Category Archives: Concepts

CanineFreestyle Dogwork®

Photo: Dogsport Photographers
by Joan Tennille CanineFreestyle DogWork® is a discipline in the Sport of Dogs. Teams train movement in 3 reference positions: * Heel and thunder on the right and left sides (see below) Movement in CanineFreestyle DogWork ® is defined as: * The dog's movement enhanced by the human's movement * In a team relationship *…
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Movement, the Language of CanineFreestyle DogWork©

Photo by Jim Poor
by Joan Tennille The objective of CanineFreestyle DogWork® is to show the dog to his best advantage in a creative and artistic manner. The emphasis is on the team's training in movement and the artistic expression of the unique behavior that develops when working and training as one. CanineFreestyle DogWork®, as a competitive discipline in the…
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What is Artistry?

By Joan Tennille Artistry in Canine Freestyle is about movement and choices.  Movement is the technical skill trained in CanineFreestyle DogWork®; specifically, the dog's movement enhanced by the human's movement in a team relationship. Teams train technically for accuracy in all possible directions, levels and speeds in three positions heel, front and thunder.  For executed movement…
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Inspiration to Celebration—A View Changing Workshop

Kristen Sicotte and CanineFreestyle Dog Meadowlake Cooper Can Dance
Photo: North Star Notes Guild Member
by Dee Wallis, Carolina Canine Freestyle Guild Kristin Sicotte gave Freestylers an Inspiration to Celebration that had the participants working hard with their dogs and thinking of new ways to pull it all together.  The occasion was a two day workshop organized by the Carolina Guild at the Winston Salem Dog Training Club in July…
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