Canine Behavioural Therapy
Is your dog’s behaviour giving you cause for concern? Does he/she do things that you are unhappy with – or cannot control? Has something in your household changed and it is affecting your dog in a negative way - or perhaps the behaviour has always been unacceptable to you? Do you come home to a wrecked house each time you go out?
Dogs obviously cannot tell us when they are feeling unhappy, insecure or stressed but they will exhibit certain behaviours. Some of these include:
- Aggression to other dogs and to visitors when they come to the house
- Constant barking
- Following their owners everywhere in the home
- Compulsive habits such as tail chasing or constant licking
- Digestive upsets with no obvious cause
- Chewing furniture and/or toileting in the house when left alone
- Unexplained snapping or growling
Behavioural therapy can provide you with a clearer insight into your dog's mind and will explain why it is so important to resolve the source of troublesome behaviour and not just treat the symptoms.
If your dog is behaving in a way that is unacceptable to you the chances are that this behaviour is the result of something your dog is not coping with in his/her life. Nothing will change until we find the source of the problem and I will come along and meet you and your dog in your home environment to identify where the problem might be. Following my visit I will email you a detailed report and behavioural plan for you to work with. I will then check on progress with you after a couple of weeks.
Dogs love to learn new things and they catch on to what you want them to do very quickly, especially when it comes with rewards!
The end result will be that your dog will be much happier and so will you.
Canine Myotherapy is a treatment based on specialised massage that works on the skeleton and muscles of a dog. A therapist is trained to "read" the muscle tone, and treatment will involve using massage to rehabilitate and rebalance the affected area.
This treatment not only works on the joints and muscles but can influence the circulation throughout the body resulting in better distribution of oxygen and nutrients. Massage also encourages lymph flow, allowing metabolic waste to be released more efficiently.
Massage releases endorphins (nature's natural pain relieving hormones) which can ease discomfort and promote a feeling of well-being and relaxation.
If your dog falls into any of the following categories then Canine Massage Therapy can help:
- Recuperating from surgery, illness or an accident.
- Lameness - either consistent or intermittent.
- Is suffering from osteoarthritis, spondylosis, cruciate issues, OCD (Osteochrondritis Dissecans), muscle spasm or hip dysplasia.
- A working dog who suffers from fatigue.
- Elderly with general mobility issues.
- A competition dog who suffers from muscle fatigue, soreness or lack of condition.
- Very nervous, or is a rescue dog who has stress issues.
I am a qualified canine Therapist specialising in Behaviour. I am also a qualified Galen trained Myotherapist. I live and work in East Kent.
I hold the following professional qualifications:
Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management
Higher Diploma in Canine Psychology
Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Psychology
Diploma in Canine Aggression
Diploma in Canine Myotherapy
Certificate in Introduction to Canine Anatomy and Physiology
Diploma in Canine Nutrition
Membership of professional societies:
I.A.C.E. (Institute for Animal Care Education)
I.S.A.P. (International Society of Animal Professionals)
If your dog has a behaviour problem which you are concerned about or needs some muscle therapy for stiffness or post-operative rehabilitation, please contact me on the attached contact form giving me brief details of your problem. Please include your telephone number.Contact Me