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 […]
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.
We are going to backchain this skill. You’ll start with a very simple, rough approximation of the finish product – a blind backwards release – and then you will increase the challenge to get to that finish criteria.
Body Rolls with discs really are easy. All it takes is a little bit of knowledge and a tiny tap from the tips of your fingers to start the disc racing across your body.
Cavalettis have been used to adjust horses strides for a long time. The Bent Cavaletti drill is about forcing collection and creating an angle for an interception…
A special Fidget created by Matt Bilderback. It’s the only fidget that provides for a switching of grips from High to Low or Low to High.
Here are some basic Fidgets: the Bloom, The Fonzi & the Weightless and the tricks to the trick. Easy, Simple & fun!
Fidgets are tricks we do with the disc in our hands, kind of fidgeting around. They make you look and feel cool and are great for self confidence.
This is a very simple drill that you can use to further hone your precision and accuracy. All you need is a wall that has a pole somewhere on it
Efficient and competent disc management is more than just racing around picking discs up off the ground.
Playing catch with another human is probably the best and fastest way to improve our throwing skills. Develop a game of flowing catch. This is Learning Through Play.
Most dogs jump for Frisbees because they missed. They have over pursued, ran past the target and make a last ditch effort to make the catch – they jump because they’re out of position and they’ve missed.
Everybody knows that disc placement is key to making disc dogs look good. One thing most people don’t think about is the timing of that placement. Timing is just as important as placement, if not more so.