Draglure canix

We’re always on the lookout for new sports to try with Beanie and Biggles. They already do (and thoroughly enjoy) lure coursing and also a little bit of canix and drag hunting. So what could be better than combining all three?!

Paul had Beanie and Biggles attached to his canix harness. I set off running dragging a lure soaked in a mixture of aniseed and vegetable oil. After giving me a head start Paul and the Beaglets set off in search of me. I try and change direction when I am out of sight of the dogs in an attempt to loose them. They use a combination of scenting and sight to find me. Here’s a short video of them in action:

11 Responses to “Draglure canix”

  1. Kathleen Says:

    Absolutely fantastic….did they find you in the end Susan?
    I know you’ve given me this before but I cant find it in my emails but my prospective puppy buyers were asking about harnesses and also one wants to take beagle running with them once older… so could you tell me please the sites to get the harness and the cani cross equipment and exactly what items they need to buy for cani cross?
    Thanks Kathleen

  2. Susan Says:

    Hi Kathleen,

    Yes! Every time – they don’t even need to slow down when they’re tracking us.

    The harness I recommend for Beagles is this one:

    http://www.ruffwear.com/Web-Master-Harness

    And you also need a belt, bungee and line – we got ours from here:

    http://www.snowpawstore.com/canicross.html

    Your puppy bag went in the post this morning. Biggles says thank you very much auntie Kathy…it was lovely and comfy! He tried to squeeze in while I was packing it up but he’s a bit Biggly nowadays!

  3. Kathleen Says:

    Thanks for that Susan…do you use a carabiner too?

    Hows Beanie’s allergies these days…did the injections help?

  4. Kathleen Says:

    Forgot to ask….would you recommend that harness for everyday use too?

  5. Laura Says:

    What a brilliant idea – will definitely have to give that one a go!

    PS – I just bought a couple of those harnesses and was told they were now end of line so if people are looking to get some you might have to be in quick!

  6. Susan Says:

    Kathleen, our training line came with a quick release clip (which is probably best for most people), but we couldn’t imagine any circumstance where we’d want to release our two so yes, we replaced that with carabiners.

    We use the harnesses all the time – one of the best purchases ever. The dogs can’t get out of them, they’re comfy and you can lift them out of harms way by the handles!

    Laura, thanks for letting us know they’re end of line – we’ll buy up a few more for future use! Or have they replaced them with anything do you know?

  7. Kathleen Says:

    What size do Beanie and Biggles have in harness? obviously I wouldn’t buy one for each of my individual beagles who vary in size slightly so would one size do most of them do you think i.e is there a bit of adjustability in each size? I see it goes by the girth of the dog?

  8. Susan Says:

    Beanie and Biggles both have extra small harnesses. Yes, it goes by girth measurement.

    x-small is 17 – 24 inches.
    small is 21 – 30 inches.

    They advise you to get the smallest size when 2 sizes fit.

    From what I remember of your dogs I would guess that some would need the x-small size and some small. Haven’t you got one that’s not much Bigger than mine? Beanie and Biggles are both around 21 – 22 inches.

  9. Kathleen Says:

    Thanks again Susan have passed this link onto buyers….yes Breac and Tiarnach are not much bigger than yours….will measure them all up especially as Laura says been discontinued!

  10. Kathleen Says:

    Susan do you find that harness prevents beagle pulling?

  11. Susan Says:

    No, they don’t prevent pulling. In fact for canix we want them to pull!

    Beanie and Biggles both walk well on a loose lead, but they used to pull when they were younger and we found that the EasyWalk harness was excellent. In fact, when Biggles was a pup we were able to walk both him and Beanie and they’d both trot along beside us on a loose lead.

    http://www.friendsoffido.co.uk/easy-walk-harness-c12.html