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Canicross and Clinical Canine Massage Therapy

Canicross is cross-country running with your dog, done in a controlled way.  The dog wears a running harness and their human runner wears a belt designed for canicross around their waist/hips.  A bunjee lead is attached to the belt one end and the other end is attached to the harness that the dog is wearing.  […]

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Canine Massage Guild – Challenge Cup

Canine Massage Guild Performance Challenge is open to Beginner and Novice dogs of all sizesHerbie 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 […]

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3 soft tissue injuries every Greyhound owner needs to know

Does your greyhound have a muscular issue that may be affecting their day to day living? Natalie Lenton from the Canine Massage Therapy Centre helps you to identify how. We all know the pain and inconvenience of a ‘pulled’ muscle, or that spot just between the shoulder blades that can feel knotted and tight after […]

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Team Scotland Understand the Importance of Taking Their Guild Massage Therapist To The World Agility Open

World Agility Open From A Canine Massage Therapists Role It seems so far away now since I headed down south to Buckinghamshire on the 10th of May for the World Agility Open Championships. This was a great opportunity for me to mix two of my passions: Dog Agility and Canine Massage Therapy. Saying that, it was […]

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And 1, 2, 3 stretch – the benefits of stretching to assist injury rehabilitation in dogs

You may have noticed that when your dog first wakes up, natural instinct takes over and they have a good stretch. You may have even noticed yourself doing this. Recently I have had great success in using stretching as part of a programme to treat injured dogs. But what is stretching, why does it work […]

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