A Dog Lover's Guide to Canine Massage
A Dog Lover's Guide to Canine Massage is the most instructional, easy-to-follow, detailed book I have ever seen on the subject. The book is encouraging for dog owners who may want to try massage on their own dogs but are not sure how. After many years of working on my own agility, Frisbee & dock-diving dogs, I still learned a great deal from the images and explanations and enhanced my knowledge and understanding of canine structure. As a conditioning and cross-training geek (for my dogs, that is) I know this book is bound to be a best-seller amidst our customers and fellow performance dog enthusiasts as a resource for how to keep our dogs in great shape through massage.
— Nadja Palenzuela,
Owner, Hooked On Dogs
Purina Incredible Dog Team member
(with incredible dogs: Clementine, Wee-la, Squirt, Bandit & Lolita)

Table of Contents

Canine Massage Introduction
How to Use This Book

Chapter 1:   Body Language of Your Dog

Chapter 2:   What Is Massage?
The Benefits of Massage
How to Touch
The Do’s and Don’ts of Massage
Contraindications or When Not to Do Massage
Teaching Your Dog to Receive a Massage

Chapter 3:   Strokes — The Gift We Give Our Dogs
Skin Rolling
Tapotement (Percussion)

Chapter 4:   Canine Anatomy in a Nut Shell

Chapter 5:   Stretches

Chapter 6:   A Massage Routine
The Bullet Version of the Massage Sequence

Chapter 7:   Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 8:   Common Dog Groups: Their History, Stress Areas and Massage Emphasis
Dog Group Classifications

Glossary of Terms
About the Authors



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