Caring for Canines

Empowering humans to
care for their best friend

We have a range of Courses for everyone:

Michelle Monk Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy Canine Courses

Dog Owners

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Become a Therapist


Love the idea of working with dogs every day but not sure if it's the right career choice for you? This Mini-Course takes you through all the factors you need to consider before making your decision

A career in canine therapy


The Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy fills the need in the rapidly growing field of canine rehabilitation by providing high-quality training in the latest canine health and rehabilitation techniques. As the industry grows both in Australia and internationally, so too does the demand for certified canine therapists and canine rehabilitation experts and the Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy fulfills this need. Providing courses for all levels of dog lovers who want to make a difference and contribute to the health and rehabilitation of canines. 

Imagine the feeling of knowing you get to contribute to the improvement, recovery, life, and wellbeing of people's furry best friends on a daily basis. Every day a different new friend to help!  Living a life of purpose surrounded by the unconditional love of canines in all shapes and sizes. It's very rewarding.

Whether it's a career change you're looking for, or more experience to add to your current knowledge base, the Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy has what you are looking for with varied courses, some of which have been accredited by the ACRA (Australian Canine Rehabilitation Association).

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FREE MINI-COURSE TO HELP YOU DECIDE - Love the idea of working with dogs every day but not sure if it's the right career choice for you? This Mini-Course covers all the factors you need to consider before making your decision

Michelle Monk

Founder & head instructor

Michelle Monk is the leading Australian Canine Rehabilitation expert with over fifteen years experience specifically in the field of canine physiotherapy and a Masters Degree in Animal Physiotherapy.

As the founder and lead educator of the Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy Michelle creates courses to empower and enable other health professionals & dog owners to provide rehabilitation for as many dogs as possible.

Michelle also is the owner of the Dogs In Motion Canine Rehabilitation clinics and the founder of the Australian Canine Rehabilitation Association.

"I am truly grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had, to meet and help so many great dogs and their owners. Seeing a dog and their owner get back to enjoying life together, or for some, just maximizing their quality of life until the end is an extraordinary feeling that I'm fortunate enough to experience every single day." - Michelle Monk

What our students have to say:

Tara Lanham - Canine Hydrotherapist: "I loved studying the Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy! From the very first enquiry through to the workshops, the communication and support from the team was outstanding particularly through the challenges of Covid. The course is easy to follow with a user friendly learning platform and well paced modules which meant that I was able to complete the course online whilst still working full time. Michelle is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate and presented the content in a way that made it accessible for someone like myself who had no prior experience in canine rehabilitation. I now have my dream job as a Canine Hydotherapist and love going to work every day!"

Shirlene Clark - Canine Agility Specialist and Remedial Massage Therapist: "Michelle Monk has an incredible knowledge base and makes learning engaging and fun.The course content was presented in such a manner that even a person with no health background (I have 26yrs in Nursing) would transition well from one learning module to the next".  – Shirlene Clark Owner

Emilie - Canine Hydrotherapist: “I found the course incredibly informative. Michelle is very passionate about teaching all students to a high level and it’s impressive to see how much knowledge she has about our canine companions.” 

Minnesha – Canine Remedial Massage Therapist: “I found the course content to be comprehensive, clear and useful and the pace manageable. The interactive webinars and email accessibility ensured my questions were answered and the practical days were great in boosting my confidence and competence whilst connecting with other students.

Marie Paterson – Canine Hydrotherapist: “I found the course to be easy paced, well delivered and knowledge obtained invaluable to running my business. Great to workshop with other people passionate about canine healthcare and the friendships built will provide support for me well into the future. "

Alison – Canine Hydrotherapist: “The Canine Hydrotherapy course was constructed and presented really well. The video lectures provided all the training knowledge required to complete the necessary assignments and I could play them again and again. The Q&A webinars were helpful in providing direction on the next stage of the course and the workshops were informative and hands on. Brilliant to have the Cannikin clay models as a learning tool as well as the live dogs too."

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