Posts Tagged ‘Dog Handling’
What’s a PetMassage workshop?
At the beginning of our last Foundation Level workshop, I asked the 5 people who had traveled to study with me if any had ever taken a workshop like this before. No one had. This group included a vet tech, a physical therapist, 2 massage therapists, a registered nurse, and a dog agility trainer/groomer. For…Read More
When thoughts and feelings arise.
One minute of relaxed uncontrived sitting is better than an hour of forced “no thought” posturing. It is natural for thoughts and feelings to arise. Let them pass without feeling the need to follow. Clouds pass on their own. When we are massaging dogs, our ideal state is to be completely present and available for…Read More
The school you choose for training needs to fit your personality.
I just responded to an inquiry from a RVT about our school. You may have similar questions. If you do – even if you don’t – please read on. She writes: Hello, I am an RVT from California currently working as an instructor at a college. I am interested in your program thinking of starting…Read More
Past Life Skills Include Dog Massage
Practicing and Figuring It Out Some things come easily; some take practice until we get it right. I noticed a pattern in the way I mastered skills. I identified a natural talent, received some initial training, and practiced, modeling after my instructor. With perseverance, I figured out how to do what I wanted to do…Read More
Feel secure with dogs, learn Dog Handling Skills
Feel secure with dogs, learn Dog Handling Skills In 1998, Jonathan and I adopted our first dog, Oskar. He was a 60 lb. boxer. I was clueless about caring for a dog. My entire pet experience had been with gerbils, hamsters and a cat that was mostly cared for by my daughter, Cheryl. We had…Read More
PetMassage Foundation Level Workshop – Refresher
We just completed the final Foundation Level Workshop of the year. The students were all enthusiastic, attentive, responsible, and passionate about embarking on new careers helping dogs using massage. Everyone was so committed; the week flew by in a euphoric blur. The workshop ends with smiles, tearful hugs, and optimism-tinged with a little apprehension. As…Read More
PetMassage Workshops for Dog Owners
Taking This Workshop Demonstrated Students Devotion to Dogs PetMassage had another successful day of workshops for Dog Owners. The morning session was all about Dog Handling and in the afternoon it was all about PetMassage™. There were 6 attendees and their dogs. All the dog owners taking this workshop were female. They encompassed a wide…Read More