Wednesday, 26 August 2015

RSPCA Brighton Staff and Volunteers Training Event

We were invited to the RSPCA Brighton to show the staff and volunteers how to perform canine massage. The aim was to introduce them to nine techniques that they could use in a routine to help relax nervous and anxious dogs waiting for rehoming to their Forever Homes. 
AchyPaw training event @ RSPCA Brighton
"Ooooooo...what do you think of that move?"

We had two groups of five and four members plus a variety of dogs.  By the end of the event we had five dogs who all went home relaxed plus nine members of the team who looked equally relaxed. Our Sam and Sarah received a double dose as they acted as demo dogs for both groups so were totally zonked out by the end of the day.

AchyPaw training event @ RSPCA Brighton
"Just there please Ann"
Our Sarah is not one to offer false praise but she remained quite happy on the floor being worked on first by Lorna and then Ann.  For her to stay still for that length of time is the highest praise!  Clearly they were good therapists.

AchyPaw training event @ RSPCA Brighton
"Yes, oh yes"


AchyPaw training event @ RSPCA Brighton
"I think I'll try yours next"

AchyPaw training event @ RSPCA Brighton
Our Sam having his ear massaged

AchyPaw training event @ RSPCA Brighton
Our Sam really enjoying Chris and his skin rolling technique


AchyPaw training event @ RSPCA Brighton
"If I move this way Mum, you can get a better technique"


AchyPaw training event @ RSPCA Brighton
Srah reminds Lorna what to do next

AchyPaw training event @ RSPCA Brighton
Best friends inside and outside of the massage room

AchyPaw training event @ RSPCA Brighton
Lauren 'grounding' Lilo

AchyPaw training event @ RSPCA Brighton
Heidi working on Sam's pectoral muscles


AchyPaw training event @ RSPCA Brighton
Lauren at full stretch

Gina working on the abdominal muscles

AchyPaw training event @ RSPCA Brighton
Little Spot had only been rescued a few days previously yet took to his massage like an old hand.  30 minutes after this picture he was fast asleep on the duvet


We are looking forward to continued collaboration with the RSPCA team and dogs

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