8:00 am—6:00 pm

The Visitor Centre, Eglinton, , Irvine, North Ayrshire KA12 8TA United Kingdom
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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 42 graduates in leader training (now working throughout the UK), 18 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 Canicross Leader Training Course will take place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019 in Irvine, Ayrshire. With both practical and theory work, the course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to be able to instruct others safely in the sport of Canicross.

Course content

Saturday 14th September 2019

Location: Eglinton Park, Irvine. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

On Saturday, we will cover both theory and practical work with sessions including:

Practical work:

– direction work

– changing your gears

– controlling speed

– how to fit kit

– exercises for dogs

– cross training for humans

Theory sessions:

– 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


Sunday 15th September 2019

Location: Irvine Beach Park and Shewalton Woods, Irvine

Sunday’s training includes:

– Participation as a class member at a Cani-Fit class led by Lindsay

– Opportunity to meet with members of Team Cani-Fit and Cani-Fit class members

– Opportunity to practice kitting out prior to class

– Opportunity to provide instruction within the class setting

– 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 lunch at one of the fabulous eating venues at Irvine Harbourside before heading to Shewalton Woods for the afternoon. Packed sandwiches, drinks and snacks will be provided 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.


Learning in style

Practical work will take place with your own dog on the trails at Eglinton Country Park, Irvine Beach Park, and Shewalton Woods. Theory sessions will be delivered in the comfortable, indoor setting of the Eglinton Country Park training room. Training will run from 8am until approximately 6pm each day. We will break for lunch, and comfort breaks will be given between sections for the dogs.

Who is the course for?

You must have 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

There are two options for attendance: Saturday only, or both days.

Saturday only: £350

Both days: £450

A deposit of £150 is payable on booking to secure your place. Price includes course (as detailed above), lunch and snacks, gift bag, technical t-shirt, and Course book.


Don’t delay – book today!

Spaces on the course are strictly limited to ensure excellent levels of individual attention. Contact Lindsay Johnson at info@cani-fit.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.

Course Organiser
Lindsay Johnson
07709 394667


September 14 @ 8:00 am
September 15 @ 6:00 pm
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