Born in England, Rhiannon came to Canada in 2006 and has grown up with a passion for animals and helping them in any way she can.
Rhiannon started her journey to becoming a hydrotherapist as a senior stylist at The Pawsh Dog Salon. As an owner of an obese and aging beagle, she began a hydrotherapy regimen in an effort to aid with weight loss, build muscle, and improving mobility.
Rhiannon is now fully certified with Greyfriars for Canine Hydrotherapy as well as with St John’s Ambulance for Pet First Aid. At the University of Manitoba, she studied Horse Production and Management, which also covered canine nutrition, genetics, selection and breeding, health and welfare, and behaviour.
“Professionally I am passionate about seeing the difference in the dogs from when they enter the Pawsh Dog to when they leave. Whether that be a puppy who after daycare is so ready for a nap, or a dog who hasn't been in for grooming in 6 months that turns from a shaggy mess into a well groomed pet.”
With Beagle being her favourite breed of dog, Rhiannon adds: “ I love all hounds. Their floppy ears make me smile and their howl is distinct. I love listening to it. Unless its 3am.”
Born and raised in Sanford, Manitoba, Jamie's journey in canine behaviour and rehabilitation started by volunteering at the Winnipeg Humane Society, and by working as a Veterinary Assistant at St.Norbert Animal Hospital. Through working at the Humane Society she fell in love and adopted her Labrador mix named Carter.
Jamie has interacted with animals, specifically large-breed dogs, for the majority of her life and has developed a strong understanding of their behaviour. It is her goal to supplement these experiences in her new and challenging role as a canine hydrotherapist!
"I feel very honored to be in a position that gives me the ability to help dogs who suffer, or have suffered from injuries start to retrain, rebuild, and live a happy and long life."