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Before setting up Safe Hands, I led international project teams; developed and delivered training programmes; and ran European wide schools’ programmes. My roles were many and varied; full of challenge and amazing people and I loved it. But the long hours meant I couldn't have a dog and for my own wellbeing this needed to change.


So, leaving the corporate world behind I enrolled on courses that would allow me to work with dogs. I started volunteering at a local rescue and adopted my first rescue dog (Eva). 

I know that our dogs are part of the family and in order to feel confident enough working with yours I needed to enrol on the best training. So, after much research I studied with the leading organisations in their fields - the Canine Massage Therapy Centre and the Canine Conditioning Academy.

Running my own business and the change in my life style was frightening at first. But improved working hours and a dedicated home clinic allows me to support you and your dog both during a crisis such as rehabilitation after an injury and, just as importantly, for their general health and injury prevention.


I continue to add new skills and services to my business. But before I add any services I will have successfully used them with my own dogs. Only when I am certain it is making a difference will I offer it to you and your dogs. I know my massage and training programmes works because I use them regularly to keep my own dogs fit, mobile and healthy.

Every working day I see the positive impact I am having on your dogs quality of life. I see how helping your dogs also impacts on you and your wellbeing and I absolutely love being able to do that!


I am here for the wellbeing of your dog for life, not just when they have an issue or injury. Your dog really is in Safe Hands and I am looking forward to welcoming you and your dog to the joys of massage and fitness.

Helping dogs lead happier, healthier lives naturally.

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Photo by Nux Photography


Photo by Angela G Photographer

Karen Young MSc, BSc (Hons), Clinical Canine Massage practitioner, Dip. Canine Myotherapy, Canine Massage Guild Member, Licensed Canine Conditioning Academy Coach
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