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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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The Birth of Teamwork

Gaea with Second Freestyle Partner, PeliAnn
Photo: Tom Wiegand
by Gaea Mitchel, Carolina Canine Freestyle Guild Recently I have heard several Federation friends voicing concern that, trying to start again with a new dog, they are not feeling a connection.  Some question the dog’s aptitude for the sport, some feel the dog is unmotivated, still others doubt their ability to choreograph or perform, fearing…
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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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Why I Train My Dog

Ann with her dogs (L-R) Aidan, Doodle, & Lacy. Photo by Wendy Keighley, CFF Member
by Ann Holder, First Florida Freestylers Guild I train my dog because I want a well-mannered pet that can go places with me and behave in a predictably acceptable way around unfamiliar people and animals. Training my pet offers mental stimulation for my dog and develops a better line of communication between us. When we…
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