Many dogs that we work with are ‘back seat drivers’ – telling us which bits they need help with that day. Sometimes the communication is vocal with sighs and purrs. Sometimes it is by a look with their eyes. And sometimes it is by body positioning – shifting their body into just that right way so we can get to the issue.
Roo the Golden Doodle Tripawd is the master at this. He spends a lot of his hour massage adjusting his position so that Chris can fully work on his compensatory tight chest and shoulder muscles. Then he’ll give a long stretch so Chris can work along his spinal muscles. And even lifts up his hind legs so we can work inside his adductors. But every now and again, he looks up to make sure Chris has ‘got the spot’.