Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Dance with your Dog Seminar

"Dance with Your Dog" - A seminar with Bev Blanchard. Sunday, February 20, 2005, 8:00am - 4:00pm.
Are You Ready for Freestyle?
Announcing 'Dance With Your Dog' Seminar - A one-day freestyle workshop. Bev Blanchard is coming to CCDTC on Sunday, Feb. 20 to introduce us to the sport of Canine Musical Freestyle. Musical Freestyle is a choreographed musical program performed by handlers and their dogs. This will be a working seminar including learning some cool moves which will make your dog more motivated for other dog sports, learn how to turn what your dog knows now into freestyle, learn choreography, music selection, preparation for a test and strengthening your bond with your dog while having a great time! If you have taken a tricks class, take those behaviors another step and have even more fun with your dog. Quoting Bev Blanchard: You may be thinking, My dog doesn't know enough moves to put a routine together. This is where most people are wrong. I like to think of each move a dog does as a potential freestyle move. It can be obedience exercises (sit, down, stay, come, heel), tricks (sit up, roll over, shake) or basic freestyle moves (spin, weave, back up, bow). Putting together a freestyle routine can seem like a difficult task. With the positive training methods and tips you will receive from Bev, you will have help to put together a routine whether it is for competition or fun. Bev Blanchard currently helps to oversee approximately 400 puppies and their puppy raisers each year at Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, MI.
Accomplishments: Freestyle judge for WCFO, past USDAA agility judge, current trainer at Camp Gone to the Dogs in Vermont yearly and Bev recently became a writer for Dog & Handler magazine. Bev has Sonic, a 4 year old Border Terrier, who has completed more than 11 freestyle titles, making Sonic the highest titled freestyle dog in the country. Open to ALL levels. No prior experience needed. Dogs must be at least 4 months old.

We will post more when we have completed the seminar.