In February Julia ran her first 2-day workshops in Sydney Australia.
Stacey Urwin-Burns and Sam won ‘Galen’ Extraordinary Dog of the Year and won Galen Most Improved Dog at Crufts in March.
In May Galen Canine Therapy moved office to their new HQ in Bolney, West Sussex.
In August Julia taught a one day workshop and treated dogs near Paris, France.
Julia was guest speaker at the annual European PDTE AGM in Barcelona.
Extraordinary Dog of the Year awarded at Crufts and won by Sophie Edney and Diesel
In June, Julia visited Barcelona to teach a two day workshop
In July our charity War Dogs Remembered was entered onto the charity register under number 1162744. A huge milestone for our charity!
In September Julia visited Charlotte in the USA to teach alongside Turid Rugaas for a four-day training workshop.
In November Julia visited Belgium for a two day workshop by invitation of Els Vidtz of Freedogz.
Galen Therapy Centre Foundation for Canine Studies combined study launched.
Foundation for Canine Studies launched by running a pre and post event study in August
Julia returned to Oslo to run a two-day gait assessment and movement seminar.
We launched our ‘EXTRAORDINARY DOG OF THE YEAR’ competition 2014. The inaugural event being won by Jenny Brown and Tiga
Galen Therapy Talk at Crufts
Galen Therapy Centre and Galen Natural progression talk at Crufts in the KCAI career zone on Thursday 7th March by Julia Robertson and Elisabeth Pope.
Our DVD ‘Tongue To Tail’ won the ‘Dog Writer Association of America’ Maxwell prize in the United States.
In November we were invited to speak at the Kennel Club sports seminar.
British Veterinary Nursing Accreditation gained for our courses Diploma in Myotherapy, Canine Exercise Physiology and CPD for Veterinary Nurses.
We went to Ypres again to support the dogs of war, taking three wreaths and placing them at the Menin Gate. This was the beginning of our new charity.
We established our first Veterinary Surgery associate. Arun Veterinary Practice and Galen became business associates and Arun now have a Galen Myotherapist (Kiera Ives VN) conducting Myotherapy alongside Veterinary practice.
2011 was the year we exhibited at Crufts for the first time.
The DVD ‘Tongue to Tail, The Integerated Movement of the Dog’ is released
Julia and Liz’s book ‘The Gentle and Natural Approach to Puppy Exercise’ are published in August.
Galen Therapy Centre gained approved learning supplier status via the Professional and Career Development Loans government organisation
CAAM (The Canine Association of Accredited Myotherapists) is launched and held it’s inaugural AGM.
It’s a Dog’s World!
Julia began writing a regular monthly feature for Dog World
Launch of the Galen Natural Progression accredited course for GNP Canine Exercise Physiologists.
Massage and the Arthritic Dog written by three Galen Myotherapists
Our first Veterinary Surgeon Dr Birgit Ahlemeyer studied with us and become a Registered Practitioner
Julia accredited the course ‘Introduction to Canine Anatomy and Physiology’ and completed the book ‘Canine Massage and Physical Therapy’ with Andy Mead BVet Med MRCVS.
Approached by Hubble and Hattie (Veloce Publishing) to write The Complete Dog Massage Manual’.
Launched another unique Galen course ‘Introduction to Canine Anatomy and Physiology’. A course intended for those who either wanted a standalone course or who did not have the necessary qualifications and/or knowledge criteria to enroll on the Galen Diploma course.
Started to attend Agility shows where Galen started to introduce the idea of ‘warming up’ and ‘warming down’ dogs, this was a concept that was not thought about or integrated in any way into competition or training. Hence the idea of the DVD was conceived.
Introduced two workshops ‘Introduction to Canine Massage’ and ‘Pre and Post Event Massage’. Both these workshops have been continuing to run successfully from then until the present day, however, always being updated. Both these courses were the first of their type and have been subsequently copied by many people and organisations.
Established. Julia Robertson started trading as Galen Therapy Centre, treating dogs on Veterinary consent. It was so new within the canine world that no one had heard of anything like it!