Canine Classes

Canine Massage Therapy Training – Level 2

  • Cost = $450/Module for Modules 1-3. Module 4 is FREE! Total cost is $1,350 + books HOWEVER, in celebration of the 2018 Chinese New Year being the “Year of the Dog” we are offering a 10% discount on Modules 1-3 so they are NOW $405 each if you register by June 30, 2018, bringing the total cost to $1,215 + books (Includes classes offered after July, 1, 2018 as long as you are registered by June 30, 2018.)
  • Hours: 100 (NCBTMB approved for LMTs)
  • Pre-Requisite: Canine Massage Therapy Level 1. If you have 100 hours from another NCBTMB or IAAMB approved school, please contact us – we are happy to have you take the second 100 hours of training through us!

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Completion of 200* hours of Canine Massage Therapy training allows students to sit for the NBCAAM national exam.

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(A minimum of 4 participants is required and a maximum of 15 participants will be accepted for Module 1)

Note:  We always run Learn to Massage Your Dog classes two days before the first module, so if you are from the area or coming in from out of town for this training program, you will be able to get these pre-requisites completed.

Canine Massage Therapy Training – Level 2

[Level 1 Click Here]

The 100 Hour Canine Massage Therapy Training Level 2 program is broken down into 4 modules plus the Learn to Massage Your Dog class.  Modules 1, 2, and 3 are hands’ on “live” classes and are 25 hours each.  Module 4 has two options which you may choose: Option 1 is a 25 hour internship, which may be completed at any time after you start Module 1 of Level 2.  The modules are independent of each other and Modules 1, 2, and 3 can be taken in any order.

Module 1
In this 25 hour module, the focus is on Anatomy & Physiology (review of 60 muscles of the canine muscular system, review directions and systems, review bones and joints, more indepth bones and joints, advanced terminology) and Neuromuscular Therapy for Canines (review massage treatments and techniques specific to each treatment, trigger point work, friction, indepth palpation, problem areas for dogs).

Module 2
In this 25 hour module, the focus is on Anatomy & Physiology (origin/insertion/action of 20 additional muscles and more indepth systems of the body), Advanced Hydrotherapy, Case Studies/Treatments/Outcomes, and Vision Boards.

Module 3
In this 25 hour module you will review Gait Analysis and Movement, Pathology (review pathology affecting gait, indepth pathologies affecting breeds, effects of surgery/treatments on joints, muscles, and fascia), Advanced Marketing Techniques (including website presence and other business tools), as well as Review for the NBCAAM.

Module 4
In this 25 hour internship you will be required to submit a binder showing:

Option 1, Documentation of creation and implementation of a basic canine massage therapy course for dog owners. 

Option 2 is completing a 25 hour “teacher assistant” experience in a Learn to Massage Your Dog class through Abundant Life Massage Education.

No charge for Options 1 or 2.

Level 2 cost $1,350

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*Per the NBCAAM Website: “Massage or acupressure training for humans may count for a maximum of 50 hours of the required 200 hour total. Such human training is required to be topic specific, that is massage or acupressure techniques, Anatomy & Physiology, meridian theory or acupoint energetics, for example. The remaining 150 hours of massage or acupressure training or equivalent must be animal related.”

Required Book Package for Level 2 Canine Massage Therapy Training Program:

  • Abundant Life Massage Education “Canine Massage Therapy Training” binder
  • Canine Medical Massage: Techniques and Clinical Applications, Narda G. Robinson
  • The Dog Anatomy Workbook: A Guide to the Canine Body, Andrew Gardiner and Maggie Raynor
  • Balance Your Dog: Canine Massage, C. Sue Furman


  • Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, David Levine and Darryl L. Millis
  • Guide to the Dissection of the Dog, 7th Edition (preferred), Evans & DeLahunta
  • Canine Massage: A Complete Reference Manual, 2nd Edition, Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, LMT
  • The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs, Patricia McConnell