Welcome to Canine Mind and Body Balance!

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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Events


Short and Half Day Talks for Pet Owners

There are no dates for these talks scheduled at the moment.


Full Day Workshops and Seminars

29th February 2020 – Introduction to TTouch Workshop

27th and 28th March 2020 – Caring for the Canine Musculoskeletal System from Puppy to Adult

25th April 2020 – The Canine Nervous System and its Role in Rehabilitation

Introduction to TTouch Workshop

DATE: 29th February 2020

TIME: 10.00am – 16.00

COST: £65 per person and dog (only 4 handler spaces available)

LOCATION: Canine Mind and Body Balance

DETAILS:

Places strictly limited. Only 4 handler places.

This one day workshop is for those who have little or no experience with TTouch.
We will be covering the basics of bodywork and groundwork and will also be looking at harnesses, wraps and lots of canine body language and observations.

TTouch is the use of non-habitual touch and movement to allow dogs to be free of limiting habits and to allow them the opportunity to change their habits to more productive ones.

It is completely non-force and, in fact, is all built around what the dog chooses or needs.
Perfect for anyone who wishes to learn how to better connect and work with dogs, whether that be as a professional or pet guardian.

Online Booking form:

Introduction to TTouch Workshop

One day workshop 29th February 2020 10.00am - 16.00pm

£65.00


Caring for the Canine Musculoskeletal System from Puppy to Adult

DATE: 27th and 28th March 2020

TIME: 10.00 am – 16.30 pm

COST: £65 per person for Day 1 alone
£120 per person for Days 1 and 2

LOCATION: Canine Mind and Body Balance

DETAILS:

Places strictly limited.

This is a 2 day course of lectures and demos. The course is suitable for anyone wishing to understand the canine musculoskeletal system on a functional basis rather than just anatomically and wanting to learn more about how this impacts on our lives with these dogs.
It is delivered as a combination of lectures and live demos and we will be looking at how to spot the very early and subtle signs of lameness. If you live or work with dogs it can help to be able to recognise these signs, as many behavioural and training issues stem from undiagnosed structural/soft tissue problems.

Day 1

Functional canine anatomy
With the emphasis on what different parts of the body do and how they interact with other parts in terms of movement and function. This aims to give a practical, general overview of how a dog moves.

Puppy musculoskeletal development
How you can influence the way that development progresses and prepare puppies 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.

Adult dogs
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 being a senior dog with the best mobility possible.

Elderly dogs
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.

Day 2
There will be a live demo dog for each of the three categories – puppy, adult and elderly, and we will be looking at hidden signs that your dog may be in need of some treatment for a musculoskeletal problem without you maybe 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.

Online Booking Form:

Caring for the Canine Musculoskeletal System – Day One only

One day lectures on the Canine Musculoskeletal system.

£65.00

Caring for the Canine Musculoskeletal System – Days One and Two

Two day course on the Canine Musculoskeletal System

£120.00


The Canine nervous System and its Role in Rehabilitation – NEW 2020 DATE!

DATE: 25th April 2020

TIME: 10.00am – 16.00pm

COST: £65 per person

LOCATION: Canine Mind and Body Balance

DETAILS:

Places strictly limited (only 8 places)

Understanding the canine nervous system is essential to getting the best results with both behavioural and physical therapy. In fact both of those therapies go hand in hand, so whenever we are addressing the behaviour of a dog, we should not be ignoring the physical side of that individual, and vice versa.

Knowing how the two merge via the nervous system opens up a whole new way of thinking in the world of rehabilitation and its how we at Canine Mind and Body Balance work with all our clients, whether they be here for behavioural or physical therapy. You cannot satisfactorily address one aspect without acknowledging both, as the way a dog moves dictates how it feels and the way it feels can change how it acts and therefore moves.

We will be looking at the nervous system itself and how it governs everything a dog thinks or does. We will also be looking at how you can influence the system to encourage a dog to become ‘unstuck’ and change to a better way of being.

Online Booking Form:

Canine Nervous System

One day seminar on the canine nervous system and its role in rehabilitation.

£65.00