Alternating Clock and Counter Working Flanks with throws in each direction.
- An Around, or a Go Around is the traditional disc dog set up move. The dog goes around the handler’s body in a clockwise or counter clockwise fashion allowing dog and handler to develop a sense of timing and team movement. Arounds usually start in front of the handler and have the dog circling close to the handler’s heels.... Clock and Set the Out to the side of the handler is the Flank. If the dog is out to the handler's right or left the dog is on Flank. If the dog is moving with the handler the dog is on the Working Flank....
- Declare Counter Clock Flank
- Cue Drop
- BFP Counter to pull the dog
- Throw to the Counter Flank
- Declare Clock
- Cue Drop
- BFP to Clock and pull the dog.
- Throw to the Clock Flank
- Repeat 2-9
- Declare early.
- It’s almost like Standing in front of the dog with the disc held vertically in the throwing hand is Basic Standing Position (BSP), a foundational position in the Yachi Method.....
- Feel the hook up with the dog on the Flank.
- Feel the pressure – Pushing or Pulling – while on Flank.
- There is no need to rush the throw.
- The The Working Flank is a moving position. On a Working Flank the dog is out to your side some distance and holds position, moving with you as you move around the field. The Working Flank happens on both the clockwise and counter clockwise flank. The clockwise flank is out to the handler’s left with dog and handler oriented in a... is kind of like a moving wait.
- Clock throws go Clock, Counter throws go Counter.
- To work or exercise the cued Drop
- To Warmup
- To develop [caption id="attachment_27605" align="alignleft" width="300"] Counter Clockwise Working Flank[/caption] Flatwork is the stuff that happens between the catches. How the team moves and transitions, often without the disc, is flatwork. Flatwork concepts in disc dog are taken from the agility and herding world and purposed towards chasing plastic. For the agility minded: The cued Drop is the previous obstacle, the catch...
- To slough off pressure from the dog
- To flow
- To create lateral play
- To slow down a dog
- To highlight team movement