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We have been pleasure (fun) swimming our current German Shepherd Dogs - Ice & Jet for 8 years and they thoroughly enjoy it and look forward to their fortnightly swim.
Cherie, our previous German Shepherd Dog, had C.D.R.M and needed hydrotherapy to help keep her healthy, as later in her illness she lost the use of her hind legs. Without the use of this pool Cherie's life may have ended earlier than it did.
Whether its therapy or pleasure (fun), your dog could not be in a better or safer environment. The health and welfare of your pet is their main objective.
For your pet it's the PAW-FECT place to be!
John & Dee Elwell
Redditch

Bruce, our black Labrador Retriever has been visiting Corley Canine Pool for about 2 years now. We originally took him to help with weight loss as when he came to us he weighed almost 50kg. He has since reached his target weight but enjoys swimming so much that we still bring him regularly. He has even learned the meaning of the word 'swimming' and this is now second only to 'dinner' in his list of favourite things!
The facilities at the pool are first class and the staff are extremely knowledgeable and obviously genuine dog lovers. Bruce has recently been diagnosed with displaced hips and arthritis in his knees (not to mention a torn cruciate ligament) and his lessons are structured carefully to meet his needs. The regular swimming sessions are a great way for him to expend energy without placing undue stress on any of his legs/joints.
I would recommend Corley Canine Pool to all dog owners.
Gary & Karen Cooke
Coventry

This is Amber, she is nearly four and is a typical lively and playful Chocolate Labrador (well she is again now).

She has gone from strength to strength, increasing muscle tone and mobility, since starting Hydrotherapy coupled with regular exercise.

After two cruciate ligament operations in the last twelve months, I honestly thought she would not be able to enjoy her life again. After each operation she had to have continual restricted lead walks, which she found very frustrating. So when we began hydrotherapy, her twice weekly swims were her 'free' time.

Firstly with the help of a buoyancy aid and a lead reign she progressed onto a normal harness still with the lead reign. Stopping her from running around the edge of the pool which is nice and large.

After the all clear she has just had her first off the lead play and run, it was lovely to see. She still has a little muscle to build in her leg so we will continue to bring her. Then we will come for 'fun' swims only, in a clean safe pool.

Mr & Mrs Owens

Bedworth

Barney, our Parson Russell Terrier, has been swimming at Corley Canine Pool for 9 years but only for fun until the last 2 years, when he started to come swimming twice weekly for Hip Dysplasia and Sub-Luxating Patella's. The vet wanted to operate on his knees and was shocked that he had Hip Dysplasia, we decided against the operation as there was no possible way we could keep a lively, energetic terrier quiet and still. The vet now finds it very hard to tell that he has Sub-Luxating Patella's and Hip Dysplasia as his muscle tone is excellent. He loves swimming and we'll continue to keep bringing him as we know if he stops swimming he'll lose the muscle tone he has built up. Thank you to everyone at Corley Canine Pool for such wonderful care and dedication.
Mr & Mrs S Villiers

Sammy, our Jack Russell Terrier, has been swimming at Corley Canine Pool since he was 4 months old (he is now 9 years old), we brought Sammy because we knew swimming was the best form of exercise. We wanted to build Sammy's muscles up, give him a good form of exercise and to make sure he could swim just in case he ever fell in anywhere; Sammy is a good, strong, fast swimmer. Two years ago we found out that he has an enlarged heart. We got Sammy onto heart medication and continued swimming him for short sessions in the pool. He had his heart check up six months ago and his heart is working well, with continued heart medication and swimming he should continue to have a happy, normal life. Thank you so much, we are so grateful for your continued care of our little boy.
Mr & Mrs S Villiers

Coventry

 

 

 


Thank you so much for helping Sam to recover from his knee problem. He is feeling so much better now and we are sure it is down mainly to the care and attention he received from the lady at Corley Canine Pool.
Lots of licks from Sam!
Mr & Mrs Lapworth.

Coventry

I bring my Jack Russell Terrier Tigger for fun swims at Corley Canine Pool, I found out about this wonderful place through my brother and his wife who bring their terriers swimming. It's great exercise for the dogs. Tigger loves it; he finds a squeaky toy out of the toy box and plays with it in the pool. The attention and care that both I and my dog receive is at the highest standard, you can tell that all the staff are really dog friendly, and I would even go as far as to say 'dog crazy'. They're great and so are the facilities. Thanks so much for giving us both so much fun.
Tigger & Nigel Villiers.

Leicestershire


I picked Mollie (well she picked me) from a litter of 8 Springer Spaniel/Border Collie cross puppies. I instantly fell in love with this bundle of fluff that curled up in my arms and looked lovingly into my eyes. I took her home and she soon became the centre of my attention. I took her training because she was a lively thing and she loved being out in the garden running around tirelessly.
She first started limping at the age of six months old. I checked her over but could see nothing that stood out. she became quiet and withdrawn and moody at times. I put it down to her age until she jumped when i groomed her on her hips. Off to the vets we went.
I was devastated when she was diagnosed with severe Hip Dysplasia. The worst case they had seen in such a long time. She has practically no hip sockets at all so no wonder she slowed down and was moody. My poor little girl was in a lot of pain. The vets suggested swimming as a form of physiotherapy and recommended Corley Canine Pool and as it was local to me, it was ideal. It was going to be an interim therapy while they organised a double hip replacement for her.
It was a Sunday morning when she was first introduced to the pool. She was kitted up in a life reserve and collar and lead and was lowered into the water. She was very frightened at first but soon got the idea of what she was supposed to do. That was four and a half years ago. You cannot get her out of the water now. She is so excited that Monday has come around because she knows just where she is going and it is great fun going in and out of the pool chasing tennis balls and soft toys. She does several laps of the pool before standing on the ramp waiting for me to throw something in for her to retrieve.
I have another dog now called Harvey and he too comes to watch. He does not like going into the pool (although) we have swam him a couple of times), so he just sits on the big black leather chair (he likes his comfort), being fussed and keeping guard.
Julie and Elaine are brilliant at what they do and make what can be quite traumatic into something fun and enjoyable. Mollie still has not had her operation although she still may do in the future but to see her she is just a mad energetic dog who loves life and definitely loves swimming.
Amanda Coyle (and of course Mad Mollie & Harvey)
Corley.

One of mossy's owners suddenly passed away during 2007 and sadly the family were unable to give him the time and attention he needed. We knew this little chap had some behavioural issues and feared a suitable home may not arise. Enter Berni and Amy - Mossy's Guardian Angels'. Berni had phoned saying that, although she would love a blue merle bitch, she would be willing to take a special needs collie even if it was blind or had three legs! The cog-wheels started to turn and a couple of phone calls later, we arranged for Berni and one of her two collie to visit Mossy. Initial reactions looked promising and Berni was willing to take him for a trial period. Mossy settled in like a dream and was quickly training Berni and Amy to play ball - his favourite game.
Back in the late summer, however, Mossy suddenly collapsed whilst out on a walk. It appeared he was paralysed. A passing motorist kindly took Mossy to the vets who were aghast to find that his Hips had totally collapsed and an immediate operation was needed. When the vet saw his hip joints under anaesthetic, he found the hip "balls" had totally crumbled and couldn't believe Mossy had been able to walk at all! So invasive surgery was necessary and a long period of physiotherapy and hydrotherapy (at Corley Canine Pool) ensued. Mossy's fur was shaved to prevent it weighing him down in the pool and the latest bulletin from Berni is that Mossy is making excellent progress and is now walking very well.
Rough Collie Rescue on behalf of Berni & Amy

 

 

 

 

 

  I have been bringing Emma, my 14 ½ year old Golden Retriever to Corley Canine Pool for approx 10 years and I swim her weekly to keep her mobile.

I decided to use Corley Canine Pool after I was recommended to use it by my Veterinary Surgeon in Nuneaton, who diagnosed Emma with Hip Dysplasia. Emma was 4 years old at this point; as we had just rehomed her.

Being a qualified Veterinary Nurse, I understood all the benefits of hydrotherapy. The word hydrotherapy is derived from the Greek words hydor (water) and therapeia (healing). The water acts as buoyancy and provides a non weight bearing environment, decreasing the impact on the weight bearing areas of the body. The main benefits are relief from pain, swelling and stiffness; it promotes relaxation; mobilises the joints, strengthens, maintains and restores the muscle; increases the range of motion in he joints; improves circulation and cardiovascular (heart and lungs) fitness.

Now Emma is getting older, I have noticed she is slowing down. After an examination by the Veterinary Surgeon and several x-rays, she has been diagnosed with Arthritis in her Hips, Knee (due to an old cruciate ligament injury), wrists and lower spine. She is on medication for these complaints, but at the moment she is on a low dose as she is swimming. The vet has confirmed that if she wasn’t swimming she would have to be on a high dose of Anti inflammatory. This I don’t want her on as the medication affects the kidneys and she is already in early kidney failure.

If I miss a week of swimming, Emma seems to be very weak on her legs.

Recently I had noticed that Emma’s breathing had become noisy and raspy, just like an asthmatic. She has been diagnosis with laryngeal paralysis. I have now been advised not to take Emma on long walks or to walk her on a hot day as this would affect her and there could be a chance that she would turn blue and choke. Therefore I am glad she is able to go swimming to give her some type of exercise.

Tracy Clarke VN

Nuneaton