What Kind of Player are You? When playing disc with your dog, what is it that you are trying to do? Are you trying to be an athletic team? Putting on a show? Is it all about the catches? Just trying to keep up with your dog? Of course you are trying to do all […]
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
Loot and Ron work on some new disc dog moves. Hat Tip to Yachi & Kosuke Hirai for the inspiration. The sequence is: Scoot to Screw Vault (Reverse Chest Vault) to something that I’m calling a Spinny Vault or a Spiffy Vault, a variation of the Japanese Dog Catch. It’s called a Screw Vault because […]
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…
This sequence should just be called Move, as that seems to be the essence of it. The handler will chase the dog throughout this sequence, making the throw and chase the dog. By following the throw the handler will demonstrate efficient and active handling and will cover a bunch of the field. This is a great way to increase your field presentation.
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.
Dog Frisbee is just dog training with a slightly different focus. It’s easy to forget that. When you’re talking about how shapes and patterns develop, the Xs and Os, it can be helpful to fall back on what you know about dog training.
Introducing Georgios & Lupo our new interns from Thessaloniki, Greece.
The flip and catch are working great. Nice gainer flip for a well established target. Catching Blu on your hip nicely. Looks comfy…but your throw needs a bit of work.
For Disc Dogs, performing a multiple (several discs thrown in rapid fire succession usually at a short distance and in front of the handler) can be a challenge. Multiples often lack a convincing catch, and this lack of commitment to possessing the disc can make the skill look like rapid fire misses instead of rapid fire catches.
A Fish is a move where we toss a disc for your dog to catch and remove it from his mouth before he hits the ground. It’s a great skill for routine building and creating and maintaining Flow.
Work on building a routine with cookies. Whether it’s drive reduction for clear thinking or creating a walk through type situation for routines…
Simple, outside the box tips and tricks for good team movement and disc management. Learn to show off as you…
Flip to Vault with Ron & Kiva utilizing the Art of Linking Tricks (Through… Wait… Trick!) sequence building method.
The best Routine Building tool that we have been using here at Pawsitive Vybe for more than a few years is a simple set of 3×5 cards.
This is our base level building block for building sequences. It has team movement and good positional properties. This is the way you build sequences.
There are many ways that we can work multiple flips. The most common way is to do it directly in front of the handler. flip, flip, flip, flip… Boring! Here are a couple of patterns to do with your multiple flips.
Removing the Wait and going on to full speed. Be sure that you have a good history of Through… Wait… Flip before you move on to Live Speed.
Flip to Dog Catch is a sweet move that is often much easier than it seems. Here’s a quick breakdown of one approach…
Learn to do a Japanese Dog Catch in just a few simple steps. This is based off of Pawsitive Vybe Flag and Flash Bitework…