Rhythmic obedience (rhythmic obedience)

ob rhythmic , diminutive of rhythmic obedience, is a dog sport all that is most serious. As part of a choreography on musical background , the dog must follow his master in his steps and gestures so that everything gives birth to a rhythmic and prepared staging.

Sometimes referred to as dog dancing , the obedient is a canine sport that is all the more serious, so much so that countries like England or Belgium again recognized it as an official sport. The Société Centrale Canine (SCC) has recently recognized it as such in France and official obedient competitions are regularly organized.

The principles of rhythmic obedience

The CNEAC ( ) National Commission of Education and Canine Activities) describes the obedient rhythm: " This is dog training, in a free style and musical background, with the dual objective: to have fun and have an obedient dog; a dynamic and playful discipline where the "dog-master" team forms a perfect harmony

. Indeed, the rhythmic obedient is above all a sports discipline intended to show the obedience of the dog to his master. But in addition to the dog obedience , it takes a lot of creativity

to the master to find a song and stage a successful choreography. For this reason, rhythmic obedience is in its infancy and evolutions are numerous and rapid. Every country has its specialty. If in England it is rather the " heelwork to music " based on walking, the United States prefer the " freestyle

" which is much freer. Thus the dog jumps

, makes slaloms, goes backwards, rolls on the back... nothing but your gestures and your steps. Obviously a choreography with his dog is not done in a day, and it will take some time for the dog to do what you expect from him.

How to learn the ryhtmée obedience to his dog? Teach him the movements of rhythmic obedience, you can apply the Classic conditioning on your dog. Highlighted by Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov

, this technique has proven itself over and over again Concretely you play with your dog then incite him to do the gesture that you desire. If it accesses your request use a " click

" that will produce a sound that the dog will associate with this gesture. This means rewarding good behavior and ignoring inappropriate behavior.