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, fitness and rehab – offering you and your dog a complete package of complementary care.
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. 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. (This is not a course for commercial practice.)
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. I aim to make fitness and rehab exercises easy to do with minimal equipment so you are more likely to do the exercises with your dog – win!
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.
Twelve years ago I was fortunate enough to have an eight week old Black Labrador puppy enter my life who I named Blue. Being rather active and enjoying the outdoors myself, Blue has accompanied me on hundreds of adventures and if we’re not away out of town somewhere, we will […]
Cat and dog owners tend to experience slower cognitive decline than those who don’t have pets, according research released by the University of Maryland
The quote for December is from Dion Leonard, author of Finding Gobi. Finding Gobi is one of my recommended dog-themed books. Check it out!
Researchers in the United States are experimenting with an injection to increase lifespan in large breed dogs. Everyone wants their dog to live a long and healthy life, but I think research of this nature raises ethical concerns about dog breeding, our duty of care, and quality of life.