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Dances With Dogs

Dances with Dogs - Could your dog be a Star?

Dances with Dogs or DWD, is obedience training with a twist! Your dog displays its understanding and knowledge of your commands by incorporating its obedience skills within a choreographed routine to your chosen piece of music.  There are two categories of competition, Heelwork to Music and Freestyle.

Meet new friends – there is a great social scene to enjoy.

Impress your peers with your dog’s new talent – DWD has even been a hit on talent shows.

Discover your creative side.

Your dog will love the chance to learn new skills.

Any dog, or person can do it! Your dog does not need to be a pedigree.

If you enjoy music and having fun with your dog – you’ll love Dances with Dogs.

The primary goal of the Dances With Dogs is to promote positive and enjoyable relationships between dogs and their owners through the medium of music. Dances With Dogs is a fully accredited dog sport with the Australian National Kennel Council. Starting July 28th 2012, South Australia will commence Official Titling Competitions.

All breeds and sizes of dogs are eligible, even seniors, also Handlers of any physical capability will enjoy DWD and can compete. The ability to showcase the dog/handler relationship is what is important.

Do you wish to entertain at demos? 
New members for demos teams are welcome as Dances with Dogs displays are in high demand.

Opening of Adelaide Parklands Dog Park video 

Attend our Workshops to learn more about DWD and hone your skills.


The Gain The Edge Workshop was held on 1/4/12. Video Highlights

Enter Official ANKC Competitions here in South Australia and obtain a Dances With Dogs Title.


There are a growing number of groups and dog clubs around South Australia who welcome new members of all standards to learn Dances with Dogs.  Join one of these groups and have fun with your dog!

Training sessions are held on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month and on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 10.30am at David Roche Park, Cromwell Road, Kilburn. Cost is $5 per member.

Workshops are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7pm at David Roche Park, Cromwell Road, Kilburn. Cost is $10 for club members, $15 for Dogs SA members.

For further information regarding DWD contact Karin Marder (kazart@iinet.net.au), Jenny McLoughlin (jennydan@adam.com.au) or Jean Milnes (jean.milnes@googlemail.com)

See you at a Dances with Dogs Demo, Workshop or Competition soon!  You don’t even need to participate with a dog – what better way to learn, than to assist? Volunteers are warmly welcomed.

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