Automated appointment scheduling is coming soon! In the meantime, please schedule your first appointment by calling 360-493-2586.
Before arriving for your first appointment, I need some information from you. These completed forms help me understand your dog and your goals for your dog, which help me give your dog (and you) the best service possible.
- Please download the Canine History Form, complete it, and submit the completed form to me. You may e-mail it to me (through the Contact page of this website), you may FAX it to 360-455-1318, or you may mail it to 3929 Martin Way East, Suite E, Olympia, WA 98506. I must receive this completed form a minimum of 24 hours before your appointment!
- Please obtain approval from your veterinarian for your dog to participate in an exercise/fitness program. Here is an example of a Veterinary Approval letter. This is simply an example; your veterinarian may use his/her own words. I must receive your veterinarian’s approval a minimum of 24 hours before your appointment! Your veterinarian may e-mail it to me (GetFit@DogsinActionOlympia.com); or FAX it to 360-455-1318.
- Please carefully read the Informed Consent form. I am happy to answer your questions before asking you to sign it. Or you may sign and submit it to me in advance by e-mail, FAX, or post.
Please allow an hour and a half for the assessment (first) appointment. During this time I will conduct an assessment of your dog’s current fitness and ability. I will not ask a dog to stay the entire time if s/he is tired. You will always be present with your dog. The cost is $95 for the assessment. I may need time to think about your dog’s needs and develop a plan appropriate for you and your dog after the assessment. After you receive your plan,
Follow-up appointments are $75 for an hour. In the first follow-up appointment, I will go through the plan with you and together we will take your dog through the exercises so that you feel comfortable working with your dog at home. I will assure that you are doing guiding your dog safely through the exercises and make sure your dog is using good form. If you schedule your first follow-up appointment at the time you pay for your assessment, I give a discounted rate of $145 total for the two appointments.
Together we will decide on the frequency of follow-up appointments. In future appointments, I can give you an expanded plan of action to increase difficulty, adjust goal focus, and respond to changing conditions. I will make sure you feel comfortable working with your dog at home. Some people schedule follow-up appointments every month so that I can give them additional exercises or increase difficulty as their dog becomes stronger, or loses weight, or in other ways is achieving goals.
I remain available to you by phone or e-mail to answer your questions.