About Me (with animals)
Coming from a background of working in veterinary referrals, being around animals and responsible for premises security, and being brought up with a locksmith father, I take security of your home and the well-being of your little one (pet) very seriously. I owned my own kitty-cat for 17½ years, and I swear she had better healthcare than me at times, with an electric blanket for old age aches and pains, cat water fountain for fresh running water, a huge cat activity centre and fresh catnip! She was my responsibility through and through. I also work with dogs with Canine Flow (incorporating Canine/Dog Hypnotherapy), and generally with cats, dogs and horses (not unlimited list though!) with Rahanni Celestial Healing. And an exciting development for 2018 has been Animal Communication! So, as you can see, I have a passion for helping animals and love being around them, interacting with them and giving them the love they deserve!!
Canine Flow (Heart-Based Dog Training)
Canine Flow is a unique, heart-based form of dog training, working with your dog’s emotions to influence and transform their behaviour, whilst also educating you about your dog’s emotions, what influences them and how and why they express themselves… and teaching healthy ways your dog can express themselves. This all creates a better unity between you and your animal companion. The techniques include Professional Canine Hypnotherapy (dog hypnotherapy) where we are training your dog to release emotions like stress, fear, frustration, tension, cellular memories, allowing them to feel safer within this world. Aroma-Flow (aromatherapy oils) can also be used, where appropriate.
Everything your dog does is to feel safe. Dogs don’t think, they FEEL.
Dogs are empathic (able to pick up energies in the environment and within people/other animals).
They connect to us heart to heart, so can be a messenger for us too, showing us, like a mirror, what is unresolved within us. Helping you, to help them, to help you. You may need to re-read that!
Being a trained therapist allows me to work therefore with both yourself and doggie, with permission and where needed.
So, Canine Flow (CF) focuses on your dog’s emotional wellbeing, training them to release emotions, stress/tension and cellular memories which can influence and transform their behaviour. This can be for general relaxation or for more specific issues (e.g. separation anxiety, loud noises, recall, anything where their emotions may be having a negative impact on them).
Dogs generally become calmer, more relaxed, happier and freer within themselves, affecting their responses to external stimulus, and a calmer dog generally means a calmer owner.
For Canine Flow, I provide: 1-2-1 consultations, based at your home, and Relax-Dog™ Classes, based at Sandling Village Hall, Thursday evenings 7.45pm-8.45pm. Coming soon also……Reach Your Pawtential Days where you can spend a full day learning and experiencing Canine Flow, plus gain a certificate for Step 1 of training to be a Canine Flow Practitioner if you wish!
Check out www.canineflow.com for more detailed information on these unique training techniques, and the bottom of this page for some testimonials.
Rahanni Celestial Healing
This is a beautifully gentle, universal healing energy that promotes wellbeing and healing. It can be so beneficial, helping animals physically, emotionally and spiritually; helping to balance their whole system and providing a sense of relaxation, and by doing this, it can give them, their mind, body and spirit more of a chance to heal itself. I provide this service to a variety of animals, but mainly dogs, cats and horses/ponies.
Animals have chakras (energy centres), very similar locations to ourselves, which can get out of balance and show in a variety of ways. Rahanni can help to get their energy flowing better within, positively impacting the receiver.
Animal Communication (AC)
I am also qualified in Animal Communication – a telepathic link between myself and your animal. Happening for a little while, with friends’ animals and wildlife, I decided in 2017 to go for a professional qualification, and qualified in early 2018. It is an exciting development to my work with animals, and I am enjoying this new addition to my business.
So why would you ask me to come and see your pet/animal? Well, some people just like to ‘try’ animal communication, open-minded to the process and aware that your pet/animal chooses whether they communicate with me, and also what information they do/don’t want to give to me. Some people are experiencing an issue with their pet and ask me to communicate with them to help move towards resolution. Naturally, animal communication is NOT an alternative to veterinary medicine and this is made clear when you book a session. Some people’s beloved pets have passed away and they wish me to connect with them in Spirit. From cases so far, I would also say an animal communication session: creates a deeper bond and understanding between an owner and their pet – as they see their personalities come through in the session; it can allow them insights into the issues they are experiencing and ways the owner may be influencing them; it can allow an owner to understand what their pet’s needs are at that moment in time; and it can allow your pets themselves a path of expression.
Please see further down this page for testimonials.
With previous experience of dog walking / cat sitting / drop-ins, both in a business and personal capacity, I am offering pet sitting in my local area of Blue Bell Hill, Eccles, Burham. Other areas close by will also be considered too.
Whether you are away for just the day, a few days or a holiday, I can help to accommodate the needs of your pet(s) or house and give them the TLC they need. At the end of the day, they are not ‘just pets’, they are our extended family.
Pet sitting can include just a drop-in if you are only away a few hours, but you would like me to spend time with your dog/cat, giving them love, attention, grooming, playtime, toilet breaks, and company.
Regarding your property, I am DBS checked, and a mature, practical, individual who is both highly organised and has a keen eye for detail, to look after your property, and pets, where required.
I will come to you so we can chat about what services you require, see how your pets respond to me and whether I am the right person for them, and gather/offer all the information we need to complete the booking. So, please give me a call if you would like to go ahead, and my consultation is free for these services.
Testimonials – Canine Flow
“Victoria has helped me and my dog Freya so much, she is a complete natural with dogs, Freya immediately connected with her laid back and relaxed approach. Freya was very scared of being washed or bathed and it only took 2 sessions with Victoria for her to totally change and become different in her behaviour. Freya is now a much happier dog and I understand much more about dogs behaviour and feel I have become a better owner. Thank you Victoria x” – Zoe Goodman
“With Victoria’s help, I was able to silently communicate with Blarney and she quickly began to come to me, even licking my face and hands. Now she chooses to sit on my lap and jumps on my bed in the morning and ‘kisses’ me awake. The difference in her is nothing short of amazing. I cannot thank Victoria enough. Through the practice of Canine Flow we are now a very happy family.” – D & B Swain
“Flora is a very energetic boxer who had a TPLO surgery which has a 6 month recovery period. I decided to try Canine Flow because although the surgery had repaired she was certainly less confident and was still a little stiff on the injured leg. On the first visit Flora really took to Victoria and wasn’t nervous at all. Victoria did a full assessment of Flora and observed Flora at home. She used energy spirals in the vicinity of the injury and around Flora’s head. Flora calmed easily and seemed to enjoy the calm attention she was receiving. Victoria then did a hypnosis on Flora and incredibly Flora relaxed and settled down and really seemed to benefit form the hypnotic state. After the session Flora has a really restful evening and was noticeably calmer. I continued with the energy spirals in the injured leg between the next session and Flora was fine with me doing that it did seem to help with any slight niggle she was having. I can recommend Victoria without a doubt, she really did manage to calm a normally very energetic dog and I was surprised how receptive Flora was to Canine Flow. Victoria is great with the dogs and you can tell she really loves her work in the great results she is achieving.” – Deborah Turner, Image Consultant
Testimonials – Animal Communication
“I came to see Victoria for help for my dog Benji. He was showing symptoms of anxiety, and a few times I found him shaking. Initially, I thought he might have heard some fireworks or that he heard a loud sound but I quickly realised that wasn’t the case. I was concerned that he was anxious and worried about something and I didn’t know what it was or how I could have helped him. I am very grateful to have met Victoria because she was able to communicate with Benji and help ease his anxiety. Benji responded well to Victoria and settled with her very quickly. Benji even sat on her settee and fell into a deep sleep. The information Victoria shared with us was very fitting and make a lot of sense. Since seeing Victoria, Benji has been much more relaxed and showing no signs of anxiety. He is back to his regular happy, loving self. My family and I highly recommend Victoria (we call her the dog whisperer), we are very grateful for all of her work she has done to help Benji.” – Alison Nixon, Health & Wellbeing Coach
“I’ve been working with Victoria recently & I can highly recommend her skills especially in animal communication. My two cats who are brother & sister had become extremely hostile towards each other for some time. After working with Victoria she worked out by communicating with one of my cats what the fundamental problem was. Since then, their relationship has changed & they are completely at ease with each other. They groom each other & the hostility has now completely disappeared.
I would just like to say thank you t Victoria. An exceptionally talented & compassionate person who totally connects with our animals.” – Cherie Bennett, Permanent Make-Up Consultant