Suggested Leg Vault body position by Pawsitive Vybe
Here’s a recent training session with Loot that features some Yachi Method things we learned at Camp Hirai. This drill is pretty standard, but the combination with the Low High toss and the variable distances really are key elements to successful Big Overs and Big Leaping in general. High Jump – No Disc One of […]
Odds are if you’re a disc dog freestyler, I have your attention. The timing of vaults is critical to success and safety. Poor vault timing, almost always too late, can be a maddening and frustrating problem. It keeps handlers from developing the confidence to put the target up there which reduces the confidence and commitment […]
“When a ball dreams, it dreams it’s a Frisbee.” ~ Stancil Johnson Disc dog freestyle is about dogs chasing flying discs. It is exciting because the discs hover and float, defying gravity in concert with a flying dog. On Vaults, Overs, and Flips, the target should be a disc, and that disc should have flying […]
Wait The most important skill for successful and safe vaulting is a solid Wait. The End. A solid wait is the key because a vault is a complex, team oriented operation. Perfect timing, especially in the learning phase, is absolutely critical. Nothing throws your timing off like a dog who won’t Wait. A weak Wait […]
Trick to the Trick: Prompt Switch The prompt switch is a technique used for changing a cue from one signal to another. To employ a prompt switch, the handler simply puts the new or weak cue in front of the strong or established cue. To change the verbal cue for the sit behavior from “Sit” […]
This is what we call a pedestal circuit here at Pawsitive Vybe. In the video, Ernie & Rusty are working on generalizing the Stall behavior to grease the skids for getting Rusty on an exercise ball for Ballwork.
Here’s a quick little hit with Loot. Working on proper vault timing. Notice that the disc is in position before he has left the ground. Loot made one decision, from the ground, to go get this disc: If the disc is thrown for the vault after the dog leaves the ground he leaves the ground without […]
Vaulting with Kenna.
Flag and Flash Cuing is a cuing system developed by Pawsitive Vybe for teaching dogs to leap over and off of their handlers. The quick and dirty Over and Vault applications are great. Pro discdoggers should have this tool in their toolbox for sure.
Vault Discrimination Ball Work with Sue and Ella. Ella learns to distinguish linear vaults from stalls and reverse vaults.
Timing for Big Overs and any vault is early, early, early! Get the disc up early, before the dog leaves the ground so he makes…
Apryl and Ron Demonstrate various degrees of poor placement and timing on vaulting skill in the snow at the Farm. This was supposed to…
Flip to Vault with Ron & Kiva utilizing the Art of Linking Tricks (Through… Wait… Trick!) sequence building method.
Discriminating between Vaults and Overs with disc placement. Dog >> Target >> Obstacle for an Over and Dog >> Obstacle >> Target for a Vault…
Vault Placement and Timing with attention given to the dog’s positional relationship to the handler. A stride and a half…
Cuing the Direction you want the dog to go and the place where the disc will be caught instead of drawing attention to the obstacle. It’s a big deal.
Linear Vault descriptions: Catch and Carry and Stretch to Catch and the pros and cons and best practices of each.
Vaulting Vocabulary and naming convention because the Disc Dog world doesn’t have any and being able to talk about discdogging…
When it comes to vaulting, lower is not always safer. The standard trajectory in vaulting is like a staircase. The dog leaps up from the ground to the vaulting platform then leaps up…