Erica C. Boling, Ph.D.

The K9 Athlete Mentor: Leading the K9 Peak Performance Movement

Erica C. Boling, Ph. D kneeling and holding a trainee dog by the leash

"Whether coaching handlers to win national and international competitions, empowering owners to have fit dogs, or teaching individuals how to earn income from their love of canine sports and fitness, I'm on a mission to raise the level of excellence in the K9 Peak Performance arena."


Greetings! I am on a mission to teach others how to best meet the needs of the canine athlete. In order to do this, I founded Northeast K9 Conditioning, LLC and the Northeast K9 Conditioning Academy. Having experience with working dogs and currently competing in one of the most physically demanding canine sports called French Ring, I understand the unique challenges and physical risks that confront our high drive dogs while training for both sport and work. I am also a member of the United States Federation of Sleddog Sports (USFSS) and a member of their USA National Team. I am a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT), Certified Canine Massage Provider, and FitPAWS Master Trainer. Having over 30 years of teaching experience, a PhD in Education, and success as a business entrepreneur, I’m in a very unique position to support all levels of canine professionals by sharing my wide range of knowledge and expertise.