Dogs and their people are happier and healthier with PetMassage

PetMassage™ Foundation Level Workshop

PetMassage™ Foundation Level Workshop

Prospective Students:

The Foundation Level Workshop is vocational training for people in “transition.” PetMassage students are people who have realized that they can combine their love for dogs and appreciation for massage as a passion and as a career.

PetMassage™ graduates are recognized for excellence in skills and understanding, sensitivity and compassion, reliability and ethics. Our students create successful private practices for house pets, sport dogs and dogs in veterinary rehab.

PetMassage students are

  • “veterans” of the corporate world seeking a purposeful career working with dogs
  • dog care professionals (DVMs, RVTs, dog trainers, handlers, breeders, walkers, sitters, shelter staff)
  • massage and physical therapists

PetMassage™ workshops attract students who are inclined to share our philosophies of touch, connection, service, and commitment. While the traditional physical therapy – medical massage mind-set is important, our approach is holistic and spiritual. We incorporate many of the energy concepts and practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Tai Chi in our massage practice. Our practice supports and integrates easily with the work of veterinarians and other animal health and wellness practitioners.

In your research, you may have thought of very responsible questions concerning training. How much demand is there for canine massage? Are there restrictions after your training concerning employment? Do we have contacts with potential employers?

The level of prosperity you can expect is directly tied to your commitment, marketing savvy, and of course, who you know. Hopefully you are already connected to dog agility groups, dog park groups, dog trainers, and/or vet rehab clinics. It’s important to know up front though, that building a business takes time, effort, and lots of patience. You don’t have to do this alone. As a graduate of the PetMassage program, you will have our ongoing complimentary support and guidance.

Over the years over a thousand people have trained with PetMassage™. Our practitioners have successful practices in every state in the US and in over a dozen countries. The demand is there...and growing.

A healthy respect and adherence to legal restrictions is essential. We are careful not to suggest that we are practicing veterinary medicine. We do not diagnose, nor do we state that we are doing “therapy” or “treating” any specific condition. Of course you can do more when you are working in a vet clinic under a DVM’s supervision and professional license. 

What we can do - and what I say when describing my private practice - is we assist dogs by optimizing their quality of life.  PetMassage™ increases circulation of all the fluids in the body, stimulates skin and superficial fascia to enhance flexibility, increases bone density with our manipulation techniques, and helps dogs’ psychosocial skills. Everything we do is done to improve dogs strength, balance, and vitality. PetMassage™ makes dogs happier and healthier. 

PetMassage does not maintain connections with local employers. Part of our Foundation workshop is the home study module Creating and Marketing Your Canine Massage Business. We encourage our grads to be entrepreneurs. As a PetMassage™ graduate, you’ll have the skills and credentials so you can work with your vet in her office, work as an independent contractor in dog day cares, and take private clients as a mobile service or in your own office.

Description:

This hands-on on-site workshop is held Thursday through Monday from 9 AM to 5 PM. The PetMassage™ Foundation Level Workshop is designed to train you to have an excellent beginning to your canine massage career. 

PetMassage™ has the unique skill sets that will surely enhance what you are doing now. Even if your expertise is as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), dog groomer, or dog handler, there is always more to learn. Even if you have been a massage therapist for decades, you are guaranteed to have “aha” moments.

Our graduates have diverse sets of experience. They are veterans, scientists, government workers, and retired educators; all realizing that a career helping dogs will make them happy. 

This workshop builds on the information from the PetMassage™ books, DVDs and home study modules, building your understanding and skills until they are to a professionally functional level. It is a combination of lecture, discussion, and lots of supervised hands-on practice. All practice work is done with live dogs. Everyone gets to experience a wide variety of dogs’ sizes, breeds, ages and temperaments.

This workshop includes on-site modules in dog handling in the context of a massage session, and gait and body mechanics for you, the practitioner. These are essential components for a safe and successful canine massage practice. After all, if you are to create balance and soundness in the dog, you must come from a place that is balanced and sound.

The morning of the final day of the workshop we take a field trip to the Toledo Area Humane Society. There, you will provide PetMassage to the transient residents. This is one of the favorite parts of the workshop for many students. In the “real world” environment, outside of the safe classroom and instructor supervision, skills come together, confidence builds, and the promise of a PetMassage™ career appears more certain. In the afternoon, we have a final review of workshop content, provide a final session of hands-on critique and instruction, and remind everyone that we are available for FREE consultation and support, for as long as they are practicing PetMassage™.

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Workshop Class Size Limit:

10 Students

Waiting List:

If you see that the workshop you would like to attend is full, add your name to its waiting list. Someone who is registered for that workshop may need to switch to another month. A spot may open up for you.

Please call Beth at 800-779-1001 to register with your 1st and 2nd choices for workshop dates.

Prerequisites:

None

Objectives / Goals:

  • Learn better healthy body mechanics for your own strength, stability, stamina and enjoyment
  • Learn dog handling in the context of the PetMassage™ session
  • Develop an understanding of the theory, techniques, vocabulary, culture and vision of PetMassage™
  • Develop a functional understanding of basic dog anatomy and physiology as it applies to canine massage
  • Understand your scope of practice, business ethics
  • Create and Market your PetMassage™ practice in your region

Home Study Courses Included In This Workshop:

Mini-Workshops Included In This Workshop:

  • Gait and Body Mechanics Mini-Workshop: Students learn how to move their own bodies safely and efficiently. When you move comfortably you will interact with dogs with increased balance, stability and confidence. Learn More >>>
  • Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Mini-Workshop: Students learn to communicate more confidently with their canine clients. Learn More >>>

Included Materials:

Additional Materials Included From Home Study Courses:

Accredited By:

IAAMB/ACWT, NBCAAM, NCBTMB, RAIVE

Before Workshop Info:

During Workshop Info:

Location:

All PetMassage™ Foundation Level Workshops are held on-site at the PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute in Toledo, Ohio.

What to Wear:

  • Comfortable yet professional attire.
  • Closed toed shoes. Note: Sandals or flip flops are not safe, please do not wear them.
  • A smile and positive ready-to-learn attitude.
  • Please refrain from wearing loose jewelry or any fragrances.

Re: Dogs

If you can bring your own pet, we highly encourage it. If you can bring 2 or more pets to the workshop, we’ll give you a discount of $25 off your tuition.

Dogs are crated during the lectures and while students practice skills on each other. Crates are available or you are welcome to bring your own crates or x-pens.

What to Expect:

Class sizes are small. There will be abundant opportunities for you to get individual hands-on instruction with Jonathan Rudinger, the founder of PetMassage™.

Building Amenities:

After Workshop Info:

Completion Requirements:

You have six months from the last day of your PetMassage™ Foundation Level Workshop to complete all of the home study courses, take-home written exam, video recordings and the short research paper.

Certificate of Completion Earned?

Two Certificates of Course Completion are awarded for this workshop:

  • PetMassage™ Foundation Level Workshop Certificate of Course Completion
  • PetMassage™ Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner Certificate of Home Study Course Completion

The graduate is a Certified PetMassage™ Practitioner (CPMP) and added to the PetMassage™ Training & Research Institute Graduate List.

Continuing Education Credits (CECs) / Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Available For:

Animal Massage Practitioners, Massage Therapists (MTs), Veterinary Medicine Students, Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs), Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVMs)

Number of Continuing Education Credits (CECs) / Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Earned:

100 (28 RAIVE CEs for RVTs)

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Upcoming / Scheduled Foundation Level Workshops:

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February 2018

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

February 15 - February 19
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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$1000.00 - $1900.00 7 tickets left

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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April 2018

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

April 19 - April 23
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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$1000.00 - $1900.00 7 tickets left

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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June 2018

PetMassage™ Foundation Level Workshop – June 7-11, 2018

June 7 - June 11
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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$1000.00 - $1900.00 8 tickets left

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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September 2018

PetMassage™ Foundation Level Workshop – September 13-17, 2018

September 13 - September 17
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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$1000.00 - $1900.00 8 tickets left

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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November 2018

PetMassage™ Foundation Level Workshop – 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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$1000.00 - $1900.00 6 tickets left

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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Student Testimonials:

The Foundation workshop exceeded my expectation and provided me with tools to go in any direction I choose. It has changed my life.

Vivienne
Queensland
Australia

I really enjoyed the hands-on work, learning the massage skills, and seeing how they can make a positive difference in the life of the dog.

Natasha –
Ontario
Canada

Thank you.  I hope I will be here next year! Keep in touch!

Reina
South Korea

I enjoyed the positive energy put in the course and the need for me to work on myself in order to succeed. I’m so happy with the value I’m taking with me. I think this will be a lifetime commitment and will stay in touch in order to continue growing.

Ilaria
Italy

I’m very happy with everything I learned in this workshop.

Yukako
Japan

I did not expect such a strong emotional connection. Major energy shift while working with the positional release. Very knowledgeable, good communicator, clear confident speaker. Books, manual, and videos are very informative and easy to follow.

Amanda
Minnesota
United States

I had no idea the incredible amount of information I would take away from this, can’t wait till the next level.

Susan
Florida
United States

I have learned so much in five days and it’s all still jelling. I can’t wait to learn more.

Anastasia
Ohio
United States

This course was a great foundation to learning PetMassage, and I learned a lot about myself as well!

Heidi
Maryland
United States

I have gained such confidence in my abilities.

Daneen
New York
United States

Thank you for an amazing experience.

Teri
New York
United States

Life changing course. Bringing awareness to myself and animals.

 

Renata
Michigan
United States

Exceeded my expectations. I can’t say enough about Jonathan and Anastasia. This has truly been a life changing experience!

Lori
North Carolina
United States

Jonathan and Anastasia’s support and encouragement was awesome to the group of women I learned with.  It was such an amazing 5 days. Jonathan and Anastasia made me feel so comfortable.  Although I lacked confidence in some moments, they and my fellow classmates cheered me on.

 

Patti
New York
United States

Great time, great people, great instructor, great learning.

Lisa
Illinois
United States

Hi Jonathan and Anastasia,

I just wanted to Thank You for the most life changing 5 days of my life! Seriously! The training you provided is invaluable to me! Not only did I learn proper technique on massage, I gained so much personal growth and self awareness! I am confident that I will no DOUBT be the BEST Canine Massage Practitioner in Charlotte, NC thanks to your training. I am over the moon excited that I can say I was trained and instructed by Jonathan Rudinger! I look forward to continuing my training with the Advanced level as well!

 

Lori Gammon
Charlotte
NC
United States

Jonathan and Anastasia

Thank you so very much for creating and offering PetMassage training. The drIve back to Pittsburgh allowed for “quiet” time to reflect on the course context and honestly, I cannot thank you enough!

This has enriched my life not only because of my deep passion for animals and desire to learn the art and science of animal massage, but it was your energy work that has opened up a whole new dimension for which I’ve had very limited exposure. I can see that allowing for flexibility during the course training that I would not have been part of the systemic conversions relating to energy work and I see how necessary it is in my everyday life and most definitely to maximize animal massage!

Then to top it off, I now have you as a mentor! I have tremendous respect for your knowledge and for the business that you both have built, plus I like to learn and grow personally and professionally. I am looking forward to a long relationship.

 

Elizabeth
PA
United States

I enjoyed having the one on one instruction. Everything I learned as a person, came through the dogs. Awesome insight on the whole world of massage.

I have learned about myself through the touch of dogs.  I didn’t realize how much of an impact it had on my thoughts and feelings. My dogs have worked through issues that changed how they feel and I thank you Jonathan for that.

Anita
Kentucky
United States

Happy Birthday Jonathan! It’s nice to be reminded of your birthday! I still use the information I learned in your [Foundation workshop] which I think I took over fifteen years ago. Thanks for all you do for our healing industry. I took many animal massage/healing classes and feel that, hands down, what you teach is the best, most useful out there. Thanks again!

Thurman
New York
United States

I appreciated reinforcing what I’ve learned in the November Foundation Level Workshop. There were a lot of details I had forgotten. I loved everything about this course. I’ve learned something from everyone, the dogs, students, and instructors. Jonathan’s approach is very gentle and effective. Which works with my comfort zone.

Diane
Ohio
United States

Allowed me to reinforce skills I had acquired last Foundation Workshop and provided clarification on others I was challenged with. And as always a very enjoyable week!

Sharon
Ohio
United States

I appreciated getting refreshed with various techniques, especially ones I had stopped using over the years.

Julie
North Carolina
United States

Jonathan & Anastasia make this workshop one of a kind. Thank you, universe for helping me find them. Thank you and God bless you.

Aranka
Ohio
United States

Thank you so much. I feel that we made a connection in four days. One I hope we never lose touch of. You spent so much time to teach me how to breathe and trust myself, not to get lost in wanting to be the best at something. What I take from this week is so much more than pet massage. What ever “it” is you have please don’t change anything. I would not like if something changes when I come back for the advanced course. Keep up what you are teaching and doing. You are doing a great job. I have learned so much in the class.

Desiree
Ohio
United States

Jonathan and Anastasia are great facilitators. They project their passion and dedication to the holistic approach and therapy, not only for canines, but their owners, too. I enjoyed the interaction with the dogs. I validated my beliefs that I can make a difference.

Kathy
Texas
United States

I loved how this workshop created an awareness on such a spiritual and energetic level. I feel like this course will change the way that I approach bodywork with humans. I plan on approaching this work with people and animals in a much more spiritual and energetic way. Thank you so much for everything you both have done! The awareness and new levels of understanding I have about animals and relationships with them, has increased more than I ever imagined! This was truly an experience of a lifetime. Thank you!

Kim
Utah
United States

I loved the Spiritual emphasis on PetMassage™. I looked at several massage schools online and they all ‘felt’ very mechanical. I feel a spiritual connection with animals and I loved the way that was honored in this course. For me, this was not only a course in PetMassage™, but also a course in self-esteem building! Thank you!

Elaine
Ohio
United States

I appreciated the supportive environment and the great communication plus the fabulous content of the course. I loved the Foundation hands-on workshop and the instructor(s) and recommend the PetMassage™ Institute highly to any thoughtful potential animal pet massage practitioner.

Bevi
Texas
United States

I got so much more out of the Foundation Level Workshop than I could have ever imagined. Jonathan was so knowledgeable, helpful and encouraging. I am so excited to start my canine massage practice and touch the lives of dogs and their pet parents!

Crystal
Pennsylvania
United States

I researched several animal massage schools before attending PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute. I felt PetMassage™ would best meet my needs. After attending PetMassage™ I felt it had met my needs and greatly exceeded my expectations. Thank you, Jonathan and Anastasia.

Shawney
Pennsylvania
United States

Not really knowing much about canine massage, I was amazed that so much energy transpires between the dog and the practitioner. We both benefited. This is truly a unique experience that is shared. Thank you for the opportunity and lessons. Malley and I won’t let you down.

Carole
Ohio
United States

I have never been at a workshop where I haven’t looked at the clock – Congratulations for breaking this streak. I know we need to breathe, but thank you for taking my breath away.

Mary
Wisconsin
United States

Thank you Jonathan,  for opening your heart to help others and the dogs in a field that is so rewarding. May you always be blessed.

Karen
Tennessee
United States

Another plus are the continuing education hours to be applied to my CEU requirements.

Robin
Illinois
United States

The PetMassage™ course was very thorough and yet left room for individual technique. It also gives credence to trusting one’s own inner guidance and intuition.

Jack
California
United States

Some of the dogs I groom are nervous. I’ve always wished there were something I could do to calm them.   Now that I’ve learned PetMassage™, well, I just want to thank you a lot.

Sharon
Oklahoma
United States

Jonathan,
Just wanted to drop a quick line to thank you for one of the most wonderful weeks I’ve had in a long, long time. Not only did I learn a ton, but I feel PetMassage™ is one of my truths. It’s a path I will follow. Your approach to massage for dogs is insightful, intuitive, sensitive, compassionate, yet very powerful… and all with a light, loving touch. You have truly touched my soul and opened up a path that I’m destined to follow. Thank you for making such a powerful difference in my life…and as a result a powerful difference to the many dogs that I will touch.
Love and Light

Jacki
Washington
United States

I continue to tell friends and clients at the animal clinic what a wonderful gift we can give our animals through massage!!

Deborah
Georgia
United States

As a teacher & computer trainer for twenty years, I’m pretty much a student with high expectations of an instructor. Jonathan knows his topics really well and he has a kind and gentle way of offering knowledge as fast as we can soak it up! Thank you for being a loving teacher to your students. I sure learned a lot and enjoyed every day.

Gail
Ohio
United States

Wealth of knowledge. Jonathan is amazing how he understands people and animals. He takes students to a new level of understanding of themselves and creatures around them. PetMassage™ creates a balance for you and your dogs.

Jeannette
Indiana
United States

This course was very healing to me.

Robbin
Maryland
United States

The course content and instructors are more than anyone interested in PetMassage™ could ever hope for. The workshop is very well put together and held in an atmosphere very conducive to learning. It went well beyond my expectations and fueled the passion I have to help pets. I look forward to coming back for more instruction in the future. Thank you.

Tania
Illinois
United States

I’m happy with all the instruction time spent making me knowledgeable in canine massage and all questions I had were answered in ways I could understand. So many “AH-HA” moments when I understood what I had read in the course book. Thank you so much!

David
Michigan
United States

My gut feeling about choosing the school for my education of PetMassage™ was dead on. It was a perfect fit for me. Jonathan, Anastasia and Monica are amazing dedicated people and I am proud to have been their student.

Sherri
Kansas
United States

I really valued the open and easy way the workshop was conducted. It felt like a conversation among friends where knowledge and wisdom were exchanged. Best of all, there were always affirmations in the learning which contributed to building my confidence.

Ann
Tennessee
United States

I loved the flow and am eager to practice PetMassage™ and start my own business.  Thank you so much for your patience, kindness, and warmth!!!

Delee
Saskatchewan
Canada

This has been an incredible and wonderful journey–such an insightful learning experience, plus lots of personal growth and empowerment which has taken me by surprise. Thank you so much!

Lisa
Ontario
Canada

Dear Jonathan & Anastasia: Happy summer, I think of you both often as the epiphanies continue with the massage – a study in animal and human interaction and relationships. I am (finally!) including my packet of test, key drive w/video and marketing plan so I can complete this goal of official PetMassage™ Practitioner. My plan is to see you in February for the advanced work when business allows me a chance to breathe. I can’t thank you both enough for the “portal” you have provided me to my passion and call. I am grateful and humbled by what I am witnessing. Woofs and Wags

Mary
North Carolina
United States

Dear Jonathan and Anastasia: I wanted to send you my heartfelt and spirit felt thanks for a wonderful, life changing workshop!! It has inspired me to a whole other level. I cannot thank you enough! I can only liken it to finding the missing piece in the “puzzle” that is my life, my purpose. I am looking forward to seeing you both in September, for the PetMassage™ Advanced Workshop.

Ildi
New Jersey
United States

I had a lot of apprehension about taking a course on such a different way to do massage (as opposed to human massage). I started to relax more each day and the time flew by. This has never happened at any other workshop (for human massage) I have attended in the last 16 years.

Margaret
Michigan
United States

I loved the hands-on experience, especially at the Humane Society.  Also the discussion about the business aspects I found helpful…I gained a lot of confidence in a short amount of time and felt very prepared to go into the “Real World” and apply what I’ve learned…I had a brief vision of me practicing PetMassage™ and I saw my whole life having a meaning and a purpose. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever felt! Thank you!

Briana
Michigan
United States

The PetMassage™ Foundation Workshop is a very easy going approach to learning PetMassage™ and understanding each student’s fear and approach them with respect. I believe the PetMassage™ Foundation Workshop is a wonderful course to learn whether you open your own business or not. So much information about improving your dog’s well being.

AJ
Pennsylvania
United States

The workshop was laid back, yet professional and very supportive at every step. Thank you for being so approachable and helpful every step of the way. You both are truly amazing. What a blessing.

Marcia
Ohio
United States

I learned a lot about PetMassage™ and a lot about myself! I look forward to growing and creating a life new path for myself and all the dogs I’m fortunate enough to meet. Jonathan and Anastasia are a terrific team. You owe it to yourself (and your dogs) to take one of their workshops.

Deborah
New Jersey
United States

Excellent, changed my life.

Monica
Ohio
United States

So much more than I imagined!

Robin
California
United States

Thank you for opening up a whole new area of study for me.

Karen
Virginia
United States

Thank you for offering this opportunity to get into canine massage and hopefully become nationally certified. It is very beneficial in complementing vet medicine.

Laurie
California
United States

I enjoyed the great mix of dogs we got to work with.

Lori
West Virginia
United States

I loved connecting with the dogs and you (Jonathan). What a great bonding time and effortless comfort for both dog and human. I loved the entire process. What a wonderful experience for me personally.  Learned a lot about me.

Judy
Ohio
United States

I experienced a great deal of hands-on work – very helpful! Jonathan has the ability to “connect the dots” so that new concepts and ideas make sense and fit together. Incredible workshop! Learned a great deal about dogs, myself and other people and life itself!! Thank you!!

Pat
New York
United States

I so very much enjoyed the hands-on instruction and the knowledge passed on to me through Anastasia and Jonathan.  This course exceeded any expectation I had.  Jonathan and Anastasia have helped me to develop and refine a gift that was within.  Thank you so very much for all you have done for me.

Christine
New Hampshire
United States

I am so grateful for the foundation skills I learned from this weekend…. I know I have much to learn, and practice, and grow from…but the foundation is a strong one, and no longer just a concept for me…

Codi
Minnesota
United States

This workshop will make me a better human massage therapist, veterinary professional and human being.

Beth
Pennsylvania
United States

The outside instructors were very helpful. We learned the body mechanics and leadership skills from a different perspective. The way the course was organized was great because it shared the information when we were ready for it. Jonathan and Anastasia are so intuitive. They knew how to help us.

Becki
Louisiana
United States

I liked the sequencing of the workshop and how it was paced out over the course of these 5 days.  Also the workshop allows you to not only connect with dogs but also people, really wonderful people.  This experience helped me to start out on the journey of finding myself.

Kate
Michigan
United States

I loved finding somewhere I belong, with people who love dogs as much as I do and share a want to make them feel good. I am eager for my classmates to watch my career progress and also be my mentors.

Nikki
Ohio
United States

I enjoyed the understanding of energy and the partnership between the practitioner and dog.

Jason
Illinois
United States

This workshop was a constant mix between cognitive and hands-on experience and we learned with actual guidance on how to integrate the two

Beth
Michigan
United States

I enjoyed this workshop very much and I am anxious to get started.

Teri
New York
United States

Even though I came with a human massage background, there was plenty that I still learned.

LaQuanda
California
United States

Thank you. You are a great teacher.

Daeun
South Korea

Thank you for the patience given, the one on one contact, the thorough explanation of all involved in PetMassage, and the “out-side” speakers that came in with self-work.

Jennifer
Michigan
United States

I loved the course and I am excited to use what I’ve learned in my business and everyday life. I equally learned as much about myself as I did PetMassage. Thank you guys so much for everything

Carrie
Michigan
United States

Thank you so much! You have taught me so much about myself and what I can do! I know I can and will succeed!

Kate
Michigan
United States

I can’t wait to come back again. Thank you Jonathan, Anastasia, Lola and Camille. You have given me a new vision and focus.

Loraine
Nevada
United States

I appreciate having a lot of hands on time with a variety of dogs

Katie
Ohio
United States

What a life changing experience meeting you both!! Your Foundation Level Workshop was perfect in nearly every way!! It was very well organized with a variety of learning experiences. I enjoyed the 5 days spent with you and all the incredible dogs with whom we were privileged to meet and share energy. What an amazing and varied group we had ~~ I enjoyed the time we all spent together and look forward to the possibility of reconnecting at the Advanced Workshop!

What a perfect Arf-irmation you chose to use with my picture, Anastasia. It brought tears to my eyes! I would love to work with you on this if it’s something you could help me with.

Hugs, Love, and Healing Energy Sent

Kim
Indiana
United States

I am well pleased with this whole experience including my class mates. Not disappointed at all! Thank you! I sincerely hope that “I” carry through with this new venture.

Robin
North Carolina
United States

Very open and non-bias environment. Great support with questions and good hands-on.

Kristen
Canada

I like the hands-on portion of the workshop. Made me realize that massage is not just manipulating muscles and tissues.

Diana
Pennsylvania
United States

There were so many points I liked during this workshop. The hands-on with the dogs for sure and the spiritual connections.

Karen
Connecticut
United States

This workshop was beyond my expectations with Jonathan’s knowledge, his demonstrations, the variety of dogs available and the Humane Society visit.

Karen
Canada