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Dog Training By PJ - Trainers
Beth Williams, P.T., G.C.S., M.A. has been a physical therapist since 1985.
In 1995 she became the first board certified specialist in geriatric physical therapy in Nevada.
Since 1998 Beth has been treating 4-legged clients, upon veterinary approval after she successfully completed her education in veterinary rehabilitation sponsored by the American and Canadian Physical Therapy Association.
Beth is a fitness instructor for animals and humans.
She co-teaches the Fido 'n Me Fitness Circuit Class and other activity classes at Dog Training by PJ.
Beth the owner and Physical Therapist at K9 Wellness Center located next door to Dog Training by P.J.
K9 Wellness Center, Reno NV
Beth Williams, P.T.
Phone: (775) 750-5087
Fax: (775) 853-5710
K9 Wellness Center
is located at:
K9 Wellness Center, Reno NV
Lisa is 13 years old and to hear Beth explain it she should be the poster child for the geriatric generation, just like the Energizer bunny, she keeps going and going.
She does swim longer than her two younger buddies and is really never ready to stop.
She has some arthritis and the swimming has helped to keep her limber.
Katie is 3 years old and after having her
x-rayed last year I found out she
has hip dysplasia very slight in her
I just started flyball and agility with her
but did quit flyball because of the hard turns.
My vet advised to continue the agility just not to overwork her
and definitely continue the swimming for mobility.
Swimming is a low impact exercise and does not cause pain to her
Jessie my youngest is only 7 months old and joined the swimming crew in September.
was a little reluctant at first but quickly learned to love the water.
We laugh at her
as every time I through the ball she
must stand on her
back legs and just dive into the water after the ball.
has started to spoil her
because when I throw the ball Jessie waits for Beth
to go to the opposite side of the pool to throw the ball high in the air so she
can jump up and dive for it.
A friend recommended physical therapy, specifically Beth Williams
at K9 Wellness Center
At the time we were under a vainly mistaken apprehension of Physical Therapy.
We called Beth
anyway and were invited to inspect the facilities, which we did.
Unwittingly (but now most appreciated) we were invited at a time that was during a therapy session with one of Beth's
more dramatic success stories.
had an exercise for this and within two weeks Archie was running straight and true.
After about three months Archie no longer required therapy but now continues a conditioning/ maintenance program of exercise on the treadmill and swimming while waiting for the spring thaw to resume agility.
Although a relatively minor case compared to some of her
patients, from the bottom of his
big little heart Archie says "thank you Beth
for allowing me to live a happy, normal life."
I met Beth Williams
in August 2003 shortly after my dog, Chester, suffered a spinal stroke.
The stroke had left Chester, who was 6 years old at the time, paralyzed in his
hind legs as well as bowel and bladder incontinent.
I had two choices: put Chester down or take him home and see if he
could be rehabilitated since other dogs have been able to walk again after similar strokes.
I decided to take him home and give him three months to show some signs of improvement.
I got a wheel chair, several boxes of diaper pads and, best of all, a referral to Beth
My main goals were to get him to the point where he
could walk and regain continence.
We started seeing Beth
three times a week and, after about two weeks, Chester began to show movement in his
tail and his
then began working with him in the small pool where he
slowly began to walk and bear some weight on his
By Christmas time, the wheel chair was gathering dust in the garage
and we were seeing Beth
once a week.
It has been 1 1/2 years since Beth
came into our lives and my initial goals have long since been met.
Chester is almost back to the dog he
was before the stroke - he
runs around, chases his
ball, goes with us to the beach where he
swins and runs and, two weeks ago, went cross country skiing with me where I skied for 5 km and he
ran much farther.
I am doubtful that Chester would have come as far if I'd taken him home and merely let nature "take its course".
In fact, without Beth
, I probably would have had to put him down.
Even now when he
gets weak and wobbly, we go see Beth
magic and I return home with a strong and happy dog.
Thanks to the kindness and patience of Beth Williams
K9 Wellness, Mandy is enjoying life, feeling good and looking younger than ever!
K9 Wellness Center, Reno NV
Beth Williams , P.T., G.C.S., M.A., A.P.T. (owner) has been a licensed physical therapist in Nevada and California since 1985, having graduated with honors from California Statue University Northridge.
She is a board certified geriatric clinical specialist, and a certified Aston-Patterning practitioner and Pilates instructor.
began applying her
knowledge of movement science, physical therapy and rehabilitation techniques to animals in 1998, following her
own Rottweiler "Nitro's" successful hip reconstruction for severe bilateral hip dysplasia.
Over the past 7 years, Ms. Williams
has successfully treated treated dogs, cats and horses.
In addition to her
training as a human physical therapist she
has completed continuing education courses on canine and equine anatomy and physical rehabilitation through the American and Canadian Physical Therapy Associations
, Wild West Veterinary Conferences, and the first three International Symposiums on Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Veterinary Medicine.
is committed to promoting health, improving fitness, and preventing injury for all her
clients through appropriate exercise and education.
Looking back, her
interest in this field began early in life.
As a 10 year old volunteer at a veterinary clinic, she
first dog - a beagle puppy abandoned at the clinic with a broken leg!
Animals play a central role in her
personal as well as professional life.
canine companion Nitro are active members and tester/observers for the local pet facilitated therapy program "Paws for Love", and she
participates in agility training with her
2 year old shepherd mix "Dragster".
home is a foster home for SPCA kittens until they are old enough to be adopted and she
volunteers at Washoe County Regional Animal Services to exercise and socialize dogs awaiting new homes.
has been riding horses since age 11, and continues to regularly enjoy the Nevada desert landscape on horseback.
P.J. Wangsness Howle, C.P.D.T., became the first trainer in Nevada to earn a national level I certification from Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers
has been raising and training animals for 24+ years, and in 1999 "quit her
corporate day job" to teach people to train their dogs full time as owner of Dog Training
home with several Chihuahuas, a Brittany, two cats, several horses and a goat, and continues to train and gentle the occasional horse.
An avid student of animal behavior, learning theory and nutrition, she
and Beth Williams
collaborated in 2003 to create the unique "Fido 'N Me Fitness"classes to benefit both 2 and 4 legged clients. www.dogtrainingbypj.com
K9 Wellness Center, Beth ...
K9 Wellness Center, Beth Williams, (775) 750-5087 www.k9wellnesscenter.com (Reno)