rita tretter, csmt,ccft

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How do you serve precious pets?

  • Other Pet Specialties

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Dogs

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
  • under 20 lbs

Pet Certifications

  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator (AKC CGC)
  • Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT)
  • Certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT)
  • FitPaws Master Trainer (FP-MT)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • Flexible

Without pet parents, Petworks wouldn't exist. What discount do you offer our dedicated members? (e.g. 20% off their first session, etc.)

Free fitness equipment introduction if you mention PetWorks!

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

Twin Cities and surrounding communities, Minnesota

What year did you begin serving pets?


How did you hone your craft?

I completed a comprehensive canine fitness program through the University of Tennessee to earn my credentialing as a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer and completed an in-depth FitPAWS onsite workshop to learn correct use of the equipment. I am also certified in Canine Sports Massage Therapy and am a Professional Dog Trainer!

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

Always work with the dog in front of you. Don't make generalizations about dogs or certain breeds of dogs. While most dogs have a few things in common, each dog is an individual :)

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

I started working with dogs at the age of 11 as a volunteer at the humane Society in St Paul. By age 13, they offered me a job as the Saturday adoption desk lead employee. From there, my life and passions have revolved around dogs! In the veterinary field, I've been a vet tech, surgical assistant, treatment tech, and xray tech. I am certified in Canine Massage & Canine Fitness and am a Professional Dog Trainer. I am also an AKC-approved Canine Good Citizen trainer & evaluator and I work with Veteran's through an amazing organization called Train a Dog-Save a Warrior, helping veteran's train their own service dog!