Canicross is the sport of cross country running with dogs. Originating in Europe as off-season training for the mushing (sledding) community, it has become popular as a stand-alone sport all over Europe.
Canicross can be run with one or two dogs, always attached to the runner. The runner wears a waist belt, the dog a specifically designed harness, and the two are joined by a bungee cord or elastic line that reduces shock to both human and dog when the dog pulls.
Gear Required: Trail running shoes, properly fitted pulling harness, hands-free leash or waist-belt and bungee line of no more than 2m (6.5ft).
Bikejöring is dog mushing similar to skijoring, canicross, and dog scootering. A dog or team of dogs is attached with a towline to a bicycle. Bikejoring is a non-snow season, or dryland, activity.
Gear Required: Mountain bike, helmet, pulling harness, bungee line of no more than 2.45m (8ft) without tension, & bike attachment. Safety glasses are also recommended.