(Est. 1999) We provide professional training of the highest quality in Canine Massage Therapy while enhancing the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being of each student. We offer a well-rounded education emphasizing a HOLISTIC APPROACH to HEALING. Our canine massage certification courses provide the most current information available in the dog massage field, thus preparing our graduates to successfully enter the workforce as professional canine massage therapists.
Whether you are already working with dogs or want to gain a new skill and do what you love, WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN OUR CLASSES!
Students may become professionally certified by purchasing our entire 250-hour ONLINE course (Lessons 1-12) or opt to take online course lessons in pairs.
Online and Onsite Canine Massage Classes:
250-hour ONLINE CANINE MASSAGE COURSE: A comprehensive distance learning program that includes live Skype, audio, and video instruction. This online certification course is designed for students who prefer the flexibility of learning a new skill from their home at their own pace. Students learn all of the massage techniques taught in our six-day onsite course.
Our Online Canine Massage Certification Program includes education in dog gait and conformation assessment, professional documentation, canine nutrition, business, anatomy, physiology, Stretching for dogs, and safety precautions. Students also learn canine Acupressure, Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, TTouch for dogs, Sports Massage, and Energy Work.
ONSITE CANINE MASSAGE COURSE-50 Hours (OPTIONAL/NOT REQUIRED): Our five 1/2-day Onsite Canine Massage Class offers instruction in six hands-on techniques included in the online course. It is not required for students to come onsite to earn their certificate of completion. The onsite class is for those students who would like to engage in live training, with other students, as an adjunct to their online certification course. Techniques taught onsite include: TTouch, Swedish Massage, Stretching, Myofascial Release, Stretching, and Acupressure.
All students completing the online course in full may opt to attend a portion, all, or none of the onsite classes. The onsite class tuition is $700 in addition to the 250-hour online course tuition cost of $1,750.
* Students may bring their own dog to the six-day onsite class, or OSOCM can provide a dog for you.
Common question: Do I need to take the NBCAAM exam and their 50 required onsite class hours?
Answer: No, the NBCAAM exam is only required for those planning to practice canine massage in the state of Washington.
Please call us at +1-805-640-9798 with any questions or concerns. We look forward to speaking with you!
“The Ojai School of Canine Massage onsite program was exactly as wonderful as I had hoped. It was a beautiful melding of colleagues, instructors, and mentors. I am so confident and excited about moving forward in the field. Bravo!” Nicole Crouch
The Ojai School of Canine Massage is a member of the NBCAAM, IAAMB (International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork) Preferred Provider, and approved by the BPPE as an exempt institution. We are also an Approved Education Provider by the American Council of Animal Naturopathy.
Ojai School of Canine Massage
P.O. Box 1263 Ojai, CA 93024
Office hours: 9 am to 7 pm (PST) Mon. – Sun.