And Then There was Bug

And Then There was Bug…


  1. Marion Paulson

    I love those flips and want some in my dogs future!

      1. shaskins

        That’s what I thought. The only videos I could find when I first got into disc were yours and some of her. I loved her style and hadn’t been able to describe her well enough for anyone to know who I was talking about. A couple of times her name was brought up but no one was sure. So I am so glad to know her name now.


  2. Sara

    I’m unable to view any of the weeks “view project” pages. When you click on those links it just redirects you back to flipping blog posts. Those pages are also the place that had the website problems button with e-mail as well. Can you post that e-mail and I’ll send him an update on what’s not working on my end?


  3. Sara

    Just FYI. The “view project” pages are fixed for weeks 1,2 and 4. Still can’t access week 3 throwing project page or intro class page. The contact Jason button goes to a blank “not found” page.

  4. Oregon_David

    Those flips are beautiful to watch but I worry about how Bug is landing only on front legs each time. That’s a lot of stress for those joints…

    1. Ron Watson Post author

      It is an aggressive flip, for sure. I think on anything that aggressive or that high the front feet should hit first in order to funnel the impact throughout the entire body. The front end is put on the ground and absorbs x % of the impact and lays the direction and orientation of the rest of the body and the rear end to absorb the remaining impact.

      The problem with front footed landings is when the dog lands in the handstand and sticks for a moment. If you can see that handstand, if it’s noticeable as a handstand, that’s when the front footed landing is a problem in the manner you describe, David.

      Absent the handstand landing, contortion or some other sort of weird disconnect or between front or rear at the moment of landing, I’m not worried about the front ended landings at all. They are natural and healthy for the flipping skill.

      The 4 footed landings out of big flips, especially the kind of flip that Bug is doing here, is what makes me nervous.

      Here’s a Flipping Safety piece from the Disc Dog Foundation Class that is public:


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