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An Introduction to Canine Massage

Course code: F37P143
Type: Part Time
Location: Holme Lacy
Full Cost - £85.00

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

This one-day workshop is an introduction to learning about your dog’s body and how you can help to manage, support, and enhance your dog’s physical and mental wellbeing at home. No prior skills are required, just a passion and love of dogs! You will be with likeminded people, with dogs (6 maximum) from all walks of life, ranging from young to senior, active to infirm, who, just like us can carry tensions, aches, and pains in their body, which can develop through general wear, activities/ lifestyle condition and disease. Please note, if your dog has behavioural issues and gets easily agitated and overwhelmed around other dogs/ people, this course will not be suitable for them to attend.

What qualification will I gain?

On successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded a college certificate ofattendance

Why choose us

Holme Lacy College is set above the beautiful River Wye and boasts a 257 hectare mixed organic farm, woodland, orchards and lakes. Our courses delivered by our industry experts are designed to provide both the theory and practical knowledge and skills in a supportive and friendly environment.

What you could do next

Our short course provision at Holme Lacy College is continually growing. Why not try felting, Intro to dog grooming or‘Go wild with wildflowers.’

Popular modules

  • Eased stiff, sore tight muscles.

  • Reduced muscle tension

  • Improved comfort levels

  • Improved mobility

  • Maintained muscle health & condition.

  • Reduced risk of injury

  • Pain relief

  • Reduced stress & anxiety

  • Improved physical & mental wellbeing.

Key facts

This short course will involve a blend of practical hands-on and theoretical learning.

Course content:

  • Summary of a dog’s anatomy

  • A more in-depth look into the soft tissue issues that can develop in the dog’s body.

  • How to recognise discomfort

  • How to locate significant bony landmarks

  • How to locate main muscle groups

  • Overview of the benefits of massage therapy and how it can help a dog.

  • When it is not suitable to massage a dog

  • The importance of hand position and placement

  • Simple massage, touch and stretch techniques.

  • Environmental adaptations to make and create a positive impact on the dog’s overall wellbeing.

Saturday 22nd June

10am to 4pm

Cost £85

Assessment methods

On successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded a collegecertificate of attendance.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be 19 years or above to enrol on this course. No further entryrequirements are needed.