Dog Training, Performance & Art
I’ve seen video of you competing with Leilani. That is one kick ass frisbee dog!
Yes, Rokalele is pretty awesome! A real force of nature out there.
She’s 10 and finally starting to slow down.
Do you have to put the rear cross on a verbal cue? In agility, I don’t put verbal on my cues, because my motion, location, and positional cues relative to dog/handler/obstacle ARE my cues. But I know you are using “squib” (that’s a whole different question… why squib?!?!) and I see you call it out on the flat, at a distance, when you wouldn’t necessarily have the other cues to use. Relatedly, will using these on the flat for disc, dilute the potency and meaning of the cue for agility?
I like them on a verbal for redundancy and moments when the dog does not have visual access to you.
Why Squib? I needed something that didn’t sound like anything else, and it’s kind of squibby… 😉
I don’t think it will pollute your agility moves.
As far as crossing goes, most people’s understanding of them are based on the obstacles before and after: Table… Front Cross … Tunnel.
In Frisbee the cued Drop and Catch are your obstacles. You are working from the cued Drop and sending to the Catch. Hope that makes sense.
She is so beautiful! Strider is definitely a round dog too. Even when we just play fetch with the ball, he curves around to catch it and then finishes his “victory lap” before bringing it back to me. He is a clockwise runner for sure.
We had a little game we used to play with him during the really cold snaps when he was a pup, where we would toss a tug toy back and forth around the couch (still hanging on to it) and he would run circles around the couch forever until we finally let him catch it. I had to lure him around counter-clockwise because I was afraid he would develop abnormally running such tight circles in one direction all the time. He still loves the game today, and will change directions to try and “throw us off” now. Although I am making extra sure now that we call the bite before we let him get it!
Sounds like a great game, Sarah.
If you want to straighten the dog out a bit, you just need more value on the handler.
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