Category Archives: Dog

Directing the therapy session

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 … Continue reading

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Thinking outside the box – Canine Partner Bentley

Handsome Bentley is a Canine PartnerCanine Partner dog – he assists his Mum with lots of household tasks. Things like getting the washing out of the machine, clearing up the laundry, taking socks off, opening doors and other remarkable things. … Continue reading

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Teamwork – canine carers and therapist

It’s always encouraging when a difference in a dog is so evident after just one treatment session. These improvements are even more pronounced when the carer takes everything on board that we demonstrate and talk about. In the first session, … Continue reading

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It’s not “Just Massage”

The best Before & After ever Last week 14 year old Harry had a bit of a turn with a seizure or possible stroke. It left him all scrunched up. When his Mum Sarah from Hounds on the Downs sent … Continue reading

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Intention, intention, intention – AchyPaw Canine Massage Rule #1

Among the ‘New for 2019’ dogs was Vintage Girl Rokit, a 13 year Lab who was referred to us by Guy of Coastway Vets with generalised osteoarthritis and stiff back. She also has Cushings and Vestibular Syndrome as well as … Continue reading

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Trust

Trust. When working with dogs that is a HUGE word. You’re performing physical therapy, not petting. The dog may not have been touched in a professional way before. Petted certainly, but intentional touch. Possibly not. You can’t force them to … Continue reading

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Is age important when deciding to start canine physical therapy?

Some people suggest that massage is only beneficial for senior dogs or canine athletes. The workshops Cathie and I designed recently, focussed on ways that manual therapy, exercises and knowledge can help influence the way that development progresses – from … Continue reading

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Giving confidence to the owner and building muscle strength in their dog

Jack is a 13 ½ year old Springer/Lurcher/Staffie. He is now stiff with osteoarthritis all over exhibiting worse in his hip joints which have weakened. But other than his mobility issues, his Mum described him as in remarkable health for … Continue reading

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Relax HAOK9 Massage Diploma – Nov 2018

An album of pictures from the eighth cohort of Healing Animals Organisation graduates to study the exclusive Relax HAOK9 Massage diploma can be found here

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“Getting it right from the start”

Following on from the Senior Dog Massage & Health Day, Cathie & I are delivering the second in our series of practical canine workshops at the end of this month. This one focusses on the younger dog and how to … Continue reading

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