Advanced Canine Massage Certification – 300 Hours (10 months)

The Advanced Canine Massage Certification program is an intensive and completely hands-on curriculum that prepares students to work confidently, skillfully, and professionally as canine massage therapists in a variety of work environments, including rehabilitation centers, veterinary clinics, animal shelters, training facilities, or private practice.

In the 10 month program, our students become highly trained canine massage therapists by learning through practical and applied experiences how to work with many different types of dogs, including the most difficult and needy dogs, in a variety of real-life settings. Students gain the knowledge, skill, and confidence required to work effectively in this specialized and quickly growing field.This program will be structured differently than in the past and with more hand-on opportunities. Students in the program will have open access to CSCM's new student clinic with real life clients, the ability to volunteer and work with shelter dogs, as well as the opportunity to gain experience working at real events.

NEXT PROGRAM:  Saturdays beginning February 13, 2016 through November 12, 2016

Location: For Your K9, 3312 Bloomingdale, Melrose Park, IL
Times: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $7,500 – Includes PDF of class manual / Additional book fees not included
Deposit: $2,000 – Non-refundable. Due by November 1, 2015.

Entire tuition must be paid in full by January 13, 2016.

**Required books for this program include:

  • Dog Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas. Robert Kainer and Thomas O. McCracken, 2003.
  • Stress in Dogs. Martina Scholz and Clarissa von Reinhardt, 2007.

  • On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals. Turid Rugaas, 2006.

Students will also gain access to our student resources portion of our website.

We make every attempt to offer the programs as announced. However, CSCM reserves the right to adjust the programs location, dates and times to accommodate unanticipated occurrences. We are not responsible for any expenses incurred by registrants due to program adjustments or cancellations.