Preferred Educational Provider Calendar

PetMassage Training and Research Institute

2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, Ohio 43606

PetMassage Aquatics for Dogs 5 Day Workshop

March 21-25, 2024

May 16-20, 2024

July 18-22, 2024

September 19-23, 2024

October 24-28, 2024

Become certified as a Canine Aquatic PetMassage Practitioner.

5-day hands-on program: Thursday-Monday, 9 AM to 4 PM.

This on-site hands-on workshop is held at the PetMassage School Natatorium in Toledo, Ohio, USA.

Home Study Courses in the Canine Aquatic PetMassage Program:

  • Basic Anatomy of the Dog
  • Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner

Course content is focused on

  • skills and applications
  • session elements, sequences and protocols
  • assessment skills
  • advanced elements, sequences and applications for therapeutic aquatic canine massage
  • incorporating dry PetMassage skills and techniques to dogs on a submerged platform in the water
  • indications and contraindications
  • body mechanics
  • safety
  • basic canine anatomy as it applies to your aquatic canine massage practice
  • pools and their mechanics
  • legal practice
  • marketing
  • and experiencing the joy of working with dogs and fellow colleagues in and with the water

Fee: $2,600.00

PetMassage Training and Research Institute

2950 Douglas Road
Toledo, Ohio 43606

Advanced PetMassage Aquatics for Dogs 2 Day Workshop

March 27-28, 2024

May 22-23, 2024

July 24-25, 2024

September 25-26, 2024

October 30-31, 2024

Canine Aquatic PetMassage physical manipulation is based on the science and understanding of dog structure (anatomy) and function (physiology).


By the completion of the workshop you will understand and confidently return demonstrate PetMassage aquatic skills for the 8 primary specific applications of veterinary rehabilitation support.

• Obesity
• Arthritis
• Spine issues
• Hip dysplasia
• Patella issues
• Cruciate ligament rehabilitation
• Elbow issues
• Paralysis

Home study courses: 1

To be completed 1 week prior to the hands- on workshop at the PetMassage pool in Toledo Ohio.

Home study 1: Dog Anatomy and Physiology for Focused Aquatic Work.

2 days, Wednesday -Thursday 10-4 pm

Fee: $1000 IAAMB/ACWT members get 10% discount)

Class size: Open

Certificate of Completion: PetMassage Aquatic Hydrotherapy Skills for Canine Wellness and Rehabilitative Support

Prerequisite: Canine Aquatic PetMassage workshop

What to expect:

You will have abundant opportunities to get individual hands-on instruction with Jonathan Rudinger, the founder of PetMassage Training and Research Institute, President of the IAAMB-ACWT, and creator of the Canine Aquatic PetMassage program.