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    Maintaining Mobility and Performance
  • All breeds catered for
    Level 3 certificated hydrotherapy therapist

Great facilities and experienced trained staff

A range of therapies, treatment and conditioning programmes are available

Bearhugs Canine Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy literally means water healing its particular value is in the warmth and pressure of the water and the buoyancy it provide. Some of the main benefits offered by hydrotherapy are:

  • Relief from pain, swelling and stiffness
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Promotion of relaxation
  • Muscle restoration and maintenance
  • An increased range of movement
  • Zero impact stress-free gentle exercise
  • Improving circulation and cardiovascular function and a dogs physical and mental wellbeing
  • More intensive than in air

The warm water relaxes muscles and causes the blood capillaries to expand which increases muscle heat and improves circulation which in turn reduces pain, swelling and stiffness.

Hydrostatic pressure of the water assists in reducing swelling by causing the build up of tissue fluids to move away from the affected area toward the heart, and for the body to more easily dispose of this waste product.

Buoyancy creates a weightless environment which greatly reduces pain by relieving the body structure of its weight and takes pressure of affected areas.

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Meet the team

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Jacqui Woodhall


Jacqui has been involved in Newfoundland dogs for more than twenty years and is a member of all three Newfoundland breed clubs in the UK. She started with one dog and a love of showing and working activities has seen her numbers increase over the years to 8 dogs, almost all home bred. Active as a committee member of the Northern Newfoundland Club she is involved with water and draught work training, health and welfare matters and judging.

Jacqui's particular interest has always been in canine health matters. She first joined a health and longevity committee and is now a member of an independent health group dedicated to large giant breeds particularly Newfoundland. During her time training dogs in water work she was shocked by the number of 'disabled' dogs she saw either from hip dysplasia, cruciate damage or similar. This prompted a desire to do something more and she is a vocal advocate in educating prospective puppy buyers on the importance of only purchasing puppies breed from dogs and bitches free from all crippling diseases. Her canine hydrotherapy business is helping those that are suffering and provides Jacqui with a opportunity to give something back to the world of dogs from which she takes so much pleasure.

Mission Statement

Bearhugs are dedicated to the education and training of our staff and to the well being of all dogs in our care.

We strongly believe in and support the "Five Freedoms" for dogs

Freedom from fear and distress

Freedom from pain, injury and disease

Freedom from hunger and thirst

Freedom from discomfort

Freedom to express most normal behaviours


Unit 7 Meadwood Industrial Estate
Bath Street
West Midlands
WV14 0ST

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01902 495394

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