Canicross is probably the most popular single-dog harness sports in Canada. A lot of clubs and races have been organized around this discipline, which has greatly contributed to the growth of popularity of sport activities with dog in recent years. The principle is simple: you are wearing a canicross belt, your four-legged partner is equipped with a dog pulling harness and you are connected together with a bungee line that absorbs impacts when you are running. This enables you to run with your dog hands-free.
At first glance, it may seem easier than regular running since the dog is pulling you, but you're wrong ! You must have an excellent physical shape and running technique to be able to follow your dog in canicross - in some cases, a runner can increase their running speed by up to 30% thanks to the dog pulling them, so they will need to be able to follow this cadence while keeping a good running pattern to avoid injury.