Routines can be looked at as a super long sequence of tricks, or they can be broken down into Disc Dog Sequences. Building routines out of sequences means a more manageable number of working parts and a creates ready made framework for practice and perfection of the routine. Whether you have created your sequences via Jam […]
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.
This one simple adjustment, switching directions, changed Si from a horse chasing a Frisbee to a big cat leaping for it’s prey. The difference could not be more startling. It, literally, freaked me out.
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.
A handy list of Disc Dog Flatwork and Routine terms.
I got a couple of questions about USDDN judging sent to me via a Facebook message from Mila, who lives in Moscow, Russia. Mila handles judging for the Disc Hunters, a Russian Disc Dog Club. It’s a two part-er so I’ll take it in chunks…
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.
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…
Apryl Lea and Kiva putting together some sequences.
Sequences are just behavior chains and is only as strong as the weakest link in that chain. Each behavior in the chain must be strong. if a link in the chain, a component element of the sequence, is not solid, the sequence will break down, right there, at that point. Especially if we add stress.
Read your dog’s movements and pay attention to the kinds of patterns that develop during a freestyle routine and learn to use that information to enhance your team movement and create new patterns.