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Welcome to the Niagara Canine Conditioning Centre
“The Centre” is the first and only full service rehab-only facility for pets in the Niagara Peninsula.

Dogs and cats alike will benefit from the expertise and collaboration of therapists from both sides of the field and a facility which enables them to exercise year-round.
Our Mission
We are committed to helping you enjoy your pets for as long as possible by keeping them fit and active. When sick or injured, we will work with you to get your pet back to doing the things you love to do together as quickly as possible. Consider us a part of your pet’s “Quality of Life Care Team”.
What is Rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation or Physiotherapy, as we know it in human medicine, has been around since the early 1900’s. It has only recently become part of animal care and is, perhaps, one of the fastest growing disciplines in veterinary medicine. When your pet has an injury, surgery or a neurological condition which affects its ability to function, rehabilitation is essential for recovery and return to normal activities. Rehabilitation practices can also be applied to the fitness and conditioning of athletic/working/show dogs to improve stance, stamina and performance.
What’s New
Senior Fitness Class
Winter is coming and we want to make sure that your senior pup is prepared for the challenges that cold weather, ice and snow bring with them. How do we do this? By making sure that they are as strong as possible BEFORE that nasty stuff gets here and that you are prepared to recognize problems sooner rather than later. On Wednesday, September 11, we will be starting a 6-week fitness class for you and your senior pal (any dogs over 8 years of age). Not to worry, we won’t be making you exercise! Each class will be an hour long and we will start by teaching you about things that will make caring for your senior dog easier. You will learn how to recognize and grade pain in your pooch, about common injuries in seniors and techniques for relieving discomfort and staying on top of potential issues in your pet. Once the learning portion is done, we will have some exercises set up for your dog to do, within his/her abilities and you will be given exercises to do at home to keep the bond between you and your pet strong and to help maintain strength and mobility. This is going to be a lot of fun and we want you to join us. You DO NOT need to be an existing client and no referral is required for this program. We need a MINIMUM of 4 dogs to run the program but space is limited so there is a maximum of 10. Classes are $20 each or prepay all 6 for $110. CONTACT US ASAP TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE, 289-362-5900

Senior Care Program
Your senior pet has earned the privilege of being treated like a king/queen and living in the lap of luxury but is he/she truly enjoying it?

While at the STAAR Conference in April, Keri attended some fantastic classes about making life easier and happier for our older pets and we are very excited to be offering this program to the dogs of Niagara. Barbara attended some great classes, too, but we felt we should divide and conquer as there are so few continuing education opportunities in the field of veterinary rehabilitation. It is our commitment to all of you to stay on top of new developments and to share ideas from other therapists.

This program uses LASER to stimulate a comprehensive set of acupuncture points on a specific schedule to help improve your pet's comfort level, mobility and quality of life so that you can enjoy those golden years together. The treatments are combined with therapeutic exercises in our clinic and a home exercise program because it is most important to keep these special pups moving. So, if your furry friend is over 7 years old, slowing down, struggling with daily activities (e.g. getting up off the floor, climbing stairs, standing to eat or drink), stiff, sore and/or is known to have arthritis, then he/she is a great candidate for this program. Please contact the Centre for more details.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Sept. 2: CLOSED FOR LABOUR DAY

Wednesday, Sept. 11: First week of Senior Fitness class, 7-8 p.m., subjects include the signs of aging and how to determine your pet’s level of pain. Contact us to reserve your spot.

-this will also be the first week that Emilija will be available for follow-up appointments from 5:00-6:30 on Wednesday evenings.

Wednesday, Sept. 18: Week 2 of Senior Fitness Class, 7-8 p.m., subjects include groin injuries and an introduction to some massage techniques. Contact us to reserve your spot.

Friday, Sept. 20 – Sunday, Sept. 22: Intro to Canine Rehab Course for PHYSIOTHERAPISTS ONLY. Contact the Animal Rehab Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for more information, if you would like to attend. DOG VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you would like to volunteer your dog to help our students with palpation techniques, designing exercises, etc., please contact the Centre.

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Week 3 of Senior Fitness Class, 7-8 p.m., subjects include shoulder injuries and passive range of motion techniques. Contact us to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, Oct. 2: Week 4 of Senior Fitness Class, 7-8 p.m., subjects include back and paw massage. Contact us to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, Oct. 9: Week 5 of Senior Fitness Class, 7-8 pm., subjects include proprioception and helping improve your pup’s body awareness. Contact us to reserve your spot.

Monday, Oct. 14: CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

Wednesday, Oct. 16: FINAL WEEK of Senior Fitness Class, 7-8 p.m., we will put it all together and have a party in the gym! You don’t have to attend all 6 classes but you will get more out of it if you do.