Join us for the 2-day Canine Massage and Bodywork for Owners led by Veterinarian, Dr. Mila Speciani.
Who this class is for!
- Owners, breeders, sport dog competitors and trainers who would like to learn more about their dogs and offer this modality on a regular basis
- Individuals who are planning to attend a certification course; it’s a great way to get a head start!
- Participants from other programs who would like to utilize the Caninology® Approach to Canine Body Work
Please note this is not a certification course and will not give you a qualification to practice professionally. Visit the CN3000 Caninology® Canine Body Worker Certification course; for more information please visit https://equinology.com/product/cn3000-caninologys-canine-body-worker-certification-course/. Attending the CN75 also offers you a $100 discount voucher on any of the USA CCBW Certification Courses valid for one year.
This Canine Massage and Body Work Course will offer our unique blend of canine sports massage, soft tissue release and stretching. The classes presented with loads of hands-on practical experience, specimens and multimedia illustrations and video clips. You will also receive a course manual to support the techniques demonstrated.
While this course is billed as an Introduction Canine Massage and Bodywork course you will find that it offers more information than many basic massage workshops. This course is appropriate for a variety of individuals. For those considering working professionally in the field of canine bodywork, it provides an in-depth overview as to what is really involved. Although the course is not required to participate in our Caninology Canine Body Worker Certification courses, it will prove beneficial head start to those participants who plan to continue onto the certification course. Dog owners will benefit not only by learning the techniques but will also learn how to utilize bodywork as a regular assessment of their dog’s condition. Trainers and breeders will find that these techniques will help dogs in their care especially as these dogs advance in their training. Overall, the dog is the winner with improved health care, performance, comfort and communication with his caregiver.
Learning the techniques properly is not the only important aspect of canine massage. Body mechanics need to be considered for effective bodywork. Proper handling of the dog is essential. It does not do an individual any good if they learn to massage but then find they cannot continue because it is uncomfortable or painful to apply the techniques. Some applications have to be adapted to accommodate individuals and their dogs. Correct body mechanics and safe bodywork techniques are strongly emphasized throughout the Caninology program.
- Locating the surface anatomy
- Muscles addressed during the session
- Common areas of stress
- Encouraging communication and interaction during the session
- Differentiating between normal and pain responses
- Massage and bodywork techniques
- Correct and effective body mechanics
- Improving your eye for gait and conformation assessment
8:30am-4:30pm with 1/2 hour for lunch.
Must be comfortable working with dogs
Suggestions for prior and/or further studies: Although not required for this particular course, individuals may find the Caninology Online Canine Anatomy and Behavior Course Distance Study helpful. The CN3005 course is the required precourse study for our Caninology Canine Body Worker Certification Courses. Course details can be found at https://equinology.com/product/cn3005-canine-anatomy-and-behavior-precourse-distance-study/