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Physical Dog: Workshop

Ashburn, Virginia
  • June 7-9, 2024
  • November 15-17, 2024
After registering, you'll be able to select your preferred dates.
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Part 2 of 2
In Part 2 of Physical Dog, you'll take a hands-on approach to solidifying your existing understanding of canine skeletal and muscular anatomy and expanding it even further through practice with live dogs and skeletal models. The next step in understanding musculoskeletal structure happens here, when you'll learn where each muscle attaches to the bones. You'll also explore gait patterns and learn how to recognize movement imbalance and pain.  Being able to understand what's "normal," will make it easier to recognize when it's not. 

After completing Part 2, you'll receive your certificate of completion for the entire course.   

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

CE hours are available for NBCAAM.

3 Days | 24 Hours

9:00 AM-6:00 PM each day

$700 USD

Includes all class materials

6 Students Max

Small class = More learning
 Registration closes 1 week prior to first day of workshop  
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Where In Virginia?

Our Virginia-based workshops take place at Wholistic Paws Veterinary Services in Ashburn, Virginia. 

Located in Loudoun County just 15 minutes from Dulles International Airport and 45 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.

Other Workshop Locations - 2024

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

St. Louis

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May 17-19 | October 4-6


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April 12-14 | August 2-4

Ottawa, Canada

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June 22-24 | October 5-7
Next Step...

Case Study Practicum

Before you take your advanced massage workshops, we highly recommend that you put your new foundational skills and knowledge into practice with the Case Study Practicum

Part of the certification program, the Case Study Practicum gives you the opportunity to select four dogs of your choice and work with them for five sessions each.  Dogs are our best teachers! You'll get real-world experience providing full massage sessions, which includes pet parent communication, application of appropriate techniques, and correct documentation.  You'll have your own Canis Bodyworks mentor to guide and support you along the way.

Once you've completed your Case Study Practicum, you'll be ready for the advanced massage workshops!
Patrick Jones - Course author
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