Canine Massage (Home use only) Introduction for Beginners - Writtle University College

Canine Massage (Home use only) Introduction for Beginners

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About the Course

This course will provide participants with an understanding of how massage can be beneficial for their dogs. The training is designed to be fun day, learning the value of canine massage and the advantageous effects on both body and soul.

Topics covered include:
  • Explanation of how and why massage benefits your dog
  • Contraindications and Veterinary Act
  • Introduction of canine anatomy and physiology
  • Learning and locating the main muscle groups
  • Awareness of the dogs body language
  • Canine locomotion
  • Basic canine massage routine
  • Basic canine stretching techniques
At the end of this course, all participants will have learned a basic massage routine.

A Writtle University College Certificate of Attendance will be issued on completion of the course.

Entry Requirements

Participants must be over 18 years of age and bring a dog with them.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in the course

Please note:
  • Dogs must be kept on the lead at all times unless otherwise directed by the instructor.
  • Bitches in season should not attend.
  • Vaccinations must be up-to-date on all dogs attending Writtle University College.
  • Please do not bring your dog if he or she is unwell. Any dog suspected of carrying a contagious disease will not be allowed to attend.
  • No dogs are to be left unattended in vehicles on campus under any circumstances.
  • If your dog fouls the training area please clear it up immediately.
  • Writtle University College reserves the right to refuse attendance to any dog considered to be a danger to the instructor, other participants and/or their dogs.

Useful Information

As with all practical courses participants are required to wear sturdy footwear.

Participants will require note taking equipment.

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Participants are advised to bring a packed lunch. Morning and afternoon refreshments are provided.

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