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
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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.

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.

CANINE MASSAGE GRADUATES AND TESTIMONIALS

GRADUATES 

logo 1Becky Ayers, CCMT,  IAAHPC
Psst…. Pet Support Services and Therapy
315 Raleigh Ave Vinton VA 24179
pss.therapy@yahoo.com
540-589-1381
Areas Served: Southwest Virginia

Pauline Back, C.M.T.
PAWz itive DOGz  Massage Therapy<
604-961-6180

paulineback@shaw.ca
North Vancouver , BC, Canada

Areas served:  Vancouver –lower mainland, Lions bay , Squamish and Whistler, Canada.

Lauren Bagwell, C.M.T.
Employed at Barnsley Gardens Resort
barnsleyresort.com
770-773-7480
Adairsville, Georgia, USA

Teresa Bendall, C.C.M.
Sweet Spot for Dogs
www.sweetspotfordogs.com
519-272-2117
Stratford, Ontario

Karen Carlson, C.C.M.
Lifetouch Animal Massage Practitioner
kcarlson@efirehose.net
(403) 934-3169 or (403) 325-0501
works out of Strathmore, Alberta, Canada

Kathleen Dean, C.C.M.
Canine Natural Care
caninenaturalcare@shaw.ca
(250) 212-9520
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Nancy Del Bianco, C.C.M.
Tails and Trails
naneki3@bell.net
(613) 832-0008
Kanata, Ontario, Canada

 

Christine Harrison, CMT, PhD
goodfordogs.ca
christine.e.harrison@sympatico.ca
519-824-5255
222 Waterloo Avenue
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1H 3J5   Area served: Guelph, Ontario

 

BethHurleyBusinessCard1Beth Hurley
Dog Trainer/Canine Massage Therapist
beth@bethhurleydogtraining.com
www.bethhurleydogtraining.com
561-504-5234
Boca Raton, FL

 

 

Shayla Libin, C.C.M
shaylalibin@gmail.com
(604) 902-5512
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

 

Carolyn McKay, C.C.M
Canine Massage and Wellness
www.canismajor.ca
dogmassage@canismajor.ca
(819) 360-2455
Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec

 

 

 Jane McLaren, CCM
1602 Walton Street, Cornwall, ON, K6H 1W2
jane@caninebasics.ca
www.caninebasics.ca
613.936.6977
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Vickie Menchhofer, C.C.M.
FitDog Austin
vickie@fitdogaustin.com
www.fitdogaustin.com
(512) 751-9359
Austin, Texas, USA
Focusing on: increasing the wellness of people and their dogs
Services: canine massage, dog/human exercise “bootcamp” classes, and personal training
Testimonial -Without the support and guidance both you and Sheilagh afforded me I would not have been able to complete the Canine Massage Therapy program. It was a pleasure working with you throughout the duration of this program.

There a many programs online for massage therapy, and I really searched and reviewed many of those programs,  I chose e-training for dogs because the structure and content was laid out professionally, the content was loaded with so much learning from basic to advance. As I worked through the content I found myself saying  ”as a dog owner I should have known this much sooner”  I am so thankful I chose  e-training for dogs.com, Sheilagh’s knowledge and experience is world class, second to none. Your support both technically and administratively is A+,  the program delivery/platform is awesome. 

I definitely will be back to take more courses and I have and will continue to recommend e-training for dogs to my friends and relatives. THANK-YOU  CHERYL  Robin Minaker

 

Robin Minaker, CHRP, CHCS, CCM

Ram@golden.net
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Kim Murphy, C.C.M.
Pawssage Canine Therapy
keltic5@comcast.net
(630) 235 2402
Western Springs, Illinois, USA

Catherine Pokyrwa, C.C.M.
Paws & Toes Wellness Centre
paws_toes@sympatico.ca
(613) -353-8725
Inverary, Ontario, Canada
Focusing on: Natural health care for you & your animal, nutrition, herbs, palliative animal care, canine massage therapy.

Pamela Rathlou, C.C.M.
pam@4myk9.ca
www.4myk9.com/main.htm
(905) 806-2759 (cell) or (647) 827-0776

Cindy Redmile, C.C.M.
Wags for Wellness
mcredmile@shaw.ca
(778) 485-1900
Area Serving-South Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada
From Cindy-
I really enjoyed the course. It was challenging yet great to be able to do it at my own pace.  Sheilagh was a great instuctor and was always there to help and encourage me when I needed it. I would recommend this course and any other course that you may have to offer.

Tracy Ross, C.C.M., IACC-CMT
Chasing Leaves Pet Care Services
chasingleaves@vianet.ca
Muskoka – Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Focusing on: Canine Massage Therapy. Dog walking and fitness.
Training for all season pulling sports.

Mark Szollosi
call123@freemail.hu
Marx Karoly 6.
Piliscsev  2519 Hungary

Jennifer Smith, C.C.M
506-866-8334
Dieppe, NB
Jesce Taimre, C.C.M.
Pawlistic Pets
info@pawlisticpets.ca
(519) 732-1711
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Focusing on: An “in-house” canine rehabilitation and general wellness service, providing a holistic approach to canine health.

TESTIMONIALS -

Dear Cheryl, I am so pleased to tell you that I have successfully completed all my Levels for Canine Massage. I enjoyed the training program and found it to be extremely well presented. Sigle has been a great Teacher, always there when you need a question answered. I am now looking forward to embarking on a wonderful journey with my Canine friends. Sincerely, Kathleen D.
Treetops provided a program that covered all the bases. Sigle was always there with her incredible knowledge and experience when I had a question and was very quick to grade worksheets and videos. I feel very prepared to embark on my new Canine Massage career. The satisfaction and joy that providing massage to these lovely companions can’t be beat. Pam R.
Sheilagh is a great teacher. Her style of teaching truly makes the course more understandable and interesting ,specially when dealing with the intense topics. Her feedback was always well explained and gave me great insight to the particular topic at hand. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would definitely recommend it . Pauline Back

CANINE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY COURSE

Purpose: To understand the relationship between how the canine body is composed, how it works and the impact massage therapy will have on these systems.

Course Information: Detailed training in canine anatomy and physiology; canine biomechanics and kinesiology; understanding the relationship between anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology and massage therapy in dogs. The course involves the use of three textbooks used by the Veterinary Nursing Program in the U.K. and 18 hours of online instruction. The course is designed to give the students the necessary information in order to understand the relationship between how the body is composed, how it works and the impact massage therapy will have on these systems. Knowledge level upon successful completion on the course will be equivalent to that of a Veterinary Nurse/Technician. Students will be provided with a free comprehensive manual. There are required textbooks, please scroll down for details.

Prerequisites: None
Required Texts (see below)

What you can expect to learn in this course:
  • The cell and cellular processes
  • Tissues
  • Integumentary System
  • Muscular System
  • Skeletal System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Lymphatic System
  • Blood
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System
  • Urinary System
  • Digestive System
  • Normal functioning of the above systems.
  • Pathophysiology of the above systems.
  • Anatomical terminology.
  • The relationship between anatomy, physiology and the rehabilitation process.
NOTE Advanced Standing: If you feel you have the knowledge to successfully “test out” of this course and go right to the Introduction to Canine Massage, please go HERE. There is NO testing out of either the Introduction or Advanced Canine Massage courses.
First, you will need to be signed up for Introduction to Canine Massage . 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: $75. This fee is non-refundable. If you pass, you will enter the Introduction to Canine 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 Canine Massage Course until you successfully pass the exam. The $75 fee will NOT count toward tuition costs.

Course Completion Deadline: This course must be completed in its entirety within 4 months from the date of registration.

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

Course Length: Twelve 90 minute sessions.

Course Fee - 
For Credit (OnDemand): $575.00

 
Payment Plan Available of three monthly payments of $200.00 per month.
Please read the Payment Plan policy.

Payment Plan


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.