Our Ambassadors

We are very proud to introduce our DogFit Ambassadors. They are passionate about spreading the Canicross joy as much as we are through their Instagram channels and on social media. Follow their Canicross adventures on Instagram

@chewybarkerwoof

Bio from Melissa: Canicross has helped me in more ways than one. I am getting out there in my car and driving to the class (those who know about me and driving will know I get anxious) I did find my leggings get a little tight after lockdown 1 but a few hill sessions with Emma and Chewy soon sorted that out. I feel my running has just got better distance wise and I get to train with my favourite runner Chewy!

Bio from Chewy!: My Tuesday night Canicross sessions have helped my human so much.

@chewybarkerwoof

@vikto_garik_runs

Zuko aka “The Firelord” and I started our canicross journey together last year when he turned one. I am a keen trail runner and have always run alongside others who ran with their dogs and that was when I first came across canicross. It was lovey to see the bond shared between runners and their dogs and it’s a relationship I wanted to experience. Believe it or not I use to be scared of dogs as a young child after a terrible experience but thankfully it’s something I have overcome as I grew older and Zuko has really helped me get over that fear completely, he has just been a joy.

We started off doing a lot of free running and late last year we purchased our starter canicross kit from DogFit and have not looked back since. My running has improved immensely as a result, he is the best training partner, and we are both at our happiest when we out on the trails, I have a few trail ultramarathons to train for and he will be with me every step of the way.

@vikto_garik_runs

@benson.bees.adventures

Georgie Lambert, British, European and World Championship Canicross competitor.

Benson The Brave a Collie|Spaniel, 8 year old Furbaby
QueenBee a Scandinavian beauty Hound

** British Silver Medalist **

** European Bronze Medalist **

** Ranked 10th in the World 2020 **

@benson.bees.adventures

@thenewforestspaniels

We found Canicross through DogFit last year and we haven’t looked back since! From someone who didn’t even like running to the end of the road, I now enjoy running 5K’s and beyond but that’s the beauty of this sport, there is something truly incredible about running with your best friends by your side.

We came 3rd in our first race and have many more coming up over the year, we can’t wait!

@thenewforestspaniels

@nala_themainpup

Nala (my border collie cross lurcher) and I started canicrossing as soon as she turned a year old and have loved 6 months of the sport now. I was previously a triathlete who hated running and I would only do it because I had too but once I hit the mud with my best friend I was hooked. We have just started racing and next goal is a half marathon together then a marathon before the end of the year.

@nala_themainpup

@thisgoldenjourney

Merlot and I recently started our canicross journey and I can't begin to explain how it's helped me in so many ways. I was looking for something that would not only have a positive impact on my health physically but also my health mentally.


Getting out and running with Merlot is the best feeling and he absolutely loves it!

@thisgoldenjourney

@withmooseandme

Our canicross journey only took off in January of this year thank to DogFit. Moose and I had run together before but I hadn’t heard of canicross. Over the last 6 months we have completed 5 DogFit virtual canicross runs for charity, joined and regularly run with new friends at our county canicross group, as well as run in our first canicross event. None of this would have been possible without the guidance and support of the DogFit team. Canicross has been a saving grace for Moose and I. Our bond is stronger, and we are fitter both physically and mentally. The ultimate goal is to keep running, keep spreading the canicross love and encourage others to join, because anyone and everyone should canicross!

@withmooseandme

@thisgirlcanambassador

Rocket is just over 2years old and we started our Canicross journey together 14 months ago with a Pooch to 5k (as I like to call it ... ha ha) with run walk and building up his stamina. I had found you all at DogFit via a simple google search for kit and I’m so glad I did. I knew Zero about the sport and was able to learn about kit and canicrossing because as you can imagine I had sooo many questions.

Luckily for me, Rocket absolutely loves to run and gets really excited when I get his kit out! From the very first run I have described it as ‘exhilarating’ and I love that we can hit the trails and rivers locally to where we live whenever we want. It’s such beautiful countryside here and so it’s an absolute pleasure to be able to get out into it. It’s been such a huge and enjoyable learning curve but one that is so simple in the respect that ‘it’s just running with your dog’. Rocket has learnt commands and control and I have learnt about Rocket. I’ve never owned a big dog before and was apprehensive to start running with him, but I’ve discovered that it’s safe and has created a wonderful bond of trust and fun for us, and there are just so very many benefits for our health & happiness. What’s not to like !

@thisgirlcanambassador

@baxters_trails

Baxter and I started running together in 2015 then in 2017 we discovered canicross and we were instantly hooked.

Canicross opened up new opportunities to explore more trails safely and participate in events. It also meant when we adopted our second (older) Brittany, Gigi, I was confident that we could give her the best life possible even she if couldn’t be off the lead. They are the best adventure buddies, we’ve travelled all over the UK for events and personal challenges and made countless friends along the way.

I have so much to thank the dogs and Canicross for!

@baxters_trails

@penny_cockapoodledoo

I have always tried to like running, as I know how great I feel after a run and how it benefits me both mentally and physically.

However, since starting running with Penny, I genuinely look forward to getting out for a run and I love seeing how much Penny enjoys it too!

We can't wait to share our journey with you

@penny_cockapoodledoo

@bradleyandpatrick

New to Canicross but not running . I’ve completed many distances and I’m currently training for my 1st marathon - virtual London Marathon in October.

We got our spaniel puppy Patrick because we lost our young chocolate Labrador very suddenly last year in lockdown.it was a very difficult time .

One thing that kept me going was waiting for our cheeky and full of life spaniel to be old enough to run with and start a new adventure along side my running.

We live in north Lincolnshire countryside and have access to woodlands behind our home and we can’t wait to join our local social canicross runs .

@bradleyandpatrick

@bella_the_lurch

Hi, I’m Jamie and I rescued Bella in April 2020 at the age of 11 months. I very quickly learned she loves to run but cannot be let off lead. After hearing about CaniCross at the start of 2021 we decided to begin our journey in CaniCross and looking into CaniHike. DogFit advised us on a suitable harness and of course we had to select the colour red!

We have completed several training sessions to teach Bella to pull and for me to learn running with a dog! Bella already knows left and right turns. We look forward to progressing in CaniCross, sharing our experiences and being ambassadors for DogFit.

@bella_the_lurch

@rikergoeswoof

Riker and I started our canicross journey with a cheap waistbelt and bungee line, excitedly bought from ebay as soon as the vet said Riker could start running at 12 months. We did a few parkruns before lockdown hit, but the cheap kit meant I had no control and Riker could drag me in whatever direction he chose while we were out. I hated it and ended up hating running with him. Once Riker turned 2 years old, he really seemed to settle down so I decided to buy a dogfitUK starter kit and try again. It changed our runs together - I have lower back support and I can control his running more. Riker and I jeff our runs - 30 second run, 30 second walk, and repeat. I'm a slow runner and he's a fast runner, so this gives me a chance to catch my breath. We're planning to enter our first races together later this year and I'm so excited to see how my boy does!

@rikergoeswoof

@bramble.the.collie

She turned 1 in November and in late January we got the kit and started our c25K journey together which we are still working on.

We are absolutely hooked and even on holiday we couldn’t canicross but we did some off lead running together on the beaches of the outer Hebrides.

My favourite was running through the water with her at sunset.

@bramble.the.collie

@springerspaniel_adventures

My canicross journey started about a year ago with dogfituk who kitted me out with all my gear! I then joined a local canicross club and me and Fergus well and truly got the bug, he’s a natural and would go all day if he could!

He’s made running so much more enjoyable and purposeful for me now and has it strengthened our bond no end. I’m Looking forwards to getting back into full fitness and hopefully a few races later this year!

@springerspaniel_adventures

@cani.runner

I’ve been a runner for few years now and I started my canicross journey as soon as Mila was old enough, so about a year ago, but thanks to this we had a lot of time to train getting used to the running harness, pulling and enjoying the time spent running together. We now run short and longer distances, I love the special bond it created between us and the joy that canicross brings to her and me.

When not canicrossing, we enjoy canitrekking and recently are working on doing some kayaking and paddle boarding together. We are also expecting our new arrival soon - another GSP and Mila’s sister!

@cani.runner

@k1162

I'm Kate and I run with my Collie-Lab Flash.

We're new to Canicross having started in January 2021 and have learned together from the very beginning, like with everything we've done.

@k1162

@dash_theenglishspringerspaniel

Starting canicross with Dash was a plan even before he joined the family. I love running and being able to do it with Dash is amazing.

His reactivity can be tricky at times and runs are not always relaxing but we try make the most of it every time and Dash loves it.

@dash_theenglishspringerspaniel

@loki_therommiedog

After suffering the loss of my beautiful fur baby Pippin early 2020, (she had been with us for 12 years and is dearly missed everyday) my life was missing a key piece.
I happened upon a rescue centre not too far away from us and a sad looking dog kept cropping up in my news feed. We visited the centre and out came this sweet, skinny black and white dog named Albert. We adopted him and Albert become Loki. He came home with us on March 1st 2020. Now this dog was a springy, energetic super fast dog and had to be exercised ALOT! Super intelligent and ready to learn. I started to jog with him and soon realised running was his thing. He is very prey driven and loves a chase but never catches anything. He is also very picky with which dog he wants to be friends with so on lead walking/ running was essential. Combining my running with his exercise was literally made for us! This dog was my absolute saviour and all though not a ‘lockdown puppy’ he kept me sane through the homeschooling.

Loki saved me from total heartbreak and helped me rebuild my relationship with running (after loosing my running mojo earlier in the year) If I didn’t have him, no doubt I’d be in a dark place. He’s my best friend and I truly believe he found me.

@loki_therommiedog

@rubytuesday_thehwv

It’s easy to fall in love with Canicross!
I started running 4 yrs ago, after always saying I wasn’t a natural runner. Then, along came Ruby. When she reached 18 months I contacted DogFit & my journey started. I had a fabulous 1-2-1 with DF Trainer Cat Everard, who introduced me to everything & we’ve not looked back!


I purchased my kit that same day through Dogfit and their knowledge & sizing for my dog was spot on. It’s so inspiring to complete the monthly charity challenges, it gives us something to work towards and something to give back 🧡.
At 48 yrs old, my journey is just starting & I can’t wait to see where it takes us.
My aim is for Ruby & myself to run an Ultra in the next year! It’s so much fun & challenging too and a subtle way to get fit whilst having a good time. We love the DogFit family, we’re proud to be part of it as ambassadors.

@rubytuesday_thehwv

@the_journey_of_jinx

As someone who loves the outdoors and runs to socialise and let off steam. I chose Jinx (patterjack x border terrier) last year as I wanted a dog who was full of character, tough, stubborn and could join me on my adventures. Jinx and I have been running together since May and we started our Canicross adventure with a DogFit taster session with the lovely Michelle and Poppy.

Since then we have been working our way through the DogFit Coach 2 5K. Canicross allows use to work as a team to explore the trails of Manchester.

@the_journey_of_jinx

@coffee_run_paws

I started doing canicross with my dog Panda as he has a very high prey drive and can rarely be let off the lead. He is extremely energetic and gets very overstimulated on walks and I realised that he needed a safe way to burn off all his energy - I am so glad we discovered canicross!

I have always enjoyed running but I couldn't imagine hitting the trails without Panda now. Canicross has also had a really positive impact on our bond and his behaviour - he is much more focused when we run together and I can't wait to see where our canicross journey takes us.

@coffee_run_paws

@vegan_fit_mumma

Hi I'm Karen and this is my boy Butch,he is a rescue from Crete and started life out as a street dog.

He is now a family dog who has fully immersed himself as a canicross dog.

@vegan_fit_mumma

@baiandblue

Our first Ambassadors Bai and Blue, who have been with us right from our launch in 2015.

Bai the gorgeous GSP and cheeky whippet Blue. They love Canicrossing with their owner @alexiabooker and have always been incredibly supportive of DogFit.

@baiandblue