Canine Bowen Institute

Your guided path to becoming an

 Animal Bowen Therapy Practitioner

100% Online Certification











Congratulations to the most recent Animal Bowen Therapy Practitioner Graduates!

Marco Gilberti ~ Italy

Animal Bowen Therapy Practitioner July 2019

I love Animal Bowen Therapy, and animals love it too!

Animal Bowen Therapy is a ‘light-touch’ therapy offering animals a gentle, non-invasive and effective hands-on technique that aims to promote healing, pain-relief and body/energy rebalancing. 

When I treat animals with this therapy,I feel comfortable giving something unique and special, which will always brings the animal into a self-healing state.

It's wonderful to see how the power of the body can heal itself.
best regards
Marco Gilberti

Elin Langron ~ Estonia 

Animal Bowen Therapy Practitioner June 2019

Initially I was a bit sceptical about Bowen on-line course. But after the first video training in Responses 5 all my doubts were gone and I admired the thought and professionalism that had gone into preparing the materials and videos. 

The structure of the Responses 5 and the subsequent Levels maintains the high standard of valuable information and is logical and easy to follow. Level 2 builds easily and well to the earlier stages of learning. Training videos are clearly presented and well demonstrated and manuals extremely helpful. 

After completion of the Responses and the Levels 1,2 it is amazing just how much I have learned in these courses. Not only the moves but the background of various breeds, most commonly occuring diseases, behaviour, anatomy esp bone and muscle structure. The practise sessions showed how different the dogs even of the same breed can feel when doing the hands-on assessment. 

Sometimes the results suprised me – health problems of various nature (incontinence, behaviour, bladder and large intestine problems) improved. Mobility problems almost always also got better. But of course, I realize not one therapy is 100% successful. 

So, thank you, Debi, for this wonderful opportunity to learn.

Joan McCarthy ~ Canada

Animal Bowen Therapy Practitioner May 2019

Bowen Therapy has been a dream come true, not only for me but for the dogs I have helped! It is hard to believe that such simple moves can make such a difference. 

I am forever grateful to Debi for offering this course and the support she provides. I did the online version and love the opportunity that I can look back and review the moves. I have learned so much and really enjoyed the assignments. Debi has been available for guidance and support at all times.

I feel quite overwhelmed with the success I have had. It is truly an honour to work with animals and see their quality of life improve so quickly. 

I really liked Debi’s videos and that she places a lot of emphasis on respecting the animal you are working with. This is so important and carries so much weight in understanding the needs of the animals. 

This course is definitely provided by someone who believes in her work! Her enthusiasm is contagious! I hope others will engage in this therapy. If you are considering taking this course, I highly recommend it if your true desire is to help animals live the best life possible. You will not regret it!!

Joan McCarthy

Francine Paradis~Canada

Animal Bowen Therapy Practitioner May 2019

Debi I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your work and effort in making Canine Bowen a reality.

When I was taking the Human Bowen course I kept looking as to where I can take the Canine Bowen course and by the grace of God I found you. 
I enjoy treating people with Bowen but I have to say that I love treating dogs with Bowen. The instant results are so amazing, especially when the owner of the dog comments on the improvement on their own with no encouragement from me. 

The gratefulness and joy that I get when I see and know that I have helped a dog is beyond anything that I can express in words.  

Especially when you know that the owners were contemplating to have to make that awful decision and to find out that Bowen has given them extra quality time with their dog for a longer period.  Such as Zeus, it is now 2 1/2 months that we started the Bowen treatment on Zeus and he is still going strong, happy and moving around quite well on his own.  Bowen literally saved  Zeus' life.  

I can't wait to start my journey with canine Bowen knowing that I can make a small difference in a dog's life.

I am so excited, all of this would not be possible without your hard work in creating a wonderful course.  
Thank you so much for your guidance and for just being there.


Online Experience...

Marco ~ Italy

Animal Bowen Therapy is amazing! I have seen results in such a short time and I'm always pleasantly surprised with all improvements, in every area of the animal, emotional and physical.
The videos were made with great attention to detail, in fact I always have the feeling of clear understanding with every movement

The course fully satisfies me 100%

Elin ~ Estonia

Your study videos are so clear and it is easy to learn. I have been watching them over and over again.
Thank you so much for this learning opportunity.

Florence ~ Greece
As you imagine my experience has been incredible! It's really amazing to see such difference with so little done...but then again, this is Bowen!! I have met some wonderful people and love working with the dogs who really seem to enjoy it! What also amazes me a lot is,apart from the, so far, mechanical benefits of the technique, the way the dogs change expressions, look happier, calmer and sometimes even younger...I can't explain it though since you can tell they hurt less...
I've been wanting to learn Bowen for animals ever since I finished the human course in 2004, so you can imagine how happy I am to be able to do that now! Planning to be the first certified Animal Bowen Therapy Practitioner in Greece and thanks to you, I'm on my way!!
Joan ~ Canada
I have thoroughly enjoyed level 1 Whole Body Balance. I feel I have learned so much from researching the different animals, and how Bowen Therapy can benefit so many. I was skeptic and yet so hopeful in the beginning. I am glad I pursued this course, because it has brought me so much satisfaction in helping animals live the best life available to them. I am feeling more confident working with animals and seeing the difference it makes in their overall well-being. I am quite happy to have Debi available to answer questions, as needed. The online videos and information are so helpful, as I can keep reviewing this until I feel I’ve ‘got it’. It feels so good to be helping alleviate suffering in so many pets. I love the hands on treatment as I am a firm believer in the healing that comes from touch. The Bowen moves are so gentle but provide dramatic results! I will be forever grateful to all those who allowed me to work with their beloved pets and instilled their trust in me. I love working with animals as they appreciate that you are trying to help them. A beautiful lick at the end of the therapy reassures me that they feel the love and care being provided. Thank you Debi Famelos, for this wonderful course and the new opportunities to support so many pets and families. 
Francine ~ Canada
I must compliment you on your course.
It is well organized, and I have to say it is very detailed!
Congrats to you for your hard work and I'm so glad we connected.
I enjoyed the course immensely and look forward to working with the dogs in the future in helping them have a more fulfilled life and in turn giving their owners more time to enjoy their furry companions.

Animal Bowen Therapy Class Summaries 




















Nahleen Ashton ~ Nova Scotia

As someone who has worked with dogs in a variety of ways over the last 15 years I was initially somewhat apprehensive to take the course and apply a completely different aspect to the animals that I have become so passionate about. The first online course left me intrigued and although a little hesitant with the moves, I found that my canine friends were more then happy to oblige with the sessions. After our weekend course my confidence improved and I could see a difference reflected in the dogs that I worked with. I could see improvements in not only mobility but also general well being in the dogs and cats that I was seeing. I slowly became more self assured with the moves, the pressure and positioning.

Our second level opened up a whole new outlook towards the body and nervous system connection and re-enforced the benefits of Bowen even more. The moves were a little more intense and it took me some time to really feel the rhythm of some of the front end and neck steps. Working in a group environment guided by Debi helped immensely getting the feedback and comments of the other students facilitated the overview of each new step and how it applied to the specific issues that may come up in a session.

Throughout the classes and online courses, videos and worksheets my backup and support was always the dogs and cats that I had the pleasure of working with. Each one with his/her own issues and progress, they instilled just how much this gentle touch can potentially help to improve their daily lives.

I don't like to choose favourites but I think I was most impressed with Charlotte's progression. A senior Lab who was in foster care and could barely move when she was first rescued. Over the weeks, my visits to her and our sessions became not only easier (because she couldn't wait to be touched after her first session) but also instilled the obvious healing power of Canine Bowen by her obvious mobility improvements and increasingly upbeat character. By the end of our case study together Charlotte had jumped up into the car!!! Something that none of us had ever thought possible. NOTE: Since then Charlotte has been adopted :)

I can say that I am very fortunate and grateful to have completed this course and to be able to share the knowledge and passion in the future.

"I knew I wanted to work with animals. But I had no idea that this course, taught by Debi Famelos, would be so life changing!

I encourage you to explore Debi's Private Practice. It's full of great information, videos and testimonials !"  ~ Karen


After years of requests from people all over the world, I am honoured to announce that my "Go To" technique, Response5, IS NOW AVAILABLE as an Online Class!

Response5 is designed for EVERYONE whose simple desire is to restore their dogs mobility and health.


Pre-requisite for Level1