy, and a guide/marketing course to…

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Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – November 10, 2019

November 10, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  4 Hour on-site workshop. The concepts and dog handling skills in this course will enable you to be more confident working with many dog breeds, temperaments, and situations. From the beginning of a dog massage session, you must develop an understanding with the dog so that both of you feel safe and heard. Learn safe and appropriate ways to interact with dogs, whether they are compliant, fearful, anxious, willful, reactive, threatening, in discomfort, stiff, overweight, or just big, during…

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February 2020

PetMassage Foundation Level Program – February 20-24, 2020

February 20 - February 24
PetMassage™ Training 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 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…

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Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop – February 21, 2020

February 21 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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  This program is full, please see dates for other Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage Practitioners Workshop. 4 Hour on-site workshop. The concepts and dog handling skills in this course will enable you to be more confident working with many dog breeds, temperaments, and situations. From the beginning of a dog massage session, you must develop an understanding with the dog so that both of you feel safe and heard. Learn safe and appropriate ways to interact with dogs, whether…

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March 2020

PetMassage Advanced Level Program – March 23-27, 2020

March 23 @ 9:00 AM - March 27 @ 5:00 PM EDT
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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PetMassage Advanced Level Program This workshop focuses on expanding your canine massage practice with instruction in the Energy systems of dogs: indications and applications of balancing and aligning Advanced myofascial release 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 This Program Includes 2 Home Study Courses: Medical…

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