The different strokes/techniques are given memorable names and are demonstrated on (DVD these days but I had the VHS tape)... so that pet owners can help their own animals to become calmer and happier family members.
She still offers instructional DVDs and information on her website:
In addition there are videos available to watch on YouTube:
Can't really say that it worked well for my little Ceely, she sort of reacted to it like it was a stimulant rather than something designed to calm and relax her.
But I have definitely heard of massage and exercise in warm water as being helpful to dachsies as well. I hope she finds something helpful, it's hard to watch a pet be in pain.
This is always my first suggestion, along with muscular and skeletal canine anatomy charts.Breathe wrote:I know having a trained MT either do it or train her would be ideal, but in the meantime, are there any good resources?
I don't own any canine massage books but there are a few resources that I would recommend:
Canine Massage: A complete Reference Manual by Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt
The Healing Touch for Dogs: The Proven Massage Program for Dogs by Michael W. Fox
The Well-Connected Dog: A Guide to Canine Acupressure by Amy Snow (or anything from the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute - animalacupressure.com)
The Pet Owners Massage Guide for Dogs and Cats DVD from Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
I am not a fan of Linda Tellington-Jones/T-Touch and I don't consider her technique massage.