Workshops

Natural care begins at home.

For this reason, I have designed workshops for dog owners to learn basic skills that can help them enhance the bond they have with their dog and easily use natural care concepts at home without special equipment.

The following workshops are scheduled periodically for public registrations or, with a minimum number, can be run especially for your group or club.

Learn to Massage Your Dog

Dogs of all breeds benefit from massage and owners benefit from working hands-on with their dog, which is great for health checks and for enhancing the relationship with your dog

Dogs of all breeds like and benefit from massage.  Massage is great to help with regular health checks and the owner has another way to strengthen the bond they have with their dog.

In this half-day workshop, you’ll learn how to give a full body acupressure massage and understand when it’s okay to massage your dog and when it isn’t.  You’ll learn how to observe your dog’s movements and be ready to start keeping records from your massage sessions.  Diet, supplements and senior dog care are also discussed. Each dog participating receives a free bag of fresh dog treats and owners a resource pack with useful goodies.  Venue is the Macfarlane Park Centre, 19A Acheson Avenue, Shirley.  Saturday 23rd February 2019; 15th June 2019  9 am to 1 pm  $139 per person with dog  ***additional dates for 2019 will be announced as they are set***

Greyhound Massage and Stretching Workshop

A massage workshop for greyhounds and their owners to learn fundamental acupressure massage and stretching techniques.  The stretching component of this workshop is especially for greyhounds; the remainder of the workshop content is as above for the all-breeds workshop.  Each dog receives a free bag of fresh dog treats and owners a resource pack.  Venue is the Macfarlane Park Centre, 19A Acheson Avenue, Shirley.  Saturday, 9th March 2019; Saturday 29th June 2019; Saturday 12th October  9 am to 1 pm $139 per person with hound with $40 discount if you have adopted from Greyhounds as Pets 

Most greyhounds are retired professional athletes and they have unique stretching needs which helps to prevent injuries and maintain overall health and wellness.

Most greyhounds are retired professional athletes and they have unique stretching needs which helps to prevent injuries and maintain overall health and wellness.

 

Cooking for Dogs – Enjoying the Benefits of a Semi-Homemade Diet

Many owners are seeking ways to add fresh ingredients to their dog’s diet. In this very special cooking class, you will make several recipes for your dog that you can use as a ‘topper’ for their regular dog food and we’ll make dog treats, too. We’ll discuss diets in general, my support for the semi-homemade diet, and the challenges of feeding a truly balanced diet when relying on home cooking alone. $99 for the class plus ingredients of approximately $30 (a list of ingredients will be issued to you before the class).   Venue is Papanui High School.  Saturday, 3rd August 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm  – this is the only date for 2019

In Cooking for Dogs, you'll learn how simple recipes can add fresh ingredients to your dog's diet. These are naturally green dog treats.

In Cooking for Dogs, you’ll learn how simple recipes can add fresh ingredients to your dog’s diet. These are naturally green dog treats.

 

 

Dog and Environmentally-Friendly Cleaning Products

In this workshop, you will make a laundry liquid, a surface cleaner, a dry dog shampoo, and an antibacterial spray. All materials are supplied (including re-usable bottles) but we recommend you bring a carry bag to take your products home.  We’ll also discuss essential oils and their safe use around pets (not just dogs) and where you can buy the ingredients to make your own cleaning products again and again. Recipes included.

You’ll never need to buy commercial cleaning products again – and you’ll save money too.

As this is the first workshop of its kind, we’ll be working out timings and trouble-shooting the notes. In exchange, you get it for the crazy introductory price of only $79.00.  Venue is Papanui High School.  Saturday, 19th October 2019 from 9:30 am to midday.