Dog Massage: A Whiskers-to-Tail Guide to Your Dog's Ultimate Petting Experience

Dog Massage: A Whiskers-to-Tail Guide to Your Dog's Ultimate Petting Experience

by Maryjean Ballner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312267278
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 01/02/2001
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 696,696
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Maryjean Ballner is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist who now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of Cat Massage and producer of the video "Your Cat Wants a Massage!"

Table of Contents

Author's Note xv
Introduction 1(4)
What Is Dog Massage?
5(4)
Why Dog Massage?
9(4)
Canine Critiques: Unfriendly and Friendly Feedback
13(8)
Doggy Disasters to Avoid: The No-No's of Dog Massage
21(2)
When to Dog Massage?
23(2)
Where to Dog Massage?
25(2)
How Your Dog Works: Anatomy and Physiology Made Simple
27(5)
Voice Massage
32(3)
Tools of the Trade
35(12)
Coming in for the Landing: How to Approach Your Dog for Massage
47(3)
Brush Massage
50(1)
White Glove Treatments
51(1)
Special Considerations
52(3)
Tips to Remember
55(2)
Scapula, Please
57(14)
Shoulder Strumming
59(3)
Two-Handed Circular Shoulder Fanning
62(1)
Shoulder Thumbing
63(2)
Two-Finger Spine Slides
65(2)
Two-Handed Spine Slides
67(2)
Just Between Us Shoulder Blades
69(1)
Post-Exercise Shoulder Circles
70(1)
Back for More
71(19)
The Grand Effleurage
73(3)
Hand Over Hand and Down We Go: A Two-Handed Double Delight
76(2)
Base Fiddling
78(2)
Ruffling Shuffle
80(2)
Back Horseshoes
82(2)
Spine Tingling
84(1)
Finger Padding Along the Vertebrae
85(2)
Gentle Rump Thumping
87(2)
Farewell Flourishes
89(1)
Let's Do a Little Necking
90(12)
Classic Pet: A Fido Favorite
92(2)
Waving Down the Neckline
94(2)
Cross-Neck Flicking
96(2)
Occipital Bump Rubbing
98(2)
Neck Horseshoes
100(2)
Getting Into It Head First
102(18)
Chin-Ups
104(3)
Crowning the King/Queen
107(1)
Check Out Those Cheeks: A Facial Favorite
108(2)
Apex Flicking
110(2)
Ear Nooking: aka Trace the Ear Base
112(2)
Smoothing Over the Whisker Beds
114(2)
Thenar Bucca Buffing
116(2)
Emily's Forehead Favorite
118(1)
Side of the Head Stroking
119(1)
Side Stroking
120(9)
Light Fur Fluffing: A Subtle, Satisfying Stroke
121(1)
Dog Sandwich
122(1)
Layla's Luxurious Front-to-Back Caress
123(2)
Alternating Circular Side Waving
125(2)
Side Palming
127(2)
Treasure Chest
129(9)
Breast Stroking
130(2)
Chest Cupping
132(2)
Buffing the Breastplate
134(1)
Petting the Pecs
135(1)
Underarm Tickle
136(2)
Thigh Action
138(5)
Thigh Thumbing
139(2)
Post-Exercise Thigh Circles
141(2)
Tummy Touching
143(6)
Belly Browsing
145(2)
Stand-Up Stomach Stroking
147(2)
Paws and Claws
149(5)
Paw-Claw Caress
151(1)
Paw Sandwich
152(1)
Tiptoeing Through the Toes
153(1)
Tail End
154(3)
Caudal Cuddling
156(1)
Tail End
157

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