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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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Cavalier Team Demo at ACKCSC National Specialty

Pictured left to right: Joan with Onesie, Dee, Brandy & Porter, Gaea & Babe, Beth & Rambo *
Cavalier Team Demonstrates CanineFreestyle DogWork® at American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club National Specialty By Dee Wallis (Carolina Canine Freestyle Guild) The opportunity of having a Cavalier National Specialty near to home and a number of other Freestyle enthusiasts within reasonable travel distance was a good opportunity to show off what our little dogs can do.…
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Using Targeting for Backing and Laterals

Shari & Jace
by Shari (Carolina Canine Freestyle Guild, NC) Primarily I use capturing and free-shaping for teaching Jace’s freestyle behaviors. However, with backing and lateral movements Jace often offers these behaviors with such enthusiasm that he ends up going every which way. I am having difficulty getting him to perform these movements consistently and in one of…
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Creating A Sport

by Joan Tennille, Founder Canine Freestyle Federation It has been 20 plus years since I choreographed the original Presentations to illustrate a new discipline, in the Sport of Dogs. My objective, then and now, is to showcase the team's training and the resulting team relationship. To develop a program where learning is a joyful surprise…
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