HOUSTON, TX – The Texas Six-Steppers Dancing Dogs return to the Children’s Museum of Houston on Sunday, July 10, with three demonstrations of Canine Musical Freestyle sure to entertain the whole family. Watch dogs and their trainers get their boogie on and dance the afternoon away at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Afterward, visit with the troupe for a chance to win free admission tickets to the Houston World Series of Dog Shows!
Canine Musical Freestyle is a modern dog sport that showcases a mixture of obedience tricks and dancing techniques. Interestingly, this sport requires dogs to work on all sides of their handlers, as opposed to staying only to their left as in obedience. Emily Pyle, the foremost Musical Freestyle Trainer in Texas, leads and trains The Texas Six-Steppers Dancing dogs.
"It's a lot of time and effort for a performance that, on average, lasts only a minute and a half. But what really keeps us going is the joy this sport spreads, from the sloppy grin on your dog's face to the delight and giggles of the audience. You just really can't have a bad day when you dance with your dog,” states Ms. Pyle when asked about the performance preparation.
The Houston World Series of Dog Shows is held entirely
indoors in the fully air-conditioned NRG Center, which is the exhibit hall in
NRG Park. General hours are as follows. Wednesday’s partial show, July 20, runs
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING. This is a perfect day to
shop the McScotty Market and enjoy conformation competitions, as performance
events do not begin until Thursday. General hours for Thursday-Sunday, July
21-24, are 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, and priced as
follows: adults $15, seniors 55+ $10 and active/retired
military personnel and family, with ID, $10. Children 12 and younger are
admitted FREE with an adult. Parking is $12 per day (cash only). NRG Center is located within NRG Park at 8400 Kirby
Drive, Houston, Texas 77054.
Further details are available online at www.houstondogshows.com or at 281-536-0528. Be sure to "like" the Houston World Series of Dog Shows on Facebook and follow it on Twitter & Instagram (@houstondogshows) for breaking news.
Formerly known as the Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows, the Houston World Series of Dog Shows is sanctioned by the American Kennel Club and supervised by Onofrio Dog Shows. During five days, the shows typically attract more than 40,000 spectators and participants and 14,000 entries. Wednesday’s specialty breed show is sponsored by Bluebonnet Boxer Club, Inc., Houston All-Terrier Club, Houston Combined Specialty Association and Houston Working Dog Club. The Houston Kennel Club sponsors Thursday and Friday shows with Beaumont Kennel Club sponsoring Saturday and Galveston Kennel Club sponsoring Sunday. The show’s diamond sponsor is Purina® Dog Food, makers of Purina® Pro Plan® dog food. Other sponsors include Dr Kruger Pet Supplements™ and VERGI Houston 24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care Hospital.