HEELWORK TO MUSIC
Heelwork to Music is the dog working on the left and right side of the handler as well as other close positions. The dog can move in any direction i.e. forwards, backwards and sideways. Additional movements should be linked via heelwork. It is more restrictive than canine freestyle which requires no heelwork and allows the dog and handler to be more creative. The dog can be at any distance from the handler for all or part of the routine and can perform any number of moves.
Large Munsterlanders just love to keep their brain occupied and heelwork to music is a good, full of fun sport. You can just train for you and your dog to have a bit of fun, or there are competitions to be entered at different levels from beginners and upwards. The training of the moves can be done with toys, different treats (chicken, cheese, liver cake or sausage usually work well). The clicker is a very good training aid but you must know how to use the clicker properly and get your dog used to the click and reward.