At one point, all you needed for your pooch was a decent dog collar, sturdy lead and maybe a ball to throw – but now it seems canine therapy is the next essential item on the doggie list.
If you thought investing in a dog collar was all it took for today’s modern pooch, think again. For some dog owners, dogs are simple pets – you put a dog collar on them, take them for walks a couple of times a day, feed and water them and pat them on the head. Others may indulge in their pooches a little bit more, buying their dogs fancy dog collars with matching dog coats, or quirky dog tags. There are a breed of dog owners who smother their pets with accessories and clothes, inspired by the likes of celebrity dog owners such as Paris Hilton – who has even built her dogs their own dedicated dog hotel. But is dog therapy a step too far?
There are some human beings who don’t get the help and therapy they need in life, let alone their pooches. And not everyone believes in therapy or counselling, which is a relatively new modern phenomenon. So if investing in a fancy dog collar seems like enough of a splurge, investing in dedicated dog therapy could send you barking mad. But there are dedicated dog therapists who can offer your pet a dog massage and pheromone diffusers like Rescue Remedy to help stressed out pets. It’s thought these services are in much demand on Bonfire Night when dogs are subjected to scary bangs, but the services are offered year round to help pets ‘cope with the stresses and strains of modern life’.
It’s A Dog’s Life
Noise therapy sessions are all about helping hysterical hounds cope with the fireworks of Bonfire Night. Investing in dog collars, leads and dog food isn’t enough for modern dogs to live a well balanced life. The RSPCA estimate 45% of dogs will be petrified on Bonfire Night – and a new company has been set up by Steve Mann – referred to as the Dr Frasier Crane of the canine world. If you can’t afford dog therapy, try massaging a dog’s ear from the centre to the tip – this is where they store a lot of their tension. Dogs do give a lot of fulfilment to their owners, so a little massage now and then is the least you can do!
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