Monday, 26 November 2018

CaniCross - an introduction

Cani-cross is the sport of running off-road with your dog. And it really is the best feeling in the world!

Using a waist-belt for the human partner is essential to avoid injury. The waist-belt should be fitted to sit low on the hips rather than pulling through the lower back/kidney regions. Integral bungees can reduce impact from sudden pulling.

A strong bungee line connects dog to human – this needs to be robust and around 2 metres long for most activities (but shorter for ParkRun).


The harnesses used for Cani-cross are different to normal ‘walking’ harnesses due to the design around the chest (allows free movement of the shoulders) and the attachment point being further down the spine (to give a better angle when the dog pulls). 

It is a fantastic way to keep you and your dog fit whilst enjoying the great outdoors together.

It provides a physical workout for your dog and the use of directional commands will help him to learn to use his brain and build up his confidence.

Based in Yorkshire? 

Well Connected Canine offer starter lessons, equipment fitting, advice and group classes! 

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