This video takes you inside of a bonafide dog rehabilitation center. WARNING! DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS IF YOU ARE NOT A PROFESSIONAL WITH NERVES OF STEEL!
In a rehab facility, dogs come in that have been severely abused and sometimes, have never been touched by a human. In this video, Elsa has come in from a horrific hoarding case and has never been touched. The goal today was to get a collar and leash on her and to gain trust through canine massage. The licensed Canine Massage Therapist has to have the keen sense of reading the body language of the dog which will enable her to know exactly when to eliminate the towel barrier and touch the dog without protection. AGAIN, This is extremely dangerous and should not be attempted unless you are a professional.
Elsa has since been rehabilitated and adopted by a family who adopted another dog a year early that was rehabilitated from the same property. Both dogs have changed dramatically and are living wonderful lives thanks to Dogs Deserve Better in Smithfield, VA and their loving adopters.