I was so lucky to meet a new group of dogs and their handlers in Oxford, CT last Sunday. They had so much fun for 4 straight hours of learning new tricks!! Some were simple, like bow, spin, and weave, and some were more complicated like shaping a back up or scoot around behavior. They experienced many different ways of creating new tricks, one technique of which was called "Free Shaping". Using this technique, the dogs were allowed to offer ANY behavior they wanted toward a prop, to create a new trick. Here is a fun video of Gracie the husky and the trick Gracie made up during this process. Enjoy!!