Our School

The Lang Institute for Canine Massage is a Colorado state-approved program that has provided excellence in canine massage training since 1999.

Our Program

The Lang Institute for Canine Massage offers a comprehensive 663-hour program, designed to provide you with a solid foundation for starting your new career. We offer instruction for all levels, from beginners to experienced veterinarians and canine rehabilitation practitioners looking to expand their skills. Click on the paw print to learn more.

Home Study

Developed by board-certified, practicing veterinarians, PhDs, education specialists, and a Master Certified Massage Therapist, the Lang Institute's home study program provides the foundation you'll need to be prepared for our hands-on practicum.

Practicum

Dogs, dogs and more dogs! We offer a four-day intensive practicum that will allow hands-on work with a variety of dog breeds and temperaments.

The Lang System

The Lang System

The Lang System was developed by Joanne Lang, a Master Certified Massage Therapist who has over thirty years of experience massaging people, dogs, horses, and even an elephant! The Lang System is a unique combination of observation, massage, and exercise. This combination will help prepare a dog for whatever work or challenges it may encounter.

Our Faculty

With advanced qualifications and decades of experience, our expert faculty is committed to providing you with a solid foundation for starting your professional career in canine massage. Look for our full bios on the "about us" page.
Joanne Lang, MCMT
Joanne Lang, MCMT
Founder & Executive Director
Joni Freshman, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Joni Freshman, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Veterinarian
David S. MIller, DVM, PhD, DACZM
David S. MIller, DVM, PhD, DACZM
Veterinarian
Nita Bitner, BA
Nita Bitner, BA
Education Specialist

Happy Graduates

Join our many graduates who have established professional canine massage businesses throughout the United States and beyond!

Canine Massage

Dogs are just like people; during their lifetimes, they will experience bumps and bruises, injuries, or serious trauma.  Sometimes, after such injuries are treated and healed by a veterinarian, your dog may continue to experience residual negative effects.  These effects can be incorrect posture and movement, or a decrease in muscle flexibility.  Eventually, these negative effects can accumulate to cause a noticeable decline in your dog’s overall well-being, energy, and zest for life.

The Lang Institute for Canine Massage, home of the Lang System, is a teaching establishment founded with one mission in mind:

To provide our students with the most professional training available in canine massage.  This training enables you to work independently, or side-by-side, with veterinarians and other canine professionals, as well as provides you with the knowledge needed to meet the needs of each canine client.  Additionally, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to know when to refer to other canine professionals.

We strive for excellence in the training we offer our students.  We provide the tools and the training to help our graduates excel in the field of canine massage.  And we encourage our students to always keep learning after they have completed our program.

 

Next Practicum dates are June 28-July 1, 2018