What is Canicross?


Canicross is one of the most social ways for you and your dog to get fit together. Through the combined teamwork you share, the two of you will build a special bond that really is unparalleled.

It is also the safest way to enjoy running with your dog – by using specially designed, technical equipment that allows you to run naturally and to run hands-free and for your dog to run comfortably and efficiently under your control.

You don’t need to be running distances or to be super fit to start your adventures together. You can infact make use of the specific kit to power walk or canitrek. The equipment has been invaluable for myself and my dogs when walking or running the coastal paths that we have at our disposal here on the North Cornwall and Devon border. We hear too often the horror stories of many dogs meeting their fate during a walk near cliffs or livestock being attacked on the moorlands.

Canicross originated in Europe as invaluable training for the mushing (dog sledding) community during off season months. It is very similar to skijoring, where people ski with their dog pulling out in front of them, and bikejoring, where people cycle off-road with their dog pulling in front.

FAQ’s about Canicross and Classes

When you start a new sport invariably you will have many questions. Our friends at DogFit have put together some FAQ’s, please select the button to read more…