Running with your dog offers numerous health benefits for both you and your beloved canine companion. All breeds of dog need to get out for at least one walk per day, but many working dogs such as Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes or Samoyeds need to get out in the fresh air far more often than this. Therefore, running with your dog is a great way to keep them in shape while also doing your own waistline a world of good. Canicross is fast becoming one of the most popular ways of running with dogs - so why not invest in some canicross equipment and give it a try?
What do I need to get started with Canicross?
One of the most attractive aspects of canicross and running with your dog is its simplicity - purchase a few pieces of canicross equipment and you're ready to roll. Although a simple dog lead is theoretically viable, a canicross harness is much safer and more comfortable for your dog, as it allows for freer running and avoids any problems associated with collar rub or straining. The canicross dog harness is attached via a bungee line to a canicross belt, which goes around your waist and ensures that both running parties feel secure but free.
The hipbelt from Ruffwear can be used for canicross, hiking and other joring activities. It has a tow bridle that allows for 180 degrees of tow direction . The intuitive towline releases for quick disconnect, and the leg loops keep the belt in place (can be removed).Learn More
This light and ultra-modern dog harness is made out of soft mesh fabric. The Tough Skin™ Harness features a durable shell protecting the outside of the harness and reflective strips to ensure visibility in low light conditions.
The Tough Skin™ Harness is very comfortable for the dog to wear and it is suitable for any activity where the point of attachment is higher or even with the dog’s back. This includes skijoring, bikejoring, scootering, canicross as well as sledding.Learn More
The Jogging Dog Lead from Hurtta is an innovative leash designed to keep your dog close and safe while out for a run.
Especially designed for running and speed walking, but also great for use when pushing a pram or buggy. Easy and quick to slip over your hand.
This canicross belt is made by Zero DC. Connecting around the waist, the wide padding allows the pull from the dog(s) to be spread evenly between your waist and bottom, and the leg straps ensure the belt stays securely in place whilst running.Learn More
This canicross belt is comfortable and well padded with detachable leg loops, allowing the runner the choice to use the leg loops to ensure the belt remains sitting on the hips whilst running, or to remove the leg loops if preferred.Learn More
Also known as the Zero DC Short harness, this dog running harness is popular for canicross and bikejoring and does the same job as the X-back harness and directs all pulling force to the shoulders and chest (away from the neck), hugging the body without restricting lung capacity or leg movement (without the material over your dog's back).
Cushion lined and lightweight for comfort.
Maximum comfort for your dog and the latest in dog harness design from Europe.
Also known as the Zero DC Faster harness, this dog running harness is popular for activities such as canicross and bikejoring, and does the same job as the X-back harness and directs all pulling force to the shoulders and chest (away from the neck), hugging the body without restricting lung capacity or leg movement (without the material over your dog's back).Learn More