Course & Program Details

Canine Massage Certification

We offer all the education you'll need to become a qualified, competent, and experienced canine massage practitioner.  Our curriculum also prepares you for national board certification through NBCAAM.

Continuing Education

Expand your existing skill set with our variety of online courses and hands-on workshops. Many of our courses are RACE and NCBTMB approved to meet your CE requirements.  All of our courses are approved by NBCAAM for continuing education.

Personal Enrichment

No need to be a canine professional to take our courses! All you need is a love for dogs and a willingness to learn new skills. There's so much to know about our canine companions, and so many ways we can enrich their lives. Check us out!
Take the path to greater learning

Canis Bodyworks Course Descriptions

Foundation Courses
Advanced Courses
Online Only Courses
Special Interest Courses
Certification Path

Starting your Journey

Powerful Techniques & Advanced Anatomy

Learn From Home


Continuing Specialized Care


Recommended Path

Follow these steps if your goal is to become an NBCAAM-Certified Canine Massage Professional!

Where We Teach

Chicago, IL

Most of our Chicago-based workshops take place at Anti-Cruelty Society in downtown Chicago

St. Louis, MO

Our St. Louis-based workshops are located at The Academy of Pet Careers in St. Charles

Virginia

Virginia-based workshops are taught at Middleburg Humane Foundation in Marshall, and at the Richmond SPCA

Ontario, Canada

Our Canada-based workshops are located at the Animal Massage & Movement Education Centre in Frankville, Ontario

2022 Workshop Dates & Locations

Trust & Relationship-Building with Dogs

CHICAGO
  • March 5-6
  • June 4-5
  • September 3-4


ST. LOUIS

  • March 19-20
  • July 9-10


VIRGINIA

  • March 19-20
  • July 16-17


C
ANADA

  • April 23-24
  • July 9-10
  • October 1-2

Canine Massage Fundamentals

CHICAGO
  • March 25-27
  • July 1-3
  • September 23-25

ST. LOUI
S
  • April 8-10
  • July 29-31

VIRGINIA
  • April 1-3
  • August 12-14

CANADA
  • April 26-28
  • May 13-15
  • July 29-31
  • October 21-23
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The Physical Dog

CHICAGO
  • April 8-10
  • July 22-24
  • October 7-9


ST. LOUIS
  • May 13-15
  • August 12-14


VIRGINIA
  • April 29-May 1
  • August 26-28

CANADA
  • November 11-13

Lymphatic Massage: The Common Denominator

CHICAGO
  • May 7-8
  • August 20-21
  • December 3-4


ST. LOUIS

  • June 25-26
  • October 1-2


V
IRGINIA

  • May 21-22
  • September 24-25


C
ANADA

  • Dates TBD

Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy & Orthopedic Friction

CHICAGO
  • May 27-29
  • August 5-7
  • October 28-30


ST. LOUIS

  • February 25-27
  • June 3-5


VIRGINIA

  • June 3-5
  • September 9-11


CANADA

  • Dates TBD
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Canine Palliative/Hospice Care & Oncology Massage

CHICAGO
  • June 18-19
  • November 12-13


ST. LOUIS

  • August 26-27
  • November 4-5


VIRGINIA

  • June 11-12
  • October 29-30


CANADA

  • Dates TBD

Business of Canine Massage & Bodywork

ZOOM (Live)
  • May 22
  • August 28
  • November 6

Applied Acupressure Fundamentals

CHICAGO
  • July 9-10


ST. LOUIS

  • Dates TBD


VIRGINIA

  • May 14-15
  • December 3-4

Sports Massage & Exercise for the Canine Client

CHICAGO
  • September 17-18


ST. LOUIS

  • October 29-30


VIRGINIA

  • Dates TBD
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