Introduction to Canine Massage


Introduction to Canine Massage


Who Can Take this Course

Introduction to Canine Massage contains material that is intended for the prospective canine massage therapist. However, anyone with an interest in learning or reviewing canine massage concepts and techniques can benefit from this home study course, including groomers, trainers, animal rescue workers, pet parents, or members of the veterinary community.

Goals of Introduction to Canine Massage

The goal of this course is to provide students with basic information about canine massage concepts, with special emphasis placed on safety, palpation skills, and massage techniques. Upon completion of this home study class, students should be able to palpate, assess, and massage a familiar dog using the knowledge and techniques learned.
There is much more to know about canine massage, so we recommend that participants in this home study course also enroll in the 7 Day Level 1 Canine Massage Foundations program or another Canine Massage program offered by CSCM.

The next course in the home study curriculum is CSCM’s Introduction to Canine Anatomy and Physiology. This course provides students with basic information about the eleven organ systems in the canine body, with special emphasis placed on the skeletal and muscular systems. Both of the home study classes, Introduction to Canine Massage and Introduction to Canine Anatomy and Physiology, are prerequisites for CSCM’s canine massage therapy programs.

Class Details

The lessons and examination in this home study course are designed to be completed in the order they are listed.
At the end of the course, students will take a final exam. You must pass the examination with a score of at least 80% in order to receive a certificate of completion.  
You have 90 days to take this course.  All lessons and the examination must be successfully completed to receive a certificate of completion. Class materials will be emailed to students upon registration.

Features that set us apart from other home study educational programs:    

  • Watch and learn from full length interactive video
  • Written instruction included
  • Manual provided in digital format
  • At-home final examination to be submitted via email or snail mail
  • Certificate of Completion


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