Border Collies are not only energetic, but they are also highly trainable, just like this Border Collie dog named Lizzy. Lizzy’s parent, Sandra Roth, taught her how to dance, and Lizzy was able to learn the choreography with the grace of a human. Her dancing skills were impressive, so her mom decided to let more people know about her.
Roth, who is a professional dancer, loves to display her dancing skills and share her love for the art to a broader audience. However, she loves it more when she’s dancing with her favorite partner, Lizzy. So, she decided to join a “dog dancing” competition, an event that demonstrates obedience training in dogs put to music.
Dogdancing freestyle is an untraditional sport that has gained great popularity. It demonstrates the bond between the owner and their dog and is very entertaining for spectators.
Roth enjoyed teaching the dance moves to Lizzy, but it was very challenging for her to teach all the steps to Lizzy. When Lizzy was just a puppy, she trained her to do certain tricks and freestyles. But, unfortunately, Lizzy wasn’t an easy dog, so for three years, Roth focused on improving Lizzy’s social behavior and not her dancing skills.
Roth was determined to teach Lizzy how to dance and it did not take long for Lizzy to learn all the dance moves using treats and reward systems. Lizzy not only showed significant improvement. she also started to like the stage and the crowd’s attention. So when Roth learned about the 2014 Open European competition in Germany, she did not have second thoughts about signing them up.
Clad in a white costume and unicorn horn, Roth danced with Lizzy to a piece of piano music from “The Last Unicorn.” With fluid movements mimicking each other Roth performed some ballet-style routines while the pup did her own version. It is no wonder the pair own the competition. Lizzy kicks her leg out like what a ballerina would do. To top it all, she looped through her mom’s legs, walked backward, and hopped gracefully.
The best part of Roth’s and Lizzy’s performance was when Lizzy made a running leap over Roth’s head. The audience sure went wild with the pair’s fantastic performance. When their video was uploaded online, viewers could not help but praise their performance and Lizzy’s extraordinary dancing skills.
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