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Canine Massage Practitioner Certification


Watch a sample video

Watch a sample video.

  • Canine Massage Practitioner (CMP) is awarded upon completion of the Canine Massage Theory and Techniques Program online.
  • Two day hands-on onsite workshop described below is optional.
  • Master Canine Massage Practitioner (MCMP) A student certified as a CMP can seek advanced certification by completing any combination of 5 Petting with a Purpose classes, and the Holistic Touch Therapy First Aid & CPR classes.

All classes on this Canine Massage Practitioner Certification page are NCBTMB approved.


Canine Massage Theory and Techniques

  • Certification as a Canine Massage Practitioner (CMP)
  • Complimentary copy of the eBook version of Balance Your Dog: Canine Massage
  • 50 Minute PowerPoint lecture for each of 12 modules
  • Modules 1-6 cover the anatomy and physiology of the dog
  • Modules 7-12 teach over 30 Swedish massage moves with video clips of each
  • Downloadable handouts, reading assignment, and tests
  • Work at your own pace to complete all modules online
  • All the work is done in the comfort of your home with your own dog(s).


Online Class

Modules 1-12 Online — $1,500


Two Day Hands-on Onsite Workshop

  • Practice more than 25 Swedish massage strokes
  • The specific beneficial effects of strokes are discussed
  • Dr. Sue critiques students as they perform each stroke
  • This workshop jump starts the practice of massage on dogs in a canine massage business
  • A certificate of completion is presented at the end of the course
  • Two day workshop runs from 9am-5pm each day
  • Each workshop is limited to 4 students
  • Select a date then register for the $225 two day onsite workshop

Complimentary "Build Your Own Sandwich" Lunch

NOTE: Call ahead for any special dietary needs, such as gluten-free or vegetarian.



Enrollment Policy

The number of students per class is limited to four students at the Holistic Touch Therapy facility and by space at other facilities.

A deposit is required for enrollment in all onsite classes. The amount of the deposit is one-half of the course tuition. The balance of the tuition is due one week in advance of the course to allow time for a student to receive required pre-course materials.

A student may withdraw from an onsite class at any time. Administrative fees may be charged.

A student may withdraw from an online course at any time. No refund will be available.