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If you are timing your vaults, you are trying to hit a bullet with a bullet. “Was I late,” is a phrase loaded with meaning. Tired of being late? Ask yourself, “Late for what?” If a Vault Falls in the Forest… It reminds me of that age old adage,”What if I called a vault and […]
Footwork is Flatwork or flatwork is footwork at a distance. You can take your pick on that one…
The feet of the handler are strong cues and often triggers for the disc dog. These important foot positions and movements all mean something
Mistakes Are. They exist, they will happen, and you and your dog will make them. Yes, even dogs make mistakes. All dogs know this.
Disc dog freestyle violates the rules of pressure. Throws rarely go in the direction the positional pressure is telling the dog. In some styles the dog is working the throw itself and not the positional pressure, but the result is the same. If the ways of pressure are not practiced and respected in training they will not be practiced or respected in performance.
Sneak Peek – Patrons Only… Public Release Dec 16th | Playing with purpose is how you learn to do things you don’t really know how to do. Intending to do something, expecting a result, and being present in the moment to observe and catalog that result is how knowledge and understanding grows.
Sneak Peek – Patrons Only… Public Release Dec 16th | Think Forms Not Drills – A drill is something an athlete does to get better. Drills help you build the skills you will need in the future. This focus on getting better and the future is putting the cart before the horse and values skill over knowledge.
A form is something an artists studies. Forms help you understand what the reality is in and around an activity. Forms are about uncovering the essence and understanding of a skill or activity.
Sneak Peek – Patrons Only… Public Release Dec 14th | Every game we play with our dog is a purpose driven endeavor. Most of the time, the only purpose people care about is scoring points. That is a purpose, but I wouldn’t say that is THE purpose.
Apryl & Motown (5 months) Work Some Dog Catch Foundation
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