Canicross Leader Training Course, Ayrshire
Canicross Leader Training Course – Course Information
In 2019, Canisports industry leader Cani-Fit will be delivering Cani-Fit/canicross leader training. With 32 graduates in leader training (now working throughout the UK), 15 Cani-Fit leaders trained, classes in 27 locations, over 1300 new and retained clients and over 6000 class tickets sold in the last three years alone, Cani-Fit know how to train canicrossers and canicross trainers.
Our next one-day Canicross Leader Training Course will take place on Saturday 13th April 2019. The course will be held at Eglinton Country Park, The Visitor Centre, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8TA, and will run from 8am until approximately 6pm. Our one-day intensive course, with both practical and theory work, is designed to teach you everything you need to know to be able to instruct others safely in the sport of Canicross.
Practical work includes:
– direction work
– changing your gears
– controlling speed
– how to fit kit
– exercises for dogs
– cross training for humans
Theory sessions include:
– history of Cani-Fit and Sled Dog Sports
– equipment theory
– trail surfaces
– how to structure a class/group session
– paw and joint care
– hydration and feeding for the sport
Learning in style
Practical work will take place with your own dog on the trails at Eglinton Country Park. Theory sessions will be delivered in the comfortable, indoor setting of the Eglinton Country Park training room. We will break for lunch, and comfort breaks will be given between sections for the dogs. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Who is the course for?
You must have basic canicross experience and have a willing dog in harness. The course is ideal for those running social clubs who wish to develop their training skills, or for those who wish to consider paid canicross training as a business venture. There may be opportunity to come on board as a Cani-Fit leader, if that would work for both parties.
Costs and terms of attendance
Course cost is £350. A deposit of £150 is payable on booking to secure your place. Price includes one-day intensive course (as detailed above), lunch and snacks, gift bag, technical t-shirt, and Course book.
New for 2019!
But that is not all! New for 2019, we have the option to add an additional bonus training day on Sunday 14th April 2019 at two all new Leader Course venues: Irvine Beach Park and Shewalton Woods.
The bonus training day includes:
– Participation as a class member at a Cani-Fit class led by Lindsay
– Participation as a class member at a Cani-Hike class led by Lindsay
– Opportunity to meet with members of Team Cani-Fit and Cani-Fit class members
– Instruction in venue usage: identification of features and how to use these for your class/group session, identification and uses of different trails surfaces, ideas for venue specific exercises, and more.
After an action-packed morning, you will have the opportunity to grab some lunch at one of the fabulous eating venues at Irvine Harbourside, before heading to Shewalton Woods for the afternoon. The session at Shewalton Woods will cover how to identify and mark a race or event trail. You will be shown what equipment to use, signage, how to mark the trail, how to identify and mark hazards, how to make the trail flow, pitfalls to avoid, marshalling, and more. This session is perfect for those who wish to hold their own events, from time trials through to full race weekends. This jam-packed bonus day is available for an additional £100.
Don’t delay – book today!
Spaces on the course are strictly limited to ensure excellent levels of individual attention. Contact Lindsay Johnson at email@example.com for more details or to book a place.
The deposit and course fee are non-refundable, non-transferable, and places cannot be deferred until a later course. All course attendees will require to enter into a Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreement with Cani-Fit.