Heelwork to Music/Canine Freestyle and Dog "Tricks" Classes

 

Weekly Wednesday classes. Manukau Members can attend as part of standard training fees.

Heelwork to Music/Canine Freestyle is a choreographed performance of dog "tricks" , moves and heelwork to a piece of music that suits both the dog and handler. It highlights the canine/human bond that can be achieved through positive training, enhanced by the artistry of music and choreography. It was started by top British dog trainer Mary Ray in 1990 ( www.maryray.co.uk ) and has since gained worldwide popularity. It can be competed in at all levels, from beginners to advanced.

Recommended websites to visit for more background information include:

www.canine-freestyle.org

www.musicaldogsport.org

www.k9freestyle.co.uk

Class One - Beginners 6.00 - 6.45pm

The beginners class is open to all dogs and handlers from any club. In this class you will learn the basics of "trick training", including hand-targeting, leg weaving, spins, paw work and more. This class is for anyone who is interested in learning tricks to enhance the relationship between themselves and their dog. It is also for those who want to take it further and eventually combine their tricks and moves into a choreographed routine to music and maybe even compete in heelwork to music or canine freestyle.

Registrations of interest to: email ~ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone ~ 027 7501658

Class Two - Senior 6.45 - 7.30

The senior class is for those who have completed at least one beginners class and have enough tricks and moves to start putting together a routine to music. Progression into this class is not automatic and is dependent on reaching a required standard. Once a routine is developed you may have the opportunity to give displays to the public which will assist you on your way to your first competition.

Registrations of interest to: email ~ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone ~ 027 7501658