Lindsay has been involved in Sled dog sports for 9 years (where she met Mr Cani-Fit). Struggling to find a training club that would allow her to train with her dog to get race fit, she decided to set up her own. With the help of a couple of canicrossers locally Cani Sports Scotland found its feet. Spending more time training, racing, learning, mushing in Canada, training others - than actually working she soon realised it was time to take the plunge and offer a service no one else was offering - fitness training for the human and dog! And so Cani-Fit was born in 2011.
Accomplishing canicrossing 96 miles of the West Highland Way, winning several national championships and taking podium in 95% of races she has attended, it is safe to say her own Cani-Fit experience has gone from strength to strength. She has Suko to thank for a lot. He has been the ultimate teacher, mentor , training partner and pal!
"Now we have Mini-Fit (Evan), I cannot wait to see what the future has to bring”. Just Dae it!
Keith has been involved in Sled dog Sports for over 20 years now, with more experience than you can shake a stick at he is the UK’s most successful musher - his achievements are yet to be matched. Cani-Fit has kept his interest in the sport, kept him fit, moved him from running big teams to single or double dogs in Scooter/Bikejor and the odd attempt at Canicross when his ankles allow. It has also given him a lot of hard graft, setting up, clearing up trails and covering classes when Mrs Cani-Fit had the cheek to take maternity leave. Keith plays a massive part in the business with creative ideas on dog training, trail designing and lesson structure. He enjoys a cake and some time off which he has been promised on his 50th Birthday! In his own words “Cani-Fit has been some grafting , but has brought me something better than my three World Championship Gold Medals, my wife and son.”
My name is Linzi and my dog is Indie. Some of you may know me from cani-cross races and CSE. I've cani-crossed for a few years and love running with my dog as my teammate! We're looking forward to helping you learn and love cani-cross!
I’ve always enjoyed running but I’m a recent convert to Canicross. I got Daisy, an energetic rescue collie and started attending my nearest Cani-Fit class - it’s really helped her socialise. I’m fitter than I’ve been for years, because it’s a class I really can’t wait to do every week. We enjoy it so much that I wanted to bring a class to my local area. So that’s what I’m doing.
I was introduced into the world of Cani-sports by my wife who took our rescue dog Daisy along to develop their bond, exercise and socialise her. I began going to classes borrowing a friends dog and immediately loved it. Earlier this year we rescued Ed a very high energy pointer cross and with time and patience he is developing into a great Cani-sport dog. Along with running we have tried scootering and bikejor and hope to race at this for the first time this year. I have learned loads at the classes and now hope to be able to educate and encourage others into the sport. Ed is the perfect partner and we have both become faster and stronger training together
I brought Levi and Crosby to their first hiking class in March with Pauline. Levi was a wee star from the minute he put a harness on, a super excited young boxer turned into a super excited focused young boxer. Crosby is a chilled big lad who has encouraged my 15 year old daughter to get out into the fresh air and get fit. I loved Cani-Fit so much that I decided to start my own classes. So here we are. I am proficient in British Sign language and would love to introduce Deaf people to Cani-fit. I am a believer that anyone can do anything if they put their mind to it!
I first came along to Lindsay's taster session and absolutely loved it. From there on I've been all over the country at different races and events and now after four years going to classes, I recently took part in the Cani-Fit leader course. So looking forward to joining the team and teaching others
Nicola trains and competes with her two border terriers in Heelwork to Music and Canicross. She came to dog training eight years ago in order to find ways to manage her dogs’ reactivity, and now co-runs Kirk Dog Training Club in Irvine, teaching several trick training and pet obedience classes each week, from intake to advanced level, and trains with her own dogs in advanced work.
Nicola is a member of the absoluteDogs Pro Dog Trainer programme. She is part of three times Crufts Heelwork to Music Champion Heather Smith’s Heelwork to Music display team. She also trains and runs her own HTM display team, Prancing Paws. Nicola’s youngest dog, Baxter, is a former Club Champion, and her eldest dog, Bonnie, is reigning Club Champion and a former Therapet of the Year.
Nicola says, “I love working with my own dogs, and I love teaching others how to work with their dogs. I love seeing the bond between handler and dog grow and develop as they learn together. I am passionate about human and dog fitness, and developing fun ways for dog and human teams to work and grow together.”
With a passion for trail running and dogs I started to combine the two and entered the world of Cani-Cross! After entering a few events I was hooked and now after 3 years I would love to share my enthusiasm with the folk of the Scottish Borders.
Having three dogs, I usually just run with Carson, my big boy, but can often be seen taking to the trails with his half sister Rudi as well, while their Mum Opal stays at home
I was introduced to Cani-Fit through a friend, who suggested I give it a go with my dog, Dino. I've never been a runner, but since attending my first Cani-Fit class in September 2017, I've been absolutely hooked. Dino and myself are now fitter than we have ever been before, and I've now found a sport that I'm excited and enthusiastic about. I wanted to bring Cani-Fit to my local area, as I'm passionate about my town and our many green spaces, and would love to get more people out having fun with their dogs and making use of the fantastic trails on offer. Cani-Fit has been a complete game changer for me, and I hope to bring along my enthusiasm and drive for the sport to my classes