Paws4Paws is committed to keeping your dog healthy and happy. We offer a wide range of therapies through private home consults and a personalised treatment plan designed to your dog’s individual needs. 


We work closely with veterinarians in order to ensure the best possible care for your dog!

Sandra’s Story

Sandra’s dog Chito has been her inspiration and support throughout and Paws4Paws would not exist without him. He gave her a nudge back in 2012 to follow her passion and redirect her path from being an academic (anthropologist) to helping dogs live a longer and happier life. And he is living proof! He is 12.5 years old and despite suffering from spondylosis and lumbosacral disease he is in fantastic condition. Sandra has done a lot of rehabilitative strengthening work with Chito, as well as remedial massage, myofascial pain release and trigger point therapy, and the results are truely telling.

Sandra became a Canine Myotherapist in 2015 and has continued professional development in canine rehabilitation. She is also currently enrolled in a Cert IV in Vet Nursing to add to her skills repertoire and works as a Trainee Vet Nurse at the Mt Martha Vet Clinic on the Mornington Peninsula.

Our Team

Sandra Bader

Sandra Bader

Founder and Owner | Canine Myotherapist

Sandra has completed her studies in Canine Myofunctional Therapy (CMT) at the National College of Traditional Medicine (NCTM) in 2015. She also holds a diploma in Shiatsu/Acupressure (EastWest College), a Certificate in Therapeutic Massage (East West College) and a PhD in Anthropology (Monash). She has a particular interest in canine rehabilitation and has recently commenced a Cert IV in Vet Nursing with the aim to enrol in a postgraduate diploma in canine rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee. She is the loving mum of a beautiful woofer of unknown ancestry (maybe Shepherd x Staffy).

Lisa Whight

Lisa Whight

Canine Myotherapist

Lisa has always had dogs in her life and is currently the mum of two Hungarian Vizslas. After a major accident with one of her dogs over 12 years ago she became aware of the importance of canine rehabilitation and so her passion began to help dogs lead a longer, healthier and happier life. She completed her Canine Myofunctional Therapy degree with the National College of Traditional Medicine (NCTM) 10 years ago and joined Paws4Paws in 2020. Our clients and their pups absolutely love her and her empathetic nature, and she has been a great addition to the team.