Hi, I'm Angela Ahern, CCAS. and just crazy about Sporting and Working dogs! I love these dogs and simply admire what they can do.
I am a trainer and competitor in IGP and a Certified Canine Athlete Specialist and Adviser.
This just means that I am such a sport dog enthusiast that I studied on how best to protect their bodies in order for them to give the best performance they can.
IGP is not an easy sport! With 3 disciplines, tracking, obedience and protection sports, there is loads of training ground to cover! This is the same for most dog sports or working dog careers.
The current, basic rule of thumb out there: Start 'em young!
These questions lead to one of two directions: fear of action or overcompensation. Both are the start of damage for your puppy.
Both directions lead to disappointment.
All dog training is based on repetition. We all know that repetitions are there to reinforce the training. But what are you doing repetitively? If you are showing that same wrong action/movement over and over and rewarding or validating it, you may be causing long-term damage to your dog.
The sad part is that the damage caused with puppy training, more often than not, only rears its ugly head when the puppy is an adult.
Something has to give way and it is normally the physical or mental niggles that come through, cutting your competitive career short, ending it completely or compulsory longer periods of recovery or rehab required.
Worse, some of these dangerous puppy training tips are encouraged or shown on various social media platforms as "training secrets to success".
I was frustrated! I knew in my gut that what my trainer was showing me was not the way to train my puppy. I was simply told what to do - not HOW or WHY they train that why.
But they were supposedly the experts! They had competed at Championship levels after all and I had not.
Yet, they could not answer my questions. That elusive "Why?" remained unanswered.
I either had to fit in or train on my own or somewhere else. Needless to say, I wasted over a year of my puppy's life.
I met my mentor by accident. He answered my training questions and changed my training in a way I could understand! I was on a roll. This started my path.
The more I learned, the more I saw other's mistakes and the more I saw how dogs where missing out on being given the proper tools to excel in the sports they so love to do.
This frustration turned to a deep sadness for the dogs, especially after my own dog got injured... and then HOPE!
I also saw that I was not the only one experiencing these feelings of fear, frustration or disappointment with their dogs.
I dug further. Not only in training, but also in balance, fitness and the physical preparation that our dogs need to undergo in order to succeed at the highest levels.
Learning, studying and understanding has brought me to this point.
I want to help you help your dog achieve! And the best time to start is from the time you first meet your new partner - your puppy!
Preparing your puppy is not simply training him for your sport or work. It is not just doing the same exercises you would do with an adult dog simply changing to lower jumps, or short sessions, or easier sport obstacles.
Your puppy's body is different to an adult dog and remains different until he grows and becomes and adult. How you address that young body is not with easier adult training.
Preparing your puppy for your sport or work is like preparing your runway for takeoff! You want to gain steady momentum for the ultimate launch!
It's not just about training for your sport. It's about preparing your puppy's body to excel as the best sporting and working dog he can be!
Take yourself to a next level of understanding! Gain insight into your puppy's body and how to prepare it safely for a rewarding, long and healthy career.
It took me years to gain these insights, mainly because so few top trainers new them! Don't let your puppy lose out like mine did.
I want to share what I helped me so your puppy can benefit - they deserve our best afterall.
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"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 knowledgeable and able to accurately and in detail answer questions with good explanation."
“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.
“I want to state that exercise is good for puppies! They need exercise for their bodies to properly develop and grow. Exercise is not bad!
The danger here is when puppies and young dogs do not get the right kind of exercise."
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Creator of Foundations of Preparing your Puppy's Body for Sport and Work
Hi, my name is Angela Ahern. I have been in training dogs for over 20 years, training in dog protection sports (IPO/IGP) for over 11 years and have been a trainer and competitor for 10 years. I achieved a National Championship with my dog Ornella (who is also my reason for starting The Biokinetic K-9).
A small bit of background about me: I have also been a high school teacher, a trainer and educator for adult learning. I am a qualified Moderator and Assessor and achieved a Black Belt in Okinawan Goju Ryo Karate.
I'm a Certified Canine Athlete Specialist, Trainer and Adviser, Canine Myofascial Release practitioner and a Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.
I specialise in sporting and working dogs - in particular those dogs engaged in impact and protection sports.
A proud Dog Sport Nerd.
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People are risk averse. We dread making a mistake and wasting our time and money on something that turns out to be rubbish. This is the part of the sales page where you can appease all those worries. One of the most important things you must learn about people in your market is what kinds of objections they have, so that you can effectively address them here.
Here's a section that you can use for many purposes. For example, you can use it to showcase how your solution is better than other solutions out there. Or, compare the problems your reader is facing right now with the great solutions they'll enjoy once they purchase.
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