In July 2020, I successfully completed the Canine Ripples Certification for Canine Hydrotherapy and started offering hydrotherapy and recreational swim services to the canine communities of North Grenville and surrounding areas.
Having had the opportunity over the past year to work with dogs suffering from chronic conditions, acute injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation, senior dog mobility, weight loss, introducing young dogs to swimming for the first time and swimming high energy dogs for exercise, I have gained valuable experience, improving my handling skills, knowledge of canine mobility related conditions and water activities for exercise.
As an owner of large breed dogs, I believe that hydrotherapy and recreational swimming is beneficial to all dogs to develop and maintain healthy joints and adequate muscle strength.
Currently I am working towards becoming a Certified Canine Athlete Specialist. Providing me the skills and knowledge to develop fitness programs based on the individual dog. This is a great way for owners to interact, develop relationship, get fit with their dog and a complementary activity to hydrotherapy.
Family owned and operated, providing your pets a "Home Away From Home!"
Our exercise yard of 5,000 square feet of space, enclosed with 6ft & 8ft high fencing. This allows our visiting dogs to have ample space for outdoor time.
We offer exercise yard, leash walks, longline field and trail walks to all our guests at least twice a day. These activities are done depending on the dogs and/or owners preference, individually or a small group.
Our boarding facility, is designed to allow us to maintain a clean, safe, and healthy environment for your pet to enjoy. We have resurfaced the floor with a product that provides traction and inhibits the growth of bacteria. Our reception area, has walls and furniture that is washable, allowing us to invite our guests to come sit with us for some TLC while they are staying with us.
We accommodate our dog guests in our individual indoor/outdoor runs. The inside run measures 4ft x 8ft with 8ft partitions (4ft solid and 4ft chain link), access to the outdoor run is by way of dog doors operated by pulleys. The outdoor runs measure 4ft x 12ft with 8ft chain link partitions, wire mesh over the top and roof coverage to allow for the dogs to stay out of the weather if they wish to be outside.
We offer our guests quality treats to keep them busy when the weather does not allow for long periods of time outdoors. Yak cheese, shark cartilage, dehydrated chews, treat filled Kongs and frozen raw treats (owner's permission) too! For our chewing champions, we have natural frozen marrowbones, hooves, antlers and gorilla wood. We always ensure that we monitor the duration of time your dog has with these treats.
We can be pretty busy in the pool or tending to the dogs, but we will always get back to you!