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Canine Bowen therapy is a gentle non manipulative therapy. It is a hands on therapy it differs from many physical therapies as there are breaks or pauses in treatment which allow the body to respond to the work it is given and also allow the brain to process the information.


Canine Bowen may help keep a dog supple, and can be of use in helping to relieve muscle spasms stiffness and pain. Any dog of any age or with problem can receive Bowen and it is also used as part of palliative care.


Dogs are free to choose how much Bowen they receive and are free to leave the treatment area at any time. Canine Bowen therapists are trained to observe how dogs are responding during work and are adept at assessing when to finish a session. Observation during treatment is crucial as one of the first things that are taught during Bowen training is the principal of “less is more”.


Before work commences dogs are observed visually before any contact with the dogs’ body, this is an essential part of canine Bowen. The less suspicious a dog is of the therapist the better, this puts the session firmly in the dogs control.


This webinar intends to show how a canine Bowen session is conducted and what a therapist’s intentions are and how dogs might react. It also looks at our approach to treating specific canine health problems.

Pennie Clayton | Canine Bowen Therapy

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  • Pennie Clayton is a canine behaviourist, horse/ rider trainer and Bowen therapist. Immediately after leaving school she trained as a riding instructor and achieved BHS qualifications. Since that point Pennie has worked as a freelance trainer including running evening classes on horse management for local education authorities.

    After sharing her life with lurchers for many years, Pennie began felt she needed to learn more about dogs. After taking an extensive canine behaviour course with Sheila Harper and becoming more involved with dog behaviour and training, her work extended to helping people with their dogs. Her focus is mainly on making the lives of her greyhounds better and sharing the knowledge she has gained with her clients.

    In 2008 Pennie qualified as a human Bowen therapist and then went on to learn how Bowen can be adapted to horses and dogs. In 2015 she started the School of Canine Bowen Therapy with fellow therapist Maddy Freeman.

    Pennie is a regular contributor to Healthful Dog and Edition Dog magazine and is a full member of PDTE (Pet Dog Trainers of Europe) which was founded by Turid Rugaas.

  • 26th May 2019

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