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 online 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 online 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 online course also enroll in the 7 Day Level 1 Canine Massage Foundations program or the 300 Hour Advanced Canine Massage program.

The next course in the online 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 online 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 quizzes in this online course are designed to be completed in the order they are listed.  The video tutorial, which appears within the list of lessons, can also be found in the Resources section and viewed at any time -- click the "Resources" link at the left of your screen to access it.

Each unit in this course will be followed by a quiz, and at the end of the course, students will take a final exam. You must pass each quiz/exam with a score of at least 80% in order to move ahead in the class.  You have 3 attempts to achieve this score. 

You have 90 days to take this course.  All lessons and quizzes/exam must be successfully completed to receive a certificate of completion.

If you have any questions about the class as you are working your way through it, please contact CSCM instructor Sara May at sara@chicagoschoolofcaninemassage.com.

Thank you and enjoy your class!

Information provided in this course is not a substitute for responsible veterinary care. Please consult your professional animal healthcare providers