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.
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.
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!
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 […]
The quote for August comes from legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor
Earlier this month, Chopper's owner was found not guilty and Chopper, a Rottweiler, was released. There is a lot to learn from this case and this blog post contains my thoughts about why we need to embrace this decision and move forward with Fear Free approaches and education.
Officer Rocket, a Golden Retriever, has been trained as part of an initiative in positive policing, designed to have the police operate in collaborative ways that are
more efficient, kinder, gentler and leading to better outcomes.