Carolyn and her Golden Retriever, Rookie, make a perfect pair when dancing to the song, “You’re the One That I Want” from the hit movie, Grease. Carolyn has done a phenomenal job with his training. He watches her every move and responds immediately, and he does so with complete and utter joy.

Carolyn Scott and Rookie are the driving force behind the creation of the Musical Dog Sport Association.

MDSA’a Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Musical Dog Sport Association is to advance the sport of canine freestyle and to share the joy of the canine/human bond achieved through positive training, enhanced by the artistry of music and choreography. Created by freestylers for freestylers, the MDSA defines Canine Freestyle as a dog sport in which training, teamwork, music and movement combine to create an artistic, choreographed performance highlighting the canine partner in a manner that celebrates the unique qualities of each individual dog. It is built upon the foundation of a positive working relationship of a dog and handler team. The MDSA is proud to continue the tradition of growth and exploration of this new sport. We look forward to working in harmony with all as we strive towards our common goal to bring the wonder of Canine Freestyle and the joy of the dog and handler bond to even more people.

Please, visit their site for more information.

And now, Carolyn and Rookie….

Sadly, the one devastating part of life with a canine is the simple fact that we outlive them. Rookie has since gone to visit the Rainbow Bridge. Here is a tribute video to Rookie.