The idea about Nimble-K9 has grown from our passion for dogs and dog sports and from my (Inge) background as a veterinarian. We both are active in agility since over 25 years. During that period we have seen this dog sport grow enormously. Modern agility is a real sport that relies on extreme athleticism, at least on the dog’s part. For us, the essence remains the same, having fun together with our best quadruped and biped friends, in a responsible way, meaning that we put the wellbeing of the dog always first.
In order to practice modern agility in a responsible manner, much more is required than teaching the dog to go over obstacles. Conditioning training, trick training, as the basis for the future agility training, learning specific handling techniques, you name it.
With Nimble-K9 we want to offer training opportunities in all these areas.
In addition, Fitness and Shaping can certainly have a place in the lives of non-agility dogs!
Dogs that need to be prepared for any dog sport benefit from K9-Fitness training. Every dog benefits from K9-Fitness training! It can also be a nice regular activity for the companion dog.
And of course K9-Fitness training plays a role in rehabilitation programs and it often gives an outlet for dogs that are limited in the rest of their activities.
The name Nimble-K9 refers to a very special dog. Nimble is the English word for agile, light-footed, fast, skilled. Our Nimble is certainly worthy of her name! She has a beautiful character and is a dream of an agility dog. Nimble would have had an outstanding agility career, in case she and Rudy had not been plagued by injuries. The periods that they could run together have resulted in great achievements. It always was a pleasure to see this team smoothly flying across the agility course. Nimble's agility career has been finished, since a few years now. But she is not sitting still. She has found her passion now in Fitness, we learn new tricks together and of course she enjoys the daily walks. It is through Nimble that we have become fascinated by K9-Fitness. On top of that, the youngest member of our family, bears “Nimble “as her middle name. Coincidence but a good sign! Hence the choice for Nimble-K9.
We hope this website will give you an idea about what Nimble-K9 stands for.
Rudy & Inge
Zen, Nimble, Keen, Nalu en Alice