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Enhance your dog’s health through a greater understanding! This course was the first of its type back in 2003 and has now been presented all over the world. This course has evolved over the last 15 years inline with changing and developing knowledge and experience. It is always in great demand so book early to get the date and location that most suits you! This workshop is both a practical and theory session and is intended to introduce both handler and their dogs to the benefits of massage. It is primarily for those who have no massage experience or knowledge of animal anatomy.
The course will give practical instruction to enable the application of three techniques and learn a little about what is under a dog’s skin. How massage can influence this, through the understanding of how mobility issues can impact on the dog’s general health as well both psychologically and physiologically, especially in cases of arthritis and many other issues affecting mobility.
This course is held in a dedicated training room that is dog friendly. There is ample good walking for your dog during lunch and break times. Parking is available near the training room. Please bring a pencil, paper and colouring pens and wear sensible clothes, suitable for undertaking the course.
Of course you can bring your own dog too – if not you can always borrow a Galen dog!
Date: Friday 12th April 2019
Time: 10am – 4.30pm (please ensure you arrive at 9.30am)
Location: Rawson Hall, Bolney
During the workshop, there will be discussion and media supporting evidence on stresses asserted on your dog and how you can recognise and help avoid them.
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 dog’s 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
Workshop Cost and How to Enroll
The cost of this workshop is a very reasonable £125, which includes refreshments throughout the day 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.