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DVD, dog handling during a PetMassage - and at any time is only effective when you feel safe and confident. Dog Handling in Canine Massage offers 60 minutes of explanations and demonstrations to help you understand dog behavior and the need for leadership; and have the skills to practice safe dog handling. These skills are transferable to working with your dogs beyond massage and your clients' dogs. Learn the skills that will help you to be more available, capable, and willing to work with a large variety of dogs and dog situations. This is for your safety and your peace of mind. This lesson teaches you how to establish yourself as the pack leader, and maintain the cooperation of the dog during each phase of a PetMassage session. Learn to own your space. Learn to get the dog to follow. Learn the signs to watch for, to avoid threatening situations from developing. Then, apply these skills for a safer, more inclusive, more enjoyable canine massage practice. The language of nature, the language dogs understand, is embodied in the practice and philosophy of yoga. Learn to integrate yoga breathing, postures, and focused presence with easy-to-follow dog handling skills. This method is the right fit with canine massage on many levels. Host Jonathan Rudinger is the founder/director of the PetMassage Training and Research Institute, and founder/president of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork/ Association of Canine Water Therapy. Instructor Monica Bernhoffer's methods are easy to understand and easy to implement. She explains and demonstrates skills, puts then into practice at the ASPCA, and reviews them with host, Jonathan Rudinger. Your new skills will enhance your relationships with dogs, including your own!
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