Upcoming Workshop: Canine Massage for Anxious Dogs

joins us for canine massage workshop in Cary NCDo you have a dog who is afraid of thunder or loud noises? Maybe your dog is afraid of the world around them?

Good news. Melanie Hampton, RVT, CCMT with Serenity Pet Massage can help—and she’s coming to Superior Dog Training to do a workshop on canine massage for anxious dogs.

What is Canine Massage?

Canine massage is a type of massage therapy specifically for dogs. It uses touch to maintain or improve both physical and mental wellbeing.

While it has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, it is not a new practice; in fact, Julius Caesar is said to have had his personal massage therapist also work on his dogs! Early Egyptian hieroglyphics even depicted “animal healers” using massage techniques.

What Can Canine Massage do for Anxious Dogs?

Massage can help you relax and release tension—and it can do the same for your dog. The endorphins released during the use of certain strokes at specific points along the body can help teach an anxious dog to accept and enjoy being touched while reducing stress and, sometimes, even the anxiety itself.

By learning and practicing these techniques yourself, you can use them to help build trust between you and your dog, bettering your long-term relationship.

Workshop Details

Join Melanie for this workshop and learn how to help your dog through the power of massage.

Since environment is so important to anxious dogs, this workshop is people only. The cost to attend is $60 per person. Melanie will show you the strokes and you will be able to practice them on her dogs.

You will leave this workshop with a basic understanding of canine anatomy, dos and don’ts, benefits of massage, contraindications, basic massage techniques and knowledge of how to perform a full body relaxing canine massage on your dog.

When: Aug. 24 2014 from 1-3pm.

Where: Superior Dog Training – 110-E woodwinds Industrial Ct., Cary, NC 27511

Want more information? Check out our workshop page for details or click here to register. Questions? Email Suzie at suzie@superiordogtraininginc.com.