pitbullmamaliz wrote: We have not tried the Canicross as my body doesn't believe in jogging
You can do canicross at any speed you like--a fast walk, a run, some of each; on foot, on roller blades, on skis, on scooter, on a sled, whatever. It simply harness some of that great pulling energy and turns it into a joy rather than a problem.
And hey, tracking is fun! We don't follow the standard official protocols, since Vanya is not going to be a competition dog. We just go out into the fields, set tracks, and do it. In the snow, we set drag-tracks (I first snowshoe a number of intersecting tracks, and then I go back and drag a hunk of salmon along one complex pattern. Vanya then tracks the salmon-smell, not my own smell. We do this because without a drag-track, he's not really tracking: he just follows the obvious snowshoe trails. Clear as mud, huh? It's good exercise for both of us, and it's not boring at all, because we're both zooming along as fast as we can--Vanya is trying for a run with his nose buried in the snow, and I'm trying to keep him to a pace that I can manage for myself.)