Q. What is cani-walk?

A. It is a great way for a person that like to walk to get fit, with his canine friend. It encourages people and their dogs to take part in outdoor activities and meet other people that have the same passion.

The best time to do this sport is during the cooler temperature, autumn, winter and spring  You have to choose the right time and the right place  where to exercise your dog so it will be easier for him. Cani-walk is very often a sport done also during warmer temperature so it is your responsabilities to monitor your dog, because a dog can easily suffer from heat exaustion. Watch out for hot surfaces.

It is important that you and your dog have to be healthy and active before starting cani-walk. If you are concern for yourself please check with your doctor and also check with your vet for your dog.This is really the best thing to do. To participate in this sport you need to be able to walk at a steady pace. The training is an hour long. 

Q. What you will need for this sport?

A. A canicross belt, poop bags, a water bottle, a dog portable bowl, a good pair of walking shoes. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Q. What your dog will need for this sport?

AYour dog will need a harness, a collar, a medal with the info if he get lost. During winter, dog boots, a coat

Q. What type of training you and your dog will need for this sport?

A. If you can walk, you can do cani-walk
Q. What breed of dog can do this sport?

A. Any breed, any dogs that love to walk can do cani-walk. 

Q. What size of dog can do this sport?

AAny size dog can cani-walk just don’t expect them to have much capacity to pull you if they are from a smaller size. But yes a lot of smaller breed love to be in front and think that they are pulling you. Dogs of smaller size can pull in pair.  But if your dog likes it. Why not? They can have lots of fun too. Dogs that weight 14 kg and up are good candidate. Don’t forget to respect your dog rhythm.

Q. When can a dog start doing joring sport?

A.  It depend on the breed of the dog. Every breed/dog is different, it is hard to say for sure, dogs don’t come with a label. The larger they are the longer the growth plate will take to end their growth therefore it will take longer to start joring sport. The smaller they are the faster their growth plate will reach their growth. The best is to wait until the plates have finished their growth. If you are not sure, ask your vet. 
Q What are other similar joring sport?

A.  Snowshoeing also trekking.

You would like to know more about cani-walk  than join us in a try out. You know that you would like to practice this sport, well than, why don’t you take the workshop. This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to start this sport safely with your dog.

For the human and for the dog. The human should be seen by a doctor prior starting any exercise program, ask him if the program will be appropriate for you. Same thing with your dog. You should see the vet about the new exercise program that you will be starting with your dog to know if it will be appropriate.

Christianne Tremblay

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