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Archie

Archie

Famous Persona: Tom Cruise – he does all his own tricks, he knows how to act for treats and the girls love him!
Age: 10
A Bit About Archie
Archie is a miniature schnauzer who lives with his owner Douglas and loves to chat. In the doggy world his vocabulary is extensive! I love that whenever I get to his house he is so excited to see me all types of sounds come out of his mouth! Archie is a very clever dog and knows lots of tricks thanks to his regular trick training classes and practise with Douglas.

Archie and Galen Myotherapy
Archie has Galen Myotherapy for various reasons to do with his general muscle balance. He has been underusing some of the deep muscles in the pelvic region especially his gluteal muscles. Because of this, he has overused some of his other muscles including the hamstrings and some of the muscles in his neck and shoulders. He now has maintenance treatments to ease some of the muscular tension and I have also given him some exercises to do,to try and engage those deep muscles. He is a star student with these exercises. He does them regularly with his owner and as he is so well trained and so good at his tricks, he has picked them up really quickly. Douglas is also really keen to know any other ways in which he can help Archie so they have made one other big change. Archie no longer charges down the stairs as I felt this wasn’t helping the muscular tension in his neck and shoulders and with slightly weak gluteal muscles, I wasn’t sure how safe it was. Many people don’t realise that when a dog is coming down the stairs, their back legs are the brakes; so if these are not working properly, it is like putting me at the top of a black run and wishing me good luck! Archie is now carried down the stairs and I can see a real improvement. All in all, an absolute joy to treat such a lovely dog with such a caring and conscientious owner.
Some Words From His Owner
The excellent work Lucy has been doing with Archie has seen so many benefits such as strengthening his pelvic end, reducing tension in his neck and shoulders, loosening his hamstring muscles and developing his glutes. We do exercises in the garden every couple of days which he loves and they are seeing very real benefits. I highly recommend Lucy to everyone! And so does Archie!!