Dog Cuddles Cafe
10:30 AM10:30

Dog Cuddles Cafe

Come for some dog cuddles the first Friday of every month whether you have a dog or are thinking of getting a dog or just miss your dog and need a cuddle.

10:30am We will meet for a walk at Alexandra Park followed by at 11/11:30am a coffee, a cuddle and no doubt a giggle at the CBD cafe called Prosperity on the Ashley Road. Here we will also participate in a quick 10 minute talk on Dog Therapy ranging from self-selection of plant remedies, CBD oil, dog massage and more from our Group leader Nicky Crowe, Dog Behaviourist and Holistic Canine Therapist.

We can’t wait for the dog cuddles and kissing booth to begin…

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How To Massage Your Dog Workshop
2:00 PM14:00

How To Massage Your Dog Workshop

We all love to stroke and massage our dogs but we might not know if what we are doing really benefits our loved ones. Learn simple and effective massage techniques and be able to identify the dogs’ musculoskeletal system to really make a difference to their wellbeing.

In this workshop we will also explore the healing properties of essential oils with our dogs. Allowing them to self-select. Every dog massage workshop Nicky provides is different to the last one so you will learn something new each time.

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Regular home massage keeps our dogs relaxed, calm, healthy, injury free and can ward off arthritis and other pain disorders in later life. It is also a wonderful way to communicate with your dog using touch and body language.

Massage is therapy for all kinds of health conditions. And latest research shows the link between emotional responses such as, anxiety in dogs and concomitant tension in their musculo-skeletal system. Like humans, dogs hold trauma within their body both physical and emotional.

If you would like to have a chilled out dog – massage is one of the most instrumental tools you can use to help them. It helps to transform behavioural issues, such as, fear aggression, barking, anxiety, phobias etc.

LOCATION: The Retreat New Forest, Lydhurst Road, Hinton, BH237EF

This is a beautiful retreat space with a lawn for our doggies to relax and explore.
TIME: 2-4pm

Arrive from 1:45pm to allow time for dog socialising. Workshop starts promptly at 2pm.


Introduction to dog massage: benefits, typical conditions and how massage can help

Preparation for massage: preparation, boney landmarks, muscle groups

pee break for doggies

Practical massage, touch therapy techniques, use of essential oils time permitting

Practice time, mini-consultations with teacher

4pm Home time

DOG GUIDELINES: Please note that 50% of this workshop is theory and 50% practical. So it is suitable for dogs who do not chronically bark and who are very comfortable being in close proximity to other human and dog company.

You do not need to bring your dog. Contact Nicky to organise a demo dog if you need one. And take home the learnings to your beautiful one. Or book Nicky for her 8 point program to socialise your dog. We have had many dogs be able to join our group after completing the behaviour programme.

Whatsapp Nicky on 07525 127064 if you have any questions. Or email

Please do secure your tickets as this workshop sells out:

Love Nicky and Merlin

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Dog Gong and Healing Workshop
2:00 PM14:00

Dog Gong and Healing Workshop

  • The Retreat New Forest (aka Eastclose Hotel) (map)
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Is your dog in pain? Learn the tell tale signs that even the most stoic of dogs will show that they are suffering pain. And learn techniques to help relieve and manage pain conditions and behaviour issues arising from pain. allergies, illness, digestive problems and more

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