Chiropractic care

$50 per dog
Appointment length: 15 minutes for 1-2 dogs, 30 minutes for 1-5 dogs

Dr. Elizabeth “Libby” Engel, DVM, offers appointments at Whole Dog Institute (5922 US Hwy 70, Durham NC 27705) on Thursdays from 12-3:00 p.m. She comes every three weeks. Libby uses gentle manipulations to help your canine partner feel their best. By keeping their skeletal structure well aligned and comfortable, muscles can relax as they “fall” back into place.

Contact Dr. Engel:

Canine Massage

$40 per 30-minutes

Mari Vogel is a certified canine massage therapist. Dog massage is a safe, natural, and non-invasive touch-therapy that can help your dog maintain optimal health and quality of life. Doing massage in combination with chiropractic care can help enhance the adjustments.

Mari does massages at the Whole Dog Institute (5922 US Hwy 70, Durham NC 27705).

Contact Mari Vogel:

Ring Rental

NOTE: If you rent Ring 2 for practice, you will receive the gate code in your reservation confirmation. All rings are kept locked when not in use.

As our rings are becoming more popular and people want to rent them, we have put some guidelines in place to make usage fair and to maintain the integrity of the equipment. The ring rental is for agility only.  Please do not allow your dog to relieve themselves in the ring.  If it happens, please use the spray and spray the area.  This field is used for classes and may be used for trials so it is important that it be treated like a trial setting.

Only one person will be allowed to reserve the ring at a time, and only Ring #2(the ring behind the first ring on the left) will be rented to the general public. There are no rentals to non-WDI instructors without explicit permission from Beth Grooms.

One of the following prerequisites must be met to rent Ring #2 (agility ring) and use the equipment:

  • Dog being run is currently in an agility/games class.
  • Permission of Beth Grooms

All renters will be held accountable to these rules.

  1. Park in front of Ring #2.  If it gets too wet, park closer to Ring #2. We have had people get stuck in the field after rain, so please use good sense.
  2. Do NOT tie your dog to the fence. The fence is not cemented in the ground so can easily be pulled over. If you have to tie your dog, tie to the metal gate posts (NOT the gate itself) as they are cemented in.
  3. The only equipment available for use is the equipment in Ring #2. Do NOT remove equipment from Ring #1 to use in Ring #2 without permission. Individuals discovered to be moving equipment will be warned once. Rental privileges may be revoked if this is done more than once.
  4. Damage to equipment or fencing. Please notify Beth Grooms immediately if any damage is sustained. We do not charge for damages, but need to know about them so we can make necessary repairs in a timely manner. If we are NOT notified of damages, we will contact all renters and interview you to ascertain when the damage was incurred.
  5. The dog walk and Aframe are NOT to be moved. If you would like the equipment in a different location, please let WDI know at least 24 hours in advance so we can move it for (or with) you if needed.
  6. Please store tunnel(s) after usage by compressing the tunnel and standing it on end.
  7. Place unused jump poles in the bungee rope holders hanging on the fence. There are at least two in each field.
  8. Please potty your dog outside the ring.  If an accident occurs, please spray the area with the spray on the fence.

Please note: If we sustain too much damage to equipment during these rental hours, we will revisit these guidelines and make changes by either increasing prices or limiting hours. We hate to do that, but the price of equipment makes caution necessary. We appreciate your understanding.


Sign up for RING PASS HERE. Good for one month.