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Introduction

Cinda & Bandit at a Titling Event
Photo: Dog Sport Photographers
by Cinda (Sirius Guild, VA) Welcome to our Federation Blog Page A place to share with one another our knowledge, experiences, and stories and why we are so passionate about this wonderful sport we call canine freestyle; to inspire one another with new or creative ideas; and to feel connected with one another across the miles.…
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Back It Up – Teach Your Dog to Back

Sally and Fli
By Sally Gordon First Florida Freestylers Guild Fli in a narrow "hallway" Teach your dog to back up without luring, physically touching or putting pressure in his space. All you need is a dog “hallway”. I taught my 2-year-old border collie Fli how to back up when he was 7 months old using this method.…
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First Florida Freestylers Guild

by Wendy Keighley and Labrador Lark Hello friends, both human and canine. In the United States there is only one town named Cocoa. One story says that the mail used to come by river boat on the Indian River and was placed in an empty tin box labeled Baker's Cocoa. The box was nailed to…
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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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