The Canine Touch was developed by Veterinarian Dr Ivana Ruddock, and applies techniques similar to those of the Equine Touch. The Canine Touch, however, uses principles and procedures that have been developed to take into account the bio-mechanical differences between the species. It is a hand-on technique, designed to optimize the function of soft tissue, balance the nervous system and positively affect the body's energy to facilitate both good emotional and physical health.
The Canine TouchTM technique consists of gentle moves performed over muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. These moves cover all the major muscles and their attachments or cross specific acupuncture or trigger points. The unique and powerful Canine Touch move when performed over these 'Key' areas can bring about profound positive changes in the dog's body at all levels: physical, emotional and behavioural, it also empowers the
dog owner to be an essential and important part of their dog’s well- being. Canine Touch may be performed on young dogs to help them deal with their active life, as well as 'oldies' who can greatly benefit from a gentle session. It can help support function-impaired organs and relieve pain from the musculoskeletal system - arthritic joints and tight muscles.
Performing Canine Touch can provide complementary care for dogs recovering from illness or injury in this case, close cooperation with your veterinarian is essential.Canine Touch will help to maintain a healthy musculoskeletal system, which in turn will help to protect joint function. Muscles tendons and ligaments support and control joint function, when muscles are injured or become tight around a joint, then the joint can become misaligned, this can cause uneven and premature wear and tear of the joint as well as pain. Releasing the muscles and encouraging repair of those muscles will help to reinstate the joint to its normal correct working position.
The Canine Touch is not a therapy or replacement for veterinary care, but it is a supportive and complimentary modality which can be used in conjunction with allopathic veterinary, chiropractic, osteopathy, physiotherapy, acupuncture and many other therapies.
Learn The Canine Touch on our 2-day Foundation course for dog owners and professional
We are pleased to announce that the Canine Touch now has two routes of study:
1. The dog owner's study path, allowing you to use Canine Touch on your own dogs and those of your friends.
2. A fully structured professional track to lead you to Practitioner Diploma status (appropriate insurance cover confirmed). This is a valuable addition to the tool box for both Equine and Canine professionals, as well as being a stand-alone modality.
There are two practical modules which are open to both routes. Both modules are taught on a two day course
This is a comprehensive 2 day course costing £250 which includes Ivana Ruddocks Beautifully written Canine Touch Book (retail price £37), a full colour manual, learning aids and ongoing support after the course is completed.
What you will learn on the Canine Touch Course
For your dogs to perform to their best ability and to prevent injury of their muscular skeletal system they have to be in peek condition. On this course you will learn to look after your dogs muscles and how to recognise when there is a problem.
Emma is a fully qualified Instructor of the Canine Touch and has courses running throughout the year.
Please check the course dates page for dates