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Canicross your way from Couch - 5K

In just 8 weeks DogFit will take you on an enjoyable fitness journey from couch-5k. Best of all, you go every step of the way with your dog.

Designed for complete beginners (you just need to be able to walk briskly for half an hour), this is a structured and fun plan that will get you and your dog off the couch and jogging 30 continuous minutes in just 8 weeks.

Each week you will get access to extensive course material that includes both canicross and running tips and expertise to support you and your dog on your journey.

Best of all, you won’t be on your own. You’ll be doing this with the support of your best four legged buddy…your very own personal trainer!

DogFit are the only canicross company to offer this course.

We know that many people struggle to find the time to walk the dog and then get down the gym. Or they just struggle to get motivated in the first place. Well, with DogFit’s new Couch to 5K canicross course you can kill two birds with one stone whilst also building a special bond with your four legged best friend.

Not only that, the two of you will be working towards a shared goal.

Upon completion you will receive a special medal to celebrate your success!


"Just do it!! There’s no need to think “I’m not fit enough, as you can just go at your own pace and you will soon feel your fitness levels increase."

- Rob and Arthur - just competed

You can also read Rob's blog about completing the online course here http://blog.dogfit.co.uk/2018/08/online-canicross-...

“ Canicross has opened up a whole new world to me. What a fantastic way to meet new friends with a common interest. It combines getting fit, meeting new people and having fun with my best buddy, my dog! Thank you DogFit. Viisa loves it and so do I!!”

- Tara Green and Viisa

PLEASE NOTE:

Your dog needs to be fully matured to canicross. This is at least 12 months of age for standard breeds and for larger breeds can be up to 18 months. You should check with your vet if you are unsure.

You are advised to seek medical advice from your physician and vet before beginning the Couch to 5K programme. It is the responsibility of all users of this programme to satisfy themselves as to their personal medical and physical condition in determining whether or not to use or adapt the information or content provided. Notwithstanding the medical or physical condition of a user, no responsibility or liability is accepted by DogFit LLP for any loss or damage suffered by an individual or their pet as a result of the use or misuse of any of the information or content in this programme.

“ I’ve really enjoyed Canicross as has our dog, Luna. It’s a totally inclusive sport open to all shapes, sizes and running ability and that’s just the dogs! Luna’s confidence has come on leaps and bounds and she loves every minute. I am even getting used
to wearing the Lycra.

- Tony Martin and Luna

Taking up canicross has been one of the best things for my dog Bai and I. We get to run together and I don’t have to worry about her running off, she’s with me every step of the way ”

- Alexia Booker and Bai

 

Your Instructors


Ginetta George & Gail Walker
Ginetta George & Gail Walker

Ginetta George and Gail Walker are the founders of DogFit, the business that encourages and supports people and their dogs to get fitter together in a fun, safe and social way.

DogFit is the only recognised canicross training provider in the UK by REPs (Register of Excercise Professionals). For over two years they have been working with fitness and dog training professionals to help set standards and deliver the sport in a fun, safe and rewarding way.

Both partners are qualified tutors and hold the England Athletics Leadership running fitness certification. However the real endorsement is the successful business they have built running canicross clinics, events and classes as well as selling a wide range of canicross kit and the valuable work they do with rescue dogs.

Ginetta has used her own 30 years’ experience of owning dogs together with the wealth of experience gained from her extensive career in sales and management to underpin the growth of DogFit. Ginetta has used her business skills and understanding to engage with personal trainers and dog trainers, forging mutually beneficial partnerships, as a way of encouraging, motivating and inspiring dog owners to take part in canicross.

Gail is an experienced dog owner and runner, having taken part in over 15 marathons in the UK and Europe, with a background in marketing. These marketing skills have helped her to creatively develop a business model that works effectively. Her work involves providing a bespoke package for Partners which includes marketing and advertising advice and support, plus all the canicross training needed in order for them to focus on teaching and introducing new clients to the sport.



CANICROSS COURSE FAQs

HOW OLD DOES MY DOG NEED TO BE TO START CANICROSS

Your dog must be fully matured before they take part in running. This is typically around the age of one year old, but may vary as dogs mature and grow at different speeds. We would strongly recommend that you seek advice and guidance from your vet if in any doubt.

CAN ANY BREED OF DOG TAKE PART IN CANICROSS, INCLUDING THE TINY ONES?

As long as they are old enough and willing enough, then any dog can take part. We know people who run with Boston Terriers through to Rhodesian Ridgebacks! All dogs (and people) can potentially do canicross.

WHAT KIT DO I NEED TO BUY TO START CANICROSSING WITH MY DOG?

As well as your regular running attire (including a good pair of off-road trainers), you only need three items to get started; a waist belt for you, a harness for your dog and a special bungee line. Click here for details of our special offer Canicross Starter Kit.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE?

Once you have enrolled, you have 12 months access to the course. Whilst we would encourage you to get started and complete within 8 weeks, it is a self-paced course and you can take longer if needed.

Class Curriculum


  Module 2 - Pre C25K Planning Part 2 (getting ready for the practical)
Available in days
days after you enroll

Who knows where this journey will take you!

PLEASE NOTE:

Your dog needs to be fully matured to canicross. This is at least 12 months of age for standard breeds and for larger breeds can be up to 18 months. You should check with your vet if you are unsure.

You are advised to seek medical advice from your physician and vet before beginning the Couch to 5K programme. It is the responsibility of all users of this programme to satisfy themselves as to their personal medical and physical condition in determining whether or not to use or adapt the information or content provided. Notwithstanding the medical or physical condition of a user, no responsibility or liability is accepted by DogFit LLP for any loss or damage suffered by an individual or their pet as a result of the use or misuse of any of the information or content in this programme.

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