|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
|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
||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
|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.
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.
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
|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)
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.
|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 wasnt swimming she would have to be on a high dose of Anti inflammatory. This I dont 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 Emmas 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