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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-09-2010, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Canine Freestyle

Hi everyone,
My hav has been taking classes in freestyle....we're going in our first competition in late July.
Does anyone else compete in freestyle? Any advice? I'm a bit nervous, to say the least.
In our area, there aren't many dogs doing freestyle and I think this will be a small competition.
I'm helping the organizers and am doing the marketing and sponsorship/donations. Again, if anyone has any advice in that area, I'd love to hear from you!!
A huge thanks!!!
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Is this even the right thread for this? I have no idea where to post Canine Freestyle...sorry!!!
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Oh, I think you need to post videos! Good luck! It sounds like it would be fun to watch.

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Oh fun! There are so few people doing Freestyle with Havs that I'd love to see a video. It seems to me that Havanese could easily be naturals at this, so it is great you are doing this!

What does Tucker seem to think of it? (I just realized both of you have Tuckers. ha!)
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I love canine freestyle!! Unfortunately there are very few classes around me-closest is almost an hour away. I have thought about trying it with Mindy(my mixed breed) rather than Cocotini as Mindy loves classes and performing whereas Cocotini does not. I've mainly seen larger dogs doing canine freestyle.Do you have many small dogs doing it around you? I'd love to see a video,too!!

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I'd love to see videos of your freestyle too! The training center I go to does offer freestyle, but we've had enough on our plates with obedience, rally and (starting Saturday) agility classes.

Besides, I think Kodi would be a natural... me, not so much.


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I don't have any experience with freestyle but would love to read your experiences and see any pictures or videos.

Sandi, taking a new road with Smarty and Galen
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I just recently learned that this exists. Anyone have videos?
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I would love seeing videos and hearing about this as well! It is not offered in our area. Not sure how far we would have to drive to get to a class. And I don't think we are there yet. Augie (and I!!!) need to have a lot more moves/tricks under our belts, and from what our trainer says, those moves are then choreographed to music. I think it sounds like major fun. I keep telling our trainer she needs to learn so she can teach us!! Although.....seeing how coordinated I am when I have to wrangle a dog, leash, treats, and clicker along with reading cards on a Rally course - I may have a change in tune once I actually tried it.

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Here's one of the most amazing freestyle dogs I've ever seen:



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