Cotswold Dog Spa
Therapy Centre, Hartpury College, Gloucester. GL19 3BE

Tel: 01452 702177
Email: info@cotswolddogspa.co.uk

Client Advice

Please find below information and advice that we feel may be useful to you and your dogs during their rehabilitation.

Due to the current situation in the UK with COVID-19, we have put together some information and general advice on areas that we feel may be impacted at this time in order to try and help with your dogs ongoing rehabilitation. 

Dogs and Face Masks

In order to protect staff and clients in situations where social distancing is not possible, face masks are likely to become a regular sight in clinic. For some dogs seeing a person in a face mask can be very scary, even if it's someone they know!

Therefore, we would like to encourage clients to try and help their dogs recognise that face masks are ok in order to help keep their treatment sessions as stress free as possible!

To help your dogs recognise that face masks are ok, we have put together an outline on how to slowly get them used to seeing people in face masks. If you would like a more detailed description on how to train your dogs please have a read of this article by the American Kennel Club.

https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/mask-force-training-dogs-to-be-comfortable-around-people-wearing-face-masks/

Alternatively, if you feel that you need more assistance, or your dog is particularly scared please do reach out to a canine behaviourist for advice. We recommend Claire from Usen Behaviour Referrals, who kindly helped us put together this information!

Useful Links

Here are some links that we have gathered over the years to some equipment that we have found extremely beneficial in rehabilitation cases:

Help 'em up Harness https://www.orthopets.co.uk/mobility-solutions/hel...

Perfect Fit Harness https://www.dog-games-shop.co.uk/perfect-fit-fleec...

Ruff and Tumble Dog Drying Coats https://ruffandtumbledogcoats.com/

Dog Wheels https://walkinwheels.com/   uk sellers - http://www.wheels4dogs.co.uk/

Canine Arthritis Information https://www.caninearthritis.co.uk/


Other complementary therapists: 

Adkin Acupuncture http://www.adkinveterinaryacupuncture.com/

Usen Behaviour Referrals https://www.usenbehaviourreferrals.co.uk/