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Galen Therapy Centre
Galen Therapy Centre is the parent organisation that oversees War Dogs Remembered.

Established in 2002, Galen specialises in treating dogs with chronic muscular pain; enabling enhanced mobility and health. It also has been in the forefront of interpreting how behaviour and muscle pain manifest in our dogs. Galen Therapy Centre has led the way in 'choice led treatment' for dogs, meaning that dogs are never restrained during treatment. These protocols demonstrate a respect for the animal, and this respect is one of the cornerstones of why War Dogs Remembered was founded.

To find out more about Galen Therapy Centre, please visit their website.
What makes Galen Therapy Centre different from other organisations is their Guiding Principles.
These demonstrate a respect for dogs, their owners, and a continuing mission to enrich the lives of dogs all over the world.

It’s vital for the dog being treated that they feel they have a ‘choice’ in the treatment. We never use forced restraint, and treatment will always take place on the floor or on a low level, which is where a dog is most comfortable.

The practice of ‘choice’ is one that has now become main-stream with many top trainers and behaviourists using the term.

We recognise that when you dog is struggling owners want to help, and often it is difficult to become involved in their treatment.

However, we always include the owners in their dog’s treatment plan, imparting techniques that are safe to use, along with exercise planning and ‘environment’ management.

All Galen Canine Myotherapists®*are qualified to an exceptional level, and this anatomy and physiology learning is directed at functional application.

They understand the dog’s anatomy in terms of movement, how the dog’s body works and how stress can be reflected through behaviour. This knowledge is then directed into a ‘dog centric’ application of choice-led treatment.

We were the first therapy organisation to discuss the direct connection between muscle pain and specific behaviour patterns.

We guide owners and handlers in understanding how muscle pain can be reflected in their dog’s behaviour. This information and knowledge is also invaluable when assessing and detecting changes.

The welfare of dogs is our primary concern, and this takes priority over all other considerations. Therefore we believe in sharing knowledge through training, workshops, symposiums and events all over the world.

We truly believe that what we do improves the health and wellbeing of dogs, and encourage our associates to share this in the most appropriate and far reaching ways.

Much of our course content has changed radically over the years due to new developments in understanding the behaviour and physical changes of dogs with muscular issues.

We ensure we keep up to date with the latest evidence and findings, and modify our treatment and teaching to incorporate this. Like any science, there are new discoveries constantly, and it’s vital for animal welfare that we’re at the forefront of current understanding.
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