New Canicross Qualification Launched

New Canicross Qualification Launched

10th, May 2022 General News

A couple of canicross enthusiasts are bringing excellence and safety to the sport, by launching the first ever training canicross qualification in the country.

Emily Thomas, who runs the K9 Trail Time online store from Brockworth, Gloucestershire, and Dawn Crook-Richards who runs the longstanding CaniX UK race series, were struck by the questions they were receiving about the sport from customers.

And with the number of pet dogs now larger than ever, and people looking for new ways to exercise with them, the pair realised that there was an urgent need for correct information, in order people and their pets to stay safe.

Canicross is running cross-country (on trails and paths, rather than roads) with your dog and the sport is growing in popularity in the UK.

Emily began taking part in canicross 13 years ago with her first dog, a husky-collie cross called Tegan.

“Tegan was very pretty, but very active, and I really struggled with her at first. I couldn’t let her off the lead because…

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