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Post by starling89 on Tue Jan 01 2013, 08:51

I'm tempted to join the local sled dog club with Henry! He has sooo much energy that I've bought a harness for him and have taught him to pull me on a scooter and he just loves it! I'm thinking of starting off doing Canicross with Henry - but the gear is so expensive! Does anyone know how to make your own canicross belt? Or know where to get one thats not too expensive?

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Post by Mark on Tue Jan 01 2013, 08:57

great idea if he hes the stamina for it. Unfortunately the equipment is expensive. Have you searched using google ebay etc?
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Post by starling89 on Tue Jan 01 2013, 09:02

Henry's one of these dogs that just keeps on going no matter what so I think he will enjoy it! I've had a quick search but didnt come across anything cheap enough. If I found a pattern or instructions to make one of my own though I would.
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Post by starling89 on Tue Jan 01 2013, 09:22

After a couple of hours searching I finally found the cheapest way to get a canicross belt. Its not exactly the fancy belts you see for sale but its a hands-free running leash that should do the trick Smile

http://www.instructables.com/id/Hands-free-elastic-running-leash/#step1
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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 01 2013, 18:59

I some times run a bit with Lily, she had a Halti training lead which has a lower d ring on it. I just clip it around my waist. Sometimes I do this when I want both arms free. Cost u about £7/8. Big Grin

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 01 2013, 19:24

I plan on doing caniX with the boys and having been running with them for a while now i have this walking belt

http://www.indi-dog.co.uk/walking-belts/37-walking-belt.html

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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 02 2013, 01:14

You can make your own basic little cart to see how he takes to it and to train him, and maybe save up for a good one?

Sounds fun!

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Post by jshrew on Tue Jan 08 2013, 13:18

This is the belt I use to run with Ledger

http://www.innerwolf.co.uk/browse-by-sport-activity/running-canicross/hands-free-waist-lead.html
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Post by Gazagem on Tue Jan 08 2013, 13:33

My two have the police style leads and when i want to do hands free walking or jogging i attach the second lead clip to a loose ring and put it around my waist
Not that we dfo much jogging as they tend to run by my feet and not in front (ive nearly been on my bottom a few times lol)
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Post by Kathy on Tue Jan 08 2013, 19:29

Have a look at the link below, there may be something there you could customise ??

http://www.make-and-build-dog-stuff.com/make-a-dog-harness.html
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