Ron & Leilani, 12 year old Border Collie, do some Frisbee Dog Flatwork focusing on the Rear Cross and good work on the Flank.
Ron Watson gives Loot, 15 month old Border Collie rescue, an introduction to disc dog Flatwork.
Here’s the third episode of the PVybe Show. We just got done with disc dog camp and got some video of the trip and some personal work with pretty awesome disc doggers.
0:00 – Rajin’ Cajun evaluation
Gail Mirabella, ex-circus performer and a legend in Dog Frisbee stopped by to hang out and to have us eval this awesome Performance Rescue, Cajun.
Cajun is pretty much perfect according to Gail and also according to what we saw here at PVybe HQ while he was here. We didn’t have the camera out much while he was indoors, and Cajun was a bit distracted on the field.
Apryl works some bitework with him and you get a good chance to see what the guy is made of. He’s awesome and available for adoption, as Gail already has 13 dogs on the road, and Cajun doesn’t get … Read More »
This one simple adjustment, switching directions, changed Si from a horse chasing a Frisbee to a big cat leaping for it’s prey. The difference could not be more startling. It, literally, freaked me out.
Dog Frisbee is just dog training with a slightly different focus. It’s easy to forget that. When you’re talking about how shapes and patterns develop, the Xs and Os, it can be helpful to fall back on what you know about dog training.
A handy list of Disc Dog Flatwork and Routine terms.
The Pendulum pattern is created using alternating clockwise and counter clockwise “Arounds”. This balanced approach slows the dog down and helps dog and handler hook up as a team on the flank (out to either side of the handler).
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 Prompt Switch to get the drop happening right after the cue is given. This creates a pattern of the dog dropping away from the handler.
Video Assessment with Jack & Groovy. Touches on the balance point of herding dogs and on the drive to repeat comfortable patterns by the dog (and the handler). There is also some great disc placement in this piece.
Hops and Ron work on some flatwork and some fishing across the tracks at PVybe Field.
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