Therapeutic Swimming for Dogs in Park City- Canine Rehabilitation – About


dogtherapyDog Dive is owned & operated by Angela Dirkers; a licensed massage therapist with 12 years of experience. Angela is also certified in canine massage therapy and canine aqua-therapy. After completing the necessary pre-requisites for veterinary school admission, Angela opted to open Dog Dive in order to further her career in canine bodywork, in lieu of medicine. Her black lab Hudson can be found most days accompanying her on the job.  Angela’s mission is to nurture and preserve the longevity of the special bond between owner & dog. She is passionately committed to providing for the current and future health and happiness of each canine client.

The Pool

Dog Dive’s pool measures 10’ X 18’ 4’, and is specially designed for canine warm water therapy. Water temperature is maintained at 90-93 degrees. Perhaps the most unique feature of our setup is the pool’s lack of chlorine. Dog Dive is a 100% chlorine free swim facility. We instead utilize a potent combination of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide, biguanides, and ultraviolet light to oxidize and thoroughly sanitize the pool water. Hydrogen peroxide over-oxygenates the water, promoting and accelerating the healing of skin irritations, both canine and human.  When ingested, the water poses no risk to the health of the swimmer. To ensure that proper parts per million are constantly maintained, Dog Dive has automated its pool feeding system using the most technologically advanced equipment on the market today.  The pool is also equipped with resistance jets, a canine accessible pool staircase, and customized self docking benches located within the pool itself, which allow the dog to rest, relax, and enjoy a submerged massage within their swim session. Dog Dive provides canine blow dryers for the comfort of the pet post-session.