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Dancing with Your Dog: Getting the Rhythm by Sandra Davis


Dancing with Your Dog: Getting the Rhythm
Sandra Davis

A step by step positive approach to teaching your dog the movements that can be used in a dance routine.

Learn the new and exciting dog sport, Musical Canine Freestyle, where dog and handler perform dance type movements together to music!

In the second video in her series, "Getting the Rhythm", Sandra covers the artistic aspects of creating a dance routine for you and your dog.

You will learn how she chooses and edits the music so that it has both the right length and content for an entertaining performance. Sandra also describes and demonstrates how she approaches choreographing a dance routine with her 8 year old Giant Schnauzer, Jabba.

Following a review of of 20 basic moves, this video provides the next step on the path to dancing with your dog.

About Sandra:

AKC CONFORMATION
Sandra became active in AKC dog competitions in 1956. She started with Great Danes, and spent 18 years showing her dogs in the conformation ring. Several Danes of her breeding ranked nationally one with two All-Breed Best in Shows to his credit. In 1963 she co-founded the Great Dane Club of El Paso.

AKC DOG OBEDIENCE (10 Obedience Trial Champions / 7 breeds)
In 1981 Sandra discovered dog obedience competitions after purchasing a Standard Poodle puppy and joining the local training club. A few match wins and she was hooked. OTCH Gambolique, TD was her Novice A dog and the beginning of a succession of Obedience Trial Champions:
a Doberman Pinscher (OTCH4 Raventine, UDX),
a Giant Schnauzer (OTCH KaRon's Kontessa),
an English Springer Spaniel (OTCH Sulo's Ledgewood Gypsy)
her male Giant, OTCH KaRon's Jabberwocky,
Pepper (U-OCH/ CH/OTCH22 Heelalong Jalapena, UDX15, HT, NA, OAJ) the dancing Border Collie, CH/OTCH Skansen's Tequila, UDX, TD, NA, NAJ, first of the breed with both conformation and obedience championship titles, Golden Retriever, OTCH Auburnmist Golden Rule. Sandra's rescue dog, Jack Russell Terrier, OTCH Speedbump, UDX2 (Maggie) was the second JRT and first female of that breed to earn that title, and as of May 9, 2009, OTCH HobNob Bridgit, UDX, RN, OM1, was the youngest dog of any breed to earn the obedience champion title at 20 months of age..

AGILITY
In 1984, Sandra demonstrated the new English sport, Agility, to the US obedience community and became an acknowledged pioneer of "British" dog agility in this country.

In September 1984 she and her dogs put on an agility demonstration at her club's obedience trial.

Sandra was inducted into the USDAA Hall of Fame - Pioneers of Dog Agility in 2003.

CANINE MUSICAL FREESTYLE
In November 1994, Sandra joined that Canadian organization, Musical Canine Sports International (MCSI), secured a list of their movements, and began training her Border Collie, Pepper, to do freestyle dance moves because this dog needed more activities than obedience to keep her exercised.

It was the beginning of a succession of freestyle demos she and Pepper would give around the country. Those dancing demos led to requests for seminars, which created the opportunity for her Dancing With Your Dog videos and book.

K9 DRESSAGE

In early 2002, Sandra devised a new dog sport she calls K9 Dressage. This new sport combines the discipline of obedience along with freestyle movements presented in a format patterned after equine dressage. She believes that requiring the dog to work both sides of its body equally when performing a variety of movements will produce a more balanced and flexible animal.


This title is in the following categories:

Freestyle
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