WELCOME

Ready for an exciting career as a Canine Hydrotherapist?

Upcoming Hands on Training session:

April 24, 25, 26, 2020

As we only accept six students per training, we are taking reservations to hold your place, with a 10% deposit of $200.00.

COURSE DETAILS

      Hands on Training (HoT) in the pool is conducted at Dog Paddle K9 Aquatics, a canine hydrotherapy facility, in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.

 

http://www.dogpaddlek9aquatics.com

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Training with various dogs in the pool is essential to integrate the knowledge you've acquired and obtain the handling skills needed to be a professional and confident Canine Hydrotherapist.

 

     

The online course provides you with the theory and practical knowledge that forms the foundation for all the healing work you will do in the pool.

 

You can take the online learning

modules wherever and whenever

it is convenient for you.

Once you have completed the

final module, you are ready to

move on to the Hands on Training

portion of the program.

 
1: Hydrotherapy Overview

 

Simply, we will cover: What Canine Hydrotherapy is?  Why it is beneficial? Who is it for?  How does it happen? Where does it happen?

9: Pool Management

 

We'll cover how to manage and operate your pool so that you can achieve and maintain good, safe water quality. 

6: Canine Pool Psychology

 

We'll cover common behaviours you'll experience while swimming dogs. Knowing these allow you to quickly establish trust and ensure safety for you and the dog. 

2: Hydrotherapy in Practice

 

Discover what consists of a "typical day" as a hydrotherapist. Everything from: setting up and conducting swim sessions; client relations; operational activities; complimentary services; other modalities; bathing and drying techniques; etc.

7: Handling & Techniques 

 

Presented is an overview of techniques that can facilitate a dog's healing and how to create specific movements safely and appropriately for the dog’s condition.

3: Properties of Water

 

The key aspects of pool swimming are covered, such as: buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, viscosity, resistance, temperature and how to use them to your benefit.

8: Pools & Equipment

We'll look at pool design and the types of equipment that you'll need to enhance your swim sessions and to ensure safety of the dog, you and the client.

4: Canine Anatomy & Physiology

 

We'll explore the main systems and how they function. As well, the anatomical directions and planes and commonly used terminology, as it pertains to hydrotherapy will be presented.

5: Common Conditions

 

We'll review the most common conditions where the benefits of hydrotherapy can be achieved. These conditions can become the base of your practice and services offered.

10: Final Assessment

 

To complete the theory portion of your course you will be presented with 25 questions that cover the key teaching points covered.

Three Day HoT Session 
Ten Online Learning Modules:

This program consists of two components:

1. Ten online learning modules.

2. Three intense days of Hands on Training (HoT)  in the pool.

Hands on Training days are scheduled throughout the year, but it is highly recommended that you complete this training shortly after you have completed the online course.

It will be a busy three days so you need to come prepared to be in the pool and ready to learn. You will be learning with actual clients and their dogs. In the intensive three day training session you'll learn and practice:

  • handling a variety of dogs with a variety of conditions

  • using various techniques used in aiding each individual dog’s swim program based on their condition

  • applying what you have learned about canine anatomy, physiology  and psychology

  • applying what you have learned about the various conditions

  • conducting an intake assessment with a new client

  • building custom swim programs 

  • creating a relationship with the dog, the owner, the veterinarian and other practitioners involved in the dog’s program

  • responding to a medical emergency

  • using massage techniques in the pool

  • honing your listening and observation skills

  • using your intuition and building confidence

  • creating a safe environment in which to swim dogs

 

You'll swim a variety of dogs throughout the three days so that you can gain experience with many types of conditions, and various breeds, sizes and ages.

 

We'll also cover the practical side of running a hydrotherapy practice, such as operational activities, record keeping and managing the pool.

 

At the end of this training session you'll be awarded with a Certificate of Achievement as a Canine Hydrotherapist.

The practice of canine hydrotherapy is not regulated, nor is there a government regulation body to oversee training standards. 

 

Therefore, we rely on industry leaders and fellow practitioners to hold each other accountable and  maintain the highest standards of integrity and safety.   

Cost 

$1,999.00 CAD + 13% HST. The course consists of ten online learning modules, plus three intensive 'hands on training' days in the pool.

CONTACT

248 Simpson Ave. S. Unit B2,
 Bowmanville, ON L1C 2J3

Dog Paddle K9 Aquatics

Email: canineripples@gmail.com

Tel:  613 315 1368

CANINE RIPPLES
Hydrotherapy Practitioner Training
 
 

ABOUT US

We established Canine Water Wellness, a canine hydrotherapy facility, in 2009. At that time we were long time friends, and then became new business partners. Having a love for animals, we embarked upon a new career together that ultimately became our passion and our life.

 

Together we learned a lot about establishing a new business, creating a safe healing space for our clients

and helping the healing process of dogs – physically, emotionally and mentally. 

 

We began training because we wanted to share the knowledge and skill that we’ve gained, but more importantly, we wanted to make sure that those that do embark on the same path as we did, do so in a

professional manner. 

 

Currently, there is no governing body that oversees or regulates canine hydrotherapy in Canada. This means

that we must all be responsible to work ethically and within our scope of practice.

 

Our promise to you...

We will provide you with the benefit of our over 15,000 hours of experience as canine hydrotherapists. 

 

This industry is growing and canine hydrotherapy is simply the most rewarding thing we have ever done! 

Jennifer Donaldson

Lianne Zitzelsberger

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