Terra and I submitted this routine toward our second leg for our Standard Freestyle Dog title with MDSA last month. Live competition events are few and far between, so we are lucky to have three opportunities a year to submit a video routine.
In standard division, throughout the two-and-a-half minute routine the handler's cues should be very subtle and the dog's attention rock-solid. The routine must show changes of pace, distance work, the ability to heel on the left and right side of the handler's body, and creative elements choreographed to the music.
If you'd like to learn more about training your dog in the exciting sport of musical freestyle, I teach three levels of freestyle classes for dogs of all ability levels at Port Chester Obedience Training Club. www.teachrover.com