Canicross is the sport of cross country running with dogs. Originating in Europe canicross is becoming increasingly popular in North America.
Canicross can be run with one or two dogs, always attached to the runner. The runner typically wears a waist belt, the dog a pulling harness, and the two are joined by a bungee cord or elastic line that reduces shock to both human and dog when the dog pulls.
Most people start canicross as a recreational activity with there dog but the competition scene is also well developed in both Europe and North America.
All dogs can take part in canicross, small and big as long as they are fit to run. Not only can all breeds run but people of all ages and abilities can enjoy as long as the dog/human team is properly matched.
Canicross is a great way to find the motivation to get out and move, there is no better personal trainer then an active dog.