K9 Aqua Ltd is owned and operated by Karynne Penfold who obtained her Level 3 Certificates in both Understanding Canine Cruciate & Patella Disease and Understanding Canine Elbow and Hip Dysplasia via long distance learning with Hawksmoor Hydrotherapy Centre in the UK.
Karynne attended this world renowned rehabilitation centre in January 2012 and gained her ABC Nationally Accredited Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals.

Sue Hawkins, Principal of Hawksmoor, wrote the first and fully accredited course on the National Qualifications Framework, the first of its kind in the U.K and worldwide; “Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals”.


Contact Karynne at swimming@k9aqua.co.nz for details.


(L): Ewok, (M): Ruby, (R): Blue


Ewok and Ruby, my two German Shepherds, are sadly now at the Rainbow Bridge.

Early 2013, Karynne welcomed Jackson, a German Shepherd puppy, to the family. Jackson was diagnosed with hip dysplasia at a young age, his fitness and mobility is maintained by regular hydrotherapy and physiotherapy sessions.

He joins Blue, a 9 1/2 yr old Beardie x Border Collie. Blue was a very enthusiastic competitor of agility, competing in the two highest levels, Intermediate and Senior. He has also gained his ADX title and competed in the mid level of Jumpers events.

Blue was retired at 6 yrs old due to a compressed spinal cord.

Karynne and Blue were also volunteers in the S.P.C.A Outreach Therapy Pet programme, having to withdraw due to Karynne’s commitment to K9 Aqua Ltd.