(Est. 1999) We provide professional training, of the highest quality, in canine massage while enhancing the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being of each student. We offer a well-rounded education with an emphasis on 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 you would simply like to gain a new skill and do what you love, WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN OUR CLASSES!
Students may choose to become professionally certified by enrolling in our 250-hour ONLINE or 250-hour ONSITE course or opt to take individual online course lessons.
Online and Onsite Canine Massage Certification Programs:
250-hour ONLINE CANINE MASSAGE DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM: 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 which are taught in our onsite course.
(The online course material is included in the onsite tuition cost)
ONSITE CANINE MASSAGE PROGRAM (250 total hours: 50 onsite hrs./200 hm. study hrs.) Our onsite canine massage certification program includes education in dog gait and conformation assessment, professional documentation, dog nutrition, business, anatomy, physiology, remedial exercise & 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 for dogs.
* Students may bring their own dog to the ten-day onsite class or OSOCM can provide a dog for you.
Common question: Do I need to take the NBCAAM exam and the 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. Your clients will be more interested in having a trusting rapport with you.
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 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.