About Paws n Music

Twenty years ago …..

Paws n Music was the first group or association to be formed in the UK in April 2000, dedicated to the promotion of the very new and innovative sport of moving to music with a dog, the sport which is now known world-wide as HTM or Freestyle. The Association became the first KC Registered HTM club in April 2003.

Paws n Music is dedicated to providing opportunities for handlers interested in the sport of dogs and music that will give them understanding, knowledge and skills of dog training in conjunction with musical expression, to enable them to demonstrate, compete or just have a great fun time with their dog.

There are competitions and events, our now envied Progress Awards Assessment scheme, workshops, videos and booklets.

Paws n Music has also led the way by providing a forum and opportunity to develop and maintain rules and judging regulations for the sport, with judging workshops and apprentice judges ‘sitting in’ on the competitions, learning the art of adjudication.

Join us and find out about having real fun with your dog!

Kennel Club Competitions

Paws n Music Association hold three competitions annually. These are Premier Events licensed by the Kennel Club and schedule qualifier classes in Advanced Freestyle and Heelwork to Music for the semi-finals held in the following January. The top 10 placed dogs from these semi-finals go forward to compete at Crufts in the main ring in March.

The competitions held around the country are:

  • May at Rugby Dog Training Club Barn, just outside Rugby. All classes and all divisions held over 2 days.
  • August Bank Holiday weekend at Forest Oak Farm, nr Lydney, Glos. All classes in all divisions held over two days with additional competitions on Bank Holiday Monday. 2020 will host the Inter-regional competition.
  • October at Tadworth, Surrey. All classes in all divisions held over one day.