"Thank you!!!I LOVE that you are doing this!!!!Sadly my pool is used by all the Watsu practitioners in town and there is prejudice about dogs(I cannot imagine why!) but I am encouraged that you are doing it successfully. I will continue to dream of a…"
"Hi Kathie.....in a humbled phrase: " Hair is my life" I can tell you hair is certainly an issue! My pool is triple filtered and I and my co-workers offer free courses in "Hair Skimming 101" :-) Chlorine is the only way to go…"
"Thanks Kendall....I would love to know how you keep your pool clean, ie. hair and dirt from the doggies.
I took my own dog into my pool a couple of times, and even though she was clean and brushed, there was a LOT of hair in the pool after. I am not…"
I run an indoor pool for dogs and other animals. I offer a multi-functional program including aqua therapy , recreational swims and cross training. Our winters are long and cold but I strive towards sustainability by switching to solar in the summer. Along with low wattage light bulbs, using shammies instead of towels to dry the dogs, keeping the pool covered with a solar mat to reduce heat loss and humidity and monitoring my chlorine count, I do my best to lower my pool's footprint. I am…See More
Environmental and social responsibility are key issues for every industry and every individual. This group has been created to encourage awareness and dialog in our particular field of aquatics.See More
"Gracie joins the list of other animals at K9H2O. We have also swum a fawn, a swan, a lamb, a miniature goat, 3 cats, 4 ferrets and a skunk. Our indoor pool is for aqua therapy, Watsu, rehab, recreation and conditioning for animals."
"Beautiful connection! I work with my 14 year old Rottweiler. He has no space in his hip joints so the warm water is his friend. Interesting how animals know what is good for them and if we create a safe space they give themselves to it."
This is Gracie, a 3 year old miniature horse suffering from dwarfism. She has a deformed hind hoof and exceptionally tight joints and neck. She requires monthly attendance from the veterinarian and farrier. She loves her swims and will float and…
"I'm delighted you joined us Kendall. The article about your work and your use of Watsu (one of my own modalities in humans) was inspiring to me. Children (and it seems animals) have sometimes been considered unsuitable for this kind of floating…"
I'm delighted you joined us Kendall. The article about your work and your use of Watsu (one of my own modalities in humans) was inspiring to me. Children (and it seems animals) have sometimes been considered unsuitable for this kind of floating but those of us who have been prepared to experiment can usually report differently! The most suprising to me was working with two teenage boys from a rural community who had never even seen or heard of the work, dropped quickly into 'trance', and just didn't want it to stop. But I haven't had the opportunity to work with animals and I believe that, as any close nurturing contact with them often does, this might help heal the separation some feel from the emotional life we truly do share with our fellow creatures. My much beloved cat loves water but not immersion in it sadly! If you feel inspired to blog here about some of your experiences, I'd love to learn more. Welcome again, Sulis
For pediatric aquatic therapists/instructors who work with children on the autism spectrum. We will be sharing our coolest treatment ideas and creating a mock protocol for the infant, toddler, and school aged child demonstrating autism traits.
I am currently doing research on WATSU and wondering, whether you could give me more detailled informations on your interesting article “Self-Perceived Benefits of Receiving Watsu Sessions for Eighteen Months by Residents of a…"