The Canadog Deluxe walking/canicrossing belt was the first belt I got for canicrossing and I still use it many years on, both for walking and to loan to people who come canicrossing with me. I thought I would write a bit about it following on from the blog on how to choose your belt.
The Canadog belt currently comes in a choice of three colours (red, blue and black) which appealed to me, along with the built in pocket large enough for a phone and keys, plus the water bottle holder at the back and a ring either side to clip a treat or poo bag to. It is also very adjustable so can fit a wide range of people and suits all sorts of shapes and sizes.
The belt is wide, fully padded and fleece lined for the runner or walkers’ comfort, as the pull from the dog is absorbed through the belt without putting any pressure on the runners back. The bungee line (sold separately) is attached via the two d-rings at the front of the belt and you will either need a caribiner or a line with a clip at each end to provide an element of quick release, otherwise you can usually just loop the end of the line through the d-rings.
As I explained in my previous article, I think the Canadog belt will suit a wide range of people but can rise up the waist if you wear it lower down (as I do), have a much smaller waist than hips and your dog pulls very hard. I think this is its’ only disadvantage for use when canicrossing.
If you’re looking for a top quality belt for both walking and canicrossing, I don’t think you can go wrong with the Canadog belt, as it’s designed to be both practical and comfortable. For more information or to purchase see http://www.k9trailtime.com/shop/canadog-belt.html