Canine Swimming & Dog Water Therapy
Aquatic Pool Exercise for Dogs
Aquatic exercise benefits for your pets. Our heated conditioning pool is now open! We primarily accept dogs that are involved in competitive events. Water therapy helps increase the overall condition of a competition dog. Hydrotherapy is good for dogs involved in Agility, Obedience, Rally, Conformation, Herding, Tracking, Field Events, Earthdog or Lure coursing. Let your dog enjoy our hydrotherapy indoor dog swimming pool. Call us for fitness without straining ligaments and joints, or to keep older dogs active. Remote controlled current can generate gentle waves that you can increase or decrease for your special needs. The environment and pool are kept at a comfortable temperature. We encourage you to swim with your dog! aquatic exercise as part of your pet’s rehabilitation following some injuries or surgery. The benefits again are many for muscle mass, circulation or movement. As per Newton’s law of motion ” A body in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force”. We see more and more evidence of the many health benefits of warm water therapy. Come and use our facility whether your goal is maintain optimal physical health and conditioning, increasing body awareness, balance, coordination, manage your dog’s body condition (to gain or lose weight), strengthen the core. We all want to improve our dog’s quality of life. Swimming is an excellent way to improve the quality of life for your dog. Low-impact, non-weight bearing exercise achieved from swimming allows your dog to attempt full range of motion.
What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy usually involves a pool with adjustable swim jets that provide resistance. Canine hydrotherapy is putting you dog in a pool, ocean or lake and letting them swim with or without a life jacket. A dog’s muscles benefit from the warming effects of the heated water. It is better to treat dogs in heated water since cold water causes constriction of the blood vessels near the skin and to the superficial muscles (those just under the skin) which restricts the flow of blood making the muscles less efficient. Aqua hydrotherapy helps the dog’s body to relax. Hydrotherapy is believed to help all systems in a dog’s body, both physically and emotionally. The benefits of for hydrotherapy for humans has been used for years. Because of the increased resistance to movement, a 5 minute swim is equivalent to about a 5 mile run. The buoyancy of the water supports and lessons stress on the joints, encourages freer movement and provides a safe environment for exercise. Hydrotherapy has specific therapeutic effects on body tissues. Safe exercise with stresses for muscle strengthening and maintenance, increased circulation of blood to the muscles, therefore increased tissue healing, relief of pain, swelling & stiffness, muscle strengthening, cardiovascular fitness. Great for enhancing general health and fitness.
Why Up Front Dog Pool?
The size of our pool is 17 x 10 feet for your K9 Therapy. Heated to a comfortable temperature of 88-89 degrees- enjoyable year round. Easy to access deck around the pool. Designed for laps with the soothing effects of warm water during exercise. This allows the pet’s muscles to relax and stretch. We also have the added features of water jets that help stimulate circulation and increase relaxation. Our indoor pool has a ramp to get up to the deck of the pool. With space on either side, the owner and dog can be comfortably together in the pool. Disadvantages of dogs swimming in a pool. If you try and do laps you can’t walk as fast as they can swim every time they get to the steps they try and stop if you are in the pool with them you are fighting them the entire time to keep them going in a circle. When throwing a ball the dogs stops exercise and it is sporadic stopping for you take ball and throw. Disadvantage of a underwater treadmill. The dog is contained and exercise constant , it is not natural the dog is half trotting and half swimming they are not getting the full benefits of swimming. What sets our facility apart from other dog pools? Just simply put… There are not many around who are willing to put forth the expense of offering a hydrotherapy pool for dogs. We recommend you consult with your veterinarian before booking a swim at Up Front Dog Center
We are sorry but we do not accept any dogs that have injuries or in the process of rehabilitating from an injury
Pool Rates and Hours:
- Wednesday- 2:00 P.M.- 4:00 P.M and 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
- $40.00 – 1/2 Hour with a professional
- Buy Our Package of 6 Swims for $200.00
Please fill out the Contact Us Form to schedule a session