Samantha’s Monday Motivational Story

Tell us a bit about you and your dog/s

Lhotse is a Lab x GWP who we adopted in Jan 2022

Tell us a bit about your canicross experience so far…

We started canicross as a way of engaging with Lhotse in a constructive way. When we first brought Lhotse home, he was reactive to all dogs however when the canicross harness was on, he turned “work mode” on and his reactivity turn off. Our first race was CaniX in the forest of Dean. I can’t say we were the fastest ones there (as we definitely weren’t!) but it was great fun, and Lhotse surprised us by taking it all in and not reacting to any of the dogs there! Can’t wait for our next race!

Tell us about how canicross has helped you and your dog/s and your biggest achievements

I genuinely believe that canicross has helped to reduce Lhotse’s reactivity, by strengthening the bond between us and him, and by channeling his energy in a constructive way. My proudest achievement was making it through our first race in one piece.

What are your goals and plans for the future?

To convince Lhotse’s other human (dog dad) to race with him, so he might have a chance at winning some races. Then he can become top dog.

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