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Tips for Easing Your Senior Dog’s Life

Tips for Easing Your Senior Dog’s Life

tips-easing-sr-dogs-lifeThis article was featured in The K9 Reporter as “Making Life Easier for Your Senior Dog.”   Here additional resources are included that were omitted due to lack of space. You’ll find lots of tips for easing your senior dog’s life.

Are you noticing changes in your senior dog? Is the muzzle getting whiter? Does she walk slower now? Does he have a hard time getting into the car or walking the stairs? I remember when Boomer, my wheaten terrier, started slowly aging. He lived a great life of over 14 years and taught me a lot of living with an older dog.

Here are some of the tips I learned from Boomer and my client’s older dogs.
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8 Tips to Help Your Dog Enjoy Dog Friendly Events

8 Tips to Help Your Dog Enjoy Dog Friendly Events

8-tips-to-help-your-dogIs your dog comfortable at outdoor events? Do you wonder if your dog really wants to go to an outdoor event? SideWalkDog,com, a great website for “all things dog friendly in the Twin Cities” wondering about this.

In July 2012, they asked Elaine Garley of Animal Bridges for ideas to help dogs with dog friendly events. Read the article with Elaine’s 8 tips to help your dog at dog friendly events and any outdoor activity.

  • Does your pet have pain or act scared sometimes?
  • Ever wish you could tell her something she would understand?
  • Wish you knew what he was thinking?

Every people/pet team has unique needs. Often, a combination of approaches will serve both the client and the pet best. It really depends on each individual animal and person’s needs. All methods are gentle and loving.

Each session is as unique as your pet and each session with your pet can be unique from her previous sessions.

It’s easy to set up your sessions, just contact me here or call me at 612-237-9580. I’m happy to help you explore the options and find the best solution for your unique situation.

“Elaine has been very helpful and supportive since my adoption of a very anxious dog. Her t-touch sessions and ongoing communication has helped us both. She has great suggestions and is very responsive to my frantic calls.” – Lynnea Forness, Minneapolis, MN




Does Healing Touch Work for Animals?

Does Healing Touch Work for Animals?

hta-for-animalsJanet Roper of Talk2TheAnimals invited Elaine Garley of Animal Bridges to discuss Healing Touch for Animals®. Does Healing Touch work for animals? Join guest Elaine Garley, certified Healing Touch for Animals® practitioner as she talks about healing touch, what it is and the dynamic effect it can have on animals. Elaine is the owner of Animal Bridges, where the bond you have with your pet is deepened and enriched through healing techniques that calm fear, build confidence, soothe pain and help to bring out the best in your pet. Talk2theAnimalsRadio Cat Expert Darlene Arden joins us tonight talking about the special needs and care of senior cats. Make sure to call in with your cat-related question and hear what Darlene has to say! Talk2theAnimalsRadio Holistic Pet Wellness Expert Shannon Benecke shares a tip about Essential Fatty Acids for your animal companion. Animal guest is Roadrunner. Join in the fun on this episode of Talk2theAnimalsRadio!

The first 40 minutes of the show Janet interviews cat expert Darlene Arden, author of “The Complete Cat’s Meow.”

Then Elaine joins Janet. Click Talk2TheAnimals Radio Show to hear the show. Then click the start audio and slide the bar to advance to Elaine’s interview at 40:35. Enjoy!

  • Does your pet have pain or act scared sometimes?
  • Ever wish you could tell her something she would understand?
  • Wish you knew what he was thinking?

Every people/pet team has unique needs. Often, a combination of approaches will serve both the client and the pet best. It really depends on each individual animal and person’s needs. All methods are gentle and loving.

Each session is as unique as your pet and each session with your pet can be unique from her previous sessions.

It’s easy to set up your sessions, just contact me here or call me at 612-237-9580. I’m happy to help you explore the options and find the best solution for your unique situation.

“Elaine has been very helpful and supportive since my adoption of a very anxious dog. Her t-touch sessions and ongoing communication has helped us both. She has great suggestions and is very responsive to my frantic calls.” – Lynnea Forness, Minneapolis, MN

 




Animal Bridges Demonstrates TTouch Video

In August 2011, Elaine of Animal Bridges demonstrated Tellington TTouch® at Puppy Love Caring Canines annual fund raiser, Wag-N-Wheel Walk. The Animal Bridges Demonstrates TTouch Video is below.

Elaine demonstrated several Tellington TTouch® techniques with a dog who had a stressful incident at the vet’s office. She demonstrated a TTouch® Body Wrap, a TTouch® basic touch, and shared the TTouch® philosophy.

 

  • Does your pet have pain or act scared sometimes?
  • Ever wish you could tell her something she would understand?
  • Wish you knew what he was thinking?

Every people/pet team has unique needs. Often, a combination of approaches will serve both the client and the pet best. It really depends on each individual animal and person’s needs. All methods are gentle and loving.

Each session is as unique as your pet and each session with your pet can be unique from her previous sessions.

It’s easy to set up your sessions, just contact me here or call me at 612-237-9580. I’m happy to help you explore the options and find the best solution for your unique situation.

“Elaine has been very helpful and supportive since my adoption of a very anxious dog. Her t-touch sessions and ongoing communication has helped us both. She has great suggestions and is very responsive to my frantic calls.” – Lynnea Forness, Minneapolis, MN




2011 Petlitzer Prize First Place Winner – Writing Contest for Pet Lovers

2011 Petlitzer First Place Prize

I was shocked I won the First Place winner of Petlitzer Prize Round 4 hosted by Sid Korpi, the author of Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss. By the rules, the story started with the prompt “It was a dark and stormy night, and my [dog/cat/horse, etc. – you name the animal] …

I submitted the following true story.

It was a dark and stormy night, and my puppy was on his first camping trip in northern Minnesota. Just hours ago my husband, Teddy Bare the 10-week old Wheaten Terrier puppy, and I settled in our tent to enjoy the great sleeping weather. After a day of officiating at a white water kayak race, we were ready for some great outdoor sleeping. A slight breeze caused the tent to make flapping noises. Since it was the 1980’s, we didn’t have access to Doppler radar and had no idea what was headed our way!
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My Journey from Corporate World to Cats & Dogs

My Journey from Corporate World to Cats & Dogs

corporate-world-to-cats-and-dogsI can’t remember the number of times I tried to figure out what I wanted to do “when I grew up.” I knew what I didn’t want to do. Career counseling lead me to relationships and maybe dogs. After many twists and turns,  I found how to combine my passion of animals with my work.

After meeting Tia Goodwin at a women’s networking group, Tia asked me to share my journey of many careers and jobs on her “Career Makeover/Strategies with Tia Goodwin.”

Grab a cup of tea or coffee and listen to my journey of lots of jobs to the perfect one for me — helping people bring out the best in their pets.

  • Does your pet have pain or act scared sometimes?
  • Ever wish you could tell her something she would understand?
  • Wish you knew what he was thinking?

Every people/pet team has unique needs. Often, a combination of approaches will serve both the client and the pet best. It really depends on each individual animal and person’s needs. All methods are gentle and loving.

Each session is as unique as your pet and each session with your pet can be unique from her previous sessions.

It’s easy to set up your sessions, just contact me here or call me at 612-237-9580. I’m happy to help you explore the options and find the best solution for your unique situation.

“Elaine has been very helpful and supportive since my adoption of a very anxious dog. Her t-touch sessions and ongoing communication has helped us both. She has great suggestions and is very responsive to my frantic calls.” – Lynnea Forness, Minneapolis, MN




Video of Shy Fearful Dog’s Journey to Confidence

Video of Shy Fearful Dog’s Journey to Confidence

Gracie, an 8 month old Akita was afraid of everything — cars, dumpsters, and the wind. Watch Gracie’s confidence grow as Animal Bridges helped her with TTouch® over a series of session. This is Gracie’s Journey.

  • Does your pet have pain or act scared sometimes?
  • Ever wish you could tell her something she would understand?
  • Wish you knew what he was thinking?

Every people/pet team has unique needs. Often, a combination of approaches will serve both the client and the pet best. It really depends on each individual animal and person’s needs. All methods are gentle and loving.

Each session is as unique as your pet and each session with your pet can be unique from her previous sessions.

It’s easy to set up your sessions, just contact me here or call me at 612-237-9580. I’m happy to help you explore the options and find the best solution for your unique situation.

“Elaine has been very helpful and supportive since my adoption of a very anxious dog. Her TTouch sessions and ongoing communication has helped us both. She has great suggestions and is very responsive to my frantic calls.” – Lynnea Forness, Minneapolis, MN

“Thank you so much Elaine. Your communication with my two dogs has increased the quality of all three of our lives immensely. I am deeply appreciative of your talent and wisdom. Knowing what each of my dogs is thinking and feeling has changed my relationship with each of them in extraordinarily positive ways. It is priceless. Thank you for your loving and helpful manner of relating to me and both of my dogs. Your gifts and talent has given me a quality to my life with my dogs that is immeasurable. I am looking forward to the next conversations with both my beautiful dogs. Thank you for being you.” –April M, Minneapolis, MN




Podcast with Founder of Tellington TTouch and Animal Bridges

Podcast with Founder of Tellington TTouch and Animal Bridges

founder-of-ttouchElaine Garley of Animal Bridges joined Sage Lewis’ Pet Playground radio show with the founder of

Hobbes with Linda Tellington-Jones

Hobbes with Linda Tellington-Jones

Tellington TTouch®, Linda Tellington- Jones. Over 40 years ago, Linda Tellington-Jones, a highly acclaimed animal expert, developed Tellington TTouch®, “a gentle approach to influencing behavior, health, and performance.”

On April 5, 2010, Sage, Linda, and Elaine discussed TTouch and shared wonderful stories. They had just spent a three-day weekend in TTouch Advanced Training. My dog Hobbes, the wheaten terrier, was sleeping in the studio since he attended the training too.

Come join the fun at the Pet Playground and listen to the show!

 

  • Does your pet have pain or act scared sometimes?
  • Ever wish you could tell her something she would understand?
  • Wish you knew what he was thinking?

Every people/pet team has unique needs. Often, a combination of approaches will serve both the client and the pet best. It really depends on each individual animal and person’s needs. All methods are gentle and loving.

Each session is as unique as your pet and each session with your pet can be unique from her previous sessions.

It’s easy to set up your sessions, just contact me here or call me at 612-237-9580. I’m happy to help you explore the options and find the best solution for your unique situation.

“Elaine has been very helpful and supportive since my adoption of a very anxious dog. Her TTouch sessions and ongoing communication has helped us both. She has great suggestions and is very responsive to my frantic calls.” – Lynnea Forness, Minneapolis, MN

“I will always remember Tuesday, February 25th, about 24 hours post surgery. Our puppy was failing. We spoke by phone, Minnesota to Florida. From the time you began your healing touch [Healing Touch for Animals®] with RAFA, I could see him improve. He stopped vomiting, he started moving, he started to pee a lot! You told me how to massage his ears [Tellington TTouch®Ear Slides]. The doctor and nurse in his intensive care clinic were amazed at his improvement. The doctors and nurses the next morning were amazed at his improvement. You were always there for what was best for our puppy.” –Patsy, Florida




Video of Animal Bridges Demonstrating TTouch®

Video of Animal Bridges Demonstrating TTouch®

Watch the Video of Animal Bridges Demonstrating TTouch® below.

The TTouch® journey is taking me to places I never imagined. Cheri Moon of the Star Tribune’s Pet Central asked me if I would do some media work of the Doggie Palooza.  Of course, I said yes.

On Tuesday, September 30th, I appeared with Dakota (Cheri’s dog) and Cheri on Twin Cities Live (KSTP).  I demonstrated the ear slides, Clouded Leopard, and Python Life.

On Friday, October 3rd, I appeared on FOX9 Morning News with Henry, Shannon Mickelberg’s dog.

I never knew live TV could be so much fun!


 

  • Does your pet have pain or act scared sometimes?
  • Ever wish you could tell her something she would understand?
  • Wish you knew what he was thinking?

Every people/pet team has unique needs. Often, a combination of approaches will serve both the client and the pet best. It really depends on each individual animal and person’s needs. All methods are gentle and loving.

Each session is as unique as your pet and each session with your pet can be unique from her previous sessions.

It’s easy to set up your sessions, just contact me here or call me at 612-237-9580. I’m happy to help you explore the options and find the best solution for your unique situation.

“Elaine has been very helpful and supportive since my adoption of a very anxious dog. Her TTouch sessions and ongoing communication has helped us both. She has great suggestions and is very responsive to my frantic calls.” – Lynnea Forness, Minneapolis, MN




Article about Animal Bridges’ Services

Article about Animal Bridges’ Services

animal-bridges-servicesI’m so excited. Southwest Journal, a bi-weekly paper for southwest Minneapolis wrote an Article about Animal Bridges’ Services. In the article I explained how Tellington TTouch® helps relieve stress and fear from animals. Several clients tell how TTouch® and animal communications helped their dogs.


 

  • Does your pet have pain or act scared sometimes?
  • Ever wish you could tell her something she would understand?
  • Wish you knew what he was thinking?

Every people/pet team has unique needs. Often, a combination of approaches will serve both the client and the pet best. It really depends on each individual animal and person’s needs. All methods are gentle and loving.

Each session is as unique as your pet and each session with your pet can be unique from her previous sessions.

It’s easy to set up your sessions, just contact me here or call me at 612-237-9580. I’m happy to help you explore the options and find the best solution for your unique situation.

“Elaine has been very helpful and supportive since my adoption of a very anxious dog. Her TTouch sessions and ongoing communication has helped us both. She has great suggestions and is very responsive to my frantic calls.” – Lynnea Forness, Minneapolis, MN