Canine Freestyle Competitions Strengthen Bonds Between Pets and Owners

‘Canine Freestyle’ is a relatively new development in the world of dog shows and competitions. Unlike agility challenges, where obstacles are negotiated over a set course, freestyle dog dancing is built upon choreography and creativity. It requires coordination between dog and human partner, new moves, and communication through verbal and physical cues.

Set to music, the Canine Freestyle performances take a great deal of practice and dedication. Not all dogs--or owners--are suited to the activity, but when they are, it’s a lot of fun to watch.

Check out the video and click through the gallery to see doggie dancing in action.