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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…

Running with a rescue dog at Parkrun – working with the RSPCA Posted by Ginetta George, 27th November 2016

Recently we drove over to the Basildon parkrun to join RSPCA Inspector Marie Hammerton, and rescue dog Diesel, to introduce them to the benefits of running handsfree using canicross kit. Marie has been doing an amazing job taking rescue dogs along to the local parkrun. By running with them there, she has helped rehome over 20…

How to Stretch, what to Stretch and what not to Stretch! Posted by Sophie Leyland, 17th October 2016

How to Stretch ? You may or may not be aware of the present clinical debate around stretching? Basically stretching has had some bad press recently. It was once common practice to stretch pre and post exercise. There’s a lot of different opinions towards the role of stretching in sports performance and injury prevention. I…