Animotion is dedicated to providing
its clients with a professional, quality service using a
comprehensive approach with safe & gentle methods. Our
only aim is to help restore your pets to functional
mobility and/or to maintain optimum fitness & quality of
Usual primary techniques used in Flow4
Hydrotherapy (in pool)
Tellington TTouch Method
OUR FACILITY provides :
- A specially
designed hydropool large and deep enough to
accommodate the largest dog breeds. It has
temperature regulated salt water, sanitized by a
salt chlorinator. Chemical & pH balance are
maintained at the correct levels by an electronic
water management system supplemented by testing
conducted as dictated by CHA guidelines.
- A rinse down
- Drying facilities
- Electric hoist for
dogs requiring extra assistance
- A treatment &
- A specialized land
treadmill for professional use with animals
- A boutique
offering related products and equipment
is owned and managed by Sonia Labarre.
She has had animals her whole life and has over 25
years experience handling and owning large breed dogs.
Sonia currently shares her life with two beautiful
Briards as well as a small parrot, an old and very
enthusiastic Thoroughbred (rescue) and several other
|In the past 22
years, Sonia has been involved in all types of
activities such as, obedience (positive
reinforcement), conformation, agility, clicker
training etc. An interest in rehabilitation
developed in 1998 when having to rehabilitate
her 9 year old Bouvier des Flandres after major
reconstructive knee surgery.
her 25 yrs of resistance training experience
along with veterinary support, her Bouvier
enjoyed a speedy recovery to full mobility
with a great quality of life to the
respectable age of 14.
||The centre opens its
doors in 2006. Since then, with the help of her
amazing team of therapists, Sonia has rehabbed
hundreds of animals through 10 000 swim sessions. In
order to remain on the cutting edge Sonia continues to
learn and research various modalities in this field.
She is a Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner for
Companion Animals and has undergone formal canine
hydrotherapy training in the UK. She is certified
Level 3 (required to operate a hydrotherapy facility
in the UK), has ABC Accredited Certification in Canine
Hydrotherapy and is a registered Member of the (CHA) The
Canine Hydrotherapy Association (U.K).
association regulates canine hydrotherapy
pools operating in the UK and abroad and
ensures they abide by quality standards and
provide a professional, caring service.
Sonia has gained her practical experience
with three CHA regulated hydrotherapy
referral centres in the UK.
2014, in the UK as well, she obtains her
Post Graduate Diploma in veterinary
physiotherapy for small and large animals.
Over the last 15 years, she has
continued to study and accumulate new
knowledge in an effort to develop a more
cohesive approach, integrating several
compatible methods obtaining even more
gentle and effective approach, which up
until now has been known and talked about in
a rather generic way, deserved and now bears
its own identity since early 2018.
approach… a harmonious solution, tailored
for each animal, its needs and its specific
I am very proud of what has been
developed and accomplished over the last
twelve years and I wholeheartedly thank my
staff for their interest, their questioning,
their observations and their continued
dedication to our clients and the center. I am
equally proud of our customers (animals and
humans). Their trust and diligence in carrying
out all that they are asked to do at home (or
at the stable), the supervision and support of
their veterinarians of classical medicine and
complementary medicine throughout the recovery
process, has undoubtedly helped to maximize
the positive results for each animal.
I wish with all my heart that this
collaborative effort persists and hope that it
evolves in order to continue to bring maximum
wellbeing and quality of life to our animals
and maximum empowerment to their owners..