A month in the life of Hannah: The K9PT

Hey everyone, Hannah Johnson here, your dedicated Canine Personal Trainer (K9PT), ready to take you on a journey through the busy month of April

A month in the life of Hannah the K9PT

Let’s dive straight into the highlight reel of this action-packed month. First up, let’s talk about the number of 1-2-1 fitness sessions that have kept me on my toes. Interestingly, I’ve noticed a surge in interest from physiotherapists reaching out to collaborate. It’s a fascinating development as they’re still designing exercise plans for these dogs in rehab, but I’m stepping in to finesse the training aspect so these dogs are performing exercises with better understanding, and better form and are more willing to participate in sessions! Interestingly I’ve had a few dogs with hypermobility lately. It’s a niche area that’s pushed me deeper into research, especially considering the delicate balance required when working with compromised dogs. When doing so I always work alongside rehab professionals, I always want to make sure everything is overviewed by them, and I have been getting lots of great feedback and also questions on what other exercises we could be doing to help each dog even further.

I have also been working hard this month on the creation and launch of our most popular webinar yet – Conditioning For Agility! Packed with over an hour of insightful content, including theory, exercise demonstrations, a comprehensive 16-week fitness plan, an engaging live Q&A session, and more! It’s been a hit in our community. But the excitement doesn’t stop there. I’m already gearing up for our next webinars, including one tailored for senior dogs and another focusing on the adrenaline-pumping sport of flyball.

In my quest to elevate my teaching, I’ve recently enrolled in a Level 3 award in Education and Training. It’s all about honing my skills to ensure I deliver top-notch educational experiences to both my clients and fellow professionals. And speaking of professional endeavours, I’ve been honoured to contribute, with my business partner Charlotte Jarman, to the creation and delivery of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions for the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT). It’s a privilege to share insights and best practices with colleagues in the field.

Meanwhile, the Canine Fitness app has been undergoing continuous enhancements to better serve our community. The latest update introduces a user-friendly interface, allowing easy navigation through exercises categorised by body parts. But that’s not all – stay tuned for the upcoming guided fitness sessions and handy tips on creating your DIY fitness equipment. We’re committed to making fitness accessible and affordable for every dog owner.

Phew! April has been a whirlwind of activity, but amidst the hustle and bustle, I’m grateful for the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of dogs and their humans. Here’s to another month filled with wagging tails, boundless learning, and endless possibilities!

Hannah Johnson
Hannah Johnson