Hello from Germany,
The countdown is running… Woooohooo!! How exciting – just a week to go!
Saturday morning we will be doing our first HTM routine. In Germany there is no different between HTM and freestyle, most routines have much more freestyle.
We – me and my cairn terrier Gimli – Sammy of Upsala – were invited to join Team Germany in September, a little late, but better than never 🙂
Beeing in the middle of the preparation for Crufts 2012, I have not an actually freestyle routine, that´s why I decided to compete in heelwork. I never did HTM before and I am very curious as to what the judges will think of our routine. And also I am curios to see the routines of all the other participants.
I was really surprised to see the different breeds. In Germany Dog Dance is mainly a sport for border collies and other working dogs, so I can´t wait to see all the Westies, Retrievers, Poodles and Chihuahuas in HTM and Freestyle.
Unfortunately, our preparations were interrupted for 2 weeks. Gimli had a kidney infection. He had to rest at home, whilst I danced and practiced the routine alone, not much fun for either of us!
Luckily he is fit again and we have been training a little. That´s better than all the resting!!!!!