How to train like the fastest canicross duo on Earth
In 2017 Ben Robinson and his dog Blake beat the longstanding world record for running five kilometers by 13 seconds with a time of 12 minutes and 24 seconds. Find out how they are training.read more
Inka - the blind canicross dog
- Canicross gives Inka the opportunity to be a dog, says Helene Svinos.
Strength exercises for canicross athletes - module 2
Canicross athlete and physical educator Willian Oliveira from Brasil has set up a canicross specific training program for you and the athletes in the Non-stop dogwear International CaniX team. This is the second step of his program.
A small dog can make a big difference
The strong bond between dogs and people can mean a huge difference for people with mental disorders. Meet Jack, a visiting dog that spreads happiness and joy to children and elderly.
I got a puppy! What should I do?
With planning and adjustments the puppyhood can be very nice. Maren Teien Rørvik is sharing her best tips for the first days with a puppy!
Safety tips for biking with dogs
Good preparation and correct equipment is vital to ensure safety while biking with your dog. Together with Viktor and Linn Beate Sinding-Larsen, World champions in bikejoring we made a to-do list.
7 useful skills to train before your first agility seminar
Did you sign up to your first beginner`s course in agility or planning to do so? Together with the Norwegian World Agility Open team we made a list of a few skills it can be clever to train beforehand.
World’s first pet brand to become a bluesign® system partner
Non-stop dogwear is the first pet brand in the world to apply the bluesign® system. Outdoor and sports brands like Patagonia, Arc’teryx Equipment Inc and Nike are also listed among the 74 companies worldwide that follow the same mindset of responsible and sustainable manufacturing of textile consumer products.
How to teach a dog to pull
Do you want your dog to pull you when you are running, cycling or skiing? Some dogs are naturals at it, while others might need some help and training to understand this task.
Searching for life in Beirut: - No one but a dog can help these people
Vaclav Vancura and Bella were among the first foreign teams to be deployed to Beirut after the city suffered from a terrible blast. They worked together under challenging conditions.
8 tips for trail running with your dog
Do you want to go trail running with your dog, but need some tips on how to get started? Elisa Deutschmann and her Husky Finn have traveled to several countries to hike and run.
7 basic strength exercises for canicross athletes
A strong body is essential when doing canicross at any level to avoid pain or injuries. Our dogs are always pulling our core away from the position we would normally run in.
2.800-kilometer hike with a dog - Here is the packing checklist!
Stine Cecilie Mikalsen and her Alaskan Malamute Nanook will walk across Norway, from Nordkapp to Lindesnes. The route is more than 2.800 kilometers long. Find out how they prepared and organized such a long hike!
How to train like a World Champion in bikejoring
You don't have to train at high speed, long distances, or take significant risks to become a World Champion in bikejoring.
Ran 1K in 2:04 - now Ben Robinson is aiming for another world record
Ben Robinson and his dog Zuma ran one kilometer at the incredible time of 2:04.
Olympic athlete Kathrine: - Keira makes the trainings better
Kathrine Harsem is a cross-country skier of international level. Many of her trainings she is doing together with her springer spaniel Keira.
Skating shelter dogs into adoption: - They transform right before our eyes
Every week, Max Nicastro visits local animal shelters to skate with dogs. - They get a break from their strenuous shelter stay, leave their worries behind, and run like they were born to do. It's a beautiful thing!
- Gompy has the same needs as a big dog, even though his body is tiny
- A small dog requires physical training and obedience training like any other dog. When keeping that in mind, you get a dog that can release its full potential!
SUP with a dog? This is how you can get started!
Stand up paddle boards became popular recently, and it is even more fun if you take your dog with you!
Hunting with dogs: Discipline, obedience and teamwork
Sit, lay down, search, stay, point, apport, heel, slowly&hell…
I am going back to work! How do I prepare my dog?
- Because of quarantine, my dog is used to me being at home now. How can I prepare him for when I have to go back to work, and he suddenly needs to be alone again? I cannot leave my house, so I find it hard to prepare him.
If you want to be good at canicross, train bikejoring too!
Elite canicross athletes Julita Łubianka from Poland and Alberto Alda from Spain spend more time biking with their dogs than running with them.
How to train a dog to walk on a leash without pulling
One of the biggest things dog trainer Steve Walsh at McCann Dogs wants his dogs to know is that their job is to not pull on the leash.
How much should I exercise my puppy?
Activity is essential to prepare your puppy's body for what it will do later in life, especially if it is a sports dog.
Harness and gear for biking with a dog
Bringing your dog when bicycling can be great fun! Bikejoring with dogs is a popular sport, but anyone can do it. The right gear will enhance the experience for both you and your dog.
Mountain hiking with dogs – tips from experts, Stine & Jarlen
To go on a long trip with dogs is a dream of many. However to live in the forest and mountains for a longer period requires quite some preparation, especially if you are taking your four-legged friend with you.
How to train like the fastest canicross duo on Earth
In 2017 Ben Robinson and his dog Blake beat the longstanding world record for running five kilometers by 13 seconds with a time of 12 minutes and 24 seconds. Find out how they are training.
How to warm up and cool down your dog for canicross and bikejoring
You have probably heard it all before; it is wise to do a good warm-up before exercising. That doesn't only apply to you - your dog is also an athlete!
Best tips for backpacking with a dog
How to prepare my dog to walk with a backpack? What to bring, and how to plan the hike? Get the expert tips in this article!
- Mental stability is essential, especially when your teammate is an animal
When competing, and especially when you have an animal as a teammate, it is essential to have balance in your life. Otherwise, you won't be able to perform at your best, Ole Einar Bjørndalen says in the newest episode of our podcast, "Unleashed."
How tricks can help build a stronger relationship with your dog and improve learning skills
In addition to build a stronger relationship and cooperation between dog and handler, trick training will also teach your dog how to learn new things and help build motivation to work.
Best tips when ski mountaineering with your dog
Elisa Deutschmann and her husky Finn love to hit the mountains together. Throughout the past six years, they have done ski mountaineering in several countries, under all kinds of conditions.
5 tasks to enrich your dog's everyday walks
Giving your dog a «job» while walking can be beneficial in several ways. Variety and challenges stimulate your dog mentally, which keeps it happy and calm at home.
Iditarod winner Thomas Wærner: - My team was awesome the whole way
After competing for over nine days, Thomas Wærner and his team were the first ones to cross the finish line in Nome at the legendary Iditarod race 2020.
In quarantine? Let Helene and Kygo inspire you!
Trainings, races and other events are being cancelled all around the world in order to stop COVID-19. Many are placed in quarantine, Helene Nilsen is also one of them. Together with her dog Kygo they are trying to make the best out of the situation.
Health and care
7 homemade games that stimulate your dog mentally
A dog can be more tired after using its head for 10 minutes than after an hour-long walk. One of the most effective ways is to let the dog use its sense of smell. You can very easily make exciting games, that are keeping your dog both busy and satisfied!
- My dog is my best friend
Sun Zenner grew up with her kelpie Limit. They are both seven years old, and compete in agility at the highest level.
How to prepare your dog for an obstacle race
Working through an obstacle course together can be a great teambuilding experience for both you and your dog! Preparation is key to a successful race, according to multiple Hard Dog Race-winner Bogdan Karpovič.
- The innovative process is non-stop
Tonje Wahl Evensen (35) is the CEO of Non-stop dogwear, which is now a big international company. In the office, next to founders Tonje and Kristoffer's house, 18 employees from seven different nations go to work every day.
Bringing dog mushing to a worldwide audience
- The dog mushers will inspire and be a great example for dog owners around the world in regards to training, nutrition, general welfare and guidelines for their own dogs.
How resistance training can benefit your dog
Strength and conditioning have always been an essential part of the training program for Silvia Trkmans agility dogs. Her dogs are known for high speed, tight turns, running contacts, and long and injury-free careers.
Harness and gear for skiing with dogs
When skiing with your dog, skijoring, it is essential to choose equipment that fits the activity. The right gear will enhance the experience for both you and your dog. Also, it will help to prevent injuries.
How to raise a confident puppy
You bridge the gap between the familiar and the unfamiliar for your puppy. It is essential to keep this in mind to get a confident dog, according to musher Dallas Seavey.
How to put on and when to use dog socks?
Lena Boysen Hillestad teach you how to put socks on your dog, how tight the straps should be fastened and when to use dog booties.
How to choose the right harness for my dog?
A good harness is one of the most important pieces of equipment an active dog can have. Well-fitting gear will help prevent injuries and give your dog a better and more comfortable experience when being active together.
How to find the right size and adjust my dog's harness?
A good and well-fitted harness is comfortable for your dog and will help prevent injuries. A harness should not limit your dog, but help it release its full potential!
- Never ask the dog to do something that they can not do well
- In the beginning, we’re training Superman. We are training this dog to be able to do anything. The secret is to show them that they can do anything and never show them anything they can’t do. Play their strengths, avoid their weaknesses, says Dallas Seavey.
Celebrates 10th anniversary with special edition dog harness
The Freemotion Harness was the beginning of Non-stop dogwear. - That is why we celebrate our 10th anniversary by making a limited edition version of Non-stop dogwear's all-time bestselling pulling-harness.
10 steps teaching your dog how to lie in a sleeping bag
A sleeping bag gives your dog a warm and safe resting place, regardless of where you are. The goal is to have the dog relax well and lay calmly when it is in the sleeping bag. This you should train before going out for a trip, hunting or using the bag as a dog bed in the office.
Which bungee leash should I choose for activities with my dog?
Which bungee you should choose does not only depend on the activity but also the dog's size and how much it is pulling. Having the right line is essential for the comfort of both you and your dog.
Which jacket is best for my dog?
Choosing the right rug is essential for your dog to be comfortable in any weather or temperature.
- It’s a lifestyle. And it only pays in experience
- I was always fascinated by the interaction between humans, dogs, and nature while growing up, says Emilie Dahlman.
Health and care
First aid for paw cuts: How to rinse, bandage and stop bleeding
Paw cuts are one of the most common injuries veterinarian Trude Mostue get questions about.
- I’ve chosen to focus on the memories we have already made
Eli Beate Sæther and her dog Zelda were one of the favorite teams to win the Agility World Championships in Finland but due to an unknown disease in Norway, the national team could not go.
How to walk a pack of freerunning dogs without trouble
How do you teach one dog, or even a pack of dogs, to run free without hunting deer, running to other dogs or people? According to Tom Andres, consistency is key.
What is canicross?
A harness, bungee, running belt, and a pair of shoes is all you need to go cross country running with your dog at a competition or simply for pleasure.
Can small dogs do canicross?
- It’s not the length of the legs that matter – it’s the size of the heart! Of course, small dogs can do canicross, says Lindsay Johnson.
Health and care
Can I train my dog in warm weather?
Warm summer days can be challenging when it comes to training dogs. Overheating could potentially lead to fatal conditions, such as heat stroke or cardiac arrest.
How to train for a canicross competition
- For canicross, we want our dogs to pull as good and as fast as they can. Therefore, keeping it short and fun is important!
Is canicross good for dogs?
Canicross can be beneficial for more than your dog’s physical health. It can also be a good form of mental stimulation.
Canicross harness and equipment
Good equipment that is functional and fits your dog perfectly is fundamental to canicross.
Competition tips from a World champion in canicross
- I make sure that everything I need is prepared before competition day. If I am relaxed, my dog will be as well.
Which hands-free dog belt should I choose?
When looking for a hip belt, a belt that fits the activities you are doing with your dog and has a good fit is essential, especially if you have a dog that is pulling hard on the lead.
How do I change the harness side straps?
The side straps on Freemotion Harness and Combined Harness can easily be changed.
Meet Dallas Seavey - one of the world's best dog mushers
One of the best dog mushers in the world. A talented athlete, Dallas wrestled in high school, and was both a state and national champion. Permanently sidelined by injuries Dallas turned his attention to his other passion, sled dog racing. At age 25 he became the youngest musher ever to win the Iditarod.
Elisa Deutschmann | Trailrunning with dogs
What to be aware of when running in the mountains and on trails with your dog? Elisa Deutschmann shares her best tips.
Viktor Sinding-Larsen | How to train like a World champion in bikejoring
You don't have to train at high speed, long distances, or take significant risks to become a World Champion in bikejoring!
Line Østerhagen | How much should I exercise my puppy? | SEASON FINALE
How far can I walk my puppy? Can my puppy walk in the stairs or jump? When can my dog start to pull or carry weight? Line Østerhagen answers these questions in today's episode, which is also the season finale!
Steve Walsh | Q&A with a dog trainer
Steve Walsh at McCann Dogs is an experienced dog trainer. This week he answers questions from our listeners!
Ben Robinson | How to train like the fastest canicross duo on Earth
Want to run five kilometers in less than 13 minutes? Multiple world champion in canicross, Ben Robinson, is sharing how he and his dog Blake are training to run at these speeds.
Ole Einar Bjørndalen | Mental training secrets of an Olympic athlete
- My competitors worked 90 % with the sport and 10 % with their private life. I did the opposite, says Ole Einar Bjørndalen. Through 25 years at the top of his sport, the “King of Biathlon” has impressed the world with his abilities to handle challenges and pressure.
Elisa Deutschmann | Ski mountaineering with dogs
Elisa Deutschmann and her husky Finn love ski mountaineering. In this episode, she shares her best tips on what gear you need, how to prepare and what to keep in mind before hitting the mountains with your dog.
Claudia Zenner & Gail Melson | How dogs affect children
Do kids benefit from having a dog? According to Claudia Zenner – yes. She noticed major changes when her daughter started training agility with their dog. Professor Eremita at Purdue University, Gail Melson, shares some interesting facts on the relationship between children and dogs.
Nick & Joy | Never give up on your dog
Even the best dog trainers have problems sometimes! - What you see on social media is not real life. Everyone that has multiple dogs has scuffles, has fights from time to time. Don’t take it personally. It doesn’t mean you failed as a dog trainer. It just means you have more work to do, which everyone does, say Nick and Joy Weis.
Tessa Philippaerts | Canicross: Best tips when running with a dog
If you like to be active with your dog, canicross is the perfect sport for you! Everyone can do it - both proven runners and people who have never participated in competitions before. In this episode, Multiple World Champion Tessa Philippaerts from Belgium shares her tips on everything from how to get started to what to remember at a competition.
Trude Mostue | First Aid
Do you know what to do if your dog gets a paw cut, suffers from diarrhea and vomiting, or eats a plate of chocolate? Veterinarian Trude Mostue shares her best first aid tips.
Tom Andres | No leash, no trouble
How to make a whole pack of dogs follow you without a leash? And what to do if you have a dog that is reactive to others on the trail? Tom Andres has succeeded in this and is sharing his best tips with you.
Eli Beate Sæther | Agility, physical training and mental strength
Agility is just another trick! Eli Beate Sæther, one of the world's best agility handlers, recommends you to break the training down to little pieces to succeed. In this episode, she is sharing how she is training her agility dogs to be eager, skilled, strong and fast.
Dallas Seavey | Building a team
- In the beginning, we’re training Superman. We are training this dog to be invincible. To be able to do anything. The secret is to show them that they can do anything and never show them anything they can’t do, says four times Iditarod winner Dallas Seavey.