By Celina Marsh. Animal. Published at Sunday, July 15th, 2018 - 12:43:43 PM.
For many, pet massage sounds like a luxury for pampered pets only. However, many canines receive massage to help recover from surgery or injury and athletes such as racehorses or agility dogs receive sport massage to improve performance. Service dogs and dogs used in police or military service have high stress jobs where massage can mean the difference between early retirement and more time on the job.
Be slow, and be safe. Its hard work, don’t think anything else. But its also very rewarding when all works out for both people and animal. Now what’s really important, is understanding what safety is. I could be in a kennel where my co-worker just got snapped at and be perfectly safe. Whereas in another instance, I could be being unsafe by holding out my hand for a dog to sniff whose on the confining side of a chain link fence. You have to learn to read the dog. And that takes time and patience. Safety is reading the dog, and accurately interpreting its signals, and responding to them. There’s a certain passiveness that you must maintain while you do so however.
An animal care taker can have his degree in petting, animal hospitality but that is just a limit to his career until and unless he has love for animals. And animal care taker can have a part time job as a weekly dog trainer or can be a monthly care taker of a zoo. He who wants his career to be as an animal caretaker can make his way to Africas deepest jungles to find rare wild species and give them a proper place to have their next generation.
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