Enhance your dogs health through a greater understanding!
This workshop is both a practical and theory session and is intended to introduce both handler and their dog’s to the benefits of massage.
It is primarily for those who have no massage experience or knowledge of animal anatomy.
It will give practical instruction to enable the application of three techniques and learn a little about what is under a dog’s skin and how massage can influence this, through the understanding of how mobility issues can impact on the dogs general health as well both psychologically (behaviour) and physiologically (their well being) especially in cases of arthritis and many other issues effecting mobility.
During the session there will be discussion and media supporting evidence on stresses asserted on your dog and how your can recognise and help avoid them.
Student working on her own dog under direction
The day includes:
- How environmental stresses can affect your dog
- The impacts of everyday actions on your dog and what you can do about it
- The discussion of case histories
- Study various footage to understand how injury can affect your dogs ongoing mobility
- The benefits of massage
- How stress effects the dog and how massage helps
- Canine anatomy and comparative anatomy
- Basic information of the circulatory and lymphatic systems
- The skeletal structure of the dog
- Superficial ‘bony’ landmarks
- The main muscular groups
- How to massage your dog effectively using dedicated techniques
- Practice performing ‘passive movement’ to enhance joint health and range of movement
This course is held in a dedicated training room that is totally dog friendly. There is ample good walking for your dog during lunch and break times. Parking is available outside the training room.
Please bring a pencil, paper and colouring pens and wear sensible clothes, suitable for undertaking the course. A copy of the slides will be provided.
|Course length||1 day|
|Timings||9.30 – 16:00|
|Cost||£95 (includes refreshments and attendance certificate)|
The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 restricts the treatment of an animal by any persons other than a qualified veterinary surgeon, and the customer acknowledges this. This workshop does not provide customers with any specific qualification to practice on any animal.
To book your place on this course, complete our booking form and return to us as soon as possible. If there are dates available below, you can purchase the course using the appropriate PayPal button.
12th September 2013