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That connection!

Nothing I’ve done builds the type of intense connection that Canine Freestyle Federation DogWork does. Just captured some stills out of a bunch of training videos to look at the shapes Boon and I are making. Turned them into watercolors to eliminate the details and distill the essence. Was so moved by the glorious connection, how often we are reflections of each other’s movement, the way we seem to be in our own little bubble...because we are!

All the work in other sports leads to wonderful titles and lots of great moments but there is just something about this sport that leads to another whole dimension. It’s, by far, the most challenging, and, by far, the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in partnership with a dog. I think it is because they are co-creators in the choreography, because of the way they are intensely honored in every way, and how the choreography is designed to show off the natural grace and beauty of the dog, the connection of the team, the JOY!!!






















THE BOONDOGGLE

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I love that!

"Lots of people talk to animals...Not very many listen, though...That's the problem. " ~ The Tao of Pooh
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Those are so cool!

I never did anything official with Kip, but that sense of oneness...when with every step I made, in any direction I wanted to go, he flowed along with me....it always felt like I was dancing with him. It is a special way to communicate.
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Wow, really lovely!
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Very interesting!

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Noob Question: What is "Canine Freestyle Federation"?

Side Note: Through my master lurking a couple of days ago, I stumbled upon your YouTube video of you and tiny baby boon playing in that empty parking lot...he was the absolute most adorable little guy - I just loved watching it!
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CFF is the organization for canine freestyle that I like the most. We donít wear costumes and we only ask the dog to do movements that are completely natural and safe, so no hopping around on hind legs, stressing patellas. ;-)

And yes, THANK YOU, that baby Boon was incredibly cute. That parking lot video was on the way home after picking him up.

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