The rhythmic obe is the contraction of rhythmic obedience. It is a canine sport in which the dog must make a succession of gestures at the rhythm of the music.
It is part of the most recent canine activities in France. The principle is to make a choreography on a musical background.
What is the rhythmic obe?
The rhythmic obé consists of making several movements on music. The choreography will be composed of multiple elements such as jumps, slaloms, sitting, lying, rolled.
It is a particularly beneficial canine activity. The complicity between the animal and his master will be strengthened. It is thanks to what the dances can be done with a lot of joy. The dog has only one idea in mind: give full satisfaction to his master. And he will do everything to please him.
The rhythmic obé is often compared to the Agility. These are two similar disciplines, but two differences remain: in the rhythmic obé, there will be no obstacles, and music is absent from Agility. For the rest, the required qualities are very close and the like.
To retain the attention of the jury, several elements will have to be felt in the choreography:
The master and the dog must be in total osmosis to tell a story. The music should not be just a sound background. This is the third “person” after the master (or the mistress) and the doggie.
The technique is not the most important. The story of this dance must be understood by all. The movements executed by the animal and the owner must express something concrete. It is not mandatory to “tell a story”. But the movements must be harmonious and bring a real added value.
Creativity is important data. Without this one, the choreography will have little sense.
The animal must show enthusiasm for dancing with his master. The complicity of the binomial must feel over everything. Dog education will have to be the most natural as possible. We will discuss this topic a little lower. Dog Dancing in joy and good mood!
This canine activity can be realized in leisure, with your companion, but competitions exist. These are in the form of a championship and take place in France and around the world.
To realize a competition of Obé rhythm in France, the pair must have music and a story to stage. To do this, you can possibly wear a suit.
How to educate his dog to the rhythmic obe?
Dog education in this discipline is not complicated. All canine breeds can participate in the rhythmic obé. Is your doggie five years old or older? It is not too late! The most important thing is to go smoothly so that he can understand what you expect from him.
The animal must be able to achieve all possible movements. Educating a puppy is possible, but it will be necessary to avoid too important and sudden gestures like jumps. To achieve them, it is necessary to wait for growth to be completed.
The dog must learn tricks. These are actions to make as a result of a voice command. To get there, we suggest you opt for the positive method. This is the most effective solution in respect of the animal:
Get several treats or favourite toy. The principle is to bring the dog to make the figure you expect from him.
With your arms, guide the dog to realize the desired action. For example, if you want it to go to the side, then make the bed, then present your hand under its muzzle and take a ride. He will follow your hand and lie down on the side. Then reward it.
It may not work the first time. It must be rewarded as soon as he starts to execute the gesture you expect from him. In the previous example, if it starts to turn around without going to bed, it does not matter; it’s a good start. The rhythmic obé does not acquire in a week. It takes time: several weeks, several months, even years for some.
The secret of successful education is to have regular and innovative training.
What are the movements available in a rhythmic obe?
The dog, no matter how much breed, is able to learn many orders. The Australian Shepherd can assimilate more than 40 voice commands! Which leaves you with infinite and unimaginable possibilities.
For education to be easier, carefully observe your pet and look at what it is likely to do. There are dogs that prove to be very good jumpers or more agile than others.
The movements your dog can learn are:
Run, either at a slow, moderate or fast speed.
Turn on itself, mimicking to catch his tail.
Turn around the master to encircle him. He can turn by advancing as backing.
Slalomer between your legs or poles (or objects) as in Agility.
Return or run backwards.
The command “do the beautiful” has a certain success in a rhythmic obe since it shows the elegance of the dog.
Although it is more complicated, you can teach your dog to walk on two legs.
It can also jump on your back, at the rhythm of music, or at your knees when you make a gesture.
Infinite possibilities are possible.
How do you see it? These are not the ideas that are missing. Hence the importance of being creative with your companion. Music can be of great use.
Once your dog masters all or part of these orders, you should not juxtapose to show that your doggie can do them. You have to create a whole set. The latter must show the choreography from another angle: the whole must be, in the end, only one movement.
The sequences will have to be fluid, simple, and fair. Correlation with music must be natural.
For those of you who wish to embark on the rhythmic obé competition, you have to create harmonious choreography. With the vocal order being acquired, the dog can be a dancer in its own right. It will be guided with voice commands while you realize your partition. It will be independent.
Who is this canine sport for?
It is open to all young, old, sports, not sports. No need to be a dancer emeritus to practice this activity since no style is imposed. Just that the proposed sequence is harmonious, for this, a strong education will be necessary for doggie and creativity for you.
This sport can be practised in competition, in front of a jury.
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