Tag Archives: south coast dog massage
Runners and carpets and mats
Jessica Jayne is an 8 year old Collie / German Shepherd cross. When she was 3 she had an X-Ray on her shoulders to detect why she was showing sign of lameness but no issues were found. She still has … Continue reading
Shedding fur – good thing or not?
“Don’t wear black” Roxy’s Mum said when we confirmed our second visit. Last time I worked with Roxy, she shed fur. A lot of fur. And she is a Yellow Labrador. As a result, I looked like Chewbacca by the … Continue reading
Listen to Your Dog
Jack’s Mum calls him Magical Jack (well, that’s one of the names he is known by) but I think he should be Lucky Jack. I first visited Jack in November last year when his Mum gave me a list of … Continue reading
Seated massage for dogs
Wouldn’t it be good if every dog settled down to their massage session immediately? Of course, but that doesn’t happen. Some dogs get it straight away. We arrive. The massage mat goes down. They lie on it. And they’re away … Continue reading
Adapting the Adaptations
Whenever we visit a dog, we see if there are any simple adaptations that can be made to their house to help with their daily mobility. Things like rugs, mats or carpets over slippy floors. A raised food bowl so … Continue reading
One of the perks of what we do – smiling.
We’re always putting up pictures of the dogs we work with after their therapy session where they are wearing big fat smiles. But one of the many perks of what we do is that we get to smile too – … Continue reading
The Power of Touch even works by proxy
I had an emergency call-out for Lord Nelson. His Dad wrote that he was limping on the front left leg having probably over-done his exuberance on the beach over the weekend. He and his Spaniel brother, Mr Darcy are part … Continue reading
Calming Massage for Rescue Dogs @ RSPCA Brighton 2019
On Monday we were over at the RSPCA Brighton delivering a workshop to staff and volunteers. It was our third voluntary … Continue reading
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
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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