Guided Case Studies for Intensive Learning

Case Study Practicum: Online

Dogs are our best teachers. Hands-on experience is the most valuable part of any canine massage therapy education and helps the student practice and further strengthen their understanding and application of techniques. We recommend that this home study practicum take place after Canine Massage Fundamentals has been completed because it provides the prospective canine massage practitioner with intensive, hands-on experience in the field while receiving individualized guidance and feedback from a Canis Bodyworks instructor. Participants are required to choose 4 dogs and meet for 5 sessions with each, complete a thorough client intake, and record proper SOAP documentation.

Trust and Relationship-Building with Dogs (Parts 1 & 2) and Canine Massage Fundamentals (Parts 1 & 2) must be completed before you are eligible to take this course.

This course includes approximately 30 hours of activities and experiences.  

Course fee is in US Dollars (USD)

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What's included?

  • 4 Modules
  • Detailed Instructions
  • 8 PDF Downloads
  • 4 Dogs of Your Choosing
  • Individualized Instructor Guidance & Feedback

Real Life Practice

You'll apply the skills and techniques you've learned up to this point in your studies by using them in real-world situations. You'll practice client intake, trust-building, massage techniques, and documentation.

On-the-Job Training

There's no better way to learn than by doing. Through this intense, hands-on experience, you'll navigate the nuances of working with dogs and their pet parents and learn how to troubleshoot challenging situations in real-time and with support from your instructor.

Welcome to the Case Study Practicum

Next Step...

Choose Your Path

If you didn't take The Physical Dog, Parts 1 & 2 before taking the Case Study Practicum, this is your next step before you move on to the advanced massage technique workshops.

Already completed The Physical Dog, Parts 1 & 2 AND the Case Study Practicum? You're ready for the advanced massage technique workshops - Lymphatic Massage: The Common Denominator and Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy & Orthopedic Friction!

Go to the Class Description page to select your preferred workshop location...

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