Foxearth Follow Me
The Rough & Smooth Collie
Norfield Oh! What a Knight
If you enjoy training your Collie and you also enjoy
music, then Heelwork To Music may just be the sport for you!
There are a number of basic moves that can be easily mastered and these will be enough to enable you to begin to build dance routines together. Following on from these, your performances will be limited only by your own imagination and your ability to teach you dog what it is you want them to do. It goes without saying that your dog’s own physical capabilities should, at all times, be the controlling factor of the moves you attempt; remembering this will ensure a happy, safe and enjoyable time for you both.
There is no denying that Rough & Smooth Collies aren’t the easiest of dogs to train but if you keep the training sessions short and maintain a high level of motivation (lots of rewards and praise), then it is possible for these very beautiful dogs to become accomplished at this sport. Try to choose music that suits the pace at which your dog is happy to work and then allow the naturally graceful movement of this breed to shine through.
Heelwork To Music is a challenging sport that can be enjoyed by everyone – so come on you Rough and Smooth Collies – get up and Boogie!
See videos of them on the Foxearth
and on youtube: Trent in Action
and Trent & friend
Jane Page and Tanly (Norfield Oh! What a Knight) entered their first ever Heelwork to Music Show at Rugby on 20th May 2012 and came 3rd in Starters Heelwork to Music!
They had some lovely comments and Jane was really pleased with Tanly`s focus. Well done!!
Lucy Heath & Trent (Foxearth Follow Me) entered their very first HTM competition at Findon Downs on 26th March 2011. Their routine to 'Me and My Shadow' impressed the judges and captivated the spectators !
Having won out of Starters with her other dog, Lucy now competes at Novice. Despite working at this higher level, on 8th May she and Trent came 4th in Novice Freestyle!!