Multiple Flipping Sequences

There are many ways to perform multiple flipping sequences. The most common way is to do it directly in front of the handler. flip, flip, flip, flip… Boring!

To properly highlight multiple flips dog and handler should both be doing stuff.

There are a couple of standard patterns that generate movement in multiple flipping segments.


The “Dosi-Do” flip sequence is a sequence where dog and handler essentially switch places during the flip, not unlike the, “Dosado your Partner,” from square-dancing. Another way to think of this is to throw a flip toss then step to the place where the dog leaped from.

This pattern is best suited to dogs that have flips that finish with the dog facing away from the handler.  This works well with Gainer Flips and is also a great move to Fish from

Dogs that do not get their rear ends above their heads often land flips facing away from the handler. For these dogs, flips are often not show stopping tricks. Add some team movement in there with a multiple flipping sequence to make less than amazing flips look like an amazing dynamic sequence. The whole sequence will be greater than the sum of it’s parts.

Circular Pattern

A circular flipping pattern requires that the handler understand which direction the dog travels on flips and that the handler has the ability to deliver a perfect disc in the direction the dog drifts on flips to in order to enhance and leverage that drift. The shoulders and positional pressure can be used to dial in the amount of movement or travel on each flip.

The application of the circular pattern in the video above is pretty poor. Tyce is huge with that move. It didn’t come off well because the handler rushed and the field was not clear of obstacles. Bad handler.


  1. tracy ehrenberg

    Tyce really IS a fruit loop. Love him, makes my pup seem ever so slightly saner. These videos have been really helpful – seeing how to get the dog (and ME!) to understand the sequencing opens up so much understanding. I can’t wait until Q is older since he’s already showing potential for big air (occasionally a customer sends something over his head, and away he goes)! Gonna be real FUN!



    1. Ron Watson Post author

      Tyce is pretty cool. Hard to live with, but pretty cool.

      Adding the wait to your sequences as you are learning is really nice with notecards too. It makes for very fast learning and deployment of sequences.

      …and away he goes! 😉

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