Association of Canine Water Therapy

Dedicated to excellence in the development, growth and training of Canine Massage and Bodywork in Water.

Mission Statement:

The Association of Canine Water Therapy is a division of the International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork and is dedicated to advancing the safe practices of canine water therapy through education, establishing industry standards and building a network of support.

About The ACWT

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This is a very exciting time to be involved in this industry. Pools and Treadmills are springing up everywhere and the veterinarian profession is beginning to recognize the benefits of water therapy for their clients.

Clients can enjoy this modality in various forms from backyard pools to treadmills in office parks – all valid and offering a different environment and aspect of the work – This industry is booming…..

….booming without guidelines, standards or appropriate educational opportunities to further our skills and knowledge…

The time is right for this professional organization dedicated to the safe practices of canine water therapy.

This is a relatively new industry. Most of the people who are drawn to this field of work are quite unique. Many have ventured outside the lines of normal and moved away from high tech jobs, secure paychecks and what appears to be common sense and have followed their hearts, souls and their dogs into this work.

The IAAMB / Association of Canine Water Therapy is a unique opportunity to network with this growing community of like-minded individuals.

Most of us have had to move mountains in our lives to get to where we are today and TOGETHER we can move mountains in this industry – setting standards of care, inspiring exceptional educational opportunities and becoming the best that we can be.

Our forums, both public and private, will be a place to interact, gain insights, share stories, ask questions and find answers.

Recent ACWT Articles

How often should I shock my pool?

Question: How often should I shock my pool ? Answer: The simple answer is "Whenever it needs it." The real...
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Ozone Sanitation

Question: I'm thinking about using ozone to sanitize my pool. What should I know? Answer: Good choice! Ozone is an...
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What is pH?

Question: What is pH? Mine is frequently off, but my water looks fine. Answer: Well, pH stands for "potential of...
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To build a Pool vs a Treadmill?

Question: Hi! I am wondering why there are not more pools for hydrotherapy here in Australia yet? I have been...
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What should I do about ventilation?

Question: Hi: I am putting in a pool soon and am struggling with what to do regarding ventilation. What kind...
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Which pool will be most tolerant of dog hair?

Question: I am looking into starting a k9 swiiming pool. I need recommendations on which pools will be most tolerant...
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CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ACWT ARTICLES

Articles Archieve…

ACWT How To…

For Dog Owners:

How to pick a therapist or pool
For ACWT Members:

Canine First Aid for the Water Therapist
Swim Sessions Combined with the TTOUCH METHOD™
Canine Flotation Devices
Massage & Fascia

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To build a Pool vs a Treadmill?
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What is pH? Mine is frequently off, but my water looks fine.
I’m thinking about using ozone to sanitize my pool. What should I know?
How often should I shock my pool?