Dog Massage Training Course
- 2 hours on-demand video
- 2 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Obtain the knowledge and confidence needed in order to be your dog’s masseur.
- Perform dog massage methods that are easy to do and get quick results by yourself.
- Basic differences between human and dog massage.
- Gain a fundamental understanding of the field of dog massage.
- Canine massage techniques and essential tips.
- Be able to massage your dogs feet, legs, tail, abdomen, back, shoulders, neck and head.
- How to promote a healthy lifestyle for your dog.
- How to get your dog to pay attention to you.
- How to have a pleasurable and enjoyable time with the dog.
- Communicate to your dog in a language they understand.
- No prior massage experience is required for taking this course.
Dog massage may reduce stress and anxiety, increase circulation, decrease pain, and strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Dog massage can be offered for sport dogs (agility, herding, flyball, sledding, etc), working dogs (search and rescue, military and police K9, guide dogs, etc), for rehabilitation (dogs with injuries, post-surgery, rescue dogs, etc) and for relaxation/well-being.
This online dog massage course will give you the skills set to give your dog an amazing massage experience. You will be taught Sports and Relaxation massage techniques and the correct ways to apply pressure. At the end you will understand the general principles of giving an exemplary massage to the dog.
Learn what are important factors when it comes to dog massage and adopt new and unique massage techniques.
- Massage Beginners & dog lovers
- People who would like to start a career in dog massage
- Professional dog trainers
- Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary clinicians
- Dog Groomers
- Sheter workers and volunteers
- Pet store personnel
- Pet sitters, Dog walkers
- Dog Boarding staff
- Dog Breeders
- Massage Therapists
Learn all about the fundamentals and essentials of dog massage. Discover how massage works and why it's beneficial to your pet's health. Dog massage training course will give you practical instructions to enable the application of three basic techniques.
Whether you are already working with dogs or you would simply like to gain a new skill and do what you love - welcome!
This course is designed to provide each student with a thorough and well rounded dog massage education with powerpoints, video presentations and demonstrative videos with quizzes. The blended delivery of this course includes both audio and video instructions, step by step of each stroke application as portrayed in more than 400 photographs, videos and illustrations.
Breda Kralj is a licensed massage therapist and a professional Dog massage course Instructor. She has more than 11 years experience in the animal massage field. She has been providing successful Dog massage training courses since 2009. She takes pleasure in teaching a wide range of massage modalities (including Swedish, sport, Shiatsu and Acupressure for animals).
Breda Kralj wrote a hand book – how to massage your dog (2008) and Kindle Amazon ebook - Dog massage Tutorial (2019) .
Her other work interest is in animal enrichment for pets and animals in zoos, habitats and farms. The focus of her work is on the qualities of safe construction, ease of use, sanitary standards, money and time saving, which could engage the spirit and emotions of the animal, evoking a sense of mystery, excitement, or joy.
Your dog will undoubtedly benefit from a massage
muscular tension, spasms and pain
intestinal gas and aid in digestion
alleviates age related disorders
improves tone in weak muscles and lameness
lubricates joints and can help ease arthritis
increases range of motion
increases mental clarity required for performance
reduces stress and tension - emotionally and psychologically lifts the dog
schedule a time where there will be minimal distractions,
exercise your pet prior to dog massage session
allow a potty break before and after dog massage session
Some dogs need a massage before an event. The pace of the massage should be stimulating and brisk. A pre- event massage is usually not more than 5 minutes in duration. You should bring warmth to the tissue and increase blood flow. The general rule of pre - event massage is that the closer the massage is to the time of competition, the less invasive it should be.
There are 2 types of stretching - pre-event and post- event stretching.
Usually a pre-event stretching will last 3 minutes as part of a warm up. You should not push & pull the muscles right before the competition. Let the dog itself stretch out the muscles and soft tissues in preparation for the event (dynamic stretch).
Static stretch involves holding the position in a specific pose.