IAALP Dog Massage Therapist

To build a body that does not get sick, to build a body that allow your dogs to go for walk with you even when they get old, and to improve their quality of life who spend more time sleeping as they get older….There are things you can do – your gentle hands.

You will learn the anatomy of dog’s body and how to use the muscles by the movement of the body. 

You will learn the massage method for each part.  By learning and understanding the dog’s emotional expressions and combining both massage and touch, you can deepen the relationship of trust with the dog, and spend a comfortable and harmonious time together.

Massage in a proper way improves blood flow in the body, making it possible to move the body flexibly and easily in daily life, which helps improving health.
For dogs that play actively, to remove fatigue and build a body that doesn’t get injured and for senior dogs, to have them spend every day comfortably by slowing down their physical depression. 

With your hands and the right knowledge, you can support your dog’s health.


Riko Yamada, who specializes in dog physiotherapy and rehabilitation massage at universities and hospitals.  

She completed Canine Rehabilitation Certification Program, Veterinary Course at the University of Tennessee. She engaged in clinical internship at the Department of Rehabilitation, University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Centre.

In addition to teaching at universities and veterinary hospitals, she is engaged in activities such as writing and giving lectures in numerous media, animal-related magazines, and veterinary medicine-related magazines.

This course will guide you delicately in a small number of people. 

After completing this dog massage therapist training course and meeting certification conditions such as exams and case study works, you will be certified as an IAALP dog massage therapist (C.D.M.T.).

The IAALP Dog Massage Therapist is an accredited qualification that allows you to work professionally in various fields as a canine massage therapist.
You can also enroll if you wish to help maintain the health of your own dog.

Course Details

Contents of Textbook

Chapter 1: Introduction to Dog Massage
Chapter 2: Dog Behavior
Chapter 3: Canine Anatomy
Chapter 4: Touch to Know (Tactile Knowledge)
Chapter 5: Basic Massage Techniques
Chapter 6: Dog Maintenance Massage
Chapter 7: Stress Point Techniques
Chapter 8: Trigger Point Techniques

IAALP Dog Fitness Trainer

Dogs naturally love to use their brains and move their bodies. However, in urban life, walk on flat asphalt roads, and there are limited opportunities to balance your body on bumpy roads and avoid obstacles.

In addition, many dogs are separated from their parents and siblings at an early age, dogs have limited opportunities to feel their own body awareness by playing and bumping their bodies with each other.

Dog fitness gives dogs the opportunity to use their brains to move their bodies, improving muscle strength, balance function, flexibility, and endurance that cannot be cultivated by going for a walk alone.

It helps boosting self-confidence through improved body awareness and a sense of accomplishment.  And it can have a positive impact on his mental health as well.

POSITIVE DOG FITNESS ~ Fun fitness for dogs ~

Fitness should be fun for dogs. It’s important to keep your dog relaxed and active while exercising. By performing the movement while the dog feels it, the dog uses its own proprioceptive senses to understand the correct body position and correct movement. To sense and understand them, dogs must have the capacity to feel without tension. When dogs are stressed or anxious, end up over-exerting and not being able to feel the sensation of movement.

IAALP Dog Fitness is a holistic fitness that emphasizes emotional-spirit-physical balance. 

By incorporating behavioral studies and increasing insight, we focus on understanding how dogs feel, building trusting relationships, and motivating dogs. The important thing is to communicate in a way that suits the dog in front of you. And fitness should be fun and happy for dogs, not fear or compulsion. 

Training is about creating learning, not about teaching. Instead of one-way commands, it maximizes the dog’s own movements for smooth and effective fitness.

In order for dogs to feel satisfied and happy as a dog, it is necessary to give the dog a chance to think for himself and create a chance to move his body. 

Through IAALP Dog Fitness, we aim to provide dogs with such an opportunity, and by having them perform appropriate exercise in addition to daily walks, we aim to condition the body and mind of dogs.

Course Details

Contents of textbook

Chapter 1. Introduction to Dog Fitness
Chapter 2. Canine Behavior
Chapter 3. Observation
Chapter 4. Canine Anatomy
Chapter 5. Various Fitness Trainings
Chapter 6 Mental Fitness and Training
Chapter 7 Fitness for Balance Function
Chapter 8 Fitness for Strength
Chapter 9 Fitness for Endurance
Chapter 10 Fitness for Flexibility
Chapter11. Senior Dog and Puppy Fitness

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