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Advanced Canine Hydrotherapy Treatment Techniques


This new online course empowers you to enhance your practical skills by learning the latest advanced hydrotherapy treatment techniques through a variety of video styles, case studies and guided practical tasks.

Canine First Aid + Health Checks


This new online course is the perfect canine first aid refresher and offers the essentials to keep dogs safe, as well as expanding skills and confidence to take appropriate action in emergency situations. Health checks training ensures you offer the best care to the wonderful dogs in your life (and work!).

Certificate in Hydrotherapy for small animals

LEVEL 3 – 29 credits

This accredited ABC Awards course is the established gold standard training for canine hydrotherapy. Our new modular course is perfect for veterinary professionals and those new to the sector. Included is our in-person practical training led by physiotherapist instructors specialising in hydrotherapy.

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Dogs in natural balanced motion


Reviewing canine biomechanics and functional anatomy to optimise the dog’s movement and activities. Ideal for therapists and trainers wishing to advance their knowledge and understanding.

Water management + problem solving for canine therapists


The latest information and top tips on water management including analysis, evaluation and solutions to achieve effective biosecurity and water quality for safe canine hydrotherapy practice.

Common canine conditions


Advancing knowledge on a wide range of musculoskeletal, medical, orthopaedic and neurological canine conditions, including clinical signs and management strategies. Ideal for therapists involved in canine rehabilitation.

Diploma in hydrotherapy for small animals

LEVEL 3 – 41 credits

This is a 12 credit top-up course that builds on your Level 3 Certificate in hydrotherapy (29 credits), for a total of 41 credits. We offer the 12 credits in a package consisting of the three underwater treadmill (UWT) units (9 credits) plus the canine elbow and hip dysplasia unit (3 credits). This includes an in-person practical masterclass in UWT at K9HS delivered by leading veterinary physiotherapists specialising in hydrotherapy. This course is ideal for physiotherapists and hydrotherapists wishing to advance their practice.

Look behind the scenes of successful practice

Each course includes access to our interactive members-only discussion area where you’ll get access to exclusive resources, conversations, and a behind the scenes look at what it takes to build a successful practice. Join our founder Barbara Houlding via live virtual office hours each month, so you can ask questions, connect, and come away with new insights to help you build your practice.

Learn from the comfort of your home

Our courses include a series of Canine Technical Videos (K9TVs) that share moment by moment practice and top tips along with a wealth of information and resources for you to progress your practice.

Our in-person courses have practical elements at two leading UK rehabilitation centres providing you with an amazing range of dogs to work with in our specialist veterinary physiotherapy clinics.

K9HS is an ABC Awards approved centre granted with “direct claims status” due to our continual achievement of being identified as outstanding and excellent in all areas. We are the professionals who train professionals and we wish to share our successes with you.

These courses are designed to be super convenient and fit around your work and home commitments. There are no additional costs for travel, hotels, resources, or course materials, and no worries about being away from your busy practice, as everything is provided for you at your fingertips. 




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