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Looking for Best Behaviour Animal Therapy? You are at the right place. We are now part of the Canine Mind and Body Balance Centre website as that is where many of the services are offered.Canine Mind and Body Balance offers a truly wholistic approach to canine health and happiness. We offer integrated therapy to support all of your dog’s needs, both physical and behavioural.

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About Us

Who are we?

Canine Mind and Body Balance is a canine therapy centre based in Rossendale, Lancashire and is the new home of Best Behaviour Animal Therapy.

The centre is owned and managed by Julie Moss who is also the founder of Best Behaviour Animal Therapy and is a qualified canine behaviourist, veterinary physiotherapist and TTouch practitioner.

Aims

The aim of the centre is to provide a central place which offers and integrates a variety of canine complementary and alternative therapies tailored to suit the needs of your dog. Every dog is treated as an individual with therapies recommended according to their specific requirements. There is no ‘one size fits all’ mentality as all therapists will take time to thoroughly assess your dog and get to know them as an individual being.

Who are the therapists?

Complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies can be both appealing and confusing when trying to decide how best to help your dog. At Canine Mind and Body we offer only services by fully qualified therapists who all have the united view that the dog always comes first and at all times is treated with respect. You can feel safe in the knowledge that anyone who treats your dog at the centre will only do so if your dog is happy to be treated by them.

Why choose complementary and alternative therapies?

There is also a strong emphasis on education here at the centre and many of the therapists will be giving talks to introduce themselves and what they do. We aim to take the mystery out of CAM therapies and help people to understand how they work and how they can benefit our dogs.

If you would like to be alerted to when talks and clinic days will take place please join the mailing list below. If there is anything you want to know more about or would like to see at the centre let us know in the suggestions box.

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Short and Half Day Talks for Pet Owners

Why Does My Dog?

Why Does My Dog Misbehave on Walks? 23rd February

Why Does My Dog Chew and Steal Things? 16th March

Why Does My Dog Not Like Other Dogs? 27th April

Why Is My Dog Scared? 18th May

Why is my Dog Always Hyperactive? 8th June

Why Does My Dog Growl? 29th June

This is a series of hour long talks explaining some of the most common canine behaviours. Each talk costs £7 per person from 11am-12pm. If you book all six talks the cost is £35, so you get one free! At each talk you will receive discount vouchers for items mentioned in the talks and available from the centre. Please fill in the contact form when making your payment to indicate which talks you are booking a place on. Places are strictly limited. For more information and to book a place see below.

Many owners are baffled and/or alarmed by things their dogs do. These unwanted behaviours can become a problem that can get in the way of enjoying time with your dog.

Julie Moss is a qualified Canine Behaviourist and has been helping pet owners with their dog’s behaviour problems for over 15 years. She has found that these pet owners are often unaware of the reasons for the behaviour and often confused by the conflicting advice available.

Once an owner understands the motivation behind the behaviour it is always much easier to address. Dogs don’t do things to annoy us or to try to ‘dominate’ us, as you may have been told. Generally they are just being dogs and have their own reasons for doing what they do, purely because it is the ‘dog’ thing to do and because we really haven’t taken time to show them the other less obvious options that we would like them to do instead.

Owners often also completely misinterpret their dog’s behaviour and therefore handle it incorrectly, which causes things to worsen. Understanding ‘Why Your Dog…’ does the things it does, allows you to handle it appropriately.

If you want to know the many real and varied reasons why dogs do what they do then this is the talk for you.

Please note that Julie cannot give specific advice on how to handle a problem with your dog as each owner and dog is an individual and without meeting you all and taking a detailed history it would be wrong to guess what you all, as individuals, need in order to improve the situation. This is why internet advice often fails as it is generic advice and cannot be considerate of your unique situation with your dog and therefore your unique needs. If you feel this is what you need then consider a Canine Behaviour Consultation to give you a plan of action tailored to your needs.

Booking for Why Does My Dog?

Booking for ‘Why Does My Dog?’ Talks

For bookings of a place on one or more talks. Please complete the booking form to indicate which talks you wish to attend.

£7.00

Why Does My Dog? Full series

Book all six of the series of talks at a reduced price.

£35.00


Full Day Workshops and Seminars

Caring for the Canine Musculoskeletal System from Puppy to Adult

with Julie Moss BSc.Hons., AdvCertVPhys., Dip.APhys.

DATE:

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th April 2019 – 2 days lectures and demos.

Saturday 13th April 2019 – optional third handler and spectator day

TIME:

10am – 4.30pm.

COST:

5th and 6th only – £130.

5th, 6th and 13th spectator only – £195.

5th, 6th and 13th with handler place – £215

LOCATION:

Canine Mind and Body Balance, Holmes Street, Rossendale, Lancs. BB4 9PT

DETAILS:

This is a 2 day course of lectures and demos with an optional third day with handler places for clients wishing to bring their own dog with spectator places also available.
It is suitable for anyone with basic or no knowledge of the canine musculoskeletal system who wants to understand more about how dogs move and function and how to observe, preserve and protect that mobility throughout life.
From dog owners to those caring for dogs in a professional capacity, such as dog walking, daycare or grooming for example, this will teach you how to look at the dogs in your care through new eyes.

Day 1 – Anatomy Overview and Puppies

The morning will be spent going over functional canine anatomy of the musculoskeletal system with the emphasis on what different parts of the body do and how they interact with each other in terms of movement and function. This aims to give a fun general overview of how a dog uses its body to move.

In the afternoon we will look at puppy musculoskeletal development and how you can influence the way that development progresses and prepare them for adulthood. We will discuss how genetic and environmental factors can affect how the puppy develops as an adult and how much can be improved and prevented at this stage. There will be a live demo dog and we will be looking at hidden signs that a puppy may be suffering from a musculoskeletal problem.

Day 2 – Adult and Elderly Dogs

In the morning we will look at adult dogs and the hazards faced during this part of their lives. Injury prevention and management, suitable exercise, home management are all discussed along with how you can get ahead in preparation for them being a senior dog with the best mobility possible. There will be a live demo dog and we will be discussing subtle signs that an adult dog may be needing treatment without anyone being aware of it. Body language and finer points of movement will be discussed and how they can give you information to help you maintain the movement and function as well as possible by being aware of early signs of problems.

In the afternoon we will be looking at the elderly canine and how to improve their quality and length of life for as long as possible. We will also discuss ways of keeping them entertained and mobile with appropriate exercise and other alternative occupations to keep them feeling fulfilled. Treatment options will be looked at and how they can help the elderly dog to stay mobile for as long as possible. Again, a live demo dog will be present.

Day 3 – Optional Extra Handler and Spectator Day

For this day there are a maximum of 4 handler places and each will have an hour each at some point during the day. It is important that they are able to cope with other dogs or that they can be left in a car or crate in a separate room, safely and without distress until it is their turn to enter the room.

There are spectator places available for this day and we will be observing and discussing the visiting dogs to bring together the two days of observations and learning and put it into a real life setting to see how each dog can benefit from the things we have discussed.

PLEASE NOTE that in order to attend with a dog on the handler day, you will need to send a referral form with your payment and booking form that has been signed by a vet. Referral forms can be downloaded under the payment section below.

Payment:
To pay by cheque please send the cheque with the downloadable booking form (below) and a signed referral form if paying for a handler place.

You can also pay online below to book your place immediately. If you do pay in this way please complete an online booking form so I have all your details. Your place will not be secured until receipt of payment.


Online Booking Form:

Please complete the following booking form with your payment. If you are paying for a handler place please also fill in the part about the dog details. If you are paying for a spectator place then you can ignore the part about dog details.


Caring for the Canine Musculoskeletal System from Puppy to Adult

Friday 5th April and Saturday 6th April 2019 only

£130.00


Caring for the Canine Musculoskeletal System from Puppy to Adult

Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Saturday 13th, spectator only

£195.00


Caring for the Canine Musculoskeletal System from Puppy to Adult

Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Saturday 13th with handler place on 13th

£215.00


Downloadable booking form:

Booking form

Referral form:

PHYSIOTHERAPY REFERRAL FORM