A form that teaches 7 set up moves, a communication system, and team movement in 15 minutes total.
Around Clock & Counter
- Front is a stable position directly in front of the handler. Front is an traditional obedience skill. Usually your dog sits in this position, but standing is often acceptable as well, especially in the game of disc dog freestyle. It is important to have a stable Front position for training and performing many disc dog tricks. Your Front position should... Position
- Lure Dog Clockwise 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....
- Pass/Match A Cookie is traditionally thought of as a food treat given as positive reinforcement. In that definition, a cookie is a discrete piece of food reinforcement. In many dog training discussions, the idea of the Cookie is a bit less discrete and encompasses more types of reinforcers than food. The term Cookie is often verbal or metaphorical shorthand for dog... at Buttcrack
- Short for “Positive Marker”, a Mark is a word or signal given at the exact moment a desired behavior is performed. It’s like a clicker. Mark can also mean the act of marking behaviors. “Did you Mark that?” asks if the positive marker was given to tell the dog he was correct. When playing disc it is important to Mark... Match if dog is on the transfer.
- Finish Around behavior with new hand in Heel Position
- Step Back
- Repeat to 3 reps total
- Dismiss dog
- Repeat 1-8 for Counter Clock Around
Backwards Through Clock and Counter
- Front Position Legs together
- Lure Dog Clockwise Around
- Open Legs away from dog
- Pull and match lure between legs
- Pull dog to If the dog is standing underneath you, facing in the same direction, you are in Change position. This position is uncomfortable for many dogs due to the intense positional pressure that often accompanies work underneath the handler. It is helpful to add lots of value to this position for nervous or active dogs with rapid fire, continuous cookies, so your... Position
- Pay dog liberally 10-20 cookeis – Hips to Shoulders
- Release has many meanings in disc. Throws and throw variations can be referred to as releases. Sometimes you talk about the dog releasing something, the toy, or the environment, as in to stop pursuing it or giving it up. How tricks finish and move after the finish is the Release.... or A Scoot is a Set Up Move where the dog scoots backwards between the handler’s legs. It’s a really clever Set Up Move, the image of your dog spinning around and shimmying backwards is really cool to see. It also Syncopates team movement, adding a some punctuation to the team’s flow. Scooting and Stuff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guaV8N3FtBU&list=PL8zWXaJfi1-t7qdCXbJ2pCOiUDxwPBmr_...
- Repeat to 3 reps
- Dismiss Dog
- Repeat 1-9 for Counter Clock If your dog moves through your legs from back to front, that is a backwards Through. The Backwards Through usually sets up in one of two ways depending on where your dog’s starting position is. Either your dog is already behind you, in which case it’s a straight shot through your legs to the front of you. Or your dog...
Through Clock and Counter
- Front Position
- Lure Around Clock, mark match and finish in heel
- Step back and away with leg closest to dog
- Pull and match lure between legs, front to back
- Pay in Side position or pull and match Clockwise A Through is a set up move where the dog runs between the handler’s legs. The dog can move from front to back or side to side and can even weave. A Through can be done in both the clockwise and counter clockwise directions. Videos Featuring a Through https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl15P_anaLE&list=PL8zWXaJfi1-vSnUXHyKc8GniF3zGvtP9_...
- Repeat to 3 reps
Scoot: A Bonus Move
- Front position
- Lure dog’s face away to 12 o clock.
- Push back a bit and remove cookie.
- Pay at buttcrack.
- Hand to hand or target to target transfer
- Follow the handler
- Rewarding for Position
- Rate of Reinforcement can be expressed in terms of Cookies Per Minute (CPM). How many cookies delivered over time has a great impact on dog training. Traditional positive training says you should shoot for 15-30 CPM for learning and heavy distractions. Rate of reinforcement should strategically be used to teach and leverage and reinforce good behavior. Tons of Cookies while...
- Reward History speaks to the amount and quality of reinforcement that has happened on a behavior in the past. Having a good Reward History on a behavior means that the dog likes to do it, and has plenty of reason to do it. Reward history creates a desire to perform the behavior. Tricks that you struggle with probably do not...
- Set Up Moves are tricks that are used to establish timing and position in disc dog freestyle. Traditional tricks include: Around, Through, Backwards Through, and Scoot, but any or all of your tricks, could, conceivably, become a Set Up Move, just put it in front of something else. Set Up Moves are tricks that are used to establish timing and...
- Cookies come from both hands
- Prey drive with cookies
- Set Up Moves
- Team movement
- Follow Handler
- [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... Foundation
- Slow Dog Down
- Solidify Position
- Communicate clearly