What is Canicross?

Canicross (sometimes styled as CaniX) is cross-country running with your dog out in front pulling you along. It uses a bungee and special harness so your dog can pull without throwing off your running stride. It’s great fun and exercise for both you and your dog. You can do canicross alone with your dog, but if you want to get the best out of it, we recommend joining a club. The coaches there will be able to teach you how to control your dog while it runs out in front and (if you’re really sporty) can guide you towards doing canicross competitively. It began as off-season training for sled-dogs. Mushers (sled-dog handlers) would run with the dogs tied to them in the summer months to keep them fit for the winter. It has now taken off as a sport in its own right, with world championships held each year. While … Read more