Don’t you just love stroking your dog’s soft, velvety ears? It makes you feel good, but did you also know it makes your dog feel good too? Many canine experts believe in the therapeutic power of doggie ear massages. Here are a few simple ones you can try with your dog. Interested in learning more? Check out the TTouch website for additional information about the many benefits of massage for our companion animals!
Basic Ear Stroke
Stroke your dog’s ear from the base to the tip, with your thumb at the back of the ear and other fingers at the front. Work your way across the ear so you cover the whole area. Move on to the other ear. This massage is said to be calming and may also alleviate car sickness.
Double Ear Massage
First rub the top of your dog’s head in a circular motion so that the base of the ears move. Then do a two-handed version of the ear stroke, one hand on each ear, moving from the base outward to the tip. Try this one on your cat, too!
Place your hand around the base of your dog’s ear and move the ear in circles, both clockwise and counter-clockwise. Repeat with the other ear.
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