Canine Massage Foundations – Level 1 – 100 Hours

The Canine Massage Foundations program is ideal for students who live outside of the Chicagoland area, or for animal lovers, pet parents, canine professionals, and those who would like to add another service to their existing dog-focused business. The foundation program is completely hands-on and provides students with the basics of canine massage and beyond. Through this program, students receive a solid and intensive introduction to canine massage, with an emphasis on relaxation, wellness, and sports massage.

Why is a completely hands-on approach to learning so important? Becoming a skilled practitioner takes time and a vast amount of hands-on practice. Many of the fundamental elements of canine massage – such as proper massage technique and understanding canine behavior, to name just two – can only be taught and learned in real-life situations. Palpation and massage techniques are learned best when each student’s technique can be assessed for correctness on an on-going basis. Consistent feedback and guidance from instructors allow students to grow in skill and confidence. In terms of behavior, the only way to learn how to work effectively with dogs that are fearful, anxious, poorly socialized, touch reactive, cognitively dysfunctional, or in pain is to experience them first-hand in a safe and controlled learning environment.


NEXT PROGRAM: November 2-8, 2015

Location: For Your K9, 1975 Cornell Avenue, Melrose Park, Illinois 60160
Times: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Cost: $1,600 – Includes class manual / Additional book fees not included
Deposit: $400 – Non-refundable. Due by September 1, 2015.  

Entire tuition due by October 26, 2015.

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