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Practitioner in Canine Massage & Rehabilitation

(Level 5)





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Are you passionate about dogs and eager to make a profound impact in the world of canine therapy? Look no further! Our comprehensive course is meticulously designed to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and manual therapy techniques necessary to become a leading professional in the industry. Wherever you are in the world, this course is easily accessible and flexible to accommodate your lifestyle. Whether you envision yourself as a full-time student or aim to balance your studies with work or family commitments, we are here to support you every step of the way.

What sets our course apart?

Whether you're an avid dog lover or already a professional working with dogs, our course offers a transformative learning experience that will elevate your expertise to new heights. We believe that the key to becoming the best canine therapist lies in a deep understanding of the subjects that underpin manual therapy work. That's why our course places a strong emphasis on these foundational subjects, ensuring that you develop a solid grasp of the intricacies of the canine body and mind.  Our curriculum covers a variety of essential topics, including canine anatomy and physiology, behaviour, biomechanics, rehabilitation strategies, and much more. By gaining comprehensive knowledge in these areas, you'll be equipped to address the multifaceted needs of dogs and become a trusted professional in the industry.

The course is delivered over two Modules.  The Foundation Module and Module 1.


Entry Requirements:


To enrol in this programme, candidates must meet the following criteria:

A solid academic foundation is essential, with a minimum of good GCE grades at grade C or above.  The preferred qualifications include an 'A' level standard or an equivalent educational background. Candidates should possess a history of owning or working with dogs, serving as a minimum requirement.  It must be noted that this course is classified as advanced education, emphasising the need for a strong educational background and experience base with dogs.

Unsure if you meet the entry rquirements? Just contact Millie at: She will be happy to assist with any questions you have.


Exploring cutting-edge techniques:


We provide the latest advancements in manual therapy techniques. Our curriculum is  designed to expose you to a wide array of hands-on methods that have been proven effective in promoting canine wellness. Starting with an initial in-depth assessment and progressing to a choice of sports massage, maintenance massage, and remedial massage to myofascial release, you'll learn a diverse range of techniques to help dogs overcome physical limitations, recover from injuries, and optimise their performance. Every dog is treated as an individual with a prescriptive programme.

Accreditation you can trust:

Our course is accredited by The Institute of Veterinary Animal Professionals (IRVAP), ensuring you receive training of the highest standards. Angela Hall, also a qualified quality assurance assessor and IRVAP Council Officer, continuously updates the courses with the latest scientific research, keeping you at the forefront of the profession.

Flexible and engaging learning:

The theory and practical tuition are delivered online in a step-by-step process. You'll have access to video lectures and presentations, downloadable manuals, and quizzes to engage and test your learning. You'll start with the Foundation and progress to Module 1, completing assignments and case studies on dogs throughout the course. All coursework is assessed by our experienced assessor, providing expert feedback and advice on your work.  You can also access your assessor by email and Zoom for additional support.

Motivation and real-world preparation:

Our videos and multimedia bring the world of canine therapy alive with real-life examples to prepare you for the industry as a therapist. Our approach is friendly and accessible, designed to cater to students worldwide.

Options for practical tuition:

You have the additional option of face-to-face practical tuition if you prefer. While the majority of students don’t require this, some may benefit from it. Therefore, we can cater to your preferences. Face-to-face practical master classes are available at different intervals throughout the year in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, for a fee of £200 for a full day of hands-on tuition.

Course completion at your pace:

If you can dedicate around 10 hours a month to your studies, roughly 3 hours a week, you'll make good progress. Realistically, you can complete the entire course in approximately 12 months, or even sooner, depending on the time you allocate. We suggest a maximum completion time of 24 months if you want to take your time.

Flexible payment options:

With our “pay as you go” approach, you can study according to your available funds and time. If you want to complete your studies earlier, you can pay off your course fees quicker and move on to the next Module. If you need to delay your fee payment and studies, you can take a break before progressing to the next Module.

Total course fee: £1800

The Foundation Module is £900, and Module 1 is £900.

You can pay in one instalment of £900 for each module or in 6 monthly instalments of £150 per month.

Ready for a life-changing career opportunity?

Enrol now in the Foundation Module and embark on an exciting journey toward becoming the best possible canine therapist the industry has ever seen!


Click HERE to progress to Module 1

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our former and current students for choosing us for your equine manual therapy training.  It is a privilege to share our knowledge and passion for this field with each and every one of you. Your hard work, dedication, and commitment to improving the lives of horses through manual therapy and much more that we can offer you are truly inspiring. We are proud to be part of your journey, and we look forward to continuing to support you in your future endeavours.

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