When You’re Talking About A Whole Different Kind of Stud

Occasionally at work, I am called upon to look up certain things on the internet. These things range from “Who sings this song?” to “Hey, can you look up that A&E TV show ‘Obsessed’ and pull up the video of the girl who was obsessed with her mom’s hands?”

(I work at a salon: conversation is very random!)

Yesterday, my boss asked me to look up the business of one of our clients. She’s a dog trainer. My boss recently brought a new puppy home, an adorable Golden Retriever. He is in the “puppy-Cujo” stage right now: he’s biting everything he can get his mouth on, and it’s time to get training started.

As I looked at the classes offered on our client’s website, I noticed a class called musical freestyle. I remembered seeing this when I first published my book and was e-mailing back and forth with the editor of Dogs Today Magazine in the UK; she was looking for dogs and their owners for a musical freestyle photo shoot.

Basically the idea of musical freestyle is that you are doing choreography with your dog. For a more in-depth explanation, click here.

After noticing that our client offers this type of training, I told my boss that I could totally see her doing it with her puppy when he’s full-grown. I found an amazing clip on youtube to show her, and we watched it about six times. (She made me show all of the clients and staff!)

First, before you watch that clip, check this one out. It’s from the movie/musical “Grease”. If you’ve seen it a thousand times, no need to bother if you don’t want to, but if you need a refresher, definitely watch part of it to get the flavor before moving on.

Now watch Carolyn and Rookie, and be amazed. If you have the time, stick around for the ending, which is totally adorable. And by the way, I double-dog-dare you to watch without a big grin on your face.

I wonder if I could get Roxie to…oh, never mind.



  • Baby News

    Okay, first of all, I LOVE Grease and now I'm going to have to watch it again. Secondly, OMG, that was probably one of the coolest things I've ever seen! Too cute. Too amazing. And there's no way I would've won the dare!

  • NukeDad

    The last time I moved as well as that dog was the day I spilled a cup of ice down my shorts.

  • surprised mom

    That was fantastic! I WAS watching it with a big smile on my face, laughing out loud at times. My youngest watched it with me and thought it was "cool." (Probably not as cool as the ice down NukeDad's shorts, but I'm sure that's another story.)
    I then looked and my dog and went, "Do you think?" and the youngest looked back at me and said, "Right." Her tongue was firmly planted in her cheek.

  • Huckdoll


    I watched that with the girls and one of them said, "I want that puppy tomorrow, okay Mommy?" lol

    Too cute. What an awesome doggy!

  • Michelle

    Wow…. That's really impressive — and it's amazing how happy that dog is, too, isn't it? You know they're happy to have a job. Cute cute cute!

  • k a t i e

    Epic fail.

    I laughed out loud the entire way.

    I've often thought about doing this sort of thing with my two darlings, but unfortunately, Sahara's so busy enforcing her Top Bitch status and Phoenix is too content gnawing on my hand for it to work so well.

  • The Microblogologist

    I think you should at least give Roxie a chance before writing her off like that! OK fine, it is more that I want to see a vid of you attempting this with Roxie 😉

  • Sue

    I think Gretel and I could do this if it involved her licking my feet the entire time. Gross, but yeah, she's good at it.

  • Katie

    Oh SO cute!! I'm not even a dog person and I loved it so much that I watched the whole thing 🙂