Trainers: looking after your feet
Ah yes, those sort of trainers. Not the trainers we give all our money to, lol. I often see posts on the agilitynet Facebook group, asking about the best footwear to have when training or walking our dogs.
Recommended makes of footwear
My no 1 choice is Asics. This is my latest pair:
They are comfortable, supportive, a good fit and OK to look at. Most importantly, the soles have a good grip. I have discovered over the years that I need ‘running shoes’ which seems a bit of a joke when I stumble around, but it’s what works for me.
Another recommended brand is Salomon which many agility people swear by.
I have found Sketchers to be very comfortable, but they are not really running shoes; soles not as grippy.
In winter we need a whole other kind of shoe; something to keep us warm and dry, still with grip and also support. I think I’ll cover that another time..
Trainers – the other kind
Just before I go, I would like to recommend a few trainers – the human kind. I have recently met two dog trainers – Dan Callaghan from Barkers Trail who is a dog behaviourist and runs a variety of training classes. And Adam Delderfield, from Delders Dogs. I haven’t worked with either of these trainers, but they both know what they are talking about so I recommend them as people.
I am also excited to have started working with Emma Conlisk of Beancroft Agility. I love the facilities, the class setup and the teaching style :-). Looking forward to more!
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