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    Default Canine Freestyle

    I have only learnt and heard about it in the past year or so and have always wanted to try it. I think Casey would be the perfect dog for this. I have noticed from the many YouTube videos I have watched that they are usually Border Collies used. There was even a Great Dane one!


    I know it would be a hell of a lot of work to get it right, but I was just wondering on how I would go about even trying it?

    She is almost 12 weeks old now and already knows how to sit, stay, hi 5 and drop.

    I can tell already that something like this would be good for her as I have noticed that instead of just running past the chairs (we have bar stools), she will weave in and out of the legs.

    I've never owned such an active dog before so I don't want anything to go to waste and for her to not reach her full potential. I know that agility would be something else to consider, but I think the freestyle would be so much more fun and different.


    I would absolutely LOVE to be able to post a video of Casey and I doing some Canine Freestyle!
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    Mmm I can see that people are reading this thread, but nobody is commenting

    Is it that nobody knows what it is? Or is it just something silly?
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    What a great idea! I've never tried it, but I'm guessing you just teach the different movements separately using hand signals, then put music to them. I doubt your dog could ever actually do actions "to" the music with rhythm, so it's a matter of you coordinating the music with your commands and your dog's responses.

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    It's something I've always enjoyed watching as well. Some training plus goes into it
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    I think this is adorable!

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    A couple of members at our club do it. I have never tried it.

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    Thanks for that MAC!

    I've been trying to google search places in Cairns that do it, but I'm not having any luck.

    I'm not going to let this rest. Casey WILL be my little superstar!!!
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    I will be honest and say that I was one of the people who looked but didn't comment. That was only because I had NO idea what it was!! I saw the video that you posted and it was excellent!!!! If you are able to put the time, effort and dedication into doing something as detailed as this, I think it would be a wonderful thing to do!!

    Make sure you post a video when you get some moves going!!

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    I have no idea on where to start!

    I've been trying to google all different avenues, but I'm not having much luck. I think Casey and I will have to wing it
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    Ive dipped my toe in a smidgen, Ive taught bella to weave in and out between my legs, jump over my leg and through my arms, also to move when I move my hand flat towards her, she moves sideways. I can do it with both hands at once, moving her over and back with out touching her, about 7" away from her body. Dont ask me how I got her to do it in the first place, it was a fluke thing, kinda like an 'Oh thats cool! I'll click it!' type of moment. The other ones were pretty easy, just using the food as a lure.

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