Emily Thomas, Director of K9 Trail Time, Canicross Coach, Active Dog Academy, and Canactive is now available for Canicross Consulting sessions.

You can book a one-to-one to go through any canicross concerns or issues you may be having with your dog by selecting how much time you need here: https://www.k9trailtime.com/product-category/canicross-consultations/

Consultations will generally be online via Zoom at a suitable, mutually agreed, time but if you are local to Gloucestershire, there may be the option to book an in-person consultation, so that you can bring your dog and get individual tailored advice face-to-face.


The Ultimate Canicross Starter Package – £199


Initial 2-hour consultation (worth £120) – A 2-hour initial face-to-face consultation with Emily at her base in Gloucestershire which will include a full assessment of any canicross kit already in use OR a fitting session to determine which equipment is best suited for your dog (please note any kit will need to be purchased separately). The consultation will also involve a gait assessment of your dog to check for anything that may affect your dog’s running style or the equipment you use. We will also then be able to spend a bit of time working on your initial canicross cues and you will get some training tips to take away and work on.

The Canicross Foundations Course online (worth £99) – The foundations of canicross set out for you in our 4-week course so you can learn everything you need to know to get started canicrossing with your dog, including

  • When you can start canicrossing with your dog and what factors to consider to ensure you and your dog avoid injury
  • Selecting the best equipment for you and your dog as individuals, including fitting of the harness and belt
  • Getting started training with your voice cues and top techniques & tips for training
  • The best places to go canicrossing and how to get more from your runs
  • Learn how to set yourself goals to achieve all the things you want to with your dog

PLUS – you will get access to a pre-recorded 3 webinar series introduction to bikejor worth £25, for FREE

12 Months Access to the VIP Membership Group (worth £180) – The VIP Membership gives you a unique 15% off discount code for anything on www.k9trailtime.com and a free CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training every month, plus an ‘Ask Us Anything’ live Q & A session every month where you can get all your questions answered. You also get direct access to Emily within the group to ask ad hoc questions as and when you need to.

The total value of the individual elements of the Ultimate Canicross Starter Package is £399 but if you buy the package, you get it all for £199!

The Ultimate Canicross Starter Package can be purchased here: https://www.k9trailtime.com/shop/canicross-consultations/k9-trail-time-ultimate-canicross-starter-package/

About Emily Thomas, The Canicross Consultant

Emily was drawn into the sport of canicross back in 2009 when she found the sport as a way to help her manage her rescue dog Tegan’s behavioural issues. Once she started and took part in her first CaniX race late 2009, Emily was hooked!

Since then she has competed every year in National Championships with some of her most notable achievements being runner up in her first full year of championship canicross races with Tegan and Judo, winning the scooter championship in 2011/12 – coming 3rd in the CaniX bikejor championship 2012/13 and gaining a European bikejor ranking of 11th with Donnie in the Elite Female Open Bikejor class and a European ranking of 29th in the Elite Womens Canicross with Judo, by taking part in the 15th European Canicross Federation Championships.

Emily then went on to gain a European bikejor ranking of 10th with Donnie in the Elite Female class and a European ranking of 25th in the Elite Womens Canicross with Judo, taking part in the 17th European Canicross Federation Championships in Scotland in 2015 after a couple of years of winning medals in various national championship races in both bikejor and scooter classes.

Emily has trained for long-distance canicross events and completed the Cotswold Way in 2016 and 60 odd miles of the West Highland Way in 2011, only retiring due to injury.

Since the lockdowns of the pandemic, Emily has been throwing herself into teaching others through Canicross Coach rather than focusing on her own racing and training although still regularly competes in national championship races and runs up to half marathon distances.

Emily has qualifications in Canine Hydrotherapy, Canine Emergency First Aid, Teaching Adult Education, Law and certifications in Canine Conditioning, Leadership in Running Fitness, Diplomas in Canine Myotherapy, Canine Anatomy & Physiology, Canine Holistic Health and Pet Psychology, and is a Canine Arthritis Management Level 1 Advocate.

Emily is part of the team that brought the very first Ofqual regulated Level 3 Canicross Coaching qualification to the sport to raise the standards of teaching for both canicross instructors and canicross beginners.

Emily is continually adding to her collection of qualifications, diplomas, and certifications but is probably best known for K9 Trail Time her multiple award-winning business which was established in 2012 to retail all the canicross equipment for the sport and has established Emily as an expert within her field of harness fitting for dogs based on a functional approach to movement backed up by science and study of canine gait, anatomy and physiology.