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Canicross Taster Session

  • Lady Dixon’s Park 237 Upper Malone Road Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT17 9LA United Kingdom (map)

Come and Join us for a fun Canicross Taster session. Only £10 for a 1 hour session and all proceeds go towards our dogs! This session is all thanks to the wonderful Aisling from Dog Trails NI!


Canicross is an up and coming fun sport for owners and their dogs! This is cross country running where the owner wears a harness and the dog assists the owner running. It is a wonderful way for high energy dogs and owners to bond.


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MEETING POINT: The meeting point will be the car park by the Stables coffee shop in Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon park. Please aim to arrive 15-20 mins early if you wish to borrow kit. Please also arrive early enough to allow your dog to go to the toilet. All dog fouling MUST be bagged and binned.

WHAT TO BRING: As Dog Trails NI are just starting out, I will have a small selection of kit available to borrow, However, if you have one, please do bring your own kit for you and your dog to run in should I not have one that fits you or your dog. Please arrive early to get fitted for kit. Please bring an old towel to wipe down borrowed kit after the class before returning it. Bring water for yourself and your dog, and a small treat for your dog for after the class. It is recommended that you do not feed your dog for at least 2 hours before the class.

WHAT TO WEAR: Trail shoes are highly recommended as it can get pretty mucky and slippy. Wear clothing you can exercise in, and a change of clothes (especially socks!) is a good idea. An old towel for your mucky doggie is always useful too.

THE CLASS: A class briefing will be held at 9.55 am which will outline the class plan and a bit about health and safety, and we will set off at 10.00 am sharp. Any noisy dogs who like to shout, please put them back in your car for the briefing, you will have time to get them out again before we set off. The class will last an hour using mostly soft grass and forest trails in the park. The class will give you a basic overview of canicross, and the fundamental commands needed to begin with.

We ask for your email address and phone number in case of any last minute cancellation of the class, or if we need to contact you during the class in case of an emergency. All contact information provided will be used solely for the purpose of organising the free canicross taster session, and will be managed in compliance with the data protection Act 1998.

DISCLAIMER: By signing up to this free taster you do so at your own risk and agree to the terms set out in this disclaimer. You need to ensure that both you and your dog are fit and able to take part. Dog Trails NI nor Belfast City Council will not be responsible for any loss, damage, injury, claim, cost or expense you may suffer as a result of participating in this free taster. You will be covered by public liability insurance.

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