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  • Massage, laser and rehab in the in-home environment where your dog is most comfortable

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  • The Birthday Club

    Join our Birthday Club (for free) and your dog will enjoy special offers to celebrate their big day

    Mobility cart fitting

    We will help you measure, order and fit your dog's mobility cart (carts help with quality of life)

    Workshops

    We offer doga classes and workshops for owners to learn massage and stretching for their dog

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18 days ago

If your pet is home alone and you can't get to them, what will you do?

Principal Therapist from The Balanced Dog Ltd

COVID-19 is not the only emergency you may face as a pet parent. We are using the virus publicity as an opportunity to remind our clients about the need for emergency planning for your pet. (Many people in Christchurch now didn't experience the earthquakes, for example)

For those of you … View more
COVID-19 is not the only emergency you may face as a pet parent. We are using the virus publicity as an opportunity to remind our clients about the need for emergency planning for your pet. (Many people in Christchurch now didn't experience the earthquakes, for example)

For those of you who may live alone with your animals, we have sourced a limited stock of these key chains. Make sure you plan for someone to help your pets if you are unable to do so. $9.50 each plus $1.30 in postage (delivery free to our massage clients and those attending Learn to Massage Your Dog on 22nd March). Msg us here with questions. Email your order and postal address to orders@balanceddog.co.nz

Price: $9.50

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26 days ago

Doggy birthday cakes and more

Principal Therapist from The Balanced Dog Ltd

We've been making doggy birthday cakes for 13 years and we'll help you plan for your dog's birthday. Simply sign up for The Birthday Club (follow the link). It's free to join.



Cake flavours include liver, salmon, honey and apple & banana. For local customers, … View more
We've been making doggy birthday cakes for 13 years and we'll help you plan for your dog's birthday. Simply sign up for The Birthday Club (follow the link). It's free to join.



Cake flavours include liver, salmon, honey and apple & banana. For local customers, there's a frozen cake with peanut butter, banana and yoghurt.

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34 days ago

Learn to Massage Your Dog ***only 3 spaces remaining****

Principal Therapist from The Balanced Dog Ltd

We've been teaching local dog parents in Christchurch the basics of dog massage since 2010.

The next workshop is on Sunday 22 March 2020 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Macfarlane Park Centre, Shirley.

In this half-day workshop, you’ll learn how to give a full body acupressure massage … View more
We've been teaching local dog parents in Christchurch the basics of dog massage since 2010.

The next workshop is on Sunday 22 March 2020 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Macfarlane Park Centre, Shirley.

In this half-day workshop, you’ll learn how to give a full body acupressure massage and understand when it’s okay to massage your dog and when it isn’t. You’ll learn how to observe your dog’s movements and be ready to start keeping records from your massage sessions. Diet, supplements and senior dog care are also discussed. Each dog participating receives a free bag of fresh dog treats and owners a resource pack with useful goodies. Afternoon tea, too!

Payment is required at time of booking to reserve your place on the course; completion of a pre-course questionnaire is a requirement for attendance (this will be emailed to you).


***Our workshops are for pet parents; they are not for people intending to trade as a professional canine massage or rehab therapist***


Book online at www.balanceddog.co.nz...

Price: $139

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41 days ago

Special offer to Christchurch Bull Breed Rescue adopters

Principal Therapist from The Balanced Dog Ltd

Over the last 10+ years, we've raised funds and sponsored various events to support dog adoption; SPCA, Dogwatch, Greyhounds as Pets and Christchurch Bull Breed Rescue.

We are offering one lucky Christchurch Bull Breed Rescue adopter a chance to attend Learn to Massage Your Dog on 22nd … View more
Over the last 10+ years, we've raised funds and sponsored various events to support dog adoption; SPCA, Dogwatch, Greyhounds as Pets and Christchurch Bull Breed Rescue.

We are offering one lucky Christchurch Bull Breed Rescue adopter a chance to attend Learn to Massage Your Dog on 22nd March for the discounted price of $100 (a 28% discount). This is a hands-on workshop that you attend with your dog. Be the first person to respond to this post with a photo of your CBBR dog. Then, we'll follow up with you with an invoice to pay and a few pre-course questions to confirm your booking.

T&Cs: This prize is not transferable and for the class on 22 March from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm only You must be available to attend the course with your dog (we introduce dogs outside before going into the classroom and have a limited number of dogs in each class). You must also book and pay within 2 days of winning the competition.

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49 days ago

Yoga with your dog

Principal Therapist from The Balanced Dog Ltd

MoveWell, the massage and yoga studio, is starting a 4-week course of doga (yoga with your dog) for medium to large breed dogs on 22 February. There will be a supervised introduction of the dogs before class which makes the 22nd February mandatory. You can then choose either individual classes … View moreMoveWell, the massage and yoga studio, is starting a 4-week course of doga (yoga with your dog) for medium to large breed dogs on 22 February. There will be a supervised introduction of the dogs before class which makes the 22nd February mandatory. You can then choose either individual classes over the next 3 weeks OR book for the entire 4 weeks and receive a gift worth more than $25 after the last class. The dogs love being off-lead in the studio and there are many laughs as well as relaxing energy in doga. Don't miss out. Register today.

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57 days ago

Baby gate

Principal Therapist from The Balanced Dog Ltd

Good morning,
We are looking for a baby gate (to block off a doorway). If you have one you no longer use, we would be happy to take it off your hands.

59 days ago

Keeping your dog well (no need for rehab)

Principal Therapist from The Balanced Dog Ltd

Massage is good for humans because it keeps soft tissues supple and helps with relaxation and pain relief. The same is true for dogs. We would rather have your dog as a regular (typically 6 or 8 weekly) customer for massage than we would as a rehab customer. Injuries are expensive and painful, … View moreMassage is good for humans because it keeps soft tissues supple and helps with relaxation and pain relief. The same is true for dogs. We would rather have your dog as a regular (typically 6 or 8 weekly) customer for massage than we would as a rehab customer. Injuries are expensive and painful, avoid them with canine massage. After an initial assessment, most dogs in Christchurch are only $81 per one hour session.

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70 days ago

Doga (yoga with your dog)

Principal Therapist from The Balanced Dog Ltd

Our greyhound doga class featured on Newshub (TV3) yesterday evening. If you are interested in doing yoga and NOT having to leave your well-behaved dog at home when doing it, please get in touch. We are planning an all-breeds class and will take special requests from breed clubs as well.

74 days ago

Izzy the Chocolate Labrador is lost

Principal Therapist from The Balanced Dog Ltd

Izzy has gone missing from the Kennedys Bush/Halswell Quarry area. She is not wearing her collar but is microchipped. She's been listed on Facebook groups for lost dogs and we are getting the word out. If found, phone or message Katya on 0277521482

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76 days ago

Doga (yoga with your dog) - greyhound class

Principal Therapist from The Balanced Dog Ltd

Greyhound doga has begun at MoveWell, 433 St Asaph Street, Christchurch. They have opened a single class registration option for those that would like to give the class a go (with your own greyhound). $28 per session

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83 days ago

Your dog is family. Celebrate their birthday (or gotcha day)

Principal Therapist from The Balanced Dog Ltd

Start out 2020 by registering your dog for our free Birthday Club. We offer dog massages, parties (massage parties or bake-your-own dog treats), dog cakes, gift-wrapped treats and toys to help your celebrate your dog's big day. Birthday Club members are contacted several weeks in advance of … View moreStart out 2020 by registering your dog for our free Birthday Club. We offer dog massages, parties (massage parties or bake-your-own dog treats), dog cakes, gift-wrapped treats and toys to help your celebrate your dog's big day. Birthday Club members are contacted several weeks in advance of their dog's birthday with special offers and it makes it easy to celebrate because there's no last minute planning. Follow the link and register your dog today.

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88 days ago

Register your dog for The Birthday Club - it's FREE

Principal Therapist from The Balanced Dog Ltd

Start out 2020 by registering your dog for our free Birthday Club. We offer dog massages, parties (massage parties or bake-your-own dog treats), dog cakes, gift-wrapped treats and toys to help your celebrate your dog's big day. Birthday Club members are contacted several weeks in advance of … View moreStart out 2020 by registering your dog for our free Birthday Club. We offer dog massages, parties (massage parties or bake-your-own dog treats), dog cakes, gift-wrapped treats and toys to help your celebrate your dog's big day. Birthday Club members are contacted several weeks in advance of their dog's birthday with special offers and it makes it easy to celebrate because there's no last minute planning. Follow the link and register your dog today.

Free

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95 days ago

Greyhound doga

Kathleen Crisley from The Balanced Dog Ltd

We are bringing doga (yoga with dogs) to Christchurch. Register you and your greyhound for our first series of 4 classes starting 11th January 2020. $100 per person with greyhound. This is a joint venture with the MoveWell massage and yoga studio and the class will be lead by a qualified … View moreWe are bringing doga (yoga with dogs) to Christchurch. Register you and your greyhound for our first series of 4 classes starting 11th January 2020. $100 per person with greyhound. This is a joint venture with the MoveWell massage and yoga studio and the class will be lead by a qualified instructor in hatha yoga. Get fit for 2020 and enjoy quality time with your greyhound.


 All-breeds classes are also planned for later in 2020 so stay tuned

Price: $100

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985 days ago

Relaxation massage workshop for dogs and their owners

Kathleen Crisley from The Balanced Dog Ltd

There is still one place left on our workshop on 29th July 2017. Owners will learn how to give their dog a massage and there will be modules to discuss senior dog care and diets and supplements. A free bag of dog treats, afternoon tea, and a goodie bag are also provided.

Class happens next … View more
There is still one place left on our workshop on 29th July 2017. Owners will learn how to give their dog a massage and there will be modules to discuss senior dog care and diets and supplements. A free bag of dog treats, afternoon tea, and a goodie bag are also provided.

Class happens next door at the Christchurch Dog Training Club. $139 per person (with own dog). To book, contact us at 03 354 0298 or email workshops@balanceddog.co.nz.

These workshops are for private owners; we do not train people to practice dog massage on a commercial basis.

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1079 days ago

The Great Second Chance Dog Rescue Swap Party

Kathleen Crisley from The Balanced Dog Ltd

The Balanced Dog's fundraiser this year is to benefit Second Chance Dog Rescue. The entire event is built on "Second Chances" - bring a secondhand item in one of these categories to swap: toys, women's accessories, DIY, craft supplies, DVDs, books, CDs, or homeware.

Each … View more
The Balanced Dog's fundraiser this year is to benefit Second Chance Dog Rescue. The entire event is built on "Second Chances" - bring a secondhand item in one of these categories to swap: toys, women's accessories, DIY, craft supplies, DVDs, books, CDs, or homeware.

Each ticket includes a fixed menu pizza lunch (cash bar) and a chance at winning a raffle prize. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased for $1 each. You must be present to win. We are also taking donations of used items for dogs which will be donated directly to the rescue.

Ticket sales finish on 17th May to allow us to order the food; $25 per adult; $15 for child under 12. Ph 03 354 0298 or email workshops@balanceddog.co.nz

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