Bikejor & Scooter Instructor Course

Are you passionate about Bikejor/Scooter and want to start a business or a local club? Or maybe you already have your own dog business and want to add a unique dog sport to your existing services? We can give you the knowledge, skills & equipment required to launch your own successful Biekjor/Scooter business!

This online course will provide you with everything you need to begin running Bikejor and Scooter training sessions for your clients and their dogs and how to structure future sessions for their progression. You can even add on your very own Instructor starter kit bag worth £450 (RRP), available in a choice of 6 colours. This means that you are suited and booted ready to launch your business as soon as you complete our course!


  • Two 4hr lessons, delivered online via Zoom, including presentations, practical videos and breakout rooms
  • Instructor handbook
  • Instructor T-shirt
  • Use of the Sporty Paws Certified Bikejor/Scooter Trainer logo
  • 1 month’s free access to our Instructor Guild for on-going support, advice and benefits after the course. See full details below.
  • Heavily discounted Instructor Kit bag bolt on worth £450 RRP, including the full range of sizes of Sporty Paws X-back harnesses, 2 x Sporty Paws 2.5m Bikejor/Scooter lines in a choice of brass snaps or carabiners, 2 x Gravity bike antennas, all in your very own kit and in a colour of your choice. 

    Syllabus covers – 
  • A historical understanding of the sport and equipment involved, including how to fit clients
  • Basic hydration/nutrition theory, alongside dog first aid advice
  • Coaching skills
  • Tried and tested business/customer service strategies and templates
  • Navigation and route planning
  • Legal issues such as permits & insurance
  • Warm up & cool down routine pre & post Bikejor/Scooter run
  • How to run a Bikejor/Scooter introduction session from enquiry through to practical session
  • How to set up a Bikejor/Scooter club & communication
  • Common troubleshooting problems

Please note – This course is not for beginners. We expect all students to have a good amount of experience prior to the course. 

See FAQ section for full eligibility criteria.

The completion of this 8hr online Bikejor/Scooter Instructor Course will enable you to become a Sporty Paws Certified Bikejor/Scooter Instructor.  


KIT BAG BOLT ON (WORTH £450) – £299


We welcome you to become a member of our Instructor Guild. For £10 per month you get the following:

  • Access to Sporty Paws Head Instructors for on-going support and advice
  • Access to our private instructor forum to connect with other Instructors
  • 15% Instructor Kit discount at Sporty Paws through our loyalty scheme
  • 10% discount for your clients to use at Sporty Paws
  • Opportunities to trial and test Canicross kit
  • Business listing as a Certified Instructor on the Sporty Paws website
  • Discounts on further courses like Pet First Aid and Human First Aid

KIT BAG BOLT ON (WORTH £450) – £299

Your Instructors

Hi, we’re Jess & Jambo, 
Head Bikejor/Scooter Instructors at Sporty Paws; experienced instructors and mushers with our variety of dogs (x15+!) 

Between us, we have been running and racing dogs for over 23 years. We have raced both nationally and internationally for Team GB and have a wealth of experience when it comes to training dogs, especially when wheels are involved – you’ll definitely be well looked after with us on your Bikejor/Scooter Instructor journey. We will be sharing our knowledge, experience and tried and tested methods and templates when it comes to customer service and teaching dog sports, ensuring you leave the course feeling confident on how to set up and deliver your Bikejor & Scooter sessions to pet dogs and their owners.

Jambo first started mushing with his dogs Cash & Codi in 2008. He quickly discovered the buzz of running with a team of dogs and that’s when China joined in. All of Jambo’s dogs are initially trained on either a bike or a scooter, before they ‘make the team’ and he’s therefore confident that 6 dogs+ aren’t going to drag him in to a hedge! Jess started Canicross in 2014 with her GSD Harry and they soon became addicted to getting out and about together and meeting likeminded people. It was an opportunity to keep fit, maintain a bond and get a good dose of fresh air. During those years, we have had a wide range of dog breeds, from huskies and german shepherds, through to alaskans, eurohounds and greysters. Our training and experiences have naturally changed over this period and we are confident in the tried and tested methods we will be passing on to you.

After discovering canicross with her German Shep, Jess joined her local club (Wessex Canicross) where she soon ended up on the committee, in a number of roles including Chair. Jambo similarly ended up on the committee of the Sled Dog Association of Scotland and later became president for a number of years. In 2018 we then both joined the British Sleddog Sports Federation as ‘President’ and ‘Vice President for Development’ – this is often referred to as the National Governing Body of sled dog sports in the UK. All of these opportunities gave us a chance to work with a huge range of people. We have arranged a crazy number of events, had paperwork coming out of our ears, harvested clients & participants from all around the country and managed to visit some amazing international locations and share and swap stories with dog sport participants around the globe.

Jess has a background (outside of dogs!) which completely focusses on instructing/coaching, including training the UAE Olympic Sailing Team, and she’ll be the bread and butter when it comes to customer service, teaching techniques for humans, paperwork and what’s needed to set up a business. Jambo will be all about the dogs and the training. His background of having a team of dogs is unlike most others and with a huge amount of dogs comes a huge number of past experiences and stories, as well as years of bikejor & scooter.

We are utterly delighted to have become Head Bikejor/Scooter Instructors for Sporty Paws in 2021 and we are confident our course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to set up and run your own Bikejor and Scooter Training Business. We are huge believers in ‘grass roots’ participation and strive to see our ‘sport’ grow within the UK. It’s not all about international racing, and we know everyone must start at the beginning one day! It’s all about getting out of the house and enjoying the time you have with your dogs. We really look forward to meeting you on our courses so you can spread this knowledge to others.

After The Course…

We welcome you to become a member of our Instructor Guild. For £10 per month you get the following:

  • Access to our Sporty Paws Head Bikejor/Scooter Instructors for on-going support and advice

  • Access to our private instructor forum to connect with other Instructors

  • 15% Instructor Kit discount at Sporty Paws through our loyalty scheme

  • 10% discount for your clients to use at Sporty Paws

  • Opportunities to trial and test Bikejor/Scooter kit

  • Business listing as a Certified Instructor on the Sporty Paws website

  • Discounts on further courses like Pet First Aid and Human First Aid


  • Who is this course for?
    • Previous Bikejor/Scooter experience is essential and evidence of your ability will be required in your application. Unfortunately not all applicants will be accepted for the course and if this is the case we recommend building your experience through a local group.
    • This course is aimed at anyone wishing to offer Bikejor/Scooter training as a new business venture or as an additional service to an existing business. Alternatively it is also suitable for Clubs and Groups who want a representative within their group who is trained to correctly fit equipment and teach the correct methods.
  • What will I need for the course?

    To be able to fully participate in this course, you will need to have a laptop or phone connected to the internet which the ability to join Zoom calls/meetings. This device must have a working camera and microphone so you able in interact with the Instructors and other participants, when necessary.

  • Is there a payment plan available?

    Yes! You can either apply for Paypal Credit and use this as a payment method at the checkout or you can apply for Klarna or Afterpay at checkout. All are 0% for 3 or 4mths.

  • Will I need to buy kit after the course?

    You can purchase your very own Instructor Starter Kit Bag worth £450 retail value in with the course cost to enable you to get started with your introduction sessions. This kit bag includes 7 different sizes of Sporty Paws X back harnesses, 2 x  2.5m bungee line and 2 bikejor/scooter attachments. All in a colour of your choice.

    Please note: Not all dogs will be suited to one harness style due to their running style/needs, therefore you may need to purchase additional kit after the course to add to your kit bag to accommodate your clients needs.

Next date-  Saturday 10th August 9-5pm – 3 SPACES LEFT

If this date doesn’t work for you then please book your space and choose ‘alternative date’. We will then contact you to arrange a convenient date. There is a minimum of 5 people needed to run each course so you may be placed on a waiting list.


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 by Emma

Attended this course over the weekend just been. Really delighted to meet such welcoming instructors, who broke down fundamental elements of bike and scooter work with the dogs. Gave a new perspective to how dogs can think and act on the trails, and the racing insight and experience from them both was clear! Super passionate, open and honest. Really interesting course! Venue was great, food, and what seemed like an unlimited supply of coffee and other hot drink.

 by Jo Odom

Jess and Jambo clearly have a mountain of experience in Cani-sports which they are able to deliver in and fun and informative way which puts the dogs at the centre of the learning. They were able to adapt to the needs of everyone on the course and offer great tips and guidance for each team. The course was practical and everything we learned we were able to transfer across to our training.

You could spend a year scouring websites and forums and would not get together a fraction of what was on this course. It was a great experience to have them share their passion and nurture ours.

 by Cat Le Chevalier

Great knowledgeable instructors that have a true passion for dogs and the sport.

Would recommend for a good insight into both bikejor and scooter instructing or for personal insight on how to improve.

 by Jo Odom

I recently attended the Bikejor & Scooter Instructor Course.

The course content was excellent and covered a range of essential topics in an informative manner that felt tailored to our experience and needs.

Jess and Jambo were super friendly knowledgeable and supportive and really do have the dogs at the heart of everything they do.

The venue was stunning and the communication with Sporty Paws before and after has been excellent.

 by Anna

I have just completed this course it was brilliant i have learnt so much .

Jess and Jambo are a font of knowledge and work brilliant as a team that teach well their style helped the info lodge in and made it go so fast . Some of the hints and tips have improved my dog already. And i feel i have knowledge to help others cheers