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Opening celebration- Sept 18th 2016

Upcoming seminars for the fall / winter 


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Opening Celebration:
Sunday September 18th 2016
Join us for a celebration of our new digs. 
When: Sunday September 18th, 11am-2pm
Who: four legs and two legs welcome (Please ensure your dog is comfortable around this kind of setting)
Where:   57 Byng Ave,
(North of Danforth Ave  between Victoria Park  & Warden Ave.)
What:  Great prizes to support rehab for rescues, demonstrations, light food and refreshements, pet portraits, and fun for all.
Hope to see you all...

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Senior Dog Appreciation
Dates: Oct 2016
Who: Dogs over 7 yrs
  • The  canine aging process 
  • Diseases of the senior dog (vestibular, DM, etc...)
  • Help, my dog does not listen to me anymore!
  • Keeping the hind end strong
  • Massage techniques  you can do at home
  • Helpful acupressure points
  • Making the house senior proof
  • Assistive devices for the senior dog
  • Useful links for senior dogs
  • and much more

Conditioning 360
Dates: TBD
Who: Healthy active dogs
  • Basic anatomy of bones, muscles and ligaments
  • Safety
  • Gait analysis
  • Luring vs. teasing vs. shaping
  • word on nails
  • Philosophy of why we want to condition our dogs (balance, strength, flexibility, and endurance)
  • Compensations and “set ups’ for injury in dogs.
  • A word on warm- up and cool -down.
  • Targeted exercises for forelimbs , hind limbs and spine

Other seminars coming soon:

  • Play lite- Games for the dog on exercise restriction following injury or surgery
  • Senior moments- Brain games for senior dogs
  • Pup pup puppy- Injury prevention for your puppy
  • First aid basics for pet dog owners
  • Basic anatomy for pet dogs- learning how to assess lameness in your dog to ensure a positive outcome at your vet visit
  • Massage techniques for helping your own dog
  • Drop in classes using our fitpaws equipment
  • Have an idea..send us an email:

New Faces

Michelle has been a registered Physioherapist since 2011 after having graduated from Queen's University. She has focused her career in outpatient sports medicine clinics with a focus on musculoskeletal injuries. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, she received her Bachelor of the Arts Honours Specialization degree in Kinesiology from The University of Western Ontario.

She decided to take the next step in her career to combine her love of dogs and career of physiotherapy. She has obtained her Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation from the Animal Rehab Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Michelle believes that exercise is an important part of recovery, maintaining function, while helping to prevent further injury.


Samantha is a recent graduate of the Veterinary Technician program at The University of Guelph.
She is currently enrolled in the Canine Rehabilitation program at The University of Tennessee. Having previously volunteered at Canine Wellness Centre, Samantha is looking forward to helping your much loved canine companions and continuing to learn from Tania.

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Tania Costa 
Canine Wellness Centre Inc.