Dog Massage Clinic to be held May 29, 2014

The Dog Committee would like to announce a special clinic on Physical Therapy and Massage for Family Pets and Competition Dogs.  The clinic will be taught by Dr. Debra Powell of Powell’s Equine and Canine Therapeutic Services.  The Clinic will be held on Thursday May 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Secrest Arboretum Amphitheater at the OARDC.   This event was not originally part of the committee’s series of Dog Clinics this year, but the committee only recently learned that Dr. Powell (who is originally from this area, but now resides in Kentucky) would be in the area and willing to offer a clinic.  Members of the Dog Committee believe this clinic will be an excellent opportunity for Wayne County 4-H youth to learn more about how to help their dog relax and prepare for competition.

4-H members are welcome to bring their dog with them to this clinic but are asked to review and adhere to the Dog Committees Clinic Guidelines.

The GPS address for the Secrest Arboretum Amphitheater is 2122 Williams Rd. Wooster.

Below is an excerpt from Dr. Powell’s website that provides a little more information on her background and career.

Founded in 1999, Dr. Debbie Powell, CAC, CAA started with equine massage and added other therapies as she discovered their usefulness in rehabilitation and even prevention of various equine and canine injuries.

Debbie has combined a personal love for horses and dogs with her professional career. She has competed in the sport of eventing and still enjoys riding and spending time with her horses when time allows. Debbie received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Hampton University, a M.S. in equine nutrition and exercise physiology from the University of Illinois and her PhD in equine nutrition and exercise physiology from the University of Kentucky. But that’s just her professional, scientific schooling. Her training also includes therapeutic modalities. She has been a certified equine and canine massage therapist since 1995 and has become trained and experienced in a wide variety of other specialties.

Debbie’s kind, quiet demeanor allows the animal she is working with to relax so it is able to get the most out of treatment. She works out of a desire to improve the quality of life for our canine and equine companions and lives by her motto “Always do no harm, do good and love God!”


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