Fitness and Sport are not the same

Sport is the APPLICATION of Physical Fitness Skills

Many feel that training their sport means their dogs are already fit.

As a dog sports trainer, I understand the sentiment:

Why bother with all this “fitness and conditioning stuff”?

After all, I train my dog for IGP – already a physically demanding sport – so my dog is strong and fit, not so?

How wrong I was!!

An “unexpected” injury forced me to withdraw from a National Championship. All that training for nothing.  But once my dog was better, I didn’t know how to re-enter my sport safely!

No one should experience this same fear, frustration or worse, forfeit a trial because you should have known better.

This is what I now know:

SPORT is the APPLICATION of fitness, but you first have to get fit and conditioned to do the sport – and to do it well!  

The same applies to your dog.

Help get your dog’s body conditioned for the work required.

The Biokinetic K-9 – Your Elite K-9 Fitness and Conditioning Expert

Angela Ahern, CCAS, CMFR

  • IMAGINE

    a safe haven

    and having a training “home” and “team” where you can always ask any question about your fitness, sport and conditioning training (in fact, they are welcomed!), no matter how silly you think they are.

  • FRUSTRATED

    with the internet

    because although you’ve seen all the awesome fitness dogs on the internet, you don’t know how to get there with your dog? Safely?

    Not getting the answers you need?

  • WHAT IF

    you got to know

    exactly how to progress, “move out of the gate” and confidently improved and conditioned your dog without the worry of you being the cause of an injury.

  • DON’T BE

    most people

    Most people don’t know the basics, but they think they know it all.  They are the ones who pay the highest price, or rather, their dogs do. They waste years on reinventing the wheel and get constantly injured.

There is a way. A Certain Way

Join our Mentorship and become one of our Elite BK-9 Tribe Members.

This Is Your Invitation

The BK-9 Tribe Mentorship, where people with the appreciation of witnessing powerful movements in our dogs can come together.

A community of sport dog trainers discovering the awesomeness of a fit and conditioned dog and applying it to their sport.

A place where we can witness and grow each other and our dogs to be the powerful being they were born to be.

Here’s your invitation:

Join me as a member and get involved in this process.  I would love for you to share your ideas and help grow and shape this membership.

I share all my information with you and you get to ask me anything about K9 Fitness and Conditioning

But more than that – you get access to EVERYTHING I know. From structure to sport, to exercises dos and don’ts, progressions and feedback, along with a twice-monthly live session for Q&A and various topics about conditioning and fitness.

Become part of our community where you are supported and helped.

This is an exclusive BK-9 Tribe Mentorship monthly subscription where we help you grow so that you may discover and then apply your knowledge to take your dog to the next level in his sporting journey, safely and powerfully.

Receive coaching on all of the most up-to-date, effective fitness and conditioning strategies specifically designed around canine athletes, straight from a certified canine athlete specialist.

Just like any professional athlete, your dog needs a coach to improve which means YOU need a coach to show you how to improve your dog’s fitness and conditioning preparation for optimal sports performance.

It’s not just about starting; it’s about staying on course!

Do more in less time so you don’t burn out. Start enjoying actual RESULTS in your dog’s performance.

You don’t have to figure it out by yourself anymore.

We have your back.

“None of us are as smart as all of us”

– Ken Blanchard

WHAT OTHERS SAY…

I was so impressed by her passion to help clients, her knowledge, and her ability to connect with her clients and their dogs. It’s because of her that I now look at dogs with a different eye and have been serious about conditioning my dogs on a daily basis. Angela is extremely caring and attentive to what each dog needs, what their limits are (let’s face it, some dogs don’t like people hanging over them and touching them) and how far she can push the owners to be able to see and work on the issues. She encouraged and motivated each and every person in the seminar and had a fantastic way of engaging everyone. She had a very nice balance of theory and practical training where each dog got assessed and where the entire group got involved in the discussion. She changed my ways of looking at dogs forever and I’m extremely grateful for that! It shows that obviously, you can learn an “old dog” new tricks.

Working with Angela (The Biokinetic K-9) has been a wonderfully rewarding and productive experience for both my dog and I.  Angela is incredibly thorough in acquiring the information (through online interviews, video clips etc) required to customize a fitness program suitable to your dog’s needs.  She is wonderfully astute in identifying exactly what my dog, Zodiac, needed in terms of strength building and flexibility. Her programs are designed to work for the handler in terms of time frame, handler ability and what you have at your disposal in terms of equipment.

The online program itself is broken down to help you and your dog achieve optimum success with short video clips of each exercise. Angela is also available to help you with advice, encouragement and feedback. Her passion for what she does is undeniable, and we are so blessed to have access to this resource in South Africa. I can highly recommend this programme wherever you are on your life’s journey with your dog, from the proverbial pet (soon to be ex-couch potato) to the IGP machine – your dog will thank you!

Learned so much more than I expected- and it was incredible.

The Webinar sound, video and slide show was fantastic and the practical relevance was phenomenal.  Angela’s knowledge, ability and quality as a speaker is mind-blowing.

I want so much more of these, pawlease!

It is very obvious Angela knows what she is talking about. She is very interesting and informative. I like how she uses analogies to human bodies. It is easier to understand when relating it to dogs. It was interesting to see and understand why not all conditioning exercises apply to all dogs. She showed an understanding in your dog while explaining the correct exercises.

Angela covers everything from where, when, what, why and how about fitness exercises. Very informative and fun and everything is correlated to practical application. She is super knowledgable and able to accurately and in detail answer questions with good explanation.

I learned a lot from Angela and about my German Shepherd. I really enjoyed her course and the exercises will help me teach my dog, build his strength and he will be much better off.

FREQUENTY ASKED QUESTIONS

It doesn’t matter where you are in agility; from beginner to world competitor, every dog can be improved by working on your dog’s physical abilities, their strength, their flexibility, their understanding, their drive.

You need to improve your dog’s speed? You need to improve your understanding.

Susan Garrett

It is so awesome that you are looking out for your dog’s health! No problem!

We can help you with that. We discuss how programs are customised for pets that are a little overweight too and then to get your dog on the road  and even help you aim for that optimum Body Condition Score.

This membership is not designed for dogs with injuries, but rather how to safely reduce the risk of injury of your dog through balanced fitness and conditioning protocols.

The membership lasts for as long as you want it to.  You can leave at any time.  There are no contracts.  You stay for as long as you are receiving value and enjoying the community.

You do get the best benefit by staying with us for at least a year (that’s why we offer an annual rate discount).  Fitness is not a quick fix. Your dog is a living being and the body needs time to grow and develop.  Why not spend that time with us so we can help you along every step of the way.

As a member, you help develop your mentorship into one that you love and grow in!!

The price you pay annually right now will be the price you pay for as long as you are a member and will not change – even if we have price revisions later on.  Your annual fee will never increase!

Monthly fees are however subject to change at a later date.

This mentorship is for those that want to gain an understanding behind the exercises they are doing with their dogs. Understanding and knowledge make the exercises so much more powerful.

Understanding what is happening with your dog’s body and how you can help improve their performance and how and why it impacts your sport! It’s not about just giving you a bunch of exercises (you can find this anywhere on the internet).

It is more important for you to understand why you are doing and exercises, what to look at in performing an exercise and how and why it impacts your dog and your sport.

There is a bi-weekly live session on various fitness and conditioning information, Q & As, videos and everything and anything you bring to the table!

As a member, you get to add to your mentorship so that you gain the most valuable information.

Join our private community of like-minded K9 trainers, where you are safe to submit videos, ask questions, post photos and request feedback and help.

You have access to our video library, PDF downloads and program tracking sheets.

This is not for someone who only sits on the sideline.

I want you to ENGAGE!  Dive in! Interact, ask questions (even silly ones – I am an expert at this!) Share videos of your dogs, ask questions about your dogs and even about you! Your community is for you!  You are a YES! This will be a safe training ground for those that want to learn, implement and understand.

The more you engage, the more value you will receive.

The membership is jam-packed with information!!

Is not designed as a simple quick fix to your fitness issues. Rather it is here for self-study, growing and gaining knowledge that you may take with you for the rest of your life and may apply to every dog you own.

It does not matter where you are in your fitness journey, from absolute beginner to advanced you are encouraged to not only start your journey but stay the course. We want you to win.

Disclaimer:
We don’t believe in “quick fix” programs but rather develop rich foundations – only in hard work, adding value, building real and professional programs and serving others with excellence and constancy. Our programs are intended to help you and your dog, they take a normal, expected amount of work and discipline just like any worthwhile endeavour or professional continuing education program. Please don’t enroll in our programs if you believe in the “I just need to fix XYZ quickly in my dog” myth or ideology; we only want serious people dedicated to real professional development. As stipulated by law, we can not and do not make any guarantees about your ability to get results with our ideas, information, tools or strategies. We don’t know you and, besides, your results in life are up to you. We do however want to help by providing great content, direction, strategies and how-tos. You should know that all products and services by our company are for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing on this page, any of our websites, or any of our content or curriculum is a promise or guarantee of results. No results or examples mentioned by us or our students should be expected as definite. Each person and each dog is unique after all. Making decisions based on any information presented in our products, events, services, or website, should be done only with the knowledge that you could experience risk or losses just like any endeavour. You alone are responsible and accountable for your decisions, actions and results in life and by your registration here you agree not to attempt to hold us liable for your decisions, actions or results, at any time, under any circumstance.

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