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 incorporate 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.

Canine Relaxation Massage for Dogs and their Guardians 

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 relaxation massage, develop an understanding of gait analysis, and how to keep records from your massage sessions.  Diet and senior dog care are also covered. Each dog participating receives a free bag of fresh dog treats and owners a resource pack.  Venue is the Christchurch Dog Training Club on Marshland Road.  Dates f0r 2019 will be announced in our newsletter.  $139 per person with dog

Greyhound Massage and Stretching Workshop

A massage workshop for greyhounds and their owners to learn fundamental relaxation 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 public workshop.  Each dog receives a free bag of fresh dog treats and owners a resource pack.  Venue is the Christchurch Dog Training Club on Marshland Road.  Dates f0r 2019 will be announced in our newsletter. $139 per person with dog

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

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 hybrid 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.  Dates f0r 2019 will be announced in our newsletter $99 per person

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

***Coming in 2019*** A new workshop where participants will make cleaning products that are dog-safe and kind to the environment.  Price and venue to be announced in our newsletter and on Facebook.