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Christchurch's only Fear Free
certified canine massage therapist

Whether recovering from injuries or surgery, managing old age, anxiety or other emotional conditions, or simply teaching a puppy the life skill of being touched, Fear Free is about managing fear, anxiety and stress throughout every session.  I use non-verbal communication and proven stress-free techniques to keep your dog comfortable and happy.   My Fear Free certification is in addition to my qualifications in dog massage and rehab – offering you and your dog a complete package of complementary care.

Greyhound Massage and Stretching Online Course

There are many greyhounds around the world and most of them can't come to Christchurch to attend our greyhound massage and stretching half-day workshop. So, we filmed a class and designed an online course for you. There are downloads, videos to watch for practice and even a relaxation exercise for owners. We've fast-tracked this course for those around the world in quarantine for Covid-19. Treat your greyhound and yourself by learning new skills. There's an optional add-on for review of your massage technique using videos, Skype or Zoom.

A mobile practice for dogs

Your dog is most comfortable at home – so the purpose of a mobile practice is to make life easy for both you and your dog.  I can see your dog’s normal living environment and suggest adjustments for their comfort and rehab.  I aim to make exercises easy to do with minimal equipment so you are more likely to do the exercises with your dog – win!

A passionate supporter of natural care options

My love of dogs and my experience as an environmental scientist have led me to creating this practice which focuses on natural care using acupressure massage, laser, trigger point and rehab therapies.  All clients must provide vet records for their dog as a starting point and then we can look at care options – things like lifestyle and exercise, flower essences, homeopathics, supplements or dietary changes.  The basic rule of complementary care is “do no harm” and my services are not a substitute for traditional veterinary care.

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3 in 5 people consider their pet to be their soulmate

20th October 2021

This was a survey from a pet insurance firm in the USA - but I'm pretty sure that Kiwis will feel similarly about their pets. The people who hire me to work with their dogs definitely consider them family, and I see the evidence of their connection.

Survey finds a need for pet care during hospitalizations

13th October 2021

When clinicians discovered a pattern amongst patients that they were concerned about their pets at home, they decided to conduct a small survey about the need for urgent pet care. There are many pet parents who are socially isolated or who have few friends and family who can assist in a 'pinch.' Having been in hospital myself a few times, having a good caregiver for my dog has always been a priority.

Remarkable Meg

11th October 2021

The Canine Corner for October contains my interview with Rachel McCoubrey, Dunedin water colour artist, and author of the children's book Remarkable Meg. Meg, a Labrador, survived against all odds after a car crash.