Dog footbiking is an activity where one or two dogs pull a human on a footbike (dog footbike). The dogs wear the same harnesses that sled dogs wear and are hooked to the footbike with a bungee line. The bungee line should incorporate a bungee cord to smooth out the shocks of speeding up and take off. The dog doesn’t need to pull the footbike he can just run in front or on the side of the footbike when on the leash. Dog scootering is a great activity for medium to large breeds who loves to run.
Bikejoring is similar to dog footbiking but uses a bike instead of a footbike. The bike is also equipped with a special adapter to keep the lead away from the front wheel. The main difference between dog footbiking and bikejoring are: on the bike you can drive faster but the footbike is safer as the centre of gravity is lower; a rider can get off the footbike faster than from the bike and stopping the footbike is also quicker.
Canicross is the sport of cross-country running with dogs. It started in Europe and is also very popular in UK. All you need is a dog, a canicross belt, a bungee line, and a harness. The races are usually held over a course of five to seven kilometres. People run with one or two dogs. The runner wears a waist belt, and the dog is connected to the runner by a bungee line which reduces shock both to the runner and the dog when the dog pulls. Canicross is not only a great way for the runner to keep fit but also a great exercise for dogs. It encourages people and their dogs to take part in outdoor activities and meet other like-minded individuals.