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Top tips for running with your dog in the dark autumn and winter evenings Posted by Gail Walker, 9th September 2017

A common question we get this time of year is whether you can still canicross your dogs in the dark autumn and winter evenings? The short answer is YES! In fact, my personal experience is that the dogs often prefer it, since it’s a much cooler temperature for them. Plus there are more interesting smells at night…

My Story : Tiffani Ogilvie and how canicross has helped her Staffordshire Bull Terrier Misty Posted by Gail Walker, 13th September 2017

Tiffani Ogilvie and her gorgeous six year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Misty only recently discovered canicross and the benefits of getting fitter together. But Tiffani has also seen such a noticeable improvement in Misty’s behaviour since joining DogFit Canicross Trainer Clare Grierson’s classes that she believes “more people should hear about how fun and effective…

Ankle injury prevention for trail runners over the autumn and winter months Posted by Sophie Leyland, 3rd September 2017

Transitioning from summer to autumn brings new challenges underfoot, with the added risk of running on wet leaves over undulating terrain…which inevitably leads to concern over picking up ankle injuries. But whatever time of year you run, there are number of things you can do to ensure you stay strong on your feet. **Preparation is key** It is always best to be…

From Crufts to Canicross Posted by Ginetta George, 19th August 2017

Canicrosser Lucie Allan has two beautiful Finnish Lapphund’s. When they’re not at Crufts or at another show, they can be seen canicrossing around the Surrey Hills.  Read Lucie’s My Story, and find out how she successfully enjoys both activities. “When choosing the Woof that would share a home with my husband and I, we did…

Tips for running with your dog over the summer Posted by Gail Walker, 20th June 2017

We are often asked if it’s ok to run a dog in the hotter months of the year. How often and when you run your dog boils down to a number of factors. The temperature isn’t the only thing to watch out for. You must take into consideration the humidity, your dog’s age, their general…

8 Common Canicross Myths Dispelled Posted by Gail Walker, 19th March 2017

I wanted to write a blog on some of the common canicross myths new people to the sport often raise – the concerns or fears that often hold them back from giving canicross a go! These concerns are neither stupid or invalid and to be honest, if somebody had described canicross to me as being attached to an over…

My Story : From Road Runner to Canicrosser Posted by Gail Walker, 5th February 2017

Canicrosser Georgie Lambert used to be a dedicated road and track runner, having competed at a high level for a number of years. She is also the area manager at successful sports specialist retailer Alton Sports. So you could say running is in her blood! Yet after giving up serious racing she ended up “just plodding twice…

Thinking of taking part in a canicross event? Here’s what you need to know. Posted by Gail Walker, 28th January 2017

If you are thinking of taking part in a canicross event, whether it’s a canicross only race or a dog-less event that welcomes canicrossers, here are our top tips for being prepared and getting the most out of the experience: 1. Do your prep Find out as much about the canicross event as possible. As…

Canicross Beginners Guide To Getting Started Posted by Gail Walker, 31st December 2016

So you’ve decided that you want to get fit with your dog and love the idea of off road running together. But how do you practically go about canicross with your dog? What kit do you need? What other advice would be useful to know to help you get the most out of this wonderful sport?…

Easy Liver Cake Posted by Ginetta George, 3rd December 2016

Always a favourite with our dogs, liver cake is that special treat and really cheap and easy to make. For a totally natural treat, a fraction of the price of shop bought ones, here are the instructions for a quick and easy liver cake.  It’s a high value treat and great for use in moderation. You…