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18 CEUs / 2 DAYS


Learn to evaluate the fitness of any dog
regardless of age, breed or training.


This course will educate you in developing selective palpation skills for a unique 25 point palpation routine that will allow you to assess the fitness, strengths, and weakness of any dog regardless of his age, breed and training. The results found from this technique application will allow you to market yourself in two new ways:

  • You will be able to give a good report to any of your client on the fitness of their dog. This approach will help you better explain to your client about his dog actual aptitudes which in turn will help better customize the training program, identify signs of strain, and provide better care for that dog.
  • If your client wants to buy a dog, this technique will help you pre-assess prospects before getting the complete veterinary examination. When looking at several horses prospects, it would save your client a fair amount of money.

This course is based on the book “Fitness Evaluation of the Dog”. With step-by-step instructions and almost 200 photos and drawings showing the proper positioning and approach for each technique, you will learn:

  • Hand palpation skills and simple stretching exercises
  • A Training Evaluation Program (TEP) that helps you identify abnormalities in gaits, tight muscle groups or sore joints, and more
  • A Palpation Evaluation Program (PEP) in which you use your fingertips to pinpoint problems
  • How to perform an assessment of the doge’s musculoskeletal system, with twenty-five points on each side.
  • You will learn to palpate the entire spine.
  • You will learn to palpate the entire thorax.
  • You will learn to palpate the entire forelimb.
  • You will learn to palpate the entire hind limb.

This hands-on course will fine tune your palpation skills, your knowledge of conformation, and your overall understanding of the dog kinesiology. This will improve your massage performance, and enhance your relationship with your client and their dog(s).

This course provides the information you need to upgrade your skills and stay competitive in your field.

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