After illness and problems with my own dog, I realised that dogs are suffering from stress as many of their humans are. I wanted to know how and why their emotional, physical and behavioural problems, re-occuring illness, ear infections, stomach problems, itchy skin etc. are related to stress. So after many years working with herbs with my natural soap and toiletries business, and writing multiple books on natural products, I decided to change direction.
I wanted to understand what my dogs really needed so I trained in many areas, did research, attended seminars, completed courses, read scientific information, studied Canine Genetics, Canine Behaviour, Dog Training, Canine Massage, Myofascial Release, Acu-point Therapy (acupressure), Herbal Choices (Zoopharmacognosy), Neurophysiology, became a Reiki Master and Master Herbalist to understand what makes us, and our dogs, stressed and how to prevent and reduce stress.
In my Canine Behaviour Therapy Consultations, I take a holistic (whole) approach and discuss your dog's complete lifestyle, including stress triggers linked to symptoms. Many people overdo so many things with their dogs, and I will teach you your dog how little your dog needs to be a happy and relaxed.
What I have discovered from training in numerous canine therapies is that although most of us dearly love our pets, we do not necessarily understand their basic and primal needs. I can teach you how to understand your dog's body language and behavioural responses. Simple things can raise the adraneline such as ball throwing, over-exercise, over-training, poor diet etc, and this adrenaline can stack up and overflow causing stress-related health problems. Unless you address these stressors, health problems can increase and symptoms persist. Reducing the stressors and introducing simple calming foraging techniques (see brochure), for instance, can reduce adrenaline and release calming dopamine from the brain.
My own rescue dogs, Toby and Milly are now well on the way to becoming happy, calm and healthy dogs and I hope to be able to do the same for yours.
Qualifications & Courses
Canine Behaviour & Training - IDTE (International Dog Trainer Education) Turid Rugaas
Anatomy and Physiology Diploma - The School of Health
Applied Herbal Choices for Pets (Zoopharmacognosy) - Rose Holistic Therapies
Animal (and Human) Reiki Master - Rose Holistic Therapies and Training
Advanced Master Herbalist Diploma - CEO
Canine Behaviour for Animal Therapists - Rose Holistic Therapies
Canine Emergency First Aid - Dog First Aid
Animal Acu-Point Therapy (Acupressure) - Lucy Yeomans
Canine Merishia Massage - Rose Holistic Therapies and Training
Thermal Imaging and Phototherapy (Photizo red light therapy) - Rose Therapies
Canine Reflexology - Rose Therapies
Indirect Myofascial Release - Dawn McCaig and Jo Rose
Neuropsychology Diploma (Distinction) - COE
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Diploma (Distinction) - COE
CPD (Continued professional development)
Canine Biology and Genetics - The Institute of Canine Biology
Abnormal Repetitive Behaviours in Dogs - IMDTB
Psychopharmacology and Behaviour - IMDTB
Canine Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Course - Dr Jean Dodds
Raw-food Advisor - Nature's Menu
Vibration and Sound Therapy for humans and animals - Rose Therapies
Muscle Testing (Kinesiology) for animals - Rose Therapies
Hydrosols Production - Cathy Skipper
Animal Communication - Rose Therapies, Alex Butler
The Natural Dog Conference
Crystal Therapy for Emotional Trauma in Animals - Rose Therapies, Alex Butler
Learn to live, learn and love your dog - Kachina Canine Communication
Herbal Extracts Production - Avicenna Herbs
Interactive Tellington TTouch - Rose Therapies
Native plant constituents & application to animal health & well-being - Dr Carol Hughes
5 Elements Aromatherapy for Animals - Rose Therapies by Schechina, Alan Howell
Animal Clinical Nutrition, Herbalonics - Dr Carol Hughes / Jo Rose
Dog Law - Dog SOS
Dr A Batson BVETMED MRCVS (Veterinary Behaviourist) Aggression in Dogs (3 x 2 days)
Treating Generalised Anxiety (GAD) and Panic Attacks - Mind Body Breakthrough
Understanding Depression and Anxiety - The Open University
Canine First Aid
Rose Association of Animal & Human Therapies
Human Qualifications / Courses taken
Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy Diploma
Insomnia Practitioner Diploma
Flower & Vibrational Essences Diploma
Counselling Skills Diploma
Advanced Master Herbalist
META Body Health Coach
Author of 5 globally published books on natural products for The Guild of Master Craftsmen - Bath Bombs, Soaps, Candles, Beauty Oils Butters, Beauty Scrubs and Masks
Random Facts about Me
* For many years I worked on the World's Strongest Man TV Competition, with some of the biggest men in the World.
* For many years I worked on the Nobel Prizes TV programme, with some of the biggest brains in the World (I also powdered their bald heads for the TV cameras).
* I studied silversmithing and one of my pieces was exibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
* I have a Cordon Bleu Cookery Diploma and worked as a Chalet Girl in the French Alps, and in The City as chef for Director's lunches.
* I once flew a helicopter over Cheddar Gorge in my first (and last) flying lesson.