SI for dogs

In this workshop series we look at all the 8 senses, their role in shaping body awareness and  how we can use these senses in the rehabilitation of dogs that have physical issues like trauma and instability in the form of arthritis, hip dysplasia, amputations etc….The senses also shape social behaviour! We will try to understand how this happens and how we can manipulate this sensory input to address behaviour.


What to expect in class

Please arrive at least 20 minutes early, so as to account for the unpredictable Bangalore traffic. We will start EXACTLY on time. We have a packed schedule and cannot fall behind. The classes are expected to be fast paced and if you miss out the early part of the class, you are unlikely to make sense of what comes after.

The class will include theory, presentations and hands on demos. We will have a few dogs coming into class for these demos. Students are encouraged to video these demonstrations and share on our private whatsapp groups. But public sharing of videos is strictly prohibited, on request of the tutor.

Obviously we cannot concentrate in class, if we have a lot of dogs running around, possibly getting into fights or distracting us with their adorable shenanigans. So please do not bring your dogs to class. We use volunteer dogs for the demos.

Lunch will not be provided. We will have coffee, tea and some snacks. Please bring your own water bottle and a coffee mug. We do not believe in disposables.

Through these workshops we hope to raise some money for CARE and we will really appreciate it if you could buy their products or donate to them when at the venue. We believe in bringing it full circle and helping these wonderful animals, who mean so much to us.

And lastly, dress for the occasion. We will be working on soil and with dogs. Comfortable shoes, clothes and perhaps a hand towel will make sense.

After class we will continue to support each other, while we figure out how to put it all into practice. That way, we are a very supporting bunch. BHARCS is family!

Can't wait to see you in class and if you have any questions, check out our FAQ below. Welcome to learning with BHARCS. It's a whole new experience!

Checklist for class

  1. Water bottle

  2. Coffee mug

  3. Notebook

  4. Pen

  5. Lunch / snacks if required

About the Tutor

Els Vidts is a trained physiotherapist and osteopath. After studying for 11 years in the field of physical therapy for humans her interests shifted to canine behaviour and she followed courses with Turid Rugaas and Amber Batson. Now she is combining all these different fields in her own Belgian based business FreeDogz. Physicality and behaviour can’t be seen separately, therefore she does physical treatments on dogs as well as behavioural consultations, both are often combined to come to a solution. Els is an international speaker and she is passionate about sharing her insights to help dogs and their owners.


Where's the venue?

The workshops are happening across two different venues, The Green Hub in Banashankari and CARE shelter in Yelahanka. Look at the Agenda section above for the exact venue and map.

Can I bring my dog?

May be. We do not permit everyone to bring dogs, but we do have some volunteer dogs coming in for short periods of time. If you have someone at home who can bring the dog and take the dog back immediately after the demo, then please contact our office and let them know. We will inform you if your dog has been chosen.

Do I get a professional certificate?

No! You only get a CPD certificate. That means that if you are already a professional, then this will count towards the minimal hours professional organisations need you to learn to retain your annual membership. If you are not already working with dogs, this class alone will not be sufficient to start working with dogs, but it is meant to help you with your own dogs.

Is lunch included?

No. However we will be ordering as a group and sharing costs. You are free to join in. Some students prefer to bring packed lunch and packed snacks.

Other questions?

Contact our office +91 99024 94477 or

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