Dancing With Your Dog

Posted: Mar 04 2009

Originally published January 10th, 2007

Do you dance for your dog? We are being totally serious. If you don’t, you should! You will be amazed by the reaction you will get out of your pooch. Our dog Daisy just stares in amazement, with her tail wagging a million miles an hour. Our dog Scout goes absolutely crazy, jumping up and down. Most dogs really seem to like it, but make sure you do it when no one is around.

Unless you take dancing lessons with your dog. As this Kansas City Star article points out, thousands take lessons on how to Dance With Your Dog. According to the piece, the idea, “referred to as freestyle, developed in Canada in the 1980s and transplanted to the States in the 90s, the New York Times reports. Dog dancing isn’t sanctioned by the American Kennel Club and is unlikely to show up at Westminster Dog Show in February. But about 7,500 Americans, many of whom are middle-aged women, are taking dance classes with their dogs. They are seeking out experts and watching videos to master the twirls and spins with their pets. A few enter competitions.”

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