We work closely with many organisations and charities, including many vets and veterinary acupuncturists; paraprofessionals including chiropractors, hydrotherapists, behaviourists and trainers.
Medic Detection Dogs – We have been very much involved with the charity from its early days. We ran a dog show in 2010 and raised £756. Becky Harris was awarded the Galen Bursary in 2012 and is currently studying the Diploma course and is looking forward to practicing on the dogs at the charity both the bio-detection dogs and the medical alert dogs.
We also sold our own produced Christmas cards and managed to buy a Power Point projector for the organisation.
P.A.T. Dogs – Pets as Therapy. We donate £1 for every participant who comes on one of our workshops. (Julia’s dog Monty qualified to become a PAT dog but sadly died before he could fulfil his role.)
Canicross Trailrunners – We have worked with this organisation to help develop the fitness within the team, especially when they were doing their Marathon. Help with Cindy of Kisi to develop their harness for running. This harness has no stress points and nothing on the harness will interfer with the good running of the dog. Also, at the point of pulling, over the sternum, there is good padding. This harness is made for each dog as an individual as each dog has a different ‘pull’ direction depending on the handler – dog combination. This is vital as the stress loading must be correct to avoid injury.
To contact Cindy with regards ordering a specially fitted harness for Canicross or for everyday http://www.kisi.co.uk
(with whom we have a close working relationship)
Arun Veterinary Group – One of the partners, Andy Mead, has had and continues to have an active advisory role within Galen as well as being a Tutor. We are now working associates with Arun as Keira Ives VN is there resident Galen Myotherapist.
Suzannah Stacey BSc BVM&S MRCVS Cert Vet Acu (ABVA) – is an expert Acupuncturist Vet, who works in conjunction with Galen Myotherapists to achieve excellent pain control. Suzannah also assists on the diploma course. See her site on http://www.petloversdigest.co.uk/
Oathall Veterinary Surgery – Galen has a very long association with Oathall (Julia was a Veterinary Nurse many years ago). Their nurses are being trained in-house applied massage techniques by Pia Campbell. Pia is now their resident consultant Galen Myotherapist.
Dr Birgit Ahlemeyer – Birgit and Julia work and give talks together. Birgit is an expert on Canine cancer treatments, homeopathy and is passionate about canine nutrition.
Other Canine Organisations
Therapaws Hydotherapy, Bracknell. Di Martin is a very well known dog trainer and also a Galen Natural Progression Canine Exercise Physiologist. Julia Robertson and Liz Pope regularly attend Di’s centre to conduct a combination of therapies for Di’s clients.
Di was the 2011 Crufts Obedience Champion with her dog Lou Lou
Gwen Bailey – Puppy School and author of many great books on puppy management and canine behaviour. Julia and Liz spoke at the Puppy School’s AGM 2011. They have remained in close contact and their Puppy Exercise Book has received a fantastic review from Gwen.
Kisi Harnesses – worked with Sindy and some Canicross runners and their dogs to help develop the Canicross harness.
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