If you haven’t met Dogster Endal, now’s the time! Endal is a celebrated service dog with an international following. Check out Endal’s full story and some amazing photos on Endal’s Dogster page. Congratulations on your new centre, Endal!
Thanks to the K9 Magazine Blog for this article.
Canine Superstar Opens New Canine Rehabillitation Centre
Canine Partner Endal, a world famous dog who is known to thousands of people around the globe, opens new a new state of the art facility “The Sussex Canine centre”, located in Lewes East Sussex and he even tries out the facilities for himself.
A not widely publisised or known fact is that Endal has suffered from Osteochondrosis “OCD” in both his front legs since he was a very young puppy, but with the right food, exercise and care he has been able to continue as an assistance dog well into his eleventh year!
His owner Allen Parton said “On a personal note,we were more than delighted to have been asked to open this new centre, which contains a rehabilitation clinic, fitness centre, grooming unit and an indoor agility centre….. everything a dog and owner could ever want to experience all under one roof.
The importance of having such state of the art facilities as these is crucial and Endal has only been able to work for as long as he has.. through correct health management and exercise. I only wish we had had this a facility like this on our own door step many years a go, it is just so convenient having everything thing in one place and experts on hand.”
The dedicated Rehabilitation Clinic combines the use of a uniquely designed canine hydrotherapy pool, underwater treadmill, hot spa, with physiotherapy, massage, homeopathy and other complementary therapies. All dogs are assessed and individual treatment programmes are monitored by our vet nurses and referring veterinary surgeons.
The Grooming Unit is run by qualified groomers who offer a superb bathing, trimming and clipping service to all breeds of dog and with mobility equipment is also able to groom dogs with disabilities. The grooming unit is both a commercial grooming parlour and a training unit where students are trained in both OCN and City & Guilds Grooming Courses.
Sussex Canine Centre incorporates a Canine Studies College and offers excellent courses covering dog grooming, canine behaviour, anatomy and physiology, handling skills and first aid. All courses are run by qualified lecturers who are specialists in their field.