In Karen's Canine Freestyle class, you will learn to dance with your dog! Dancing together is a fun way for you and your dog to bond and practice obedience and teamwork. A Freestyle routine is a choreographed musical program performed by handlers and their dogs. The object is to display the dog and handler in a creative, innovative and original dance, using music and intricate movements to showcase teamwork, artistry, costuming, athleticism and style in interpreting the theme of the music.
To create your routine, Karen will help you combine heelwork, basic obedience, and tricks into an exciting dance that is just as fun to watch as it is to perform! Once you have perfected your routine, you can create fun costumes for you and your dog and perform in shows and earn titles.
"My dog Pilot and I both love Freestyle class, and also our practice sessions at home! I find the process of learning individual moves and longer routines fascinating, and it has really enhanced my relationship and communication with Pilot! Karen is a fabulous teacher, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in many areas of animal training! She gets the psychology of animals and helps us learn and troubleshoot in kind and effective ways."