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Lateral breathing in dogs

Lateral breathing in dogs Lateral breathing is often not included when we talk about breathing. We think of mouth breathing and nose breathing; chest breathing and diaphragmatic – belly – breathing. I use palmar breathing; and that’s demonstrated at https://youtu.be/EQPlxRXx9bw Lateral breathing includes the functioning of the structures on the sides of the dog: the ribs,…

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Massage in Canine Rehabilitation 

Massage in Canine Rehabilitation  The goals for massage in canine rehabilitation are to maintain, restore, and enhance the recovering dog after injury. It includes restoring function to the injured point plus relaxing those areas that have been compensating while the injury heals. Simply put, the goal is to enhance the dog’s quality of life. Massage helps the dog…

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Research Papers Lead to Help for Dog Owners

Research Papers Lead to Help for Dog Owners On Nov 27, 2018, we received a desperate sounding email from someone who was reaching out to PetMassage for advice. He found us while doing a web search on an issue he and his service dog are dealing with. The issue he was researching was a Research…

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Your PetMassage Franchise School!

Your PetMassage Franchise School! Own the franchise that trains students to create careers and businesses massaging dogs. Another way to put this is: Train students to create canine massage careers in your own PetMassage Franchise School. The future of dog care includes canine massage. The future of dog care embraces canine massage. Train canine massage professionals…

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Dogs Kids PetMassage Book

Dogs Kids PetMassage Book Dogs Kids PetMassage is for dogs, kids and their families.  PetMassage is a fun and effective way to help your dog achieve optimal physical and emotional balance. This is an enjoyable, easy-to-follow, book that follows two children as they learn canine massage, and dog handling skills in a PetMassage for Dogs…

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Move Your Feet- They’re Important in PetMassage

Move Your Feet- They’re Important in PetMassage Are your feet passive? Or do you use them actively, as integral elements in your massage form? During your canine massage, do you want to promote the dog’s movement, flexibility, and flow? If these are your intentions, it makes sense that every touch ought to be infused with your movement,…

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PetMassage for the Family Dog Book

  PetMassage for the Family Dog Book You already massage your dogs. Everyone does. With this easy-to-learn instruction, you can do it better. This book is guaranteed to change the way you touch your dog! PetMassage for the Family Dog expands on the dog massage you do intuitively, with the skills and theory of professional canine massage…

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The PetMassage Assessment Stroke

The PetMassage Assessment Stroke Assessment strokes are an important part of every canine massage. They help us, the Practitioner, and the dogs, identify where to focus to get the most out of the PetMassage session. Assessments strokes follow specific patterns and help us understand the dog’s whole body. They traverse the top line, the underside,…

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Your PetMassage Franchise School

Your PetMassage Franchise School On July 11, 1997, Jonathan Rudinger had a vision. It was recognizing the value and potential of canine massage. He was filming a demonstration of equine massage for a TV show. The horse he was massaging fell asleep, standing very still; no longer interesting to film. His interviewer noticed an old…

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Massage Reversed Camille’s Bad Breath. Really.

Massage Reversed Camille’s Bad Breath. Really. Unexpected and Unsolicited Testimonial Last evening Anastasia and I are walking the dogs around our neighborhood. We paused to chat with some neighbors sitting out on their front steps. Camille jumps up on the fellow’s lap to lick his face. He looks up at us, surprised. He asks “Her…

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Meridians Pulse and Tongues Tell Stories

Meridians Pulse and Tongues Tell Stories Would you like to be able to assess the qualities of pulses of individual meridians. All you have to do is learn how to palpate, where to palpate, what to palpate, and interpret what you feel as meaningful information. Would you like to look at a dog’s tongue and…

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Candle Flame

Candle Flame Firing Neurons, Scottie I caught a flicker of a candle flame. It appeared during a recent meditation. The reflection was the shadow of a tiny flare that flashed way back behind my eyes. Oh look: shiny! I thought about the focus and intentionality needed to light a candle. A single match, touched correctly…

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No One Told Me About Rescue Dogs.

No One Told Me About Rescue Dogs. There are some significant things that we didn’t know when we set about adopting a rescue dog. The learning curve has been going on for a couple of weeks. Every day we have new insights. New questions. Some are answerable; some, we’ll never know. Some, we didn’t know…

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Dogs At The Movies

Dogs At The Movies Anastasia and I recently spent a frustrating hour at Family Video, a neighborhood video rental. We were searching for some light entertainment for the evening. What we found was rack after rack after rack of energetically dark movies. We were not about to immerse ourselves for two hours in the throes…

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Greater Good For Sensitive Canaries Smells And Looks Okay

How are you? So I have to ask. How are you dealing with everything that is going on? I keep wavering between being overwhelmed by the angst over what is reported and excited with anticipation for whatever happens next. It’s got to unfold week by week; can’t watch the full season on Netflix. If I…

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End of the Year Completions and New Beginnings

End of the year completions and new beginnings We see the end of the year on our calendars and think of it as an end and a beginning. New Years Eve is a goal line. It’s the finish line for completing projects you’ve been wanting to get done. One, for many PetMassage™ students, is writing and…

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