About Louise

Louise_canine_massage

Louise_prison_2

Louise has a long career working with dogs.

Her professional career started as a dog handler in the prison service. But during that 8 years she saw many dogs retire early due to injury on many an occasion. It led Louise to research what could be done to help dogs with mobility issues. This is when she discovered canine massage.

Having had regular sports massage herself to help with shoulder issues due to dog handling Louise knew just how powerful massage is.

Louise then went on to study canine and human massage and is a qualified advanced practitioner for both people and dogs.

Louise works with many competition dogs in a variety of disciplines including IPO, agility flyball, obedience and show.  She has worked with many dogs completing and showing at Crufts, championship shows and at European and International levels.

However Louise's real passion is to work with elderly dogs to make a difference in their later years so that they can continue to enjoy life to the full and to help the owner know that they are doing everything they can to maintain their dogs mobility.

Louise Swindlehurst and Snoopy

Achievements

Louise is an assistant tutor on the world renowned Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner Programme.

She is also a blog author for Victoria Stilwell, the Canine Massage Guild and K9 Working Heroes.

In 2015 Louise was a speaker at the Victoria Stilwell Dog Bite and Behaviour Conference at Lincoln University.   Where she spoke about the relationship between pain and behaviour in dogs and then went on to give signs to look out for which dogs may be in muscular pain.

Louise has been interviewed by both BBC Radio Hereford & Worcestershire and BBC Radio West Mids.

Louise is Vice-Chair of the Canine Massage Guild within this role she works hard to promote positive effects of massage and also the strong ethics of the Canine Massage Guild which are second to none.

Victoria Stilwell_Louise

Louise_crufts

Crufts 2016

Click here to listen to an audio blog recorded at Crufts 2016, by Susan McKeon along with Natalie Lenton, owner of the Canine Massage Therapy Centre.