Canine Freestyle is a modern dog sport that is a mixture of obedience training, tricks, and dance that allows for creative interaction between dogs and their owners. The sport has developed into competition forms in several countries around the world, and is frequently spotlighted on talk shows and featured in amazing online videos. Dogs love it!


Freestyle Skills

This class will introduce students to the basic steps of Freestyle and methods of developing an original choreographed routine.  Beginners will learn new moves with their dogs, such as as pivots, moving diagonally, moving backwards and forwards, jumping, weaving, rolling, spinning and bowing. More advanced students will work on the technical and artistic development of these skills.
Students will explore possibilities in choreography and music.  Our experienced instructors will explain the requirements for competing in the Canine Freestyle Federation (CFF) and the World Canine Freestyle Organization (WCFO).


Prerequisite: Dogs must demonstrate basic obedience skills including heeling, attention, and the ability to work around other people and dogs.


Freestyle I (Advanced Competition Freestyle)

This class is a choreography workshop for more advanced students. The majority of class will be devoted to developing and refining individual routines. Students are expected to observe and help each other in a positive way.  Additionally, the class will work on pair and team routines.  Students will be competing with their routines in the higher levels of CFF and WCFO.


Prerequisite: Dog must have at least one freestyle title in either CFF or WCFO.



Freestyle classes are free for CTA members and classes run continually.


For more information, contact Marlene Schlichtig or Darlene Chroniger 410-798-6442.

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