On Paper: Big Over to Back Stall: We don’t really have a Big Over, so it is nice that this is the opening skill. Takes a bit of pressure off. It should be a nice move to our Back Stall, which features a caught disc during a super floaty stalling leap. Great sequence for practicing […]
On Paper: Fish to Chest Vault: A Fish is a catch and release move. Dog catches and gives the disc back to the handler before hitting the ground. I can do a Flipping Fish, but that’s not going to get me much distance. I will probably do a flying retrieve instead which will give me […]
On Paper: Choices, choices, choices… Scoot to Front Cross: Lots of choices here. Where do I need to go next? The Bite doesn’t matter. So I get to choose, whatever I want for the direction on the resolution of the Scoot which will set up the Front Cross to Bite. This is all about figuring […]
On Paper: This one might be a keeper… Fakie Spin to Leg Over: Nifty little move requiring handler movement WHILE the dog executes the Fakie. Leg Over to Jakie: Another little chase move, crowding the dog will be necessary, probably a spinning handler to meet Epic and halt him for the Jakie. Jakie to Body […]
On Paper: Going to have to move a bit on this one… Cross Body Back Vault to Fakie Twist: Chase the dog after the Vault to an immediate Fakie Twist (counter clock spin off the handler). Fakie Twist to Backhand: This will probably go out to the right, and might actually be thrown UNDER the […]
On Paper: Some nice team movement stuff in here, with a couple of key concepts, I think. Kneeling Over to Flag & Flash Over: Kind of an interesting way to get up off the ground. If I run the over slow, the Epic should be pressuring me to stand up. Popping up and over at […]
On Paper: This is a pretty rotten sequence. Counter Flank to the ass dropping Seated Over: Flanking to Overs and Vaults doesn’t work very well. I’ll get two shots at it. Maybe that’s the lesson… meh Seated Over to Backwards Through: might be interesting, I anticipate some hustle being necessary to get ass off the […]
On Paper: A couple of spiffy moves in here: Never done a Rut n Flip to Clockwise Spin before. Spin to Rear Cross is interesting, not sure what that will turn into… Rear Cross to Back Jakie is super interesting. I’ve never really flowed into this move, and the Rear Cross will probably add some […]
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 […]
Building a routine is always a tough slog for new players. It can be paralyzing to not have clear direction and understanding. “How am I supposed to go out there and shake it, when I don’t know what ‘it’ is?” This paralysis makes It is easy to avoid freestyle altogether. “I don’t think I want […]
Pairs Practice with a Pink Poodle Pairs Disc Dog Freestyle with a Pink Poodle? No kidding. Jolene, a Super Poodle, runs through some of her routine with her handler’s Apryl Lea & Jack Fahle.
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 […]
Ron & Loot work a Jam in a Flash sequence requested by a Disc Dog Jamming Class member. It is not very impressive, many Flash Jams are not impressive, but there is usually a lesson in there… Plenty of lessons to be had here in this seque
Routines can be looked at as a super long sequence of tricks, or they can be broken down into Disc Dog Sequences. Building routines out of sequences means a more manageable number of working parts and a creates ready made framework for practice and perfection of the routine. Whether you have created your sequences via Jam […]
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 […]
Loot and Ron work on some new disc dog moves. Hat Tip to Yachi & Kosuke Hirai for the inspiration The sequence is: Scoot to Screw Vault (Reverse Chest Vault) to something that I’m calling a Spinny Vault or a Spiffy Vault, a variation of the Japanese Dog Catch. It’s called a Screw Vault because […]
Ron Watson & Loot use Oppositional Feeding to create a flip for a disc at 5-10 yards. Get the theory and practice behind this skill…
This sequence should just be called Move, as that seems to be the essence of it. The handler will chase the dog throughout this sequence, making the throw and chase the dog. By following the throw the handler will demonstrate efficient and active handling and will cover a bunch of the field. This is a great way to increase your field presentation.
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.
Dog Frisbee is just dog training with a slightly different focus. It’s easy to forget that. When you’re talking about how shapes and patterns develop, the Xs and Os, it can be helpful to fall back on what you know about dog training.