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Canine Massage Fundamentals: Workshop

Geneva, IL - September 15-17, 2023
After registering, you'll be able to select your preferred dates.
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Part 2 of 2
Part 2 of Canine Massage Fundamentals takes you into the classroom for intensive hands-on practice and continued exploration of the how-to of palpation skills, proper application of fundamental massage techniques, passive range of motion, and more. You'll have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of live dogs while receiving real-time guidance, feedback, and support from your instructor. After completing Part 2, you'll receive your certificate of completion for the entire course.

Trust and Relationship-Building with Dogs (Parts 1 & 2) and Canine Massage Fundamentals (Part 1) must be completed before you attend Day 1 of this workshop.

CE hours are available for RACE, NCBTMB, and NBCAAM.
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3 Days | 24 class Hours - $700
 Registration closes 1 week prior to first day of workshop  
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Where In the Chicago Area?

This workshop takes place at Starfish Animal Rescue in Geneva, IL, which is in the greater Chicagoland area.

Starfish Animal Rescue is located 35 miles (approximately 50 minutes) west of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in the charming town of Geneva.  This scenic destination located along the Fox River has nature, history, and numerous shops and restaurants to enjoy.

Other Workshop Locations

Can't make this Chicago workshop?
Check the schedule at our other locations!


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May 19-21 | Sept 22-24

St. Louis

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June 9-11

Ottawa, Canada

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May 12-14 | July 28-30 | Oct 20-22
Next Step...

Your Choice!

Once you've completed Parts 1 & 2 of Trust and Relationship-Building with Dogs and Canine Massage Fundamentals, you can choose to take either The Physical Dog, or the Case Study Practicum.

Students who want more knowledge about canine anatomy and physiology sooner rather than later often choose to go directly to The Physical Dog, Parts 1 & 2.

Students who want to get out there and start practicing the techniques learned in the first two foundations courses often choose the Case Study Practicum as their next step.

There's no wrong choice -- it comes down to what feels most comfortable for you!
Patrick Jones - Course author
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