New Canine Bodywork Clients

Session appointments can be booked at your home or held at our North Of 9 Bodywork Center located at our Farm North of 9 Equine ( 4th line of Tottenham, just 5 minutes Northwest of Schomberg ON.)

2022 Canine Bodywork Rates

New client assessment and bodywork session is $150

Senior Practitioner Rate $ 150 +hst

Junior Practitioner Rate $ 115 +hst

*Travel fee will apply for sessions not held at our NO9 Bodywork center ($ 0.59/km – distance calculated from practitioners home office)

**Taping, if required, will be priced according to the amount of tape required ($15-$50)

Bodywork sessions range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes depending on your dog’s needs and processing time.

New patients often need three sessions within the first 8 weeks. This helps to assist the body back into a state of optimal function. Please contact us for discounted rates for session packages or a Wellness Package Plan

Maintenance sessions are then booked every 1-6 months depending on your dog’s individual needs.

Individual Bodywork Session / Follow up visit every 1-2 weeks (outside of a wellness or rehab package)

Senior Practitioner Rate $85 +hst

Junior Practitioner Rate $70 +hst

Individual Bodywork Session / Follow up visit every 3+ weeks (outside of a wellness or rehab package)

Senior Practitioner Rate $100 +hst

Junior Practitioner Rate $85 +hst

*Travel fee will apply for sessions not held at our NO9 Bodywork center ($ 0.59/km – distance calculated from practitioner’s home office)

**Taping, if required, will be priced according to the amount of tape required ($15-$50)

Planning For Your Dog’s Bodywork Session

Step 1: Submit Your Health History And Consent Form

Before we get started with your dog’s first bodywork assessment and session, please take a few minutes to complete the form below:

Step 2: Book Your Dog’s Session And Prepare For Their Appointment

If you have not already booked your dog’s session you’re welcome to request an appointment time here.

How To Prepare Your Dog For Their Session

  1. Plan to exercise your dog before their session time so that they can rest and process afterward. Try to allow for at least 2 full days of lighter activity after their session if this is their very first bodywork session.
  2. Relax and bring your best self to their appointment. These sessions can be very informative and ultimately should be restorative for you both. Bring the energy that you would to your favorite day at the spa.

What To Expect During A Session

Your dog’s session will begin with us reviewing any questions or additional thoughts you may not have noted on your health history form. Together we’ll assess your dog’s current mobility and postural habits.

Afterward, we’ll choose the location you feel your dog will be the most comfortable. We will be here for at least an hour, hour and a half. One with limited distractions and where they feel safe is best.

I’ll begin with a quick scan over their body to feel for any areas of tension or restrictions. We’ll then chat about the bodywork protocols that I feel will be of benefit to your dog’s current state. Once you are comfortable with the plan, we’ll begin.

Be prepared for long quiet pauses throughout the series of hands-on moves. We need to allow your dog time to process each set, allowing the brain to integrate the information being sent. This is a great time to ask any questions or note any changes you may see in your dog during the session. Often we will see them show the following signs of releasing tensions and receiving messages:

  • Licking or chewing
  • Yawning 
  • Relaxed body posture
  • Sleeping
  • Fidgeting
  • Snorting, sneezing or sighing

So don’t worry if you suddenly feel like your dog isn’t as quiet as they normally would be. This is their way of providing me with feedback as we go through the movements. I’ll share with you what I feel and notice in their body throughout the session.

At the end of the session, we’ll review key areas that I need you to monitor for me. Depending on your dog’s needs we may also chat about some exercise homework you can do between sessions for success.

Feel free to reach out at any time after a session with any questions or concerns. It takes a full team for your dog to be at their best and you are the frontline!

I’m also happy to share any findings and successes with your other health care team members. 

Thank you again for supporting your dog to be all that they can be!