Canine Anatomy and Physiology Required Texts

Required Textbooks:
Students are required to purchase the following textbooks (Click on title to order).
Students need to have ONE of the following anatomy and physiology books:
Tartaglia, Louise and Waugh, Anne.Veterinary Physiology and Applied Anatomy – Revised Reprint: A Textbook for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians, Butterworth-Heinemann, London England, 2005
Reece, William O., Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals 4th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
Bassert, Joanna M., and Colville, Thomas P., Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians 2nd edition, Mosby, 2007
In addition, students need to have ONE of the following colouring books:
Kanier, Robert A. and McCracken, Thomas O. Dog Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas, Teton NewMedia, Jackson, Wyoming, 2003
Kapit, Wynn., Macey, Robert I., Meisami, Esmail., The Physiology Coloring Book 2nd Edition, Benjamin Cummings, 1999

Students will need access to a Medical Dictionary either hard copy or online.

Instructor: Sheilagh O’Sullivan

ADT Advanced Standing Test Out

This is the option for you to attempt to successfully “test out” of one of the courses in the Associate Dog Training diploma. NOTE: You may only test out of one course in this diploma. You will NOT receive a Certificate of Completion for that course until the entire Diploma is completed.

Please note: You can not “test out” of the following courses in the ADT:
Pet First Aid
Understanding Canine Behavior
Canine Cognition
Canine Behavioral Biology
6 Lecture Series

The test will be taken at your home and you will have two hours to complete it (done through email). The cost to administer the test is: $30. This fee is non-refundable. If you pass, you will receive credit for that course toward the Diploma.  If you fail, we will advise you to take that course.  The $30 fee will NOT count toward tuition costs.

Within 48 hours of your purchase, you will be contacted by the E-Training for Dogs. At this time, we will set up a two hour time period to take the exam. Once this is scheduled you will be emailed the exam at the agreed upon time. You must have it emailed back to us and completed in two hours.

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Advanced Standing Massage-Canine or Equine A & P

This is the option for you to attempt to successfully “test out” of the Canine or Equine Anatomy and Physiology and go right to the Introduction to Canine Massage or Equine Massage Course. NOTE: There is NO testing out of either the Introduction or Advanced Canine Massage courses OR the Equine Massage course.

The test will be taken at your home and you will have two hours to complete it (done 100% online). The cost to administer the test is: $75. This fee is non-refundable. If you pass, you will enter the next Massage course. If you fail, you will have one more chance (a new test, no additional fee) to pass and then, if you fail again, we will advise you to take the Anatomy and Physiology course. You will not advance to the Introduction to next Massage Course until you successfully pass the exam. The $75 fee will NOT count toward tuition costs.

NOTE: You must complete the exam in two hours. Do NOT purchase until you have this time set aside and you are ready to take the test.

You must pass with at least 80% correct.

Purchase the Advanced Standing-Anatomy and Physiology Test Here:
Cost: $75.00

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ADVANCED CANINE MASSAGE COURSE

Purpose: To learn specialized massage skills to deal with a wide variety of health issues. In addition, you will be given assignments and guidance of your case studies to enhance your learning.

Course Information: The advanced canine massage course develops specialized massage skills to deal with a wide variety of health issues. Students will be introduced to the following specialized massage skills – acupressure, sports massage, lymphatic drainage massage, reflexology and the use of colour therapy. The course also introduces students to effective business development and sustainability skills and provides a wide variety of information on small business resources available through local, regional and national governments and financial institutions. The course also helps students perform 40 case studies. Students will be provided with a comprehensive manual and instructional video.

Prerequisites: Canine Anatomy and Physiology AND Introductory Canine Massage Course

What you can expect to learn in this course:

  • Sports massage.
  • Lymphatic drainage massage.
  • Acupressure techniques.
  • Reflexology techniques.
  • Colour therapy.
  • The relationship between conformation, injury and rehabilitation.
  • The relationship between specific dog sports / athletic endeavours, injury and rehabilitation.
  • Business development.
  • Completion of the case study requirement of 4 massages on 10 different dogs.

Course Completion Deadline: This course must be completed in its entirety within 8 months from the date of registration.

Instructor: Sheilagh O’Sullivan

Course Length: Ten 90 minute sessions.

Course Fee –

For Credit OnDemand: $475.00

 

Payment Plan available of three (3) monthly payments of $165.00 each.
Please read the Payment Plan policy.

Student Information:

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You must also read and agree to the E-Training for Dogs, Inc. Standard Terms and Conditions prior to taking a course: Click HERE to read these. You will be asked when you register if you have read them and will not be allowed to take the course if you do not agree to the terms.

INTRODUCTORY CANINE MASSAGE COURSE

Purpose: To learn when, how and why to apply canine massage in a safe and positive environment.

Course Information: Students will learn all the relevant Swedish massage therapy strokes; history and theory of massage; definition and purpose of massage for canines; creating a positive environment for massage; physiological effects of massage for canines; psychological effects of massage for canines; contraindications to massage for canines; assessment and treatment protocols for canines; an introduction to hydrotherapy for canines; canine biomechanics and kinesiology; case studies of common canine soft tissue issues. Students will be provided with a comprehensive manual and an instructional video. The video provides details on the assessment procedures – visual, palpation and gaiting including the impact different surfaces will have on the gait, the creation of a positive and safe working environment, all the massage strokes, a complete therapeutic massage session and a stretch routine. Each class will also contain video demonstrations.

Prerequisites: Canine Anatomy and Physiology

What you can expect to learn in this course:

  • History of massage.
  • Theory of massage.
  • Contraindications of massage.
  • Creating a safe and positive massage environment.
  • Assessment protocols – including taking a case history, gaiting to assess soundness, palpation.
  • All Swedish massage strokes – including effleurage, raking, petrissage, kneading, tapotement, cupping and hacking.
  • Hydrotherapy.
  • Stretch routines – both active and passive protocols.
  • Creation of homecare plans.
  • Beginning of the case study requirement of massaging 10 different dogs at least 4 times.

Course Completion Deadline: This course must be completed in its entirety within 8 months from the date of registration.

Instructor: Sheilagh O’Sullivan

Course Length: Twelve 90 minute sessions.

Course Fee –

For Credit OnDemand: $575.00

 

Payment Plan available of Three (3) monthly payments of $200.00 each.
Please read the Payment Plan policy.

Student Information:
Download Flash Player for free. 98% of computers worldwide already have Flash.

You must also read and agree to the E-Training for Dogs, Inc. Standard Terms and Conditions prior to taking a course: Click HERE to read these. You will be asked when you register if you have read them and will not be allowed to take the course if you do not agree to the terms.