For Dogs


For Dogs

Therapy Sessions

I am trained in a variety of methods to support dogs depending on their needs. This means that therapy can be provided from a distance and from a more 'hands off' situation through Reiki healing, and through relatively small and quick touches/movements using Emmett Technique, or more hands on massage/scar tissue release therapy for those who are, or become, comfortable with that approach.

Therapies offered during an appointment will be tailored to your dog’s needs based upon assessment.

Working in a holistic way, I have spent years studying positive reinforcement training methods and dog behaviour, and am currently working towards a formal dog behaviour qualification as part of my continued professional development. Assessment will be undertaken at the beginning and throughout a therapy session, working to cues and behaviours from your dog to understand what issues they may be experiencing and to guide what therapy or therapies are best provided within the session.

Central to the ethos of Lakeshore Therapies is care and respect for our clients - your dog may need time to relax with me and understand what a session might entail through building a rapport. This may mean they need time to settle and/or may need regular breaks within the session to process physical changes and emotions brought about by any therapy treatment.

Therapy is only available in line with the Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966) and Exemptions Order (1962). This means that I must have agreement from your vet in order to undertake a therapy session with your dog. A veterinary referral form, as well as a client form, must be completed prior to an appointment and this will be managed as part of the booking process.

Please allow up to 90 minutes for the initial visit so that we can discuss your dog’s situation fully and the outcomes you hope to see. Further sessions will then likely last between 45 minutes to an hour and will begin with discussion of any changes noted since the last visit. There is no extra charge for the longer initial visit.

As I offer a mobile service and will visit your dog at your home to provide therapy, please ensure that you have a quiet, comfortable and safe space available for the session, that will be free from disruption including other dogs and family members.


Pricing

Therapy sessions are £35 each. Distant Reiki healing is also available (please contact me for pricing).

Therapy sessions for clients based more than 10 miles from Godalming may incur an extra charge, however, I will always work to avoid this where possible. Any travel charges will be confirmed at the point of booking. 


Terms & Conditions

Therapy Sessions

Dogs should not have had any new medication, vaccination or wormers within 3 days (either side) of the session.

Should a dog due to have a therapy session become unwell or injured any time between gaining vet permission and the session, please inform your vet and Lakeshore Therapies.

Please do not feed your dog within 2 hours of a therapy appointment.

The dog’s guardian is to be present at all times during a treatment session and has full responsibility for the behaviour of themselves, their dog and any event that should arise as a result of the actions of said dog, at all times.

Payment 

Payment is accepted in advance by bank transfer (please contact me for details) or cash at the time of the appointment.

Unfortunately I am currently unable to accept card or cheque payments.

Cancellation

Should you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment for whatever reason, please call me on 07813 609239 and leave a voicemail if I am unable to answer. Please do not email or message via Facebook as I may not see your message.

A minimum of 48 hours is required for all cancellations.

Cancelled/Rescheduled within 24 hours of the appointment time but not on the day – 50% charge

Cancelled/Rescheduled on the day of the appointment – 100% charge

All cancellation charges are payable prior to the next appointment.

Pet Insurance Claims

A number of pet insurance companies cover complimentary therapy treatments.  Please contact your insurance company prior to booking an appointment to check if this is the case.  I can supply a receipt upon payment at each appointment to enable you to claim for the therapy session.

Privacy 
All personal details provided are handled according to the General Data Protection Regulation and information shared during a therapy session is strictly private and confidential. I do not share private details with 3rd parties. For further details, please read the Lakeshore Therapies Privacy policy.