K9 Therapy Hub

Certificated Bitesize CPD Courses to explore and study.

An innovative Template Toolbox for you to download and use.

Additional resources in our Video Toolbox and Articles + Journals.

A vibrant community with live events incuding Tutorials, and replays.


Let me ask you a few questions…

  • Are you feeling pressure to consistently deliver a high quality service and not sure WHY?
  • Do you need friendly support and mentoring to continue to progress your clinical skills?
  • Are you frustrated by the shortage of relevant and certificated canine clinical CPD courses?
  • Are you struggling to find the time to study due to your workload, commitments and busy life?
  • Do you worry about meeting your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements?
  • Would you like to progress your canine skills using micro learning in Bitesize CPD courses?

You’re not alone, it’s why we created the K9 Therapy Hub.

Learn in comfort at home

The K9 Therapy Hub is a membership community designed to support therapists along their career journey. It offers you 70+ endorsed bitesize CPD courses, a business Template Toolbox and Video Toolbox, as well as a growing collection of articles and journals. Additionally, we are introducing live events at the end of April 2024, with replays available to make sure that you don’t miss out.

Micro learning has been proven to facilitate clinical skills acquisition as part of continuing professional development (CPD) for therapists. Studies have demonstrated that micro learning can improve knowledge and skills, plus increase safety in the clinical environment. We know there is a missing link from qualification into the industry and also beyond, along the canine career journey. Our vision is to unite this gap, plus empower canine therapists to achieve their goals.

We provide outstanding CPD courses, clinical skills pathways and active support for canine therapists.

What’s inside?

Members have unlimited access to our online inner community, plus a chat space within the community to share ideas and conversations with like minded individuals across the globe. Our new live registered events include Hub Centre Hours to ask questions and connect with Barbara Houlding.

We explore canine rehabilitation, physiotherapy, aquatic therapies and hydrotherapy, massage therapies, manual therapies, movement therapies, professionalism, plus sustainable business management.

Therapeutic CPD Tracks includes breed biology, common canine conditions, functional anatomy and biomechanics, professionalism, techniques and clinical tools. We also have linked series within the tracks to integrate study. 

🐾 Individually certificated CPD courses to select and explore.

🐾 Clinical relevant CPD activities to support progression.

🐾 Live events; Hub Centre Hours and Tutorials, with replays so you don’t miss out.

🐾 Courses organised by progression, Therapeutic Tracks and Skill Level categories.

🐾 Resources – instructional technical videos, worksheets, quizzes, scripted lessons, articles, journals, downloadable PDFs, annotated diagrams, video and information links and top clinical tips.

what others are saying

The K9 Hub is really amazing!  K9HS has really outdone themselves creating a space of useful information related to dogs for canine professionals.

I love the “OneShot videos” demonstrating therapeutic techniques and appreciate the articles, containing pertinent scientific studies.

This helps me solidify my knowledge and grow my “clinical skill-set” so I can make a positive impact on the lives of my canine clients and their owners.

Amanda Jones

Pawsitive Flow, Ohio, USA

The K9 Hub is an excellent source of information for all canine therapists.

To be able to find so many exciting and varied topics in one place for your CPD requirements is so helpful.

It also makes it really easy to be able to refer back and find sound clinical reasoning and helpful clinical tips.

Being in touch with Barb through booked calls makes it feel like a real community! 

Karynne Penfold

K9 Aqua Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand

As a busy working clinician, it’s always challenging to find clinically relevant CPD courses that are flexible to access! The K9 Hub is just that! There is a vast amount of information available, but unlike many other CPD courses, it’s incredible value for money, plus presented in a dynamic and clinically relevant way.

The layout is very user friendly and I can genuinely say that it has had a positive impact on my clinical practice. I would highly recommend it to everyone!

Susanne Pender

Paws4Rehab, UK

I cannot recommend this amazing Hub enough. Whilst we want to learn, refresh and obtain more information, it tends to be long days of cpd which include travel, time and cost, and not always suited to our learning style.

This Hub enables you to learn and refresh at your own speed and to delve deeper into the topics of your interest. It’s affordable and if you’re like me, being relaxed and comfy assists me to achieve an enriched learning pathway that relates to my clinical practice.

So, sign up, get comfy and be ready to learn from this amazing resource.

Amy Loveless

H2O Canine Therapy Ltd, Somerset, UK

The K9 Hub enables me to study and watch topics again. I am dyslexic and so find it necessary to learn and review topics. Being a member helps me to learn at my own speed. The videos and how the information is explained in each topic is easy to follow and understand. 

I also can contact Barbara if I am struggling or need support. Barbara always makes me feel relaxed and learning is easy. 

K9HS cares about helping me succeed and get the most out of my hydrotherapy knowledge and CPD.

Thank you Barbara, you are our canine hydro Guru!

Janette Slade

Canine Hydrotherapist

An animal massage colleague led me to K9HS and I am so glad. Once I viewed a couple of the bitesize canine anatomy webinars and was completely hooked. As someone of moderate experience in small animal massage, the resources are invaluable.

They are a quick and easy time commitment and presented in a wonderful manner. I now find myself thinking back to a video as I work with a dog (“a ha!” moments).

I know my more experienced colleagues enjoy the resources too – credit to Barbara and crew for making the materials so enticing and relevant, it’s two paws up from me!


Mutt Massage, BC, Canada

K9 Therapy Hub

Membership Options

Answers to some of your questions

Why did you create the K9 Therapy Hub?

We listened to feedback from therapists worldwide who are challenged to find canine CPD from a clinical perspective. As experienced solution makers, we devised our Bitesize Canine Anatomy series and published part of this on our K9HS YouTube channel. This led to an amazing reaction and we followed through to launch our successful Canine CPD Library to support working therapists.

Its been a natural pathway to revolutionise and evolve these, offering the complete CPD clinical experience through the K9 Therapy Hub, perfect for canine therapists. 

How is this different from other memberships?

We have integrated key professional elements into the site for our members. It’s tough to be at your best every moment in a clinical practice setting. We all need confidential opportunities to discuss cases, search for solutions, have access to trusted and experienced mentorship, as well as to be listened to. Our professional status and ethical choices linked to over 40 years of clinical experience is shared with our members by:

  • Unlimited access to our interactive private community, sharing ideas and resources with like minded therapists
  • Office hours booked for 1 to 1 professional discussions with canine specialist Barbara Houlding
  • Regular new course releases and launches

The site is accessible on all devices and you select the topic, set your pace and choose when and where you wish to study. This immersive and progressive method using relevant, species specific techniques and focused on a shared practice ethos you feel is right, is a rare find.  

Our multiformat style includes customised built resources, webinar events, instructional videos, downloadable PDFs, referenced information, interesting articles presented in an easy to use and with unlimited access. This is integrated to our friendly and supportive community and a one to one personal approach with each member of our inner community.

Do I need to be tech-savvy to find my way around the K9 Therapy Hub?

Not at all! Our learning platform is extremely easy to navigate. If you have any issues you can always reach out to us via email or in our online community.

What if I join and it's not the right fit for me?

If, at any time, you don’t want to continue with your K9 Therapy Hub membership you can cancel at any time before your next renewal.

How do I join?

It’s easy! Just CLICK HERE to view the membership options and click on the membership option that’s right for you. You’ll be taken to the checkout where you’ll create your account and enter your credit card information to pay, then voila! You’ll have access to everything in the K9 Therapy Hub.

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.”