Laura & Lakota work on a drop with Apryl Lea at PVybe Disc Dog Camp in MN with the MNDDC. Lakota did not have a drop before this weekend.
Laura starts out by Freeshaping the Drop and adjusting her position so Lakota doesn’t get to drop discs in front of her at her feet. Once the Drop is freed up a bit, Laura shifts gears and uses a A Prompt Switch is a technique for changing the cue or signal for a behavior. The new/weak cue is given, verbally or physically followed immediately by the old/strong cue. Then the behavior happens. This sequence is repeated many times and then offer the new/weak cue and the behavior will happen. This technique is helpful when you identify an unintentional signal... to get the drop happening right after the cue is given. This creates a pattern of the dog dropping away from the handler.
You can see this start to become a cued Drop towards the end of the session.