CANINE FREESTYLE DANCERS
MUSICAL FREESTYLE (sometimes known as dancing with your dog) is a
relatively new dog sport with its roots in obedience training. However,
it allows the dog more freedom of movement and positions, which results
in a whole lot of fun for both dog and handler!
This is a competition sport with titling events held around the world
However, it is probably more widely used for entertaining in hospitals,
nursing homes and community events.
The goal is to show a bond between handler and dog in a choreographed
routine to music. The result is sometimes elegant, sometimes flashy, sometimes
cute but always FUN !
The dog's natural behaviors, tricks and trained
skills are all used to showcase the dog's abilities and athleticism. There
are no limitations regarding breeds or handlers. Anyone can do it and
the handler does NOT have to know how to dance! As a matter of fact, if
you can walk and your dog can heel, you already have one freestyle move!
An added plus --- freestyle training tends to increase the overall obedience
of the dogs and does not interfere with the basic obedience instruction.
We invite you and your dog to come observe and even participate in a
free class with the Greenbelt Dog Training's "ScentSations."
We meet on alternate Sunday evenings. Please call 301-345-6999 for the
schedule of location, times and dates.
Who knows? You could be dancing . . . with your dog!
Darlene, Freestyle Instructor