Red Rock Musical Paws, started by several Canine Freestyle enthusiasts, is a club. It meets once a week at the park in the Ranchos. As a club, rather than a class, there is no fee. It is a chance for people to meet with their dogs, learn about Freestyle, and practice dancing with their dogs.
Here is one of our videos of us enjoying our dogs.
Everyone is welcome! No prior experience needed. You don’t even have to really understand what Freestyle is, we’ll teach you. And no attendance commitment. Feel free to come only when you want.
Freestyle is a great way to improve your connection with your dog, and learn to communicate better with each other. For the dogs it’s great mental stimulation (hmmm–for me also!). As you are interacting with your dog in a light-hearted way, many dogs develop a greater interest in being trained!
It is also a chance to make some new friends with a mutual interest in dogs.
If you are interested, there is a book with training suggestions for Dancing With Dogs. by Richard Curtis, one of the masters of freestyle. Enjoy one of his routines with this video.
There is now a Red Rock Musical Paws Facebook page. Check it out, and ask to join if you are interested. It is a chance to meet others interested in training their dogs, and have some fun activities for you and your pooch.
What has been your experience with Canine Freestyle? How has it changed your relationship with your dog? Or are you interested in trying it our? Leave a comment, or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.