DWP has been performing Canine Drill since 1985/86. It developed as an extension of the Superdogs routine. So obviously the old Superdogs show was very different than today’s 😉 Val, a DWP member, was the original choreographer. DWP competed in a competition held every year in conjunction with the Lower Mainland Dog Fancier Dogshow held at the Tradex, for a number of years. The DWP team did very well in the competition but when the competition ended we would do our drill demonstrations during the lunch break at the Lower Mainland Dog Fancier Dogshow. We also performed a modified drill in parades and demos. Canine Drill Team is a handler and dog pair in a group doing an obedience routine choreographed to music. We have had as few as 7 pairs and as many as 16 pairs doing a drill. Drill is precision and synchronicity. Val retired after a number of years and one of our other members, Darcy, took over. She changed up the variety of music from marching and symphony to contemporary. She also incorporated musical freestyle moves and rally obedience into our drills. As agility becomes more popular and with the addition of new dog sports, drill has sort of been “put on the back burner.” But learning a drill for demos still requires dedication from the participants to learn new moves and dog handling. Having said that, it is a release from competition, a great socialization time and another way to have fun with your dog.