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 […]
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.