Suggested Leg Vault body position by Pawsitive Vybe
UpDog Games are great foundational skill tests and tools. All of them can be used to cultivate great Freestyle play. 4Way Play allows the team to actually do freestyle moves within the game, and it’s friggin’ amazing. At both of the UpDog International Finals I played 4Way Play with Loot using freestyle moves. I put my […]
At the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) at UpDIF this year, Apryl & I swept the top 4 spots. That didn’t happen because we had better routines or performed better, per se, it happened because we knew how to move our dogs around the field with purpose and set every sequence up for success with the […]
“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 […]
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 […]
Disc Dog veteran, Christi Campbell posted this to the Disc Dog Discussion group on Facebook: Curious… how do you put together a new routine for the first time with a new dog? I have recently had the opportunity to examine my process and I realized I didn’t have time to do it the way I […]
What Is 4 Way Play 4 Way Play is a multiple disc game that blends quality handling, throwing, and catching. It asks dog and handler to play to all points on the field, highlighting flatwork and team movement as well as precise and thoughtful throwing. It’s a great game for learning how to move a […]
I judged the first ever UpDog Freestyle Showcase this weekend. What a fantastic event! For those of you who don’t know, UpDog is a new disc dog organization that features several fun games to challenge dog and handler and develop and proof strong disc and dog sport skills while creating a clear developmental path for growth and greater […]
Ron Watson comments on disc dog instructors in response to a status update by Lawrence Frederick on Facebook.
Ron Watson reviews “#SoMe” a film by Loren Feldman.