News About Dr. Sue
Dr. Sue has fun teaching canine massage to kids and their shelter-dog friends at Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption Center (DOCPAC) in Victoria, Texas. DOCPAC offers five sessions of Camp K9 for kids 10-15 years of age. Each camper is paired with a shelter dog. Campers learn to teach the dogs come, sit, stay, down. and to walk on a leash. They also teach the pups how to master basic obstacle challenges like walking the A frame and jumping through a hoop.
In addition, Dr. Sue and other experts teach campers about dog behavior and health. Dr. Sue teaches kids to rub their dogs the right way. She explains how the 500+ muscles of a dog work with his 300+ bones to keep him flexible and healthy. The kids learn several basic massage moves that calm and relax a dog. Dr. Sue finishes the session by teaching active doggy bone stretches that limber almost every muscle and joint in a dog's body. Both campers and pups like these moves. The basic skills campers learn can be used with a current or future pet.
The time campers devote to socializing and teaching their furry four-legged friends new skills is important in helping the pups on their journey to finding forever loving homes.
The numbers on this map of the world are representative of some of the many lovers of dogs and canine massage Dr. Sue has touched with her teaching. (click image to enlarge)
Students who recently took Dr. Sue's online Canine Massage Theory & Techniques course and her canine massage workshop are already making sparks. They are excited about their new canine massage business endeavors and are doing well.
The 72-year-old is the author of four books — and working on a fifth — all but one devoted to the care, and massaging, of pets. Mostly dogs. "Some cats like it," she says. "But, cats are cats."
It all began with Max. [... read more]
Dr. Sue demonstrates Canine Massage on photographer's by Cheryl Johnson's dog Mandy in "Doga" in the Victoria in Motion magazine, Spring 2014 edition.
Dr. Sue's presentation at the Amazing Pet Expo in Austin
The Amazing Pet Expo at Austin had hundreds of vendors and thousands of visitors with their pets. Many stopped by Dr. Sue's Holistic Touch Therapy booth to buy her canine massage books and classes.
Greyhounds, New York Vinny and Princess Toolip, served as canine ambassadors to welcome people and pets.
Dr. Sue gave a talk, "Stretch Your Dog for Flexibility". Vinny volunteered to demonstrate the active stretches for audience members who tried the stretches with their own dogs. Everyone had a grand time.
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Sue Furman and Holistic Touch Therapy are highlighted in a feature article, "Victorian teaches gentle touch for canines with photos" and video published in the Victoria Advocate.