When I returned to the Paws in the Park event in Pearland last Sunday, I was in for a treat: I got to enjoy (and, of course, shoot) the Ashley Whippet Invitational’s freestyle competition, which I had never seen before.
Freestyle involves the handlers and dogs performing judged, short routines choreographed to music. The pups jump over their human pals . . .
. . . on them . . .
. . . and off them!
It results in lots of energy and what looks like fun for both canines and their companions. It definitely was a blast to watch!
Naturally, there was plenty of disc tossing and catching.
Wide receivers and tight ends ain’t got nothing on these critters!
Of course, the performances also involved abundant high-flying action.
It’s easy to see that this is a sport that can grow by leaps and bounds.