Fit Together Canicross is a small business in Kent. Canicross is a fun and fast growing sport in the UK. Originally from the colder climates of Europe, the sport developed as a way of keeping sledding dogs fit in the summer.
We in the UK now have taken on the sport as our own, and a growing numbers of participants are reaping the benefits of running with their dogs.
All abilities of owner can take part, you do not need any previous running or fitness experience to get involved. Your dog needs to be over 12 months old, to ensure their growth plates are fully formed and not being stressed too much.
Owners and their dogs need some kit, but we can help you with that, giving you some to try and pointing you in the right direction of the best place to purchase economical kit that is suitable for you and your pet. The owner wears a waist belt, with a bungee line connecting you to your dog, who wears a harness. The dog ‘pulls’ the owner and the bungee line stops any tension between you and the dog. The dog will lead the way, and be attached to you the whole time.
Running with your dog in this way gives several benefits. Firstly, you and your dog get fitter, together. You bond with your dog, learning to work with each other (there are specific commands that you will learn to be able to control and encourage your dog), and your dog learns to socialise with others around them. Dogs love to run together!, you will be amazed at how your pet will respond to others around them and pull you along with the pack! Finally, your dog will exercise not only their body, but their brain, as they focus on the commands you will give them and respond to your instruction.
Taster sessions are available, as well as group Classes and 1-1 instruction.
Due to the nature of Canicross - participation in classes, courses and social runs are entirely at your own risk and by doing so you accept full responsibility for the health, safety and actions of yourself and my dog/dogs. Fit Together Canicross cannot be held liable for any injury illness or accident which occurs as a result of attendance, whether caused by negligence or otherwise.
Hayley is a keen runner both with the gorgeous ginger boys and dogless. Canicross is such a fun and social way to exercise yourself and your dog at the same time, whats not to like.
'I love running on the trails wet or dry watching my boys work hard and enjoy themselves'
There is no better way to get fit than with a furry Personal trainer!
FTC Instructor - Cani-Stroll - Cani-Hike - Cani-Bike & Videographer
Richard is one of our most experienced Instructors, who now lives in the New Forest and has recently taken to studying the world of mindfulness and using it in a NEW class cani-stroll with his wonderful wire haired Vizsla Otto.
Richard other hobbies include Kayaking, Hiking or studying - everyday is a school day!
As well as one of our Instructing Team, Jodie is a keen footballer playing right back in Ashford Ladies Football team.
She has two lovely Labradors Pepsi and Vespa, the latter of which is an absolute demon puller for her tiny frame!
Is our instructor for the Orpington area starting early 2020 at High Elms wood and other locations. She is a lawyer by day and has 2 rescue dogs Milo & Rhea who are both GSD crosses. Canicross has been helping Rhea who is reactive with other dogs so Jenni has plenty of experience with this if you are wondering whether your reactive dog is ok to do canicross!
After years of playing different sports for county and representing my country it was time for change. for Kim.. she has a love for triathlons soon and she has the Pawfect training partner in her GSP Jenson... they make a great team! Kim and Jenson have been Canicross running for 2 years, it’s a real love and with a dog that wasn’t very confident with other dogs has brought him on leaps and bounds. Running with her boy creates a bond and trust not just with each other but other Canicross runners!