Get started with Foundation techniques and strategies, for free!

Simple and safe, and profoundly effective when applied as taught in this course.

  • Enhance your dog's physical and emotional wellness

  • Calm and "de-stress"

  • Comfort and support for challenges of aging

  • Improve the healing process during recovery

  • Videos and photos are with dogs as models. Also applies very well to cats and others.

Reviews

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5 star rating

Gay Barrows

I especially like seeing the touch on real animals. I also liked the information on connective tissue. It feels as though this has been what I have been looking for , for a long time. My daughter's dog who is 13yrs is still energetic but her right...

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I especially like seeing the touch on real animals. I also liked the information on connective tissue. It feels as though this has been what I have been looking for , for a long time. My daughter's dog who is 13yrs is still energetic but her right hind leg and hip look like they are losing muscle and her legs are getting weaker. She is on Dasuquin which helps her with walking but would like to find a way to strengthen that rear leg if possible. She loves when I give her light massage. Enjoying all of your information. Thank You!

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Accurate

Jane Jeffrey

As an already qualified canine massage therapist (in the UK) I can never learn enough to help dogs. I'm thinking of this as a CPD! So even though most of the content is familiar to me there are little nuggets of information which are new to me an...

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As an already qualified canine massage therapist (in the UK) I can never learn enough to help dogs. I'm thinking of this as a CPD! So even though most of the content is familiar to me there are little nuggets of information which are new to me and I like the balance of passive touch combined with massage. Sometimes in the past I have felt almost obliged to keep my hands moving but in recent times I've discovered how just the 'laying on of hands' can be so powerful, especially as I can combine this with Reiki. It's all energy :) Also I love your energy Megan! Thank you

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Fantastic course

gail sabasko

I found this course very informative, easy to follow and very interesting.

I found this course very informative, easy to follow and very interesting.

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Foundations of Touch for Connecting and Healing for Dogs

cindi weeks

I loved all if it. The information and illustrations were awesome. The PDF files were great. I have been able to practice the teo techniques effectively on my two Great Danes daily. They actually expect their massages before bedtime. I have t...

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I loved all if it. The information and illustrations were awesome. The PDF files were great. I have been able to practice the teo techniques effectively on my two Great Danes daily. They actually expect their massages before bedtime. I have the pdf's and videos to refer back to. Bless you for sharong your expertise for those of us who love our animals.

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Renee Swiere

Wonderful course...very informative and eye opening!! Thank you Megan!

Wonderful course...very informative and eye opening!! Thank you Megan!

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GREAT TO GET IN TOUCH

Yon (Jean-Philippe) Erbin

It is very surprising to see how much wellbeing comes from this course. Very simple but very powerfull, and in a fundamental way, very technical, it reminds me the craniosacral biodynamics and its fundamental concepts. Touch is surely effecti...

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It is very surprising to see how much wellbeing comes from this course. Very simple but very powerfull, and in a fundamental way, very technical, it reminds me the craniosacral biodynamics and its fundamental concepts. Touch is surely effective when it is close to its purpose , with attention, and at the same time the most distant, it means the less coercive : surely the best way to go to that is to be receptive as a "light but deep" listening, as for example regular meditation can help us. Of course there is surely great effective techniques, many, to add to this first course in the next courses offered in this e-learning center : For sure it is to thank the great methodological ability that Megan shows in her exposition. Many thanks for this course, as such, or as a way to.

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4 star rating

Foundations of touch

Dawn Seago

Very relaxing, i had my dogbon my knee the whole course, he did not move, even when his dad came home, not sure I know anything about chi or connections but I felt connected with my boy ...Thanks Daen

Very relaxing, i had my dogbon my knee the whole course, he did not move, even when his dad came home, not sure I know anything about chi or connections but I felt connected with my boy ...Thanks Daen

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Simple and Powerful

Bailey Norval

As an LMP who has been practicing for 5 years and who is new to the small animal massage scene, this was exactly what I needed. I completed the NWSAM Maintenance Massage for SA's in February, and found my work a bit frustrating. I kept trying to f...

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As an LMP who has been practicing for 5 years and who is new to the small animal massage scene, this was exactly what I needed. I completed the NWSAM Maintenance Massage for SA's in February, and found my work a bit frustrating. I kept trying to force changes. And had simply forgotten the most important part of my work: listening and supporting to create an environment for positive change. I am eternally grateful for the simplicity of this course both for myself, but as well as in my education of others on massage for animals. It is always good to work on our foundations. I have seen enormous improvement in the quality of my work again, as well as in the reception of the work by the animals in my life. Thank you for your help!!

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Course curriculum

    1. Getting Started (quick tips for process)

    2. Heads up!

    3. Checklist for getting started

    1. Finding your way around your lessons

    2. Navigating the rest of the E-Learning Center

    3. Navigating on your phone??

    4. Checklist: A, B, or C?

    1. Warning! (Listen to your animal, not your brain. ;-)

    2. What your hands (and eyes) are doing

    3. The Basic Strategy

    4. 'Next Level' Strategy: Clearing "Stuckness"

    5. The Real Strategy!

    6. Supplement PDF Reference of Techniques and Physiology

    7. Checklist on Foundations (disguised as a quiz ;-)

    1. Advancing your skills and effectiveness, extra tips

    2. Megan's Story (and ulterior motives)

    3. Benefits compared, you or a professional?

    1. Sundree's Story

    2. Jessie's Story

    1. Touching Bone Energy: Don't miss these free videos!

About this course

  • Free
  • 21 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

Your Power of Touch Guide

Megan Ayrault

Instructor, Mentor, Coach, Founder of Power of Touch for Animals

Megan is a Licensed Massage Therapist for animals and people, and author of books on equine and canine bodywork. Her background and teaching include techniques and insights for both the physical/structural aspects of the body, and the energy aspects of the body-mind system.