About Rita

From my very first word (“doggie!”) to this very moment, the love of dogs has guided and shaped my life. I’ve studied and been trained in a wide variety of dog-related passions & professions. Some of my certifications and work experience includes:

  • Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT)
  • Certified Canine Sports Massage Therapist (CSMT)
  • Veterinary Radiology Technician
  • Veterinary Surgical Assistant, Treatment and Veterinary Technician
  • Humane Society
  • Doggie Day Care

The areas of study that I’m passionate about include:

  • Dog Obedience and Family-Life Skills Training
  • Canine Body Conditioning, Exercise, and Fitness
  • Behavior Adjustment Training
  • Canine Nutrition

When one of my own dogs showed some stiffness and lack of flexibility, I saw how well massage helped to alleviate his discomfort. I was so impressed by what Canine Sports Massage could do that I set my sights on becoming certified in canine massage therapy. After an extremely thorough 250 hour course, much of it hands-on with many different breeds of dogs, I achieved Supreme Motion’s certification of Canine Sports Massage Therapist (CSMT).

Then, as I watched my oldest dog turn 10 years old, I saw how the effects of a few years of agility training and advancing age had left her with rear limb pain and stiffness. Determined to counter-act this, and prevent it in my younger dogs, I enrolled in, and completed, a comprehensive, university credentialed program: Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT).

Just like humans, a well-conditioned dog typically lives a longer and more active, healthy and pain-free life than a dog who has not been involved in regular fitness and conditioning. Canine Fitness Training and Sports Massage Therapy are perfectly suited to my life’s passion. They have all the things I love:

  • DOGS
  • Helping to develop fit and healthy DOGS
  • Meeting DOG people

Together, we can give your dog the advantage of superior health and fitness!