Category Archives: Creativity

The Value of Improvs

Ann with her dogs (L-R) Aiden, Doodle & Lacy.
Photo by Wendy Keighley.
Ann Holder, First Florida Freestylers Guild I am the first to admit that in my early freestyle days, the idea of creating an improv absolutely terrified me.  Getting up in front of a class with a beginner dog had me shaking in my shoes.  I had no confidence or trust in my dog’s ability to…
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The DogWork Toolbox & This Thing Called Improv

Play with the Joy of Improv: Trish & Boon
Photo by The Dog Sport Photographers
By Patricia Koontz, Carolina Canine Freestyle Guild Creative studies, called "improv" in DogWork, seem to be the biggest challenge for many folks in our sport, including me. I feel like I am only now becoming a bit fluent in using the skill of improv and I know exactly why that is. It's because I had a…
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