Running with Your Dog
Running with your dog is simple and easy to do. Right? You can do it whenever you want, your dog will always be ready to go. All you have to do is put your running shoes and clothes on, and your get your dog’s collar and leash on them and head out the door. OK, you may need to grab those doggy bags, water, any reflective gear or lights, paw protection, but within an easy 10-15 minutes maximum you can be heading our the door with your dog!
Canicross is basically going for a run with your dog. With the exception of the fact that is all done on soft trails- not paved trails but actual trails. By the way, this is nicer for your dogs because pavement can be tough on your dogs paws. Have you ever tried to run barefoot on pavement before? I have – it’s not pretty…….Imagine what your dog’s paws go through as you run together down the road. My feet were only able to take so much, so if you opt to run with your dog do so with shorter distances and switch to canicross for your dog’s paws! Another thing canicross differs with is the fact the leash is usually a stretchy leash like a bungee cord type leash to absorb the pulling your dog will be doing.
Other than what is mentioned above the two activities are fairly similar, and in the colder months, we intend on taking to the trails and participating in canicross again, until then we will stay safe and keep our distance down.
Ok, so we just had to talk about both activities because our first race is a run with your dog race with us, and our second is on trails and can be treated more like a canicross event.
Until tomorrow, have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day.