Watch video: Canicross : getting started

Following on from his overview of Canicross (in our Canicross playlist at, George Humphreys from Ashridge Canicrossers takes a closer look at how to get started.

George has a lot of helpful information on how to undertake the training and how to ensure that the sport remains safe and fun for both dog and owner. He also explains why he thinks the best start is finding and joining a local group.

0:00 Introduction
1:21 Canicross commands for forward, left, right, boost and steady
4:26 Encouraging your dog to pull ahead during canicross (and not on a normal walk)
9:46 Warming your dog up for a gentle run or competition
11:21 What to do at the end of your run
12:07 Finding a local group or training alone

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