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. Following the assessment, I will give you an initial plan of action for your dog. Together we will take your dog through several exercises so that you feel comfortable working with your dog at home. The cost is $95 for the assessment.
Follow-up appointments are $75 for an hour. In the first follow-up appointment, we will review how you are doing guiding your dog safely through the exercises and make sure that your dog is using good form. I may give you an expanded plan of action and will again make sure you feel comfortable working with your dog at home.
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. 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). Together we will decide on the frequency of follow-up appointments.
I remain available to you by phone or e-mail so that your questions may be answered.