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New Distance Learning Courses from PetMassage™

“PetMassage™ Basic Anatomy of the Dog”

“Creating and Marketing Your Canine Massage Business”

Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner

These two courses are now the distance learning modules in the PetMassage™ for Dogs Foundation workshop curriculum.

Learn “PetMassage™ Basic Anatomy of the Dog” and “Creating and Marketing Your Canine Massage Business” as independent distance learning courses.

The PetMassage™ Basic Anatomy of the Dog, Distance Learning Course

The PetMassage™ Basic Anatomy of the Dog, Distance Learning Course The more you know and can visualize about the canine body in your hands, the more effective you will be in your practice. This course will help those of you who are new to the profession and also be a refresher/reminder for more experienced canine massage providers.

"PetMassage™ Basic Anatomy of the Dog" was formulated to meet the practical needs of the canine massage provider. We do not believe that knowing the Krebs Cycle and embryonic cell division will appreciably improve your massage skills. The information you learn in this distance learning course, will.

When you complete this course, you will have a good understanding and working knowledge of the canine anatomy. You will know the structure of the canine body, how it works and functions, and the correct terminology necessary to communicate clearly and professionally with clients and colleagues. You need -- and will use -- this information for your everyday practice.

Content In this course, you will easily learn to comprehend and apply

  • Terminology for movements, positions, directions, anatomical shapes and functions
  • Contours and boney landmarks on the dog's body
  • The 12 body systems
  • Pairing of body systems. such as the cardio-vascular, neuro-muscular and myo-fascial systems to understand how systems enable each other to create balance and function
  • Focus: Skeletal structure and function
  • Focus: Joints, types and function
  • Focus: Ligaments, tendons and the joint capsule
  • Focus: Skin structure and function
  • Focus: Coat/hair types and function
  • Focus: Fascia
  • Focus: Superficial muscles, structure and function

Texts for PetMassage™ Basic Anatomy of the Dog are Dog Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas, by Kainer & McCracken, and The PetMassageTM Anatomy Info File, a file created specifically for distance learning students to expand on the content in the Coloring Atlas text. You will receive the Dog Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas, by mail. The PetMassage™ Anatomy Info File will be included along with the test packet in a one-time email to you.

This course is short, easy to digest, and easy to handle. You will only focus on, and be tested on, specific pages in the Coloring Atlas. You will also learn the information in the PetMassage™ Anatomy Info File. Your greater understanding of the systems of the body and how they function with each other will grow as you complete an independent study and write a short report (determined in consultation with your instructor) on one articulation or muscle group in the canine body. This is your opportunity to learn how the cardio-vascular-neuro-fascial-muscular and skeletal systems come together to create movement, maintain and support life, health, and self-healing.

Timing You may be able to complete this course in as little as a few weeks! Your timing is entirely up to you. In fact, The PetMassage™ Basic Anatomy of the Dog Distance Learning Course must be completed within 6 months. Your completed test packet must be received at the PetMassage School via email within 6 months of your receipt of your course materials. After 6 months, PetMassage™ Ltd. will not offer credit for this course. The intention in this declaration is to motivate you to promptly integrate it into your practice.

The cost of the PetMassage™ Basic Anatomy of the Dog Distance Learning Course is $370.00. This fee is nonrefundable, and is paid when you register for the course. This fee can be applied toward your PetMassage™ for Dogs Foundation workshop, when you register within 6 months of receipt of your course materials.

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Creating and Marketing Your Canine Massage Business, Distance Learning Course

Creating and Marketing Your Canine Massage Business, Distance Learning CoursePlan for success! Begin "Creating and Marketing Your Canine Massage Business" right now. Move into the vanguard of the holistic canine health care movement growing in popularity around the world… providing the powerfully beneficial and lucrative service of canine massage.

The goal of this course is to help you and your canine massage business get off to an excellent start with stability, legality, and a successful support network. You will continue to use these marketing strategies for the life of your business.

"Creating and Marketing Your Canine Massage Business" Distance Learning Course is a step-by-step guide to creating your successful canine massage business. This approach, allied with your entrepreneurial spirit and persistence will generate prosperity in your business and your life.

This course was designed for you to 1) get your business off to a strong and secure beginning and 2) inspire you to recharge your creative batteries. Of course, your company will continue to grow and evolve for as long as it exists. Your business will be as vital and unique as you are. You have taken a lifetime to create the person that you are today. Your business too, will be a continuously evolving product of your personal growth, development and tenacity.

The text for this course is "Creating and Marketing Your Animal Massage Business," by Jonathan Rudinger, RN, LMT, and founder and instructor of the PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute. Contributors are Business Coach, Linda Lucas Fayerweather, MBA, and Anastasia Rudinger, CMT, Certified Rebirther and Certified Infant Massage Instructor who designed the end of chapter exercises.

Creating and Marketing Your Animal Massage Business, synthesizes real life with business experience. It combines concepts of Tai Chi, Feng Shui, and ancient folk wisdom with current business strategies, social networking and PetMassage™ theory. This course harnesses your divine entrepreneurial spirit, guiding you to flourish with your animal massage business. Join the many PetMassage™ students who describe Creating and Marketing Your Animal Massage Business as "their personal cheerleader in their business creation."

Timing You will be required to send your completed test packet to PetMassage™ within 6 months of receipt of your course materials. Your finished test will include the results of support groups and advisory council meetings, contact information for your support systems, your step-by-step development of your business plan, and journaling.

The intention in this time condition is to motivate you to attend to this course promptly so you can begin to integrate its content into your business. After 6 months, PetMassage™ Ltd. will not offer credit for this course.

The cost for the "Creating and Marketing Your Canine Massage Business" Distance Learning Course is only $350.00. This is a nonrefundable fee, which is paid when you register for the course. If you register for your PetMassage™ for Dogs Foundation workshop within 6 months of receipt of your course materials, you may apply this fee toward your workshop tuition. This is a great way to spread out the cost of attending the PetMassage™ for Dogs Foundation workshop.

Your course fee also includes three 20-minute advisory support sessions either by phone or email. These can be brainstorming sessions, feedback on name or location choices, or simply verbal support. Contact Anastasia Rudinger at PetMassage™. The fees for additional advisory sessions after your initial three, are $50/session, payable at the time of your sessions.

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Confident Dog Handling for the Massage Practitioner (Course)

While most of the dogs that are brought to you for PetMassage™ are calm, non-aggressive, playful and a joy to work with, other dogs have issues … problems to "fix."

This Distance Learning Experience offers important insights into canine behavior and body language. This is instruction you need to know for your practice: essential dog handlings skills.

You may feel hesitant or apprehensive when confronted with dogs that are strong, large, and willful.

In your canine massage practice you must be available, capable, and willing to work with a large variety dogs and dog situations.

The techniques in this lesson are not only for your physical and spiritual safety. They are also for the physical and emotional safety of the dogs you will be handling.

For a safe and effective practice, you must learn to understand and "speak" the language, "canine." It is the language of nature. The origins for this language are derived from yoga practice and philosophy.

Learn how to create an environment for your session that is calm, peaceful, nurturing, and especially, safe. Learn the breathing and body language skills that will enable you to protect yourself, and, how to discourage dangerous situations.

This course addresses several behaviors you will encounter such as teeth baring, snapping, pawing, and licking. Learn and practice, with canine behaviorist Monica West, what the pack leader does to command the respect and obedience of other dogs during each phase of a canine massage session. Learn how to walk, how to breathe, how to use your eyes, hands and posture to communicate in the language dogs understand. Learn techniques for defusing potentially volatile behaviors on the table. Learn how, for the brief time you are with your canine client, to establish yourself as the alpha - the pack leader.

The requirements for certificate of course completion are completion of a written test, documentations of massage sessions, and submission of a video demonstrating your understanding and integration of the techniques included in the course.

The cost is $165

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