WORKSHOPS & PROGRAMS

DOG+MANITIES offers a variety of ongoing workshops and programs about and for human + canine lifestyle, wellness, work, and community. Workshops and programs are open to all pet lovers including pet owners/parents, pet care professionals, and rescue/shelter staff and volunteers.

GIFT CERTIFICATES:
A DOG+MANITIES gift certificate would make the pawfect gift for that special pet person!
Gift certificates could be in any amount or by workshop option.
Contact DOG+MANITIES to personalize your gift certificate.
Phone: (323) 744-0210
Email: [email protected]

Choose a Workshop or program below for more information:

CANINE MASSAGE

Dogs welcomed to class!

Canine massage has multiple benefits for a pet’s well-being.

It can:

  • Improve circulation
  • Improve digestion
  • Improve respiration
  • Improve relaxation
  • Increase range of motion and flexibility
  • Increase nutrient absorption
  • Promote restorative sleep
  • Reduce pain
  • Reduce muscle knots and spasms
  • Provide healthy physical and psychological well-being

Canine massage is beneficial for:

  • General health and well-being
  • Senior and special needs dogs
  • Working, competitive, and athletic dogs
  • Dogs that are recovering and healing from post-surgery
  • Dogs with Chronic musculoskeletal problems

Observing your dog’s response to touches will provide you with valuable information as to what areas of your dog’s body may need special attention, as well as what they like and don’t like. Canine massage is a great way of strengthening your connection with your dog. Included, you will learn how to do the Pet Tech Snout-To-Tail™ wellness assessment, as well as the contraindications for canine massage.

If your pet has a chronic or acute injury or illness and/or is recovering from injury, we ask that you speak to your veterinarian first and receive a letter of approval to attend.

There are 3 options for the canine massage workshop:
1. Community Workshops
2. Private Group Workshops
3. Private Individual Sessions

Rules and guidelines for dog attendance:
If a dog is reactive or is deemed, by the instructor and/or class members, as potentially at risk to other participants (dog and human), we may ask the dog owner/parent to leave the class. The credit can be used toward another community class or class option, however, the dog will not be able to attend another group class. The dog owner/parent may choose to attend class without a dog for practice. Reactive dogs are under stress and we do not want to aggravate this symptom. We not only want to protect the well-being of other class participants, but also the well-being of the reactive dog. In these cases, we highly recommend the individual class option.

WORKSHOPS DATES & TIMES LOCATIONS MORE INFO ORDER
Tellington TTouch-
Animal Companion
3-Day Animal Companion
Dogs Welcomed!
TBA http://www.ttouch.com/  COST:TBA

To Register:
TBA

Tellington TTouch-
Animal Companion
6-Day Animal Companion
Dogs Welcomed!
TBA http://www.ttouch.com/ COST:TBA

To Register:
TBA

Healing Touch for Animals 3-Day Workshop TBA COST:TBA

To Register:
TBA

Canine Massage & Energy Work Private Class 1.5 Hour Workshop
By Appointment Only
Dogs Welcomed!
@ Client’s Location COST:
$200

CREATING A DOG FRIENDLY WORKPLACE PROGRAM

COMING SOON!

Many workplaces across America are living proof that pets and work should go together.
Studies have shown many benefits:

  • Employees find that bringing a pet to work helps them maintain a healthy work-life balance
  • Employees who bring pets to work show fewer signs of stress
  • Bringing a dog to work helps get employees outside achieving more physical and healthy activities throughout the day, thus preventing higher costs of health care and absenteeism
  • A dog-friendly company becomes a nice perk for the staff, which helps in employee retention
  • Bringing your dog to work allows them to socialize with new people and other pets while enjoying more daily activity and time with their owner/parent

Interested in learning how to make your workplace dog friendly? DOGMANITIES’ Dog Friendly Workplace Program workshop will provide you with the facts, ideas and talking points that will make it easier for you to advocate, produce, and maintain a dog-friendly work environment.

WORKSHOPS DATES & TIMES LOCATIONS MORE INFO ORDER
Dogs @ Work Programs TBA
2.5 Hour Workshop
TBA COST:
TBA

DOGGY & ME FITNESS

COMING SOON!

Dogs welcomed!

Want to work out with your dog? Our certified personal trainers will work with you and your dog’s health goals!  We work with both groups and individuals (+ dogs) on fitness goals such as strength, balance, cardio, flexibility, and weight management. It’s a great way to bond with your furry friend, while getting fit together!

Tailored programs are recommended after an initial assessment of both human and dog, and are available for all fitness levels in all modalities of fitness. Classes are for ages 18+.

Class options:
1. A La Carte—Classes can be purchased individually
2. 5 Series Package/ Additional 5% discount with Friends + Family
3. 10 Series Package/ Additional 10% discount with Friends + Family

For Companies, Groups, and Organizations:
We are looking for other locations to expand class types, days and times. Locations may be indoors or outdoors. If you have or know of a possible location for group classes or individual sessions, please contact Yvonne Banzali at 323-744-0210 or via email at <ahref=”mailto:[email protected]”>[email protected]

Rules and guidelines for dog attendance:
If a dog is reactive or is deemed, by the instructor and/or class members, as potentially at risk to other participants (dog and human), we may ask the dog owner/parent to leave the class. The credit can be used toward another community class or class option, however, the dog will not be able to attend another group class. The dog owner/parent may choose to attend class without a dog for practice. Reactive dogs are under stress and we do not want to aggravate this symptom. We not only want to protect the well-being of other class participants, but also the well-being of the reactive dog. In these cases, we highly recommend the individual class option.

WORKSHOPS DATES & TIMES LOCATIONS MORE INFO ORDER
Doggy & Me
Group Boot Camp
*A La Carte*
TBA TBA Classes are limited to Max. 6 dogs  (1-2 persons for each dog)
Max. 12 persons
COST:
$30/pp
Doggy & Me
Group Boot Camp
*5-Series*
TBA TBA Classes are limited to Max. 5 dogs  (1-2 persons for each dog)
Max. 12 persons,
Buy an additional 5-series for a friend or family member,
and get a 5% discount
COST:
$125/pp
Doggy & Me
Group Boot Camp
*10-Series*
TBA TBA Classes are limited to Max. 5 dogs (1-2 persons for each dog)
Max. 12 persons
Buy an additional 10-series for a friend or family member,
and get a 10% discount
COST:
$200/pp
Doggy & Me                     Personal Training
*A La Carte*
By Appointment Only
1-hour appt
@ Client’s Location Clients can request more time based on a prorated rate. COST:
$80/hr
Doggy & Me
Personal Training
*5-Series*
By Appointment Only @ Client’s Location Clients can request more time based on a prorated rate. COST:
$350
5-series
Doggy & Me
Personal Training
*10-Series*
By Appointment Only @ Client’s Location Clients can request more time based on a prorated rate. COST:
$650
10-series

HIKING WITH YOUR PETS

WORKSHOPS DATES & TIMES LOCATIONS MORE INFO ORDER
Hiking With Your Dog TBA
2 Hour Workshop
TBA COST:
TBA

MIND-BODY WELLNESS

COMING SOON!

MEDITATION WITH DOGS

Dogs welcomed!

Incorporate Healing Touch for Animals techniques and principals into your meditation with your furry loved one. This class seeks to achieve a greater mindfulness and harmony between human and canine.

Class options:
1. A La Carte—Classes can be purchased individually
2. 5 Series Package—Classes are discounted
3. 10 Series Package—Classes are discounted

For Companies, Groups, and Organizations:
We are looking for other locations to expand class types, days and times. Locations may be indoors or outdoors. If you have or know of a possible location for group classes or individual sessions, please contact Yvonne Banzali at (323) 744-0210 or via email at [email protected].

Rules and guidelines for dog attendance:
If a dog is reactive or is deemed, by the instructor and/or class members, as potentially at risk to other participants (dog and human), we may ask the dog owner/parent to leave the class. The credit can be used toward another community class or class option, however, the dog will not be able to attend another group class. The dog owner/parent may choose to attend class without a dog for practice. Reactive dogs are under stress and we do not want to aggravate this symptom. We not only want to protect the well-being of other class participants, but also the well-being of the reactive dog. In these cases, we highly recommend the individual class option.

 

WORKSHOPS DATES & TIMES LOCATIONS MORE INFO ORDER
Meditation with Dogs TBA
45 min. class
TBA Classes are limited to Max. 6 dogs
(1-2 persons for each dog)
Max. 12 persons
COST:
TBA
Meditation with Dogs TBA
45 min. class
TBA  Classes are limited to Max. 12 dogs
(1-2 persons for each dog)
Max. 24 persons
COST:
TBA

PET TECH PET CPR & FIRST AID

This workshop is appropriate for pet lovers ages 16+.
Workshop is 5 hours long.
Upon completion, participants will be given a 2 year training certificate
and will be placed on the Pet Tech international database.

Many pet emergencies occur outside and even far from a veterinarian’s office.
And usually the first person on the scene is you…
So, would you know what to do if your pet was in a medical crisis situation?

According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), 92% of dogs and cats will experience an emergency in their lifetime, and 1 out of 4 pets would survive if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to getting emergency veterinary care.

Pet first aid is the immediate care given to a pet that is suddenly ill or injured until it can be transported to a veterinarian for medical attention. Knowing these skills and techniques can make a difference between life and death—giving your pet a fighting chance to survive.

You will learn:

  • How to conduct a primary assessment in an emergency situation
  • How to safely restrain and muzzle an ill or injured pet
  • The skills of canine and feline CPR and rescue breathing
  • How to manage choking, bleeding, and shock incidents
  • Heat and cold injury protocols
  • Action steps for insect bites, stings, and snake bites
  • The daily Snout-To-Tail™ wellness assessment to gauge your pet’s health vitals
  • How to prepare a pet first aid kit
  • How to improve communication with your vet, pet care professionals, pet parents, and community
  • And much more!

Pet CPR & First Aid For TEAMS:
This special 6 hour long workshop includes the Pet Tech Pet CPR & First Aid curriculum and adds in team emergency planning. This will help prepare your staff to handle emergencies within your organization and/or facility by discussing and developing a team emergency plan.  Please contact Yvonne Banzali at [email protected] or call 323-744-0210 for more details.

Please leave pets at home:
As much as we love our pets, dogs and cats are not allowed to attend this class. Instead, class participants will be practicing on dog or cat models. Please do not practice on a live animal if they are not in a medical emergency crisis.

CEUs:
Please contact DOG+MANITIES to verify if PET TECH is listed as a CEU provider. If not, Pet Tech can provide curriculum information to your credentialing agency for CEU approval.

WORKSHOPS DATES & TIMES LOCATION MORE INFO ORDER
Pet Tech
Pet CPR & First Aid
Sunday,
May 21, 2017
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m
South Pasadena
Senior Center
1102 Oxley Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Light refreshments will be provided.

Class payment due at registration;
materials fee due at class.

COST: $60 pp + $25 materials fee

To register, please call the City of South Pasadena Recreation Division at
626-403-7380

Pet Tech
Pet CPR & First Aid
Saturday,
June 24,  2017
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m
Pet Food Express
320 S. Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
Light refreshments will be provided. COST: $75, includes materials fee

To register, please follow the following link: Pet CPR & First Aid 6-24-17

OR call  323- 744-0210

 

Pet Tech
Pet CPR & First Aid
Sunday,
July 30,  2017
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m
Pet Food Express
320 S. Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
Light refreshments will be provided. COST: $75, includes materials fee

To register, please follow the following link: Pet CPR & First Aid 7-30-17

OR call  323- 744-0210

Pet Tech
Pet CPR & First Aid       
Sept. 2017 TBA TBD Light refreshments will be provided.

 

 TBA

To register, please follow the following link: TBA

OR call  323- 744-0210

Pet Tech
Pet CPR & First Aid
Oct. 2017 TBA TBD Light refreshments will be provided. TBA

To register, please follow the following link: TBA

OR call  323- 744-0210

Pet Tech
Pet CPR & First Aid
Dec. 2017 TBA TBD Light refreshments will be provided.  TBA

To register, please follow the following link: TBA

OR call  323- 744-0210

Pet Tech
Pet CPR & First Aid
&
TEAM EMERGENCY PLANNING
Upon Request.
Specific for team members that work within the same organization.
 @ Location
Travel fees may apply.
Call to request. COST: Special Group Pricing
Call to request:  
Yvonne Banzali
323-744-0210

PET LOSS & BEREAVEMENT

COMING SOON!

When I was younger, I was very uncomfortable with the topic of death and dying. However, since my dog, Marty, passed away in 2012—after 16 wonderful years— I had to face death for the very first time in my life. Needless to say, it was one of the most challenging periods of personal growth I had to endure. I realized that although friends and family offered their support, they could not relate to my pain. Support was often transient and treated with triviality. And often times, I felt that I was being judged for the amount of energy and time I gave to my healing.

I’ve come to understand that as pet parents, we can’t expect everyone to understand our grief, especially if they have not had a blessed life with a loving and devoted pet. I learned that the support our family and friends offered still came from a place that was sincere and genuine, but not one from a shared understanding and experience. So, it became a mission to offer services that could help those grieving for a beloved pet, and for those who want to learn how to better support them.

PET LOSS & GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP (For Adults)
COMING SOON!

HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH PET LOSS (For Parents, Guardians, and Adult Family Members)
COMING SOON!

PET LOSS ANTICIPATORY WORKSHOP
COMING SOON!

SUPPORTIVE SKILLS FOR GRIEVING PET CLIENTS (For Pet Professionals)
COMING SOON!

PERSONAL UNDERSTANDING WITHIN IN A PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: DEALING WITH THE DEATH & DYING PROCESS AS PET PROFESSIONALS (For Pet Professionals)
COMING SOON!

WORKSHOPS DATES & TIMES LOCATIONS MORE INFO ORDER
Pet Loss & Grief Support Group (For Adults) TBA
1.5 Hour Group
TBA Please feel free to contribute to the community refreshment table. COST:
Donation-base
Helping Children Cope With Pet Loss (For Parents) TB
2.5 Hour Workshop
TBA COST:
TBA
Pet Loss Anticipatory Workshop TBA
2.5 Hour Workshop
TBA COST:
TBA
Supportive Skills for Grieving Pet Clients (For Pet Professionals) TBA
5 Hour Workshop
TBA COST:
TBA
Personal Understanding Within a Professional Practice: Dealing with the Death & Dying Process as Pet Professionals (For Pet Professionals) TBA
5 Hour Workshop
TBA COST:
TBA

Workshop Cancellation Policy:
We understand that life can throw you a curve ball here and there, so we ask that you provide us with at least a 24 hour notice of cancellation and/or rescheduling. No cancellation refunds are given—only credit will be applied to future services. Participants may transfer one time to another regularly scheduled class within 6 months. Also, please take into consideration that some classes are held as benefits for various non-profit organizations, so last minute cancellations or no shows prevent time for your seat to be filled by another interested participant, especially for workshops with a limited seating capacity. No shows of the day of class will be charged the full fee. Please call DOG+MANITIES at 323-744-0210 to cancel or transfer into another class.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness regarding this matter!

If you’ve signed up for a workshop/program/special event through a third party provider (i.e. City of South Pasadena or Monterey Park), you will need to contact that provider directly regarding their refund/transfer policy.