Managing Dogs Through to Old Age – Part 2

In Part 2 of my blog series, I discuss the difference between pain and discomfort and the importance of recognising both in our dogs

Managing Dogs Through to Old Age- Part 1

In Part 1 of my blog series, I discuss the aging process and how time can get away from you when your dog is aging faster than you are.

Yoga goes to the dogs

Stuff reporter Maddison Northcott and photographer Alden Williams stopped by our greyhound doga class. Great story!

Dog yoga class a huge hit in Christchurch

Our greyhound doga class featured on Newshub tonight

Izzy’s pram and beyond

Izzy, my greyhound, has begun to use a pram on some walks. In this post, read about my plan for a series of posts about dog ageing, arthritis, and senior dog care.

Dog-friendly dining

In the summer edition of Pet Life NZ magazine, I explore the world of dog-friendly dining and come up with a short list of things to look for when dining out with your dog.

Dogs of New Brighton, Part 2

In the second part of my interview with Michele of the Dogs of New Brighton, I explain more about Fear-Free techniques, the legal standings in NZ of physical therapy or 'physio'; we also talk about The Balanced Dog's birthday club, dog cakes and standards for responsible dog ownership.

Dogs of New Brighton, Part 1

In the first of a two-part interview with Michele Hollis of Dogs of New Brighton, I answer her questions about Jess the Dog's massage, my professional training, and how I started my practice in dog massage and rehab.

Warmth and gratefulness at Christmas

I'm grateful for all my customers and this year, I received some very thoughtful gifts which I share in this blog post.


Gretel is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is a regular massage client. In this video, her Mum shows me how excited Gretel is when I arrive at her home.

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Doggy Mom
The blog about everything dog

I've been blogging since 2010 about a range of dog issues. I particularly like sharing the latest research news and I always share a Doggy Quote of the Month