Find out what clients are saying about our 1:1 Personal Training:

(Sheep­dog Self-Pro­tec­tion) Excels at a few things. First, at push­ing phys­i­cal exer­tion to the same lev­el expe­ri­enced on the test which was crit­i­cal for myself. Sec­ond, at giv­ing tips and extra prac­tice with the dread­ed push/pull machine. Final­ly, all work­outs were tai­lored for the indi­vid­ual and incor­po­rat­ed move­ments that were sim­i­lar to those required dur­ing the test. In short, I high­ly rec­om­mend per­son­al train­ing ses­sions no mat­ter your cur­rent fit­ness lev­el. They will find some­thing new to chal­lenge you with. — Kaitlyn

I took part in the POPAT as well as had per­son­al train­ing ses­sions with Fran­cois. I found the train­ing ses­sions to be an awe­some “wake up call” that the type of work­outs I was doing would not get me to my goal. Fran­cois helped me get out of my com­fort zone and real­ly pushed me to lim­its that I oth­er­wise wouldn’t reach if I was work­ing out alone. Fran­cois also was great in help­ing me men­tal­ly pre­pare for the POPAT, which I real­ly appre­ci­at­ed.  I don’t think you guys could do much dif­fer­ent as you’re already killing it! Thank you for the work that you guys do! And I look for­ward to train­ing with you guys in the near future! - Suraj

I have recent­ly begun train­ing with Sheep Dog Self Pro­tec­tion to pre­pare to take the POPAT. Through the 1 on 1 ses­sions I have done so far, I have learnt a lot about tech­nique,  prop­er train­ing for the POPAT, and tips and tricks about the test. Actu­al­ly get­ting to use the push pull machine and prac­tice with it has been a huge help. After only two 1 on 1 ses­sions, my con­fi­dence has gone up, I am see­ing improve­ments, and the push pull machine does not seem daunt­ing like it used to. I am excit­ed to con­tin­ue my train­ing and am con­fi­dent that because of it I will pass my POPAT in Jan­u­ary.- Erin

I real­ly liked how Kris pushed you dur­ing the work­out  and cheered you on. It made the 1 on 1 fun and you want­ed to push your­self to do bet­ter.  Kris real­ly tryed to make it like the SOPAT dur­ing the work­out, so you could get an idea. The 1 on 1 train­ing helped be pre­pare for the SOPAT. It gave me an idea of what I need­ed to do for each step dur­ing the test to pass. I left con­fi­dent that I would pass and I did pass.- Kevin

 The train­ing was fan­tas­tic! Frank knew his mate­r­i­al and explained / demon­strat­ed clear­ly what I need­ed to do. Thank you so much for help­ing, I would high­ly rec­om­mend Sheep­dog to any­one inter­est­ed in train­ing.- Sarah

I liked that Frank knew how to build my con­fi­dence back up to believ­ing I could pass. I came to Sheep­dog after hav­ing recov­ered from a trau­mat­ic injury and need­ed a con­fi­dence builder. I also liked that Frank pushed me hard enough to force adap­ta­tion very quick­ly but knew exact­ly how far to push so I could believe I could keep going. I have not passed yet but it took me essen­tial­ly from the couch to with­in reach of accept­able time in just 5 weeks. I know I will pass. It’s only a mat­ter of time.- Jes­si­ca

I liked that the train­er real­ly cared about my suc­cess. He gave me a lot of use­ful tips and was very encour­ag­ing. I took the POPAT with Sheep Dog after not suc­ceed­ing the first time at a dif­fer­ent facil­i­ty and passed it. The envi­ron­ment made all the dif­fer­ence to me! — Mariam

I would like to say that the per­son­al train­ing was in my opin­ion deliv­ered very well. Dur­ing the ses­sions it was obvi­ous that there was a gen­uine effort by Sheep­dog Self-Pro­tec­tion to push me phys­i­cal­ly and men­tal­ly to be suc­cess­ful in the POPAT. I would like to say that Frank did a fan­tas­tic job work­ing with me as he pro­vid­ed great advice on over­com­ing men­tal and phys­i­cal obsta­cles. Frank also helped me devel­op exer­cise rou­tines to do between ses­sions, which def­i­nite­ly  helped me suc­ceed in the POPAT. — Lukasz

The per­son­al train­ing ses­sion was a great expe­ri­ence! Using the push pull machine was a good reminder to keep up with weight train­ing. Being timed on por­tions of the test­ing is some­thing no train­er has offered before. Awe­some. — Lori

I found the train­ing real­ly good. Fran­cois pushed me just enough and did­nt let me be lazy! He’s a great guy and I enjoyed the ses­sion. Please tell him thanks for the advice and tech­nique work too. — Nick

I have been very hap­py with the train­ing received. From a per­son­al train­er per­spec­tive it is bang on. The tips and demos are there when need­ed and are very detailed, which is set­ting you up for suc­cess. The expla­na­tion of the test and what is need­ed are super help­ful.  The work­outs have always been some­thing dif­fer­ent and chal­leng­ing, which is what I love most (the way I always taught as well).  Always pushed fur­ther then last time. Tips after each ses­sion have been giv­en to work out to aid for future train­ing. Def­i­nite­ly rec­om­mend­ed to oth­ers. — Jen

I have reg­is­tered for the POPAT three times with sheep­dog and have passed every time with an increas­ing com­pet­i­tive test time. Both Kris and Fran­cois have been very help­ful with  help­ing me build the con­fi­dence to increase my fit­ness and endurance. I reg­is­tered for three one on one popat ses­sions and that made all the dif­fer­ence. They helped me focus on cer­tain aspects of the course that I strug­gled with. After my one on one ses­sions I noticed a huge improve­ment in my train­ing and fit­ness, which result­ed in receiv­ing a very com­pet­i­tive test time. In addi­tion to the train­ing I received, the facil­i­ty and envi­ron­ment where the popat test is con­duct­ed is a very pro­fes­sion­al yet com­fort­able set­ting which took some pres­sure off! I am very hap­py I chose sheep­dog to assist with my train­ing, thank you Sheep­dog for your help and encour­age­ment. — Amrit

(Liked) Y’all are great! Taught us how to train by our­selves. One on one work was very moti­vat­ing. Tech­nique while on the machine. Focused on what OUR weak­ness was. — Anonymous

(Liked) Pushed me hard. Keep me going strong. Make me nev­er give us. Gave me strength. — Anonymous

Find out what clients are say­ing about our Testing:

I par­tic­i­pat­ed in the POPAT in 2018. The first time i was unsuc­cess­ful. At the end Kris was very pos­i­tive and actu­al­ly sug­gest­ed work­out pro­grams and advice on how to be suc­cess­ful.  I took the advice to heart and fol­lowed the pro­gram and was suc­cess­ful the sec­ond time. This test can be intim­i­dat­ing and every­one is usu­al­ly ner­vous pri­or to the test. Kris and her team do a great job demon­strat­ing each phase of the test as well as going over the rules.  Also dur­ing the test they are there instruct­ing you at each cone, each push/pull and each up and over.…Kris and her team are great and the advice giv­en comes from the heart you can real­ly tell that sheep dog wants you to be suc­cess­ful. — Jas

You guys are amaz­ing! Thank you. — Anonymous

Clear instruc­tion. Clean course. Time to warm up. — Anonymous

Very sup­port­ive- loved the yelling to moti­vate. Very orga­nized. No unex­pect­ed events. Every­thing was well explained in advance. — Anonymous

Team work was great. Course was well laid out well with sup­ports in place from work­ers to encour­age par­tic­i­pants. Job well done. Cheers. — Anonymous

Com­fort­able envi­ron­ment for test­ing pur­pos­es. Course was explained thor­ough­ly and with pre­ci­sion. All staff was easy to speak with. Over­all good expe­ri­ence. — Anonymous

Good atmos­phere (music, cheer­ing). Thor­ough run through. Friend­ly. Great feed­back. — Anonymous

Excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Cre­at­ed a com­fort­able atmos­phere. Very cour­te­ous. — Anonymous

Kris and Frank do an excel­lent job of clear­ly explain­ing the course and expec­ta­tions of the day. Its a pos­i­tive, fun, and encour­ag­ing atmos­phere while keep­ing the con­text of law enforce­ment and why these tests are require­ments. — Anonymous

Course walk through was extreme­ly help­ful. Being able to go through the equip­ment was also great! Helps numb down the anx­i­ety. — Anonymous

Very pro­fes­sion­al. Well orga­nized. Good expla­na­tion on course. — Anonymous.

(Liked) Moti­va­tion­al! Speak­ing to us while on the course. Run through and prac­tice on the course. Moti­va­tion­al music dur­ing test. — Anonymous

Good atmos­phere. Good encour­age­ment. — Anonymous

Great instruc­tions for walk through with tips on what to do or not to do. Good feed­back on what to work on. — Anonymous

Good expla­na­tion of course/ test. Ample time to warm up and test equip­ment. Music is a nice touch. Great coach­ing and encour­age­ment. — Anonymous

(Liked) Make us a team. Clear instruc­tions. Make it fun! Make us feel strong. — Anonymous

(Liked) Clar­i­ty of the course. Pos­i­tive “push­ing”. How to do bet­ter. Love ISC! — Anonymous

Good knowl­edge­able staff. Inspires can­di­dates to always self improve. Pos­i­tive atmos­phere. — Anonymous

Nice loca­tion. Awe­some staff- Anonymous

Good facil­i­ty. Well explained test. Good clean­ing safe­ty pro­to­cols. — Anonymous

Good instruc­tion. Great encour­age­ment. Real­ly enjoyed the expe­ri­ence. — Anonymous

My shoe ripped open dur­ing the warm up and instead of send­ing me home they pro­vid­ed me with a repair. — Anonymous

Great guid­ing dur­ing test­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion before test­ing. — Anonymous

Find out what clients are saying about our Information Sessions:

I want to thank you (Kris) & Fran­cois for the awe­some info ses­sion for the COPAT. The knowl­edge, tips, & pos­i­tive advice is very moti­vat­ing, prac­ti­cal, & real­ly appre­ci­at­ed! Thank you both for push­ing me and believ­ing in me. You both real­ly boost­ed my con­fi­dence today. I will keep push­ing myself. — Jen

Thank you so much for the oppor­tu­ni­ty to come out today. It was a great refresh­er for the PARE and I also picked up some valu­able tips and tricks which should hope­ful­ly reduce my time when I take it for real. I real­ly appre­ci­ate that you and Fran­cois took the time out of your busy sched­ules to put on this free work­shop. - Lucas