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Dog Dancing

This is dog training, in a free style and on a musical background, with the double objective: to have fun and to have an obedient dog. Dynamic and playful discipline where the handler-dog team forms a couple in perfect harmony of movements while evolving in music.

It's a very rhythmic but very cheerful dance step where the couple works with a lot of complicity; artistry and technique form a whole (as in figure skating). It allows to channel the energy of the dog and to create very strong bonds with him. It increases the dog's ability to adapt to new challenges, because he is systematically confronted with them. The dog becomes more attentive to the master and can have an accentuated concentration on his task. Rhythmic obedience can be practiced without specific equipment, in all places, and by all: young and old.

The dog carries out under the directive of the handler movements and positions which are taught by the natural method of education. We use positive reinforcements, through the use of sweets, toys, clickers. The movements and positions are classic exercises, the "lie down, sit up", but are never exaggerated or physically harmful to the dog. They are performed to the left and right of the handler, in front and behind, with jumps, at great distance, etc. Based on these movements, the handler-dog team evolves against a musical background, following the rhythm. In the context of a canine club, these movements can complement the usual exercises, they will bring spice and novelties. This may be a new challenge that will only increase the dog's overall obedience. There is in these exercises and the manner of carrying out them an obligation of contact with the dog (I do not speak only about a physical contact). The master creates a request which becomes a need for the dog, everything is done with joy and pleasure.

No more constraints, make way for educational rhythms. Subsequently, dog handler teams can present choreographies during demonstrations in front of the public. In the future, we will consider the organization of competitions where practitioners will be noted in relation to the artistic and technical qualities of their performance. The judge will evaluate the execution of figures, sequences, changes of rythm and the synchronization of the movements of the handler-dog couple, on programs that are being developed.

This discipline has a spectacular, artistic and fun side that makes it very popular with the public. Practitioners give a rewarding image of the dog, they participate in this harmonious whole which becomes pleasure.  

All in rhythm for this marvelous discipline.

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