What is Canicross
Spending time with our dogs is what we all love to do. If you’re a runner or have thought about running with your Vizzie, what better way to do it than to take up Canicross together. Many people already do some form of Canicross with their dog, but probably don’t realize it!
Canicross is basically cross country running, with your dog attached to you. It originally developed from the sport of Skijoring, where people ski with their dog pulling out in front of them.
Running with your dog keeps you both fit and healthy and allows you to spend quality time together. Dogs are great running partners as they are reliable and always ready to run. Vizsla’s are a popular choice for running dogs as Canicross stimulates mentally, as well as physically.
Even though our Vizslas are great running dogs, a few important things need to be considered before you start. Ensure your dog is fit and healthy, has no underlying illness and is used to some level of exercise. The key is to start slowly and build up the distance.
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