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Training FAQs

Frequent Questions, and Answers, about canine water therapy training at La Paw Spa.

If you do not see the answer to your questions here as always, please feel free to contact Cindy.

After Level 1 will I be legal to practice?: Question: After your Level 1 course and your certification, will I be legal to start my practice?... (Continue Reading...)

Can Water Therapy Compliment Land Therapies like Massage?: Question: I just opened a pool and also offer massage and energy work. I'm feeling like my business is very compartmentalized. I offer the massage & energy therapy on land. Then the swim therapy I feel doesn't incorporate enough of... (Continue Reading...)

How can I get get my vet to support water therapy?: Question: I want my vet to support water therapy, what do I say to her about my work? I have been a groomer for all of my life and my own dog went through water therapy and now I am... (Continue Reading...)

How do I get started in opening my own business?: Question: I am from the state of Missouri and was recently watching the early morning show and saw a piece on ACWT and was very interested in this. I began looking on the web and have not had any... (Continue Reading...)

How quickly will I break even?: Question: We're having fun with bankers trying to justify why this is a good thing. Your site says you started LaPaw Spa in 1996 - how quickly did you break even?... (Continue Reading...)

Is water therapy helpful for osteosarcoma?: Question: Hi Cindy- I am writing to you as you seem to have a wealth of knowledge & experience regarding canine water therapy! I am considering / researching some water therapy for our Rottweiler who has been diagnosed with osteosarcoma.... (Continue Reading...)

Pool vs. Treadmill?: Question: Hi! I am wondering why there are not more pools for hydrotherapy here in Australia yet? I have been researching the water treadmills and believe they would be an excellent rehab process amongst other types of medical reasons. Do... (Continue Reading...)

Sequim: How To Get Here: There are several ways to get to Sequim from Seattle's SeaTac airport, and other locations. (Continue Reading...)

Should I consider training even if I have no pool?: We have very limited resources here right now, so I am not sure how to apply my passion or if taking your level one class is what I should do? (Continue Reading...)

What does Canine Warm Water Therapy Look Like? La Paw Spa Graduates in the News!: Joyce Biethan, the owner of Unsinkable Dogs has created a wonderful K9 Warm Water Swim Center in the greater Portland and Vancouver area. Working at her pool is Mindy Mulligan, a level two graduate of La Paw Spa's Aquatic Training... (Continue Reading...)

What type of Pool or Spa should I get? : Question: Hi, I am in the process of building a boarding and training kennel, and water therapy facility. We are starting with a covered outdoor pool and a pond. Because we're located in the southeast the pond will be used... (Continue Reading...)

What will I learn in Level 1?: Question: What will I learn how to do in your Level 1 class?... (Continue Reading...)

Will you teach more people or more often?: Question: I notice you only teach 3-4 times a year and sell out quickly - will you ever take more than 6 students or teach more often?... (Continue Reading...)

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- a rephrasing of a prayer by St. Theresa