Watch video: Canicross: staying safe and safety equipment

Safety is an important consideration in any sport, whether it involves dogs or not, and like all sports, Canicross carries a certain level of risk. In this video, George Humphreys from Ashridge Canicrossers, tells us what are the most likely causes of injury. He explains how best to minimise injury and what can be done if anyone does get hurt. To find out more about Canicross, visit our Canicross videos page at

UPDATE: Canicrossers often use as this app can identify where you are anywhere in the country down to 3m squares. It is also used by the emergency services to identify your location. So it's a very good piece of safety equipment.

0:00 Introduction
1:20 What to do if you twist an ankle or get another similar injury
3:13 Wrist and shoulder injuries and how to reduce the chances of getting them
4:11 Common dog injuries - limping due to thorns or cuts
5:07 Other safety equipment to take on a run
6:30 Signs of overheating and dehydration and what to do about it
8:33 Canicross in cold weather and snow
10:15 Feeding your dog around Canicross and how and when to let them to drink
11:20 Warming up and cooling down
12:10 Dogs who are reactive to dogs or people in Canicross
12:45 Muzzles in Canicross
13:33 Safety to consider when cross country running on your own

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