Success in this game is much more about the things you do between the tricks, the little things that are not tricks at all and are often hidden are far more important, than the tricks themselves. If your stuff between the tricks, your set up, position, flatwork and team movement are off your trick will be hard to pull off or fall flat before it happens.
At Pawsitive Vybe we look at the dog’s directional movement and direction of play through a clockwise and counter clockwise lens. It’s a bit “brainful”, like it hurts the brain a bit while wrapping your head around it, but it’s an important concept to have a strong handle on. It will help to maximize your […]
Handling and managing the discs while they are in the dog’s mouth, before they fall out and hit the ground is a key element of Disc Management, and I don’t think it is on many Player Judges’ radar. I don’t think it is in any rulebook (UpDog, maybe, excluded… Go Jack!), but it is a fact of Disc Management, nonetheless.
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 […]