Okay, I'm calm . Now I can type ! The reason I choose that video is because, 1. its a male ( rare in a very female dominated sport ), 2. the handler wasen't using excessive arm/leg movements, 3. the dogs tricks were basic but still skilful and well executed. Perhaps we call it by it's real name ..Canine Freestyle , forget "dance" , forget about the music, it's only really there for the spectators entertainment, forget about the costumes, thats just showmanship. Now, focus on the skill involved in doing many tricks, continuously for 3 minutes, with the dog in complete control, tranferring from one trick to another with fluent consistency. Surely you can appreciate the skill and training put into making something like that work, and be entertaining to watch. I've watched many of your videos, and ironically most of Ellie's tricks are typical dog dancing moves. Which btw I would never have a dog do jumping or standing on hind legs before it was 12 months old, and hasen't let it's growth plates form to maturity.If you did that at training in Australia, you'd be reported to the RSPCA. You also mentioned in a post recently, about a video you liked, and quoted " makes you want to get out and practise". Yet that was a dog dancing routine !!!!! Yes, I agree that there are a lot of BAD dog dance routines out there, especially on you-tube, which makes me cringe as well, they don't do anything for the promotion of the sport. But when you see a good one, it's very inspirational. What about your own countrywoman, Mary Ray with her Heelwork-to-music, which is basically obediece with tricks throw in !!!! Perhaps your hatred for the sport comes from somewhere else, maybe someone you dislike took up the activity, maybe your parents forced you to do dance lessons when you were a child , who knows !! I'm not an " obedience" competition person, even though I train my dogs at home to sit, drop, heel, stay, come and wait, because it's important. You mentioned that dd is self-indulgent, what do you call an obedience trial ? It's.... hey, look what my dog can do..., my dogs better than yours, because I scored higher... Ever watched a border collie doing an obedience trial, their saying .." another minute of this and I'll commit suicide" . Then watch a border do agility, flyball, tricks, or the dreaded doggie dancing, and see the difference. It's your choice to hate it, but don't dwell on it. Anyway, my view, for what it's worth.