About Dog Fitness Treatments

The exercises are designed to assist you in maintaining your pet’s physical condition, enhancing their regular posture and movement.

In this form of exercise, the dog actively participates in the exercises. As a therapist, I establish the correct trajectory to encourage and direct the animal.

The method aims to build muscle, actively mobilize the joints and spine, practice loading phases, and develop coordination. To achieve this, I utilize various specialized balancing equipment with different shapes and sizes, including stable and unstable surfaces, such as airex mats, balance balls, slalom courses, fitball, cones, etc.

These exercises also target muscles that are less engaged during everyday walking, other movements, or even running. Strengthening the deep muscles around the joints can improve joint stability, which plays a crucial role in preventing illnesses and injuries.

There is an endless array of gymnastics equipment and exercises available. Each exercise is customized, considering the dog’s body type, lifestyle, and mental state.


Active exercises for healthy dogs are highly popular among dog owners. Dog Fitness proves to be an effective approach for muscle and balance development. This method relies on positive reinforcement, using rewards or toys to guide the dog through the exercises.

Apart from enhancing physical fitness, these exercises also bring about positive mental changes in the dog. They help in developing concentration, attention, and discipline during the tasks.

To whom I recommend dog fitness treatments

  • to the owners who bring their dogs to fitness classes as a preventive measure. 

  • to sports’ dogs to work specifically on developing muscularity appropriate to the sport.

  • to those over-active, to release excess energy, through adventure, challenge and playfulness.

  • to those whose job does not allow for regular long walks and the right amount of exercise.

  • to dogs who need to lose weight or build muscle while developing their attention and balance. Research shows that dogs can live 25% longer if they do not struggle with being overweight.

Since no two diagnoses are the same, just as no two individuals are the same, no two therapies are the same. Each dog is given a personalised schedule!

Fitness dog

What you have the power to do:

  • Strengthens the muscles of dogs
  • Stabilises joints to prevent injuries
  • Improves stamina
  • Improves dexterity
  • Weight control
  • Pleasantly tiring mentally and physically


"Spot is 9 years old, and although he is not currently showing any significant mobility difficulties or pain, I know that old age joint disease can slowly set in, so Petra visits us a few times a month to keep him exercised. Spot really enjoys it and after the sessions he visibly has more energy. I want to keep him in good health as long as possible, so we will definitely continue his treatment. She and Spot seem to love each other." laughing

"My Meck doggy had knee surgery years ago. He recovered nicely, but the doctors told me that the problem could return at any time, so I had to be very careful and watchful. Try to maintain this condition with regular exercise. I found Petra, who massages him regularly and works on him with different gymnastic exercises to strengthen his muscles - maintain his stamina, so he's in amazing shape Meck as a youngster. I would recommend her to all dog owners, she is skilful and understands the language of dogs!"

"I had realized that my dog is limbing so I took her to the vet who said start of arthritis and her joints were tight. ...then I started surfing the net and regular massage was recommended everywhere. Then I heard about Petra, so I went to see her. My loved one really enjoys her treatments, she starts with a kiss and she loves every session. She is in great shape now ...."

"Me and Pepper always look forward to meeting Petra. Pepper is a perfectly healthy, perfectly fit large poodle dog who needs lots of exercise. Even though he walks several times a day, he never runs out of energy, so Petra visits us 1x a week with her balance equipment to strengthen his skills during an intense workout. She always looks forward to the next session."

"I have heard a lot of good things about Petra from people I know, so I decided to give it a try. Because of my job, Luna is at home a lot, she doesn't get much high intensity exercise and is a bit overweight. The doctor says that with this lifestyle, she is likely to develop joint pains prematurely. She and Petra are doing a variety of treatments, which she does with great enthusiasm, always giving her a big kiss when she sees her... I'm glad that my partner and I found her, Luna's condition has obviously changed a lot."

"Petra is an excellent dog masseuse and has a super sense of finding a voice with dogs. I am very grateful to her for helping my dog. She had a severe knee sprain that had to be medically reset. She was in severe pain for a while holding her leg up, she could not put it down. She's walking on it now, use that blade. I'm sure I'll be inviting Petra for birthday massages after the treatment is over:) I sincerely recommend her to everyone."


How to spot when you need a dog musher!

  • For her birthday 😊
  • Before and after high-intensity sports
  • Before and after longer and more stressful trips
  • The first thing that may be immediately apparent when you notice any kind of musculoskeletal abnormality in your dog. In this case, please consult a vet before anything else, as there may be compensation in their movement due to internal organ disorders!
  • Post-operatively or instead of surgery prescribed by a doctor: rehabilitation, exercise, treatment

If you notice any signs of musculoskeletal issues or need assistance with your dog's recovery, don't hesitate to seek the expertise of a dog musher! They can provide valuable care and support to ensure your dog's well-being.

    Call me when the dog's behaviour is out of the ordinary:

    Here are some specific signs and conditions to look out for:

    1. Mood swings and discouragement
    2. Slow metabolism
    3. Joint pain in old age or to prevent it
    4. Other pains
    5. Muscle atrophy and stiffness
    6. Limping, nodding, posterior droop, stiff neck posture
    7. Difficulty standing up, going up and down stairs, or jumping on and off sofas
    8. To accelerate the healing of scars, wounds, and stitches
    9. Bone fractures
    10. Injuries or strains to ligaments
    11. Gingivitis
    12. Hematoma
    13. Insomnia

    If you notice anything else that seems abnormal or concerning with your dog's behavior or health, please let me know, and I will be in touch to discuss further and provide assistance.

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