CANINE Clinical Hydrotherapy CPD RESOURCE

Get this endorsed CPD (30 hrs) Study FOR FREE!



Explore current canine clinical hydrotherapy practice, make informed choices, ensure safe and effective practice for dogs and have a part in shaping the future of the industry.

Disclaimer: This is not a qualification or a licence for practice.

If you want to offer the best professional service to dogs and their owners, then this outstanding online experience is for you. It is part of our commitment to raise standards and ensure safe and effective canine clinical hydrotherapy is provided for every dog.

Qualified hydrotherapists have obligations and responsibilities. It’s vital to differentiate clinical hydrotherapy from dog water parks and fun swims, overseen by owners and well intentioned lifeguards.

Therapists pledge to progress their skills and services, however, it’s a challenge to be up to date in every area all the time! This CPD study opportunity is the perfect solution and it’s absolutely FREE! We offer you 30 certificated CPD hours of study with free access for 3 months.

Our online learning centre offers a multi formatted and interactive experience, which includes our instructional technical videos, video links, webinar replays, informative scripted sections, clinical tool templates, articles, downloadable pdfs and quizzes.

By the end of this CPD Study you will:

  • Achieve one of the steps to enroll onto the NEW Ofqual regulated iPET Network Level 4 Diploma in Canine Clinical Hydrotherapy qualification.
  • Review canine clinical hydrotherapy to ensure consistently safe and effective practice for dogs and owners.
  • Update professional and legal requirements of a qualified therapist delivering clinical hydrotherapy.
  • Progress your portfolio with 30 hours of canine clinical hydrotherapy study, to fulfil your annual CPD.
  • Achieve endorsed CPD certification to meet the requirements of your professional association.

Imagine…achieving 30 CPD hours in current canine clinical  hydrotherapy to optimise your skills FOR FREE!

CPD Study Outline

Explore the 5 key pillars of successful clinical hydrotherapy practice, linking theoretical concepts to clinical skills and clinical reasoning, to achieve the best results for each dog.

Divided into 6 Chapters –  Welcome, 4 Units and a Next Steps Chapter:


  • Unit 1 Overview of canine clinical hydrotherapy
  • Unit 2 Common conditions + functional anatomy
  • Unit 3 Assessment processes + first aid overview
  • Unit 4 Water management overview
Labrador Retriever in hydro pool with therapist
dog and hydrotherapist in clinic
border collie in aquatic treadmill with therapist

Does this CPD Study fit your goals?

  • Do you want to enrol on the NEW Level 4 Diploma in Canine Clinical Hydrotherapy?
  • Do you need certified CPD hours to meet your professional association requirements?
  • Do you want to review your clinical skills to make a roadmap on how to progress?
  • Have you searched for innovative online courses for therapists’s in clinical practice?
  • Do you want to share valuable insights into the future of canine clinical hydrotherapy?


Unlimited access to our interactive chat space in our K9HS learning platform.

This friendly online space is where you can ask questions and share ideas, with other like minded therapists worldwide.


Who is this CPD Study best for?

This CPD study is ideal for professionals in practice wanting to review current clinical hydrotherapy and plan their canine career roadmap.

It’s also perfect for those new to the sector and wanting a career change. This is part of the pre-requisite for enrolling onto the NEW L4 Diploma in Canine Clinical Hydrotherapy programe with K9HS Courses.

We offer bespoke training experiences and empower therapists to progress their canine clinical skills and practice. Our training programmes are clinically enriched and delivered canine physiotherapists specialising in canine hydrotherapy.

Which credentials will I get for completing this CPD study?

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

On completion you will recieve an electronic CPD certificate for 30 hours of study.

Do I need to buy books and additional learning materials?

We provide you with all the resources you need to achieve your certification. Study materials include our own unique instructional videos, webinar replays, video links, scripted lessons, templates, downloadable pdfs, and quizzes.

Meet Barbara Houlding

As an accredited clinical educator, I help those working with dogs to progress their clinical skills. 

My vision is to support canine focused individuals and find solutions for their growth and success in canine healthcare. Whether new to this sector or an experienced therapist, we empower you to shape your canine journey and make informed decisions.

I believe in working with each dog and their consent, making a real difference to their mobility and lives.”