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Introduction to Canine Massage & Visual Assessment online course

Introduction to Canine Massage & Visual Assessment online course

This 2 hour course is a great starting point for dog owners and handlers who are looking to support their dog’s health with canine massage.


This specialist course is designed to help you to assess your dog’s physical appearance and give you the skills to support their long term muscularskeletal health at home. You will learn how to apply two targeted massage techniques to use on your own dog, utilising Galen Myotherapy’s unique Positive PACT protocol.


It will give you an introduction into canine anatomy so you can gain an understanding of what is under your dog’s skin as well as looking at common behaviours which can indicate muscular discomfort. Through Galen’s many years of research and treatment of thousands of dogs, we have found many indicators which can be directly associated with muscle discomfort and also pain. The link between a dog's habits and comfort level is absolutely fascinating and is something that Galen has been talking about for over two decades.


    Qualification 2 CPD hours
    Award Type

    Completion certificate

    Study method Online theory
    Start Date Any time
    Enrolment criteria  

    Age 16+ No previous experience necessary.

    Units 6 theory topics

    £25 including VAT



    Topic 1: An Introduction to Galen Myotherapy

    Topic 2: Assessing your Dog's Appearance

    Topic 3: Assessing Your Own Dogs Level of Comfort

    Topic 4: Assessing Your Dogs' Behaviour

    Topic 5: The Benefits of Massage

    Topic 6: How to feel for heat and apply massage techniques


    Who is the course for:

    • Dog owners/guardians

    • Canine paraprofessionals who are interested in a different approach e.g. behaviourists, hydrotherapists, dog trainers, groomers and dog walkers


    Who it is suitable for:

    • People looking for hands-on techniques to support their own dog

    • Owners, enthusiasts, and people who work with dogs

    • People wanting to get an introduction to Galen Myotherapy


    Please note this course is for knowledge use only and application can only be used legally on your own dog.


    The Customer shall pay the course fee to the Provider to secure their place on the Programme. The Programme cost is non-refundable. 

    The customer will have access to the course for 6 months after payment has been recieved. 

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