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.

The following workshops are scheduled periodically for public registrations or, with a minimum number, can be run especially for your group.

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.  Venue is the Christchurch Dog Training Club on Marshland Road.  Next workshop: please get  in touch for workshop dates in 2018

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.  We discuss diet and senior dog care.  Venue is the Christchurch Dog Training Club on Marshlands Road.  Next workshop:  please get in touch for workshop dates in 2018

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

A new workshop started in 2016.  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.  Next workshop:  4 November 2017, 9:00 am to 12:15 pm

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.