Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Barking Buddha Doga Tip of the Week

At last! My dog blogging dream schedule is dog of the week on Fridays, tip of the week on Mondays. But sometimes life just happens and I get a little off the dream schedule and on my really busy or procrastinator's schedule. This week was a little of both the busy and the procrastinating. So with out further a do...I present to you The Barking Buddha Doga Tip of the Week (drum roll please).....

Ear Massage!

This stimulates the acupressure points in your dogi's ears.

With your index finger and your thumb and make little massaging circles around the periphery of your dog's ears. Begin at the base of the ear and go all the way around. Take your time, breathe and use a healing intention as you work the pressure points. Time depends on size of the dogi's ears. I had a basset hound in class and this took a while, with a chihuahua, you can do it pretty quickly. Some dog's have sensitive or ticklish ears so use pressure accordingly. After you go around the edges of the ears, you can massage the entire ear, this is said to have a calming effect on our dogs. Enjoy the tip of the week and let me know how it goes!


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