About Us

Dorset Aqua Dogs Hydrotherapy Centre was established in 2006 and is a purpose built hydrotherapy pool in the beautiful Dorset countryside. It is easily accessible with good road links via the A31 and A35 and is within easy reach of Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Weymouth, Blandford and surrounding areas. There is plenty of parking directly outside and a large area for toileting your dog pre and post-swim. We pride ourselves in offering a professional, caring and friendly service and are dedicated to providing a stress free environment for the dogs as well as their owners during visits.

Business owner, Lisa Macdonald- Smith is a qualified Canine Hydrotherapist with a wealth of experience in dog training, health and nutrition. She is owned by 3 black labradors(!) and when not at work she is either walking or training them.

Sandy Goard is a canine physiotherapist and hydrotherapist with over 10 years experience and combines work at the hydrotherapy centre with running her own business, Wessex Animal Physiotherapy. Sandy performs the initial assessment for new clients and can advise on home exercise programmes or whether a physiotherapy session or sessions would be beneficial.  She enjoys gardening and walking and training her very naughty cocker spaniel.

All staff are experienced Canine Hydrotherapists we all maintain at least 25 hours of continual professional development annually as required by our regulator the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA).


Contact Us

Tel: 01929 459778