Recently I decided to try out a new belt, I am a bit of a kit geek, and I like trying out new and different products, in the quest to find…..the one! So this month I trialled the Run Lite Artic Wolf Canicross Belt. You can purchase it from Cani-Fit using the link found here: https://cani-fit.com/product/run-lite-canicross-belt-by-arctic-wolf/ I have tried my best to put this through all the strain I can, using it for running, hiking and my general dog walking business needs a
PART ONE: How to start in the world of Canicross. Each and every day I see posts, comments or receive emails asking about how to start running with your dog. It can be quite baffling to start off with, and some people are not lucky enough to have a canicross instructor, or canicross group with people willing to help nearby. Before you start hitting the trails you need to cover some basics first, so hopefully this blog will break these down and help you understand how to get s
Most of you will have heard of Park Run, and if you haven't give it a google. They are lovely little events held all over the UK in different areas and the best part is, they are dog friendly. So why should you go to a Park Run? Well, I am not saying you should, but equally I am not saying you shouldn't either. If you wanted to try something different, and are many a bit nervous about entering anything competitive as I am then Park Run offers a good alternative. The routes ar
What is canicross? Canicross is a growing sport involving cross country running and your dog, originating from sled dog mushing, hence some of the mushing terms used by some. You and your dog have special harnesses on, connected by a specific bungee line, this allows your dog to pull when running in front of you safely. You then train your dog to respond to directional ques, such as ‘line out’, back, left and right or gee and haw. Canicross is a fantastic and fun way of exer
As May is drawing to a close, and we keep our fingers crossed for some slightly drier weather, I am opening up my books for my next beginners session of Canicross/Hikes.
These are suitable for beginners and are a great taster session to see if you enjoy it. During our session we will cover basics, equipment, commands and I will go through all the most frequently asked questions. I have equipment to try on for the session, meaning you don't have to randomly order sizes to ge
In my previous post I covered 'What is Canicross'. So check that out if you haven't, today my blog post will run over some of the basics. The basics in canicross can be a broad and as in depth as you like. In my mind canicross should be open and accessible to anyone with a dog, and a sense of adventure. Essentially you have two types of canicross. Competitive, and non competitive. My sole focus is on non competitive canicross, removing the pressure alleviates a lot of the s