Optimising each dog’s balance, motion + function


  • Do you want to optimise the clinic environment for the dog’s in your professional care?
  • Have you reviewed canine enrichment techniques related to working in a clinic?
  • Are you struggling to find a relevant therapeutic CPD course?
  • Do you need endorsed CPD hours for your professional portfolio?

Imagine…  knowing how to optimise your clinic space to raise the proprioceptive value of your treatment!


Award in Canine Clinic Enrichment Techniques  

Explore canine movement enrichment to advance your treatment technique choices. Review and expand your “therapeutic treatment toolbox” to achieve the best outcome for each dog in your professional care.

“Canine Movement Enrichment = Canine Clinic Enrichment x Therapeutic Handling Techniques”

This isn’t your average course.

It’s led by canine therapists with over 27 years of clinical experience, who also do the job.

Link this to 15 years of expertise as an accredited clinical educator and you have the perfect course for therapists.


By the end of this course you will:

  • Review clinic enrichment techniques, so you can optimise each dog’s treatment plan
  • Advance your clinical reasoning skills so you are able to devise the best canine programme
  • Explore the “why” of your techniques so you can empower your therapeutic choices
  • Update your clinic space management so you can offer the best enrichment strategies
  • Achieve 20 hours of CPD study to meet your requirements set by your professional body

What’s Inside?

Welcome – orientation and how to use the course, online study tips, K9HS Community access for support.

Unit 1 Canine Enrichment + Behaviour – exploring canine enrichment, canine learning processes and communication, canine behaviours in clinic, connections with dogs and owners.

Unit 2 Canine Enrichment Techniques  – exploring canine proprioception system review, feeding enrichment techniques, pain overview, clinic enrichment and pain management, building bespoke proprioceptive tracks.

Both Units 1 and 2 include instructional videos, scripted information, visuals, downloadable resources, useful templates, articles, Workbooks and quizzes.

Next Steps + Submission – with additional resources and submission of assignment.

What Others Are Saying

“The K9HS Canine Clinic Enrichment course has given me the tools to ensure my canine patients get the most out of their time at our centre, from the moment they enter the building.

It has furthered my clinical skills on how to use both myself and the clinic environment to safely “Movement Shape” my patients to where they are needed, whilst maximising the proprioceptive input and keeping the dog in natural balanced movement.

These simple but effective ideas can be applied to any space with ease and will definitively help to keep sessions calm and strengthen the trust and bond with our patients.”

– Kim Jury, Pawsome Paddles Hydrotherapy Centre, Hertford


Who is this course best for?

This course is perfect for therapists working with dogs in clinical practice. Reviewing current scientific knowledge and linking this to advance your canine clinical skills is exciting and rewarding.

Which credentials will I get for completing this course?

This course has been fully approved and endorsed by the Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP) and its sub group; Institute of Canine Hydrotherapists (ICH)

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for it’s high quality, non-regulated provision and training programme.

An electonic certificate for the  QLS Grade 5 Award in Canine Clinic Enrichment Techniques is issued to registrants who successfully complete this course. A second certificate is issued from K9HS Courses identifying 20 hours of CPD.

What assignment do I need to complete?

We provide you with a PPT Workbook to build your assignment answers as you progress through the course.

Once you have completed the course and your Workbook, you will upload this and submit for marking. We provide you with access to our K9HS Community and support to help you every step of the way.

Do I need to buy books and additional learning materials?

We provide you with all the resources you need to achieve your award. These include our unique instructional technical videos (K9TV and OneShots), video links, written resources, templates, case studies, downloadable pdfs and ongoing support through our private K9HS Community.

What if I need more time to complete my studies?

We know life throws curve balls every now and then, so if you find you need additional time to complete your course, you can request extenuating circumstances (EC).  You need to Email Barbara – info@k9hscourses.com to request an extension period. We will work with you to find a solution for your specific needs.

How do I know if this is the right course for me?

Unsure if this course is a good fit for you, or have questions or concerns? Wish to book a chat? Email Barbara: info@k9hscourses.com to book your discovery chat and for more information.

What is the quality licence scheme?

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. This course been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programme.

This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We are able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Meet Barbara Houlding

As an accredited clinical educator, I help those working with dogs advance their canine skills and practice. 

My vision is to positively support and mentor dog focused individuals. I am passionate about helping find solutions and providing exciting opportunities for growth and success in the canine field you work in. Whether you are experienced or new to working with dogs, our community consists of a world wide group of like minded individuals who are all about the dog! 

I believe in working with each dog and their consent, using clinical reasoning to make every therapeutic touch count!”