Building a freestyle routine can be exhilarating or it can be excruciating. Near complete creative freedom attracts some, but overwhelms others. Then there’s the dog training component! It can be stressful- but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re feeling like putting your first routine together is just too much or you’re a seasoned exhibitor who’s hit a wall, read this newsletter before giving up on your dream of dancing with your dog.
Let me clarify. I’m not saying I’m going to tell you the secret to making freestyle easy. Freestyle is not easy! But being honest about your goals, how much time and effort you’re willing to invest and where you and your partner are in your training journey can make a competition-ready freestyle routine an achievable goal for everyone.
Read on for some tips on how to discover (or rediscover) the joy in freestyle (again).