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Maybe We Should Do Canine Freestyle?! (Video)

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Gunther

Giant Shih Tzu
 
 
Barked: Fri Feb 1, '13 7:59am PST 
I do a lot of video blogging, and after I made a video blog about music, I decided to do this with Gunther. laugh out loud He went along with it SO well it was hilarious.. It was just to show off his cuteness, but when I watched it I realized he might really enjoy canine freestyle!

Gunther Dance!

Edited by author Fri Feb 1, '13 8:01am PST

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Alva BH

I ordered the- best dog for me- & got her
 
 
Barked: Fri Feb 1, '13 8:12am PST 
I started a topic on Agility & Sports about Canine Freestyle/Heelwork to Music last fall. We had a 2 hour long introduction to the subject. Too bad I cannot afford a course.

I like music and I like to show off what my dog can do. So canine freestyle should be perfect. I just cannot decide which song to pick and what kind of choreography I should make. I am not a creative person though I do like drawing.

Alva knows pretty many tricks so I think I could already make some kind of simple routine with her and even add some new tricks into it and teach them to her.
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Gunther

Giant Shih Tzu
 
 
Barked: Fri Feb 1, '13 9:22am PST 
That would be awesome Alva! I bet you could make a phenomenal routine with her. Just don't doubt yourself because you don't feel creative. I think with the right music it would come to you naturally, and it would be a lot of fun.

I'm definitely thinking I could do a little routine with Gunther, especially if I teach him some new tricks. big grin
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Shiver Me- Timbers- "Charlie"

My Little Dog, a- heartbeat at my- feet.<3
 
 
Barked: Fri Feb 1, '13 10:38am PST 
Haha, he's sooo adorable! I have a friend whose dog will dance with her, and even try to ballroom with her. It's so cute, and I wish she would get into something like Canine Freestyle cause her little mix breed would love it, even at his age. laugh out loud
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Gunther

Giant Shih Tzu
 
 
Barked: Fri Feb 1, '13 1:24pm PST 
I love how dogs feed off our energy! They're one of the few animals to do so. I think that's why people have so much fun with their dogs in Canine Freestyle.
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Risa- W-FDM/MF RE- RL1 CA CGC

Awesome Dog
 
 
Barked: Fri Feb 1, '13 5:25pm PST 
Very nice! I bet you guys would do well in canine freestyle! We could always use more interest as well. Risa and I compete in it and always have a blast. It's just so creative and FUN. smile You really should give it a shot. Even if you cannot find competitions locally, you can always compete via video.
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Jackson Tan

Lad about town
 
 
Barked: Sat Feb 2, '13 12:17am PST 
Lovely leg weaves! I think you should do it!
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Miyu CGC

Bow down to the- Princess Brat!
 
 
Barked: Sat Feb 2, '13 9:37am PST 
Nothing constructive to say beyond that he's adorable, and so are you! laugh out loud Definitely give it a shot, those leg weaves are really nice like JT said!
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Gunther

Giant Shih Tzu
 
 
Barked: Sat Feb 2, '13 3:04pm PST 
Aw, thank you guys! I think it's so adorable how into that weave he gets. He loves doing those tricks.

Risa - I really think it's a great bonding thing too. I admire the relationship you have with Risa! It's so fun when you add music to something like this, and the dog seems to really feed off of that energy.

I don't see very many Shih Tzus competing in this (actually I haven't seen any) .. Or any canine sports really. Gunther seems to have that "fire" to want to do it though, oddly enough!
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