Sallies Hydrotherapy Swim
Venue - Sherwood Canine Hydrotherapy
Location - Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Date - 13th July 2013
So as we were up in Derbyshire visiting my parents, we decided to go along with my mum who is the Owner of Diannes Pet Services in South Normanton and Sallie, their labrador who suffers from Arthritis and so regularly goes to Hydrotherapy.
Sherwood Canine Hydrotherapy is run by Geoff Bacon who had worked with dogs on a full time basis since 2006. He is assisted by fellow Hydrotherapist Ken Gumbley and they are both members of the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists. Its based in Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottingham and is a fantastic place to take your dog for a swim, spa or even to use the aquatic treadmill and treats dogs of many shapes and sizes.
Sallie loves going for her weekly swim! She gets excited when my mum gets the yellow swim bag ready and as soon as she arrives, she wants to jump straight in. We decided to go along and get some photos of Sallie, my mum and me having fun in the pool. Sallie is put into her special doggy life jacket and heads to the pool. Its a great size with plenty of toys and balls for the dogs to play with. Its great that the owners can get in the pool too or you can leave it to either Geoff or Ken to do the hard work. Me and my mum headed into the pool with Sallie and Claire was the photographer for the day!
We had plenty of fun. Even got to play around with my mums underwater camera so we both put on some dodgy looking swimming goggles and took it in turns of trying to get underwater Sallie shots! Sallie even got to wear some dog goggles too haha. Afterwards, all dogs get a shower and shampoo too if required from either Geoff or Ken and towel dried although Sallie likes to use our legs for drying herself on.
It is definitely a place that I would recommend for dog owners. Very friendly and great fun for your dog!
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