Creating arcing, round lines in disc dog team movement is no easy task. It is rather simple, but it ain’t easy. The Squeaky Wheel Form is a terrific tool for creating shapes in your game and working on the component Functions of the Leaping Catch while improving your throwing skills.
Team Movement is hard for many people because it is more than tricks. Team Movement is moving together. This is often easier said than done with a ballistic collie or a disc seeking missile, but it is an important concept to keep in mind while training your disc dog.
Distractions play a big role in dog training. Identifying and dealing with them is the epic quest of the dog and dog sport trainer. In the case of these videos, the distraction is an agility jump that is placed in play and promises to feature prominently in the game (why else would it be there, right?). This distraction impacts Epic in one way and Loot in another.
7th Episode of DiscDogger Weekly featuring another dirty dozen jams and lessons for your weekly dose of disc dog. I’ve also whipped up 4 short and sweet lessons on throwing, vault principles, and dynamic Team and Interior Movement.
What vault are we doing and where are we doing it? That is the very first thing a disc dog team needs to know. We call this Telling and we do it by cuing direction. We tell the dog which vault we are doing and where it will be done. Everybody knows what’s happening before anything actually happens.
Funky throws are the lifeblood of the disc dog freestyler. Delivering discs with various releases are a scoring metric in all disc dog freestyle contests. Continuing development of your quiver of creative releases is a key to growing as a player. I am rather well known for creative throwing and the teaching of creative throwing. Here is a quick lesson on how to throw a funky over the shoulder airbounce, one of my more flashy throws
Playing Defense is a great metaphor for handling a disc dog. The type of defense you play can and does change the nature of a sequence. Ron & Eppie explore and demonstrate this concept with a couple of sweet new moves.
Team Movement & Flow is our jam. It is how I love to play disc with my dogs. Some people love big tricks, some people love control, some people love dog training, I love to move fluidly with my dog. There is a super simple secret to this, two of them actually, and that is…
Get your weekly fix of disc dog! DiscDogger Weekly #6 features some UpDog games from the Endless Summer Series in Pasco, FL, as well as some Disc Quan Do forms for Team Movement and Interior sequencing, a bit of dog training and a Jack & Ferris Fahle jam.
In a recent piece I laid out 3 Disc Quan Do Forms that work in concert to create competent interior play. Let’s focus in on one of them, the Balanced Position Form, and explore how and why it works and how it scales up.