Slowing down a disc dog’s on field movements is important for safety and performance. It is also important for your dog’s frame of mind as well. Thoughtful and purposeful work is always better than bonkers. Here’s 8 tips to help you slow down your dog:
…dogs that vault well but do not leap well do so because the vault is just a simple foundational leaping drill with concrete and easy to achieve criteria…
Cavalettis have been used to adjust horses strides for a long time. The Bent Cavaletti drill is about forcing collection and creating an angle for an interception…
Just like horses, dogs gallop and there are 2 kinds of gallops, probably a few more, but let’s just talk about two:
If you throw a lot of rollers, or you have a super drivey disc killer, or experience Premature Ejumpulation, you probably have a Head Down gallop going on. The Head Down gallop means they are running like hell! Most dogs cannot Lead Change or Collect when they are Head Down galloping. Just as a basketball player who is sprinting as fast as possible cannot Collect for a dunk dog’s can’t collect for a decent leap when they are sprinting as fast as they can with that Head Down gallop.
There is also a Heads Up gallop, still running, and perhaps a sprint, but not as fast as the dog can. For some people this Headss Up gallop only … Read More »
A few days ago we talked about leaping and front footed landings, an important and hot topic these days that drew out a great conversation. Here we are again discussing a couple of ideas that may or may not be on your radar, but rest assured they are both important… and soon to be quite hot.
Lead Changes and Collection
Hopefully by now you’ve done a bit of homework and started to observe your dog’s landing. Just taking a step back and watching, critically, will make you a better observer. As we move on to these next few concepts, continue to watch your dog, bot in person and when you watch dog sport video or see it in person, watch the dogs move.
What is a Lead Change?
The front leg of the dog that is reaching furthest forward when a dog is … Read More »
We pattern train many things here at Pawsitive Vybe, but probably the most important pattern for the game of disc is Step, Step Collect… Jump!.
This drill combined with short toss and short to medium interception type catch drills can dramatically improve a dog’s patience…
Ron Watson offers some advice on leaping from the Facebook.