Ron & Loot work a Jam in a Flash sequence requested by a Disc Dog Jamming Class member. It is not very impressive, many Flash Jams are not impressive, but there is usually a lesson in there… Plenty of lessons to be had here in this seque
#TweetTrain #1 – Epic Set Up Moves – clock and counter around #DiscDog #dogs pic.twitter.com/5PWmKldn2L — Pawsitive Vybe (@PawsitiveVybe) February 20, 2015 #TweetTrain #2 Epic backwards through clock & counter #DiscDog #PVybe ht @RustGrizzy pic.twitter.com/NVlStXqqmi — Pawsitive Vybe (@PawsitiveVybe) February 21, 2015 #TweetTrain #3 – Epic Scoot – #DiscDog #dogs #PVybe pic.twitter.com/Js6eq9BnpP — Pawsitive Vybe […]
here’s some footage from camp of a drill we developed at Pawsitive Vybe for generating the heavy Zs (lots of spin) on discs required to make them float and hover to entice your dog into jumping up there and leaping for them. This drill doesn’t have a name, but it should. I call it the […]
Ron Watson & Loot use Oppositional Feeding to create a flip for a disc at 5-10 yards. Get the theory and practice behind this skill…
Getting a good solid Wait from your dog during disc dog training can be a difficult task sometimes. Fix and define position using a cued Bite and Reward Placement.
Vault to Flank Setting the Flank after a Vault or Over is a really simple task. All you have to do is turn in the direction the dog releases to after the catch. Lift the hand closest to the dog and you are on Flank.
The Flank is Out to Your Left and Your Right think of the Counter Clockwise Flank like Side position at a distance. when your dog is working out on your right, facing the same direction as you, you are working the Counter Clockwise Flank.
Any place out to your left or right side, further than Heel or Side position, that area is your Flank. When your dog is out there to your side a ways and you are working and moving together, that is what we call Working the Flank. It means you and your dog are hooked up and are performing team movement.
A handy list of Disc Dog Flatwork and Routine terms.
The Pendulum pattern is created using alternating clockwise and counter clockwise “Arounds”. This balanced approach slows the dog down and helps dog and handler hook up as a team on the flank (out to either side of the handler).
We like to use Oppositional Feeding with many Drop issues with high drive dogs. In the case of a late Drop or a dog that habitually retrieves, the reward placement of Oppositional Feeding creates a competing interest and gives the dog a reason to be “out there” instead of racing back to the handler.
Laura starts out by freeshaping the Drop and adjusting her position so Lakota doesn’t get to drop discs in front of her at her feet. Once the Drop is freed up a bit, Laura shifts gears and uses a Prompt Switch to get the drop happening right after the cue is given. This creates a pattern of the dog dropping away from the handler.
Brushing discs, aka – MAC (Mid Air Correction), is actually quite a bit easier than most people think. They can be a bit hard to wrap your head around, but with a little bit of knowledge and a good serve, they’re really pretty easy.
You can also use this swooping kind of entry to do the Push Airbounce going backwards, as in the build up to the Jazz Throw.
Success is contagious and habit forming. Failure is contagious and habit forming. Which one do you do more of in your throwing practice?
Ron Watson teaches the freestyle flying disc throw, the Flamingo. The Flamingo is a flashy, under the leg throw with a twist.
The Flamingitis throw is pretty spiffy. It’s clean, sharp and really pops. It’s also pretty simple. It’s similar in position to the Flamingo, but a bit more direct.
The cointoss butterfly is a very cool, very reliable butterfly that rotates 90 degrees – or sideways in relation to the handler., making for a really nice toss for passing skills and for Vaults and Overs. It also works quite well for flipping with many styles of dog.
One of the hardest things to do while throwing discs is to relax. It is surprising how tense your arm and wrist are even when you think you are being relaxed.
Many great throwers do this so naturally that it looks as if they must have magical Wristbands of Hercules or something. Now a huge portion of that Flick Myth is hiding right in plain sight.