With a background in conformation, agility, obedience &  nose works, The Balanced Canine brings a special set of skills and understanding to the table for clients who need a practitioner who understands their sport and their goals.

Sacha Packer is an ex-pat Kiwi who started her journey in developing The Balanced Canine when her heart dog, a beautiful 13-year-old Black Great Dane named Leila developed a degenerative spinal condition that no one was able to help.

Beginning with studies in Acupuncture then onto Myofunctional Therapy and then onto Body Adjustments, The Balanced Canine was born - a multi-modality residential clinic that has a range of tools up its sleeve.

Today, The Balanced Canine offers a range of services to help dogs become "Balanced" in a holistic sense and working with a range of industry professionals, they have a good network of professionals they can refer onto when a dog presents conditions outside of their scope of skills.

Nutritional consults are suited to apparently healthy dogs, dogs with medical conditions will be referred onto a Vet Nutritionist.

Services of the Balanced Canine include:

  • Body adjustments

  • Laser

  • Thermal heat therapy

  • Cycloid Vibration, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Tens & VetroStim Equipment

  • Soft Tissue Bodywork

  • Rockbades, Rock Pods & Rocktape modalities

  • Canine Fitness for apparently healthy & uninjured dogs

  • Canine Nutrition for apparently healthy dogs


Sacha Packer is qualified, accredited & insured and partakes in continual education to ensure she is improving her skills as new information and techniques become available.

Completed and Continual Studies include:

  • Canine Myofunctional Therapy (National College of Traditional Medicine)

  • Animal Neuro-myofunctional Release Therapy (Angels Animals)

  • Emmetts Therapy (Canine) - Certs 1-4

  • Canine & Equine Kinesiology Taping (Angels Animals + Rocktape)

  • Instrument Assisted Neuro Sensory Modulation (Rock Tape)

  • Canine Fitness (Companion Animal Sciences Institute)

  • K9Fit Core Instructor (K9Fit)

  • Canine Nutrition (Companion Animal Sciences Institute)

  • Animal Nutrition (Holistic Animal Therapy Organisation)

  • Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist (Dogs Naturally)

  • Advanced Nutrition (Advanced Pet Nutritional Advisor) (Waltham)

  • Canine Hydrotherapy (Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy) - Currently enrolled.

  • Canine Remedial Massage (Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy) - Currently enrolled.

  • Nutrition Case Management (The University of Tennessee ) - Currently enrolled

Accreditation's & Memberships

  • Holistic Animal Therapy Organisation - Professional

  • Small Animal & Equine Naturopathatic Association - Professional

  • International Institute of Complimentary Therapists - Professional

  • Association for Truth in Pet Food - Membership


  • Berkley Insurance Australia
    Expires: June 2021


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