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A Group of People . . . who love to dance with their dogs!

Last Updated 10/01/2016. Please Report any difficulties.

Who Are We?

The Rio Grande Canine Freestylers, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are a group of dog-loving people who enjoy the sport of canine freestyle, through training, practice, exhibition, and competition in this fun activity. We meet weekly, on Saturday afternoons, with our dogs to learn freestyle skills and help each other to develop routines. Our group performs freestyle demonstrations at community events throughout the year, periodically sponsors seminars with nationally recognized freestyle instructors, and supports each other in preparing for competition. We welcome new members - both experienced canine freestylers and those who are brand-new to the sport! If you're interested in finding out more about participating in canine freestyle in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area, we encourage you to Contact Us.

What is Canine Freestyle?

Canine freestyle is "a choreographed musical program performed by handlers and their dogs. The object is to display dog and handler in a creative, innovative and original dance, using music and movements to showcase teamwork, artistry, costuming, athleticism, and style in interpreting the music." (Source: World Canine Freestyle Organization.)

Getting Started in Canine Freestyle

Looking for a fun training experience for you and your dog? Canine Freestyle may be for you! Freestyle complements other dog sports such as agility and obedience. You can enjoy the strengthened bond that comes from working together to develop freestyle skills. You're cordially invited to visit one of our Saturday club sessions. There's no charge and no obligation. For more information about club sessions, including locations and times, Contact Us or phone us at 505-508-4974 or 505-404-0499. You're also welcome to come to one of our community demonstrations.

We're available for demos!

A canine freestyle performance is a fun addition to community events and fundraisers. We can tailor a program to meet your group's needs. Schools, churches, senior centers, etc., are other groups that enjoy seeing dogs "dance." We enjoy supporting community events, and there's no charge for a performance. Contact Us for more information.