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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Dances with Dogs

Dances with Dogs is a great fun way to train and bond with your dog, whether you are wishing to compete or just to have fun!

Dances with Dogs has two streams:-
Freestyle and Heelwork To Music

Each stream has four separate levels:-
Starters - Novice - Intermediate - Advanced



Freestyle is basically tricks and moves choreographed to a piece of music. Such tricks could include leg weaving, spinning, circling, backing and can be performed with the dog close to the handler or at a distance and the creativity  of the performance is only limited by the handler’s imagination.  As you progress up through the levels, there is an expectation that more technical tricks and moves will be included in your routine.

Heelwork To Music involves traditional heelwork choreographed to a piece of music.  In Heelwork To Music, there are eight different heelwork positions which can be performed in six different directions. As you progress up through the levels, there is an expectation that more of the positions and directions will be included in your routine.


Interested?

Classes are a lot of fun and create a great bond between you and your dog.  If you just wish to attend classes for just the fun of it or aspire to reach competition level, your club can provide assistance and support.

You don’t need to be a dancer and your dog doesn’t need to be an obedience champion, but does need to be able to walk nicely on lead.  All you need is your dog, some treats and ready to have fun!

 

Dances with Dogs and Heelwork To Music classes are held by two clubs in Victoria:-

The Melbourne & District Dances with Dogs Club hold classes at locations in Dandenong and Bulla.
For further information contact the Secretary at jwilson@pauljohn.com.au

The Dances with Dogs Club of Victoria hold classes at Skye
For further information contact the Secretary at secretary-dwdvic@dodo.com.au

To view the Dances with Dogs rules please click here