Author: Sam Axtell

Get fit with your dog

Another amazing day with people that want to get fit but can’t bear to do it without their dogs. If you’d like to take part in this complete exercise system that will build both your cardiovascular capabilities and your strength whilst having the best time of your life, email me today at

Your dog will love you for it.

Ready, steady …

Here at Wolf Run we’re getting excited about delivering our Canine Nordic Walking at Tong Park Farm tomorrow.

It’s always wise to do a quick equipment check before any event and fortunately Jan and the Wolf Run dogs, Harvey and Sasha, were on hand to help.

New raw food producer in Wolverhampton

I love to support other local businesses and was delighted to hear that we now have a local producer of a complete raw dog food in the City. I’ve been feeding my dogs raw for a couple of years now and I’ve been amazed at the difference it has made to their health.

For the Love of Your Dog is a quality raw dog food. It costs £2.69 for 900 grams. Customers can collect from their premises in Pendeford or the company will deliver 10 packs or more completely free of charge.

Call Wesley on 01902 747775 to place your order. My dogs, Harvey and Sasha, have tried the food and they give it a big paws up.

Let there be light

A new service – light therapy

I’m delighted to be offering a new service to you whether you are a new or existing client. Light therapy is a complementary, non-invasive and effective treatment for numerous conditions on dogs.

What is light therapy?

Light therapy works brilliantly alongside massage and can be used to treat both chronic and acute conditions such as:
– Wounds, including infected wounds
– Bites and stings
– Muscle injuries
– Tendon injuries
– Sprained ligaments
– Elbow and hip dysplasia
– Bruising
– Acral lick granulomas
– Abcesses
– Swelling and inflammation
– Haematomes
– Skin conditions
– Mastitis

How does it work?

Light therapy works by energising compromised cells and increasing blood flow by using LED light.

When applied soon after an acute injury it can lead to quicker healing after injury.

Research has shown that light therapy:

– Increases energy in cells
– Leads to faster cell regeneration
– Reversal of cell death when applied 4 – 6 hours after injury
– Clears inflammation, reducing pain
– Increases lymphatic activity, strengthening the body’s immune response
– Increases circulation
– Releases endorphins and serotonin, the body’s natural pain relief
– Regulates collagen production

Is Light Therapy for your dog?

Light therapy is suitable for most dogs, particularly nervous dogs who would not tolerate massage.

Call or text me today on 07842 153831 to discuss you dog’s requirements and how light therapy or massage might be able to help them.

Three things you never knew about Nordic Walking with Dogs

Nordic Walking with dogs?

Let’s face it. If you’re reading this blog it’s likely that you’re a little puzzled. You may or may not have heard about Nordic Walking. But with dogs? Why on earth would you want to do that?
There’s no reason you should know. Don’t feel bad about it. This thing’s so new we think we’re the first people to be delivering it. Ever.
Allow me to explain all …

1. Nordic Walking is brilliant for you

Nordic Walking is a specific technique walking with poles. It was developed by Nordic Skiers during the off-season to keep them fit and I’d imagine it does a brilliant job of that. Not only does it exercise 90% of the muscles in the body, it can also burn up to 63% more calories than walking alone, increase upper body endurance, decrease neck and shoulder tension and increase back strength. And it does all of this whilst feeling easier than walking alone.
Not only that but it has also been shown to have wide reaching psychological benefits. Recent studies have shown that ‘green exercise’ – being active whilst connecting with nature – is extremely effective at preserving our mental health.
The beauty of Nordic Walking is that it is great for everyone – whatever their level of fitness, age or ability

2. Dogs love it too

When I first started Nordic Walking with my dog, Harvey, I noticed that he seemed even more excited when he saw the walking poles, than he would be if I just got his lead out.
Maybe it’s that feeling of us moving and working together or the extra pace I am able to inject with the poles, or that he just loves that feeling that he is working whilst he’s trotting away in front of me.
There’s no doubt about it. Harvey just loves it and your dog probably would too.

Harvey reminisces about some great Nordic Walks we have had
Harvey reminisces about some great Nordic Walks we have had

Nordic Walking is great for dogs that:
• Are rehabilitating from injury
• You might be nervous to let off the lead
• Dogs that have that urge to work. (That’s actually most of them, by the way)
• Dogs that don’t socialise too well

3. It’s fabulous for you and your dog to do together

Nordic Walking with your dog is a brilliant way of increasing your rapport with your dog. It’s a fabulous activity for anyone that wants to invest that little bit more in their dog.
During our day training programme (or two half days if you prefer) we teach you everything you need to know to start your Nordic Walking doggie adventure.
We have a dog behaviourist on hand to show you how to get your dog to respond to your Nordic Walking commands and your body language. She can also answer any questions you might have about your dog’s general behaviour.
We’ll be delivering courses in the West Midlands and we are prepared to come to you anywhere in the country if there is sufficient interest.

So if you’d be interested in having a go why not email me, Sam Axtell, at or telephone 07842 153831