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How Was Modern Dog Massage Created?


I took the years I spent as an educator and manager at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo,

mixed in more years managing at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium,

added a graduate program in animal-assisted therapy, 

the start up of a business creating dog-at-work programs,

and LOTS of time studying canine massage in Cleveland, Chicago and D.C.

I combined all these experiences, and added a life-long love of dogs... 


THAT'S the crazy, wonderful, round-about way Modern Dog Massage came to be!

I'm fortunate enough to share life with my amazing husband, and our dogs,

Scottish Highland cows, chickens and honey bees on a beautiful farm south of Cleveland.

- Diane Pekarek

  • Nationally Board Certified Canine Massage Therapist,

Chicago School of Canine Massage

   Specializing in Palliative, Hospice & Oncology Massage

  • Canine CPR & First-Aid Instructor, Pet Emergency Education, LLC

  • Certified Fear Free Practitioner, Level 1

  • Trained in Low-Stress Handling



Modern Dog Massage is a subsidiary of Corporate Canine, LLC