Why is the sport called 'Canicross'?
What is the difference between Canicross and running with my dog?
How do I control my dog if it is in front?
It is also easier to follow a track rather than train in an open area. The “steady” can be used to control the dog on descents as you may not want to be pulled downhill! Some people on downhill stretches teach the dog to come back to their side rather than to have them out in front, a lot of the European runners do this on the descents. It is also useful to have a “leave” command to stop them engaging with an outside stimulus, such as other dogs, deer, etc.