Dog dancing is choreographed heel work and “tricks” done as a handler/dog team to music that matches your dog’s personality. Your dog is the spotlight in this one, folks! So, no, YOU don’t have to know how to dance – you will train your dog to do the fancy foot work!
What are the benefits of dancing with your dog?
A fun activity to do with your dog that will enhance your bond and illustrate the joyful relationship between you and your dog.
Dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds and most importantly all mutts have enjoyed this sport with a big bounce in their step!! Any size, age or type of dog can do this.
Learn how to use the discipline and the drive your dog already has to move with you to music – it can be breath taking to watch such a dog and his handler move as a team performing choreographed routines to music!
For behavioral issues such as nervousness or hyperactivity, dancing can help your pet relax, focus and reduce their stress and anxiety.
Doggie dancing can be done indoors – great for rainy days. Brain work is always more exhausting than physical activity.
Already participating in agility, rally, flyball or dock dogs? Freestyle also enhances the drive and grace of an already athletically trained dog – like football players that take ballet.
How is Dog Dancing learned?
The purpose of dancing with your dog is to have FUN with your dog and keep it positive.
Dancing involves learning the principles of basic freestyle movement.
Understanding choreography, how to put moves together with music, is a fun part of dancing.
You will get to know your dog better to see what “tricks” or moves are right for them.
Focus and shaping exercises help teach your dog to think.
Teaching your dog to heel is an important part of your teamwork.
Clicker training keeps your dog interested and keeps it fun.
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