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Talk Canicros‪s‬ DogFit

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Join us for everything canicross, as we talk to experts, hear from canicrossers, and share news and updates from our sport.

    Pilates for Canicrossers

    Pilates for Canicrossers

    Pilates has been around for close to 100 years. Founded by Joseph Pilates, a German physical trainer fascinated by the balancing of body, mind and spirit, the discipline is all about strengthening the body, toning the muscles and improving posture and flexibility. This makes it a perfect companion for Canicrossers.

    Pilates has grown exponentially over the past 12 months as people have more time to spare to try out new activities and more fitness instructors are moving online to give classes and physical training sessions.

    Someone who can tell us more about this highly effective form of exercise is DogFit Canicross trainer and Pilates instructor, Louise Humphrey. She also explains why Pilates is a great form of exercise for Canicrossers and general runners alike.

    Then add the same links used in the blog:

    Find out more about Louise and the classes she offers below:

    Website & online classes   |  YouTube  |  Studio 44 Pilates Facebook   |  Instagram |  Paws4running Instagram 

    You can also visit her DogFit page for Canicross classes >> here

    • 25 min
    Anxious/Reactive Dog? Welcome to Canicross

    Anxious/Reactive Dog? Welcome to Canicross

    Are you interested in taking up Canicross but concerned you have a reactive or anxious dog? 

    Do you worry about how your dog will react to the Canicross kit, sounds and smells, not to mention the other people and dogs running ahead, behind and alongside them? Well, experienced dog trainer and DogFit Canicross instructor Christine Barber, is on hand to reassure you that you and your dog can safely and confidently take part in this wonderful sport. She shares her personal experiences and invaluable advice for making the experience a positive one so you and your dog can concentrate on enjoying the trails.

    Visit Christine’s website for more information about her training and Canicross courses, or on the DogFit website here.

    For more information about canicrossing with your dog wearing a muzzle, please click here

    Our full blog post on this podcast is here

    For help with Canicross kit, advice and classes please visit www.dogfit.co.uk

    • 28 min
    Nutrition and the active Canicross dog

    Nutrition and the active Canicross dog

    We are often asked about the right nutrition for canicross dogs. After all, our dogs are the priority and we want to make sure we are providing the best for them, especially when are upping their activity and distances.

    So who better to ask than our friends at Skinners. They have over 50 years of experience of fuelling active dogs, so understand the energy requirements and nutritional support that dogs need.

    We are pleased to welcome Zoe Russell to Talk Canicros. Zoe is a qualified Dog Nutritionist and Skinner's Nutrition Officer and helps guide us through some of those FAQs.

    For the Body Condition chart that Zoe mentions, please visit our blog post here.

    For information about Skinner’s range of foods and nutritional products for active dogs, please visit the website at https://www.skinners.co.uk.

    • 22 min
    2021 Motivation, Running Form & Canicross Goals

    2021 Motivation, Running Form & Canicross Goals

    It's a new year, and for many of us that also means a new fitness goal. If you are new to Canicross (and possibly running too) you may be looking to complete your first Couch to 5k course, or you may already be an experienced runner looking to improve your speed or endurance. Whatever your goal, there’s no doubt that we can all improve as runners...and much of that starts from the way we run, not just how far and how fast! In this episode of Talk Canicross, we chat to experienced Running Coach and Canicross Instructor Michelle Mortimer. Michelle shares her top tips for improving our running form and also gives us a bit of much needed motivation to start 2021 as we mean to go on! Visit Michelle's website Miles with Michelle for more information about her coaching and training plans. Michelle also offers DogFit Certified Canicross classes in the West Pennines area. Find out more here. Read our blog on Motivational tips for reaching your running goal. For help with canicross kit, advice and classes please visit www.dogfit.co.uk

    • 26 min
    From abandoned pup to Canicross dog: Sean Laidlaw and Barrie...the story that became a viral news sensation

    From abandoned pup to Canicross dog: Sean Laidlaw and Barrie...the story that became a viral news sensation

    Sean Laidlaw was working as a bomb disposal expert in Syria when he discovered an abandoned puppy hidden amongst the rubble. This was just the beginning of what was to turn out to be a life-affirming moment for both of them.

    In this edition of Talk Canicross Sean takes time out of his hectic schedule to share his special story with us from the moment he first met Barrie, to the long and arduous process of bringing her back to the UK with the help of the amazing charity War Paws. He explains how Canicross has particularly helped deepen their bond. 

    Sean also opens up to us about his personal struggles with PSTD and how Barrie rescued him as much as he rescued her. 

    This is a remarkable true story with a very happy ending!

    If after you have listened to this podcast you are excited to learn more about Sean and Barrie, you may want to check out their book Barrie: How a rescue dog and her owner saved each other, available to order online.

    Barrie is now a qualified Personal Trainer based in the UK - for more details visit his website www.beyondlimitscoach.co.uk or contact him on Instagram at @sean_lilo

    You can also follow Barrie on Instagram here: @barriespaws

    For more information  about the charity War Paws visit www.warpaws.org

    For help and support with PTSD visit www.mind.org.uk

    For help with canicross kit, advice and classes please visit www.dogfit.co.uk

    You can also read more about Sean and Barrie on our blog here DogFit Blog

    • 38 min
    Canicross miles, MS & mental health

    Canicross miles, MS & mental health

    DogFit Trainer and experienced Canicrosser, Cat Everard, talks opening and candidly about her personal battle with mental health and recent diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

    We discuss how looking after both her body and mind has been an important factor in how she lives with MS and manages her mental health, and the positive impact Canicross has had on her life.

    Whether you can directly relate to Cat’s experiences or know someone struggling with mental health illness, such as depression or anxiety, this is an episode not to be missed.

    Read more about Cat’s story in our popular blog series My Story http://blog.dogfit.co.uk/2018/05/2001/

    For more information on MS we recommend the popular MS forum https://shift.ms and mstrust.org.uk

    If you need advice regarding mental health then Mind.org is great source of information.

    To follow and support Cat on Instagram, you can see her adventures here: @miles.of.ms

    For help with canicross kit, advice and classes please visit www.dogfit.co.uk

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Carolyne X ,

Just love this

At last a canicross podcast perfect for newbies too.

WeenaTeena ,

Very informative for all things canicross

It’s a good listen if your just getting into the sport.

Trewine40 ,

Informative and fun

Lovely to hear a podcast about not just the sport of canicross but about real life stories from those enjoying the sport at all levels.
A fantastic listen, I was laughing along with Carolyne in episode 1 as I’ve got strong pulling dogs too!!

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