Acupressure For Good Dogs


Dog Acupressure Chart and Pressure Points

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Dog Acupressure Chart Information

Ailments Location Name Abreviation
coughs, bronchitis – supports the lungs In a depression at the front of the chest, in the breast muscle, slightly below shoulder joint level. Central Storage LU1
stiff neck, respiratory, wrist On the inside front leg, just above the bony prominence on the inside wrist, in a small depression. Broken Sequence LU7
respiratory, wrist On the inside front wrist at the crease formed when you flex the paw. Great Abyss LU9
pain in face, mouth, foreleg Inside the the first toe, in the web between the dewclaw or where the dewclaw would be. Adjoining Valleys LI4
allergies, infections – clears “heat” from upper body Lift the foot, flex the elbow, and you’ll find a crease forms on the outside of the elbow. Feel for the depression at the end of the crease, just in front of the bony prominence. Crooked Pool LI11
uterine bleeding, shock – clears “heat” On the inside of hind dewclaw, just above the nail. Hidden White SP1
gastrointestinal or uterine bleeding, diarrhea In a depression on inside of hind footbones, just below the ankle. Grandparent and Grandchild SP4
urogenital disorders, knee pain, “damp” conditions High on the inside thigh just below the knee joint, in a depression behind the tibia bone, in front of the major thigh muscle. Yin Mound Spring SP9
dermatitis, allergies, itch, female reproductive problems On inside thigh muscle (in front of and above SP9) in the large muscle in front of femur bone. Sea of Blood SP10
eye problems Immediately below the eyeball, where the lid meets the eye, directly below center of pupil (be careful not to poke the eye). Receiving Tears ST1
conjunctivitis, eye discomfort Directly under the center of the eye (just below ST1). Four White ST2
digestion – boosts qi On the outside hind leg, just below the knee, in a clear depression in the middle of the muscle toward the front of the leg. Foot Three Mile ST36
clears face, mouth, dental, and foot “heat” The depression just up from the web between the innermost toe and the next toe, on the hind foot. Inner Courtyard ST44
neck, shoulder, and back pain, sprains and other trauma On the front paw, in the depression on outside of paw bone, above where it joins outside toe. Back Stream SI3
ear pain, infections, deafness In a depression in the very center of the front of the ear (between TH21 and GB2). Palace of Hearing SI19
heart problems – stabilizes emotions and brings calming On the outside back of the the lower front leg. Bend the wrist and feel for the large, natural depression formed slightly above and behind the wrist crease Spirit’s Gate HT7
nausia, vomiting, heart problems – brings calming Find the sole pad behind the wrist on the front leg. Move up the leg to the depression between two tendons that run up the back of the leg. Inner Gate PC6
supports kidneys, nourishes bodily fluids On the inside hind leg, just above the ankle in a large pocket. Great Stream KI3
back pain, weak legs – supports kidneys In a depression just above innermost corner of the eye. Repeated Current KI7
eye tearing, dry eye, conjunctivitis In a notch above innermost corner of the eye, at brow level (above BL1). Eye’s Bright BL1
eye discomfort In a notch above innermost corner of the eye, at brow level (above BL1). Bamboo Leaf BL2
pneumonia, bronchitis On the back, between the shoulder blades. Gently stroke between the blades from front to back. Lung’s Hollow BL13
supports the heart – brings calming and cooling On either side of the spine, in the small indentations behind where top of the 5th rib meets the vertebra. Count ribs from the last (13th) and move forward. Heart’s Hollow BL15
gastrointestinal problems – supports qi Just behind where 2nd to last rib joins the vertebra (similar to BL15). Spleen’s Hollow BL20
vomiting, stomach problems – clears “dampness” On indentation (forward of BL22) on lower back, on either side of spine. Stomach’s Hollow BL21
supports the kidneys – removes “dampness” On indentation (forward of BL23) on lower back, on either side of spine. Triple Heater’s Hollow BL22
back problems – supports the kidneys On the middle of your dog’s side, locate the last rib, then go straight up to the spine. Find the point in the indentation beside 2nd lumbar vertebra. Kidney’s Hollow BL23
back pain, constipation, intestinal disorders In an indentation along the back next to the 5th lumbar vertebra (2 indentations back along the back muscles from BL23). Large Intestine’s Hollow BL25
urinary disfunction Slightly to the side of the midline on the back, level with the sacrum (just behind the hipbone, where tale vertebra begin). Bladder’s Hollow BL28
back and bladder problems Find BL40. Then work your way around the outside of the leg, staying at the same level, in a small depression next to the biceps tendon. Entrusting Yang BL39
stiffness and pain in the back, hip, and knee – clears “heat” On the back hind leg, in the very center, right behind the knee. Entrusting Middle BL40
hip pain, arthritis, dysplasia In the depression at the top of the triangle (formed with GB29 and GB30) that surrounds the hip joint. Reaching the Limit BL54
hindlimb, lower back, ankle pain, difficult labor In the depression just above the ankle joint, on the outside of the leg, between two bumps. Kunlun Mountain BL60
stiff neck, arthritis, ear problems Run your hand down the outside front leg. You will feel an indentation between the bones that stops at TH5, about a sixth of the distance from wrist to elbow. Outer Pass TH5
ear problems Just below the ear, in a well-defined depression. Shielding Wind TH17
ear pain, infection, deafness In front of the ear (above SI19). Ear Gate TH21
dry eye, conjunctivitis, seizures In a well-defined depression at outside corner of the eyebrow, directly above outside corner of the eye. Silken Bamboo Hole TH23
eye problems In a well-defined depression a short distance from outside corner of the eye. Pupil Seam GB1
ear disorders, seizures In a depression in front of the ear (below SI19 – massage with SI19 and TH21). Reunion of Hearing GB2
eye problems, seizures Above the center point of the eye, at the level of the brow, in a very small depression. Yang White GB14
eye redness, seizures – clears “heat” and “wind” In the nape of the neck, at the base of the skull, immediately behind the back of the ears, find a shallow spot. Wind Pond GB20
hip pain, arthritis, dysplasia The depression in front of the hip joint (forms a triangle with BL54 and GB30). Between the Bones GB29
hip pain, arthritis In the depression behind the hip joint (forms a triangle with BL54 and GB29). Encircling Leap GB30
muscle and tendon problems In a small depression on the outside hind leg, below the knee joint. Find a small bony prominence and let your finger slip down and slightly forward. Yang Mound Spring GB34
liver, eye and reproductive disorders, arthritis, irritability On the inside hind paw, above the innermost toe (not dewclaw). Find a slight depression about a third of the way between the top inside toe and the bottom of the ankle joint. Use broad strokes on the side and front paw area. Great Impact LIV3
mastitis – supports the liver On the side of the body, behind and slightly above the elbow between the 5th and 6th ribs. Count ribs from the last (13th) and move forward. Gate of Hope LIV14
abnormal uterine bleeding, urinary incontinence On a point halfway between the umbilical scar and the front of the pubic bone on the abdominal midline. Hinge at the Source CV4
urogenital “damp” problems – supports the kidneys and qi On the midline of the belly, a little behind the umbilicus. Sea of Qi CV6
vomiting, digestive tract problems On the midline of the belly, halfway between the end of the sternum bone and the umbilicus. Middle Stomach Cavity CV12
supports kidneys and back, brings energy and vitality – warming point On the midline of the back, between the 2nd and 3rd lumbar vertebra. Life’s Fire Gate GV4
stiff neck – supports immune system On the midline of the back, where the neck vertebra meet the vertebra of the back. Lifting the head up and down, find the hinged place just in front of the “big” vertebra. Place your finger into the big hole there. Big Vertebra GV14
calms the spirit, clears the mind On top of the head, in a notch just forward of boney protuberance on the midline, between the ears. Use back and forth motion in the notch. Hundred Meetings GV20
emergency resuscitation from respiratory arrest, sunstroke, collapse At the junction where the hairless part of the nose meets the upper lip. Center of the Upper Lip GV26


Local Boy Loves His Hemp


Hamish love his hemp_ Barb ShawHamish is a local boy & neighbor from the Hill. He has been one of our biggest fans since we began Knotty Toys For Good Dogs. We always appreciate Hamish’s enthusiasm & willingness to show just how much he loves our hemp dog toys.

See you on the Hill Hamish,

CEO, Olivia <3           Barb Shaw & Hamish2b

More Good Dogs & Their Knotty Toys


The Rodgers Tanksley Pack know how to enjoy a good Knotty Gnaw & Knotty Chaw chew.

Meet Good Dog Doozer.  Deanne Rodgers Tanksley _ Doozer






















Meet Good Dog Patches. Deanne Rodgers Tanksley _Patches






















Meet Good Dog Gabby.  Deanne Rodgers Tanksley _Gaby























Doozer & his huMom doing the Knotty Gnaw dance.  Deanne Rodgers Tanksley _ Doozer Video

Deanne Rodgers Tanksley is also the huMom of Riley of ‘Living The Life of Riley’.

Riley like me is a Canine Epilepsy Ambassador.  You can read about his journey with Canine Epilepsy on his Facebook pageLiving The LIfe of Riley

CEO, Olivia <3

Good News for Good Dogs in The North Hastings Area!


Good dogs in the North Hastings area can now find Knotty Toys for Good Dogs at

001 The Old Hastings Mercantile & Gallery.

3103 Old Hastings Road at the corner of Hwy #620.

Stay tuned, we will be adding more exciting locations soon.

CEO, Olivia <3

Cognitive Dissonance


Knotty Toys for Good Dogs:

A Ray of truth on the BSL.

Originally posted on Ray the Vicktory Dog:

Thank you to pitbullvoices for the great meme

Webster’s Dictionary defines cognitive dissonance as “mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who is confronted by information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas or values”.  What that means in real world terms is that if you have a deeply held belief, it doesn’t matter how much proof you are given, you will find a way to discount or ignore it all, to protect what you hold dear.

The area where this has the most impact in my own life, is with anti-pit bull, pro-BSL people.  It doesn’t matter that all of the latest studies prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that no one breed of dog is more aggressive than another.  They find a way to minimize or discount that information,  or twist it to suit their own erroneous beliefs. That would be fine if they just minded their…

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Earth Friendly


IMG_20150331_114201943Knotty Toys For Good Dogs came into being because of my need for an all natural, non toxic toy due to my diagnosed idiopathic epilepsy.  We thought, why stop with just the product? Let’s make our company as earth friendly as possible. With that in mind, we looked for packaging with the lowest carbon imprint. It took a bit of searching but we found what we think is a perfect fit with a company called EcoEnclose.

Among their other earth-friendly shipping products, EcoEnclose makes poly mailers made from IMG_20150331_114315961100% recycled material. We will be using them to ship you your Knotty Toys. The folks at EcoEnclose share our desire to be as green as possible and keep our carbon footprint baby sized. And they seem like a fun and friendly bunch.

                                                  Olivia <3
CEO Knotty Toys for Good Dogs

Knotty Facts & FAQ


Knotty Facts

Some dogs are chewers & some are shredders.  For the chewers a Knotty Toy can last for months & months while a shredder can destroy one in mere minutes.  Others just might have zero interest in a Knotty Toy.  It’s rare but it happens.

All our Knotty Toys are cut & tied individually by hand in our workshop so they will not always be identical in appearance.  However, they are individually measured & cut to the same length.

Orders are filled & mailed out by the next business day.  We try to keep our shipping costs down & for this reason we use Canada Post for our deliveries.


Q:  Is my Knotty Toy Organic?

A:  The legal definition of ‘Organic’ varies from country to country.  Our Hemp Rope is grown free of chemicals & pesticides.  It’s country of origin is Romania.

Q:  What if my dog swallows some of the hemp fiber?

A:  Not a problem.  It’s roughage.  It too shall pass.

Q:  Will my dog get high?

A:  No.  This is hemp, not marijuana.  Though related, they are different plants altogether.

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