5 Good Reasons to Canicross

This is a short blog to give you 5 great reasons to get out canicrossing with your dog – now!

1 – Your dog will be happier and calmer after a canicross run – studies have shown that dog behaviour improves if your dog is getting the correct exercise.

Active dogs are happy dogs!

Active dogs are happy dogs!

2 – You will burn off that cookie you had after lunch – depending on your height, weight and how fast you run, you burn approximately 100 calories per mile, so 2.5 miles burns off the average chocolate bar,  a pint of lager or a glass of wine!

Burn off those cookies!
Burn off those cookies by canicrossing!

3 – Regular exercise prolongs the life of you and your dog – it is well known that by taking 30 minutes of moderate exercise 5 times a week you can reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer, this applies to you both.

Regular exercise prolongs life and is fun! Photo courtesy of Colin Roberts

Regular exercise prolongs life and is fun! Photo courtesy of Colin Roberts

4 – You will be improving your mental health – research has shown that running not only triggers the chemical release of endorphins but can boost cognitive function too.

Running can improve mental health! - Photo courtesy of Simon Warwick

Running can improve mental health! – Photo courtesy of Simon Warwick

5 – By canicrossing with your dog, you can achieve two things at once – why go to the gym and then walk the dog when you get home? Canicross is exercise for you and your dog, keeping you both fit, healthy and active.

Canicross is great exercise for both you and your dog and negates the need for the gym and a dog walk! Photo courtesy of Houndscape

Canicross is great exercise for both you and your dog and negates the need for the gym and a dog walk! Photo courtesy of Houndscape

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2 comments on “5 Good Reasons to Canicross

  1. Shauna says:

    Hi, I’m really interested in doing this with my rescue staffy but don’t know where to get the running leads from and if there are any groups I can join in with as I would like to socialize him at the same time. Any tips and ideas gratefully received. Thanks, Shauna

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