White Knuckles Outtakes

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You know it took lots of practice and patience to get the final result.

OK Go White Knuckles uses Dancing Dogs

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I love how they made such great use of dogs dancing with them and performing awesome tricks for their music video. I love how precise they are. I know that took lots of work and takes to get it just right. All these dogs were rescue dogs and trained with positive reinforcement.

Mini Horse Shows off Awesome Tricks

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This mini horse shows off her variety of tricks. Yet one more animal trained with positive reinforcement to do amazing things.

Lamb learns to dance

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Freestyle training is taken to the next level. You can use the same training techniques to train all sorts of animals. Here this lamb shows you how smart she is.

Doggie Dancing

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I love the wide variety of dogs dancing and having fun. This really showcases musical canine freestyle and trick training for fun. I am especially impressed with the handstands so many dogs are doing at the end.

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Hello, my name is Melanie McClure and I am the founder of DoggieDancing.com the number one fan club for Doggie Dancing.

I’m here today to share with you a little bit about the next big thing in dog sports to sweep the nation! Doggie Dancing! Already Doggie Dancing also known as Musical Canine Freestyle has rocked the house in Britain’s Got Talent several times over. Now thousands of dog owners across the world are turning on the music and dancing with their dogs! Doggie Dancing is the Fun way to train and spend time with your dog in an activity that engages mind, body and soul!

One of the things that makes Doggie Dancing so popular is that anyone young or old can do it. And any dog of any age, size or breed can enjoy and excel is this awesome sport!

You don’t need any specific equipment or space to practice in. Your own living room, yard and park are sufficient. It can be done on leash or off leash and is a great training method for developing off leash and distance control.

I got involved with Doggie Dancing when I got my first two Australian Shepherds. The were smart and full of energy. I wanted to find an activity that did not require any special equipment or space requirements to do. I wanted to more fully interact and play with my dogs. And I wanted to be able to do that activity in the comfort of my own living room. After in-depth research, I found out about Musical Canine Freestyle, a sport that combines musical creativity and dancing with trick training and agility training with my canine partners. I knew that this was the sport for me. I have been a dancer all my life and I have had dogs all my life, but now I have discovered dancing with dogs and it has proved to be a super fun activity that me and my dogs enjoy doing together.

I created this site to share with you some of the best doggie dancing and creative dog performance videos and tutorials I have found and enjoy.

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The History of Canine Freestyle

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The History of Canine Freestyle

 

Canine Freestyle also known as doggie dancing began developing recently in the early 1990s when several dog trainers from around the world started practicing their obedience routines and heelwork to music. With music playing in the background, it was natural to want to do the doggie boogie and start choreographing their movements to fit the music.

At first it was simply heelwork to music in which the dog and handler move as one with the dog close to the handler’s side as they walk around the ring performing some basic obedience moves. Mary Rae from England, and Carolyn Scott from the United States were two of the first more famous dog trainers to start performing their heelwork to music. Today heelwork to music is still a category of doggie dancing.

From there people started getting more creative and began borrowing ideas and movements from dressage. Movement became more free and creative. Handlers began moving with their dogs in lateral, diagonal, circular and backward movements. Trainers opened up their heelwork to include five positions, the right heel, left heel, front heel, follow position and middle heel where the dog is between your legs. People found canine freestyle to be a liberating space where anything could go unlike the strict obedience, rally and agility areas where certain moves were expected at certain spots at certain times. Canine Freestyle training develops a more balanced, agile and happy dog than other dog sports. In fact having a happy dog that has a good connection with the handler is one of the requirements and judging aspects of the sport. Doggie Dancing is the sport where tails wag.

Agility movements were introduced as people developed a wide variety of creative jumping tricks such as jumping thru your arms, jumping over your back, rebounding off your waist. People also started having their dogs weave thru their legs. First forward then backward, while crawling and even doing figure eights. Weaving became a foundational move in canine freestyle.

Carolyn Scott and Rookie, her golden retriever, awed the audiences with their very musical style of dancing together. Their most popular routine being performed to Grease. Then other trainers started telling stories and being comedic or dramatic with their routines. Attila and Fly will always be remembered for their Charlie Chapman routine and their Gladiator routine. Both are quite classics.

Canine Freestyle is such an awesome sport because any dog of any age any breed and even handicapped dogs can participate and compete. This sport allows dog and handlers to choose movements and songs that suit them with no strict requirements of what you must do. You can easily train in the comfort of your own home, yard or park. No special equipment is needed. There is no special need to train in a class. Although training with others always helps with overcoming distractions and helping you to develop ideas better. People of all ages can enjoy this sport from young children to elderly people in wheelchairs, or walkers. It is great exercise for the dog and handler but easy to do with whatever physical limitations one might have.

Whether you are training to dance for your friends and show off all the cool tricks and moves you know, or volunteering at a nursing home or entertaining people at a park. You can take your show to the road and compete in a variety of different competitive organizations or just enjoy performing your dance routines. Doggie Dancing is the fun dog sport to train.

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Melanie McClure