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Learn the basics of canine massage

Are you like me? I desired to learn how to massage my own dogs and help them obtain better health and mobility. If you've read my story you already know Shadow was my inspiration. Who has inspired you to be a better pet parent? Animal lovers share similar stories, maybe it is an illness, injury, or just the companionship of your furbaby that inspires you. 

Hands-On K9s offers seminars and hands-on clinics to learn the basics of canine massage. These courses will help you learn more about techniques you can use to build a stronger bond with your dog, prepare for events, or help ease the pain and discomfort of aging, illness or injury. Seminars are scheduled periodically in the Ocala/Gainesville FL area with one full day of educational training and an additional day for Hands-on clinic appointments. Pricing is tiered to your desired outcome. Starting at just $20 for the Benefits of Massage Introduction and if you desire to learn more we will credit the $20 towards the Massage My Dog Seminar.

Benefits of Massage is a 1 hour introduction to massage with an overview of various massage applications, intended for those who may want to explore massage for their dogs.

Massage My Dog is a 6 hour educational seminar that covers basic anatomy, types of massage strokes and application, a demonstration of a relaxation massage, and is required for the hands-on clinic. Intended for those who are interested in learning how to pet with a purpose.

Full Course incorporates the educational seminar and hands-on experience using demonstration dogs to practice massage techniques.

Hands-on Clinic is available after completing the Massage my Dog educational course. This one-on-one session with your dog is usually done by appointment. This one hour individualized session reviews what you learned and is focused on your specific outcome. You will apply your learnings from Massage My Dog to be able to  perform a recommended protocol, (more furbabys can be scheduled for an additional charge).

Personalized Session is a review of your veterinary diagnosis and assessment of one dog to determine a massage protocol to benefit a specific condition. (This offering is designed to demonstrate how a certified massage therapist may assist in your dog's healing and not necessarily intended for an owner to perform massage). Personalized Sessions do not require an educational session and are available by appointment.



Benefits of Massage Introduction - Free non-profit group sessions / $20 per person club special (applied to full course}

Massage My Dog - educational seminar only $125 

Full course - $195 per person includes hands-on demonstration dogs

Hands-on Clinic - add on to seminar (only) includes personalize massage protocol owners can perform on their own dog any time $75 per person / dog

Personalized Session - Starting at $45 per dog with credit for taking Benefits of Massage (regularly $60)

* Electronic payment processing fees may apply. Additional charges for printed materials (all materials are copyrighted and may not be reproduced) 

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