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.
Slowing down a disc dog’s on field movements is important for safety and performance. It is also important for your dog’s frame of mind as well. Thoughtful and purposeful work is always better than bonkers. Here’s 8 tips to help you slow down your dog:
Ron and Leilani demonstrate some flatwork and crossing at the farm in 2008. This is how some dogs play the game of disc. Leilani’s interesting because of her intensity on the Flank.
One thing that separates the Pros from the soon to be Pros is Throwing With Intent, intending to throw to a spot at a particular distance, height and time in order to elicit a jump from your dog. Sounds easy, right?