I have always lived with dogs and now own 5 - 2 Labradors and 3 Papillons


I have been competing in Dog Agility since 1997 and  reached Grade 6 with my German Shepherd. She continued to compete in agility at full height until she was over 11 years old and continued in veteran classes until she was 12½.


I now compete with the 2 Labradors who are both Grade 5. The Papillons have now retired as they are 13 and nearly 15 years old but were Grade 5 and Grade 6 


The black Labrador has also won into Novice in both Heelwork to Music and Freestyle, competed in Obedience and in 2014 and 2015 won a Gundog Scurry competition. In 2017 the Labradors were 2nd and 3rd in the BASC Gundog Scurry at Rhug Country Fair


I worked as a Chartered Physiotherapist in the NHS for 30 years until 2006 working mainly in community hospitals which involved treating a very varied range of conditions. I also spent some years working with children. I had a special interest in wound healing and completed a post-graduate diploma in tissue viability. 


I completed further training and qualified as an Animal Physiotherapist in 2002. I now specialise in treating animals - mainly dogs

I am also a FitPaws Master Trainer, qualifying on the first course held in the UK and qualified as a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer in 2018


I have lived in Wales since 1981 and have learnt Welsh.

Email: paws4fitness@outlook.com

Tel: 07765 238 937

Gillian Barrett, Grad.Dip.Phys, ACPAT Cat A, FP-MT

Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in Animal Physiotherapy