“Great staff…..great facility…..and my pup had a positive and pleasant experience.”
6/2016 Richard and Beatrice G
“Always a pleasure in every way!”
6/2016 Cody N.
“Knowledgeable and friendly staff!”
6/2016 Mary D.
“Natalie puts her heart and soul into caring for our beloved pups. I am so grateful you are here to help my sweet pup, Giddy. He’s improving every day with your help. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! TLC – Natalie and Heather are the best! All the love and care that you give me and my sweet Giddy are so very appreciated! THANK YOU!!! *woof*”
4/2016 Cara G.
“Heather is patient kind and just terrific with our dog who is nervous in the water and just
learning. I highly recommend her, we live out of state and every time we’re here we make sure to
book a half an hour with her”
3/2016 Janet Q.
“Excellent experience for both Maddy and myself! Thank you so much Heather! Cheers
3/2016 Gigi L.
“We are ecstatic with B.J.’s first lesson. When we got him home he ate and slept from 7 pm until
8 am Saturday morning. We really think that the underwater treadmill will drop the #’s and
increase his cardio system! We have 75% of our young puppy back :-)”
3/2016 James O.
“You were both wonderful to Friday and are so kind. Thank you for being so caring.”
3/2016 Liz M.
“Thanks for being so friendly and welcoming! Bailey and I both had so much fun!”
2/2016 Jennifer R.
“I would like to acknowledge how well Natalie and Heather handle my 175lb Mastiff, Ranger.
He is a heavy boy and difficult to maneuver! After observing how relaxed and comfortable
Ranger was with them, I felt confident that I could leave him alone and take my other dog for a
walk. I am very impressed with the knowledge and skills of both Natalie and Heather. Thank you
so much for time and feedback today.”
9/2015 Carol Sue D.
Skipper and I both had a wonderful first time experience. I left with a lot more knowledge than
when I came in. We’re looking forward to continuing the treatment.
8/2015 Nedra J.
Montana and I been truly blessed to have found such a wonderful place to start his healing
process. Natalie met us with open arms and gave Montana the love, care and concern only a
devoted animal lover knows. I will highly recommend this facility to anyone in need. THANK
YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.
8/2015 Pat L.
Natalie and Heather have always treated Nikki and I well and have great knowledge about
canines. The Total Dog is a perfect venue for rehab and exercise for my canine Nikki.
7/2015 John T.
I am so glad that I found you. With your help I hope to get my dog walking on four legs again after an injury to one leg.
My dog Sierra is sooo happy and I am happy that she is starting to use her leg. Thank you Total Dog
Bogart started swimming with us as a young Great Dane. For two years during his show career, he had a thorough cross-training program which included swimming. Now retired show dog living the life of beachside leisure, we are so exited so see our boy so happy and fit. Nancy B http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFBgyPffBrg
4/2015 “Natalie’s caring spirit and willingness to really take time with your individual situation”
3/2015 Arden B.
“My poodle is recovering nicely, with the help of Natalie and the aqua treadmill sessions.”
3/2015 Patty S.
“I love everything about Total Dog. Natalie and Heather really care about me and my dog. They craft individual solutions for him and focus on his progress. They root for him as much as I do. So much of the progress he has made in his rehabilitation is attributable directly to his experience at Total Dog.”
I take my dogs Kelti and Finn to TheTotal Dog Swim & Gym to swim. I like the work out it gives them. It is a safe environment where Keltie is supervised and is encouraged. Since we’ve been going Keltie’s back is stonger, which means fewer Chiropractic visits, and she is showing better at her agility trials.
—Carolyn Zeisler, Encinitas, CA
When Gusto was diagnosed with an ankle/foot injury and possible partial tear in his cranial cruciate ligament in his knee, I knew his Flyball career would be on hold for many months until we successfully rehabilitated him back into competition form. His twice weekly swimming sessions with Natalie were the number one reason he was able to maintain muscle mass and cardiovascular conditioning during the three months he was on restricted crate rest. It was also the one bright spot in his life as we kept him quiet. Now that he is getting back to competing, we still swim once per week just to keep his muscles, tendons and ligaments loose, to give him a cross-training method of exercise, and to have a professional hands-on evaluation of his legs and back every time he gets in the pool. I can’t thank warm water therapy, Natalie, and the Total Dog enough! —Christine Davis, Carlsbad
I take my 9 year old beagle to swim therapy at the Total Dog at least 3 days a week. He has weak achilles tendons on both hind legs, making it diffucult for him to walk as much as he would like to. Swimming helps keep his muscles toned and keeps him relaxed and happy. It also helps him stay slim and trim as he burns off calories. He always does much better on his walks after he has had his half hour of swim therapy. It seems to relieve the pain although I’m not exactly sure why. I love that I can swim in with my dog in the beautiful pool. This helps me relax and deal with life’s many challenges.
Natalie and Carol are wonderful with all dogs. They have devoted their lives to healing dogs and it really shows, especially at their new swim location with two wonderful pools, a massage room, another waiting room, bathrooms to change in and a dog bath/shower area. It’s just a big roomy wonderful dog venue. Carol and Natalie are great resources as far as different modalities available for dogs that need healing. Sadly, I lost my sweet yellow lab Diva to bladder cancer last January. She was afflicted with many problems that swimming remedied, especially severe arthritis and weight problems due to Cushing’s disease. The last year of her life was made tolerable thanks to Total Dog. I swam her there almost every day. Diva loved her swim therapy. After her swim, I would feed her and she would be relaxed and feel good for the rest of the day until night time came and it was pain medication on top of pain medication all night long. She absolutely adored coming to the pool and the dog-loving and friendly atmosphere gave her every reason to want to keep living. Natalie and Carol were so supportive, lending a gentle ear to my multitude of questions and complaints and concerns.
Diva and Bernie love(d) Total Dog Total Dog Rocks!
Thank you for everything you have done for Danny. Your participating in his recovery has made all the difference. You truly have given him a chance at a life. Stevi Martin SCGRRescue
With love and gratitude we remember Danny Boy and his wonderful foster mom Arlene. Sadly, both Arlene and Danny Boy passed away early in 2013. We are glad that they are Together Forever – in God’s loving embrace.
I was very touched by the excellent care you gave to Sidney when he came to swim therapy. Jill was impressed by your facility as well, and she thinks this will be very good for Daisy. She was initially going to go to a place in Del Mar but I thought she’d like The Total Dog much better.