“The idea is to do a one-hour session. If the dog’s physical abilities allow, more can be done. » The former veterinary assistant has been offering cani-MTB outings since last July. “It is a recommended practice for owners who do not have the time and for dogs who have a great need for activity.explains the boss of Cani Plein Air, based in Groies, in Roullet. The dog is easier to live with when he has spent himself. » Recreational and sporty, these sessions are suitable for medium-sized dogs, as well as large specimens, which have sufficient physical abilities.
Gauge the dog’s effort
Equipped with a sports harness, Rebel is connected to a kind of leash specially designed for practice. Its safety and that of the mountain biker are guaranteed by a small metal arm, attached to the handlebars. This prevents the hammer from stopping too close to the wheel if it stops. And the athlete falls. “We want it to be flexible for both. Comfort is important in practice”supports Jennifer Bertrand.
The weather also comes into play. “There, it’s a bit heavysays, that day, Jennifer Bertrand. In this case, we take breaks during the walk. It is even more important to gauge the effort. »
A rather docile Rebel
It was with Rosario, her 3-year-old doberman in a beautiful black and tan coat, that she started practicing. Then offered the service to owners who wanted it, as she saw the benefits for her dog. Rebel is on her fifth cani-MTB session. The doggie’s progress is already visible: “Before, he never towed the bike, he is starting to do so. » And above all, he managed to break away from his mother, Mélanie Poitou. “It requires a lot of activity. We also practice canicross and agility. There, he spends himself with another person »smiles the one who also manages a family pension in Vouharte and offers home visits for animals.
” It’s difficult. At the start, he looked at her a lot when we started., continues Jennifer Bertrand. Rebel has almost become the top of the class: he is a diligent and focused student according to his teacher.
To plan a mountain bike outing, simply make an appointment. Either the dog is dropped off at a meeting place defined in advance, or Jennifer Bertrand picks it up at home and brings it back. Count 20 € for the first meeting, 35 € per session thereafter or 30 € per outing, when two sessions are carried out in the month. It also offers fun and educational walks, boarding services, education, and home visits for dogs and cats.
Jennifer Bertrand: [email protected] or 06 28 52 22 47