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Canine Massage Guild – Challenge Cup

Canine Massage Guild Performance Challenge is open to Beginner and Novice dogs of all sizes

Herbie and Alison take second place!

On Saturday (16th September), Canine Massage Guild therapist Alison Pearce was working on the Guild stall at Lechlade K9 UKA agility show, offering free muscular health checks to competing and spectating dogs.

Her border collie Herbie came along for the day out, and managed to make it a memorable day.

The Canine Massage Guild Performance Challenge is open to Beginner and Novice dogs of all sizes and rewards consistency by combining the results of a jumping round and an agility round.

There are 10 heats held at UK Agility shows across the country from March to September. In each height the top two dogs qualify for the UKA Grand Finals in October.

Lechlade K9 was the last heat for 2018, and Alison and Herbie qualified in second place in the Maxi height (for dogs over 500mm), beaten only by one of her clients, Leigh Wilkinson and Xavier!

Alison says that Herbie is an amazing dog:

I am very lucky to have such a fantastic dog, he always does his best and I’m sure regular massage contributes to his amazingly consistent performance at so many events.

This is the first time a Guild therapist has qualified for our Canine Massage Guild sponsored event, and Alison is looking forward to competing at the UKA Grand Finals at the end of October.
Spectator tickets for this fantastic 2 day event of amazing agility are still available online or can be paid for on the door on the day.

Canine Massage Guild therapists will be there offering free muscular health checks for dogs, warm up massages for existing clients, and information about clinical canine massage.

Herbie receives regular massage

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