Learn to Massage Your Own Dog!
Two types of workshops: (1) Senior Dog Massage (because our senior dogs have different needs than our younger dogs) (Level 1 and 2); and (2) Non-Senior Dog Massage Workshop (Level 1 and 2). This is a hands-on class where you learn to massage your own dog. My first concern is the health and wellness of your dog so veterinarian approval is required for all senior dog workshops. All dogs must be people/pet friendly. All classes are small so you and your dog will receive individual attention. Saturday, August 20; 2:30 pm Senior Dog Massage, Level 1 Saturday, August 20, 4:00 pm Non-Senior Dog Massage, Level 1
I cannot remember a time where animals were not a part of my life. I believe that my love of, and connection to, animals, directed me towards the healing arts. This direction was sparked in 2006 when my beloved Basenji/German Shepherd mix, Bailey, was having difficulty walking after recuperating from major surgery. Bailey's (then 12) hind legs had begun to atrophy due to lack of exercise. A friend suggested swimming and the only place I could find swimming for dogs was in Fountain Valley (over 40 minutes away). After three few weeks of aqua therapy (three times a week), I noticed a marked improvement in Bailey's muscle tone and, consequently, ability to walk without assistance. After the initial workouts in Fountain Valley, I continued Bailey’s aqua therapy myself in my brother’s pool twice a week, then moving to once a week. I also supplemented Bailey’s treatment with acupuncture (which eventually led to my studies in acupressure). With a strong focus on improving Bailey’s quality of life, I was adamant that my best friend would continue to enjoy her senior years in comfort and enjoy as much of an active life as was possible. Thus, this began my journey in pet education in various modalities (Animal Massage, Reiki for Animals and their Human Companions, Canine Aquatic Fitness), which resulted in my establishing a Holistic Pet Care Center in December, 2011.
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