Proud HTM team GB sponsors 2020
Kopek Security is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the HTM GB Team this year, with all the bad news of lockdowns and cancelled shows it seems the show will go on! bellow are the new dates with fingers crossed we will see you there.
World Championship – was scheduled for June 2020 – now postponed until 23rd – 25th October 2020
Open European Championship – was Scheduled for 15th – 16th October – now looking at postponing to 2021
The below teams have been confirmed to compete at the FCI World Championships from 22-25 October 2020 in Seltz, France.
HTM Team GB 2020
Caroline Garrett with Fawkes
Helen Dennis with Kara (reserve)
Lucy Creek with Skiff
Lucy Heath with indie
Nicci Hindson with Elsa
The below teams have been confirmed to compete at the Open European Championships.
HTM Team GB 2020
Caroline Garrett with Wildsea Phoenix of Fire
Irene Walsh with Oltomaine Jack
Lucy Heath with Stillmoor Winter Sun (Reserve)
Nicci Hindson with Comebyanaway Wildest Dream
Pamela Sullivan with Bandaitch Mack The Knife
What is Heelwork to Music
Heelwork to music is an exciting dog activity sport
Heelwork to Music (HTM) is a relatively recent competitive activity in which participants devise routines of up to four minutes, set to music, and perform the routines with their dog. HTM is divided into two categories – Heelwork to Music and Freestyle – and most Competitions stage official classes in both categories.
Heelwork to Music came originally from the sport of canine obedience and uses the heelwork elements of that sport. It requires a dog to walk in one of the 8 prescribed heelwork positions and the handler to choreograph that heelwork to a piece of music.
By using positive training techniques; food, toys games etc.. Dogs are trained to maintain a heelwork position and move with their handlers at a variety of speeds in various directions.
Do dogs dance?
No – the music and the ‘dancing’ is for the handler who has to choreograph the dog’s movements at heel in time to or using the phrasing, beat or rhythm of the music. The handler can move and dance if they wish but the dog is simply doing heelwork. this makes it more challenging and fun for the handler the dog does not care what music is played.