Historical footage recovered from our cloud archive, the Polkanado puppy learning the Hoop behavior. This was her first shot at the skill and you can see she got it right away. Now part of that is because she is not only super cute, but she’s super smart, but this simple 3-step Hoop technique we’re going to cover right here is extremely elegant and effective.
Installment 3 of DiscDog Weekly Bite Club! Games are in the mix. A few jams with Apryl, Jack , and Ron… And 4 lessons on dropping, sequence building, and the Flatwork Compass for controlling and moving your disc dog.
Last week I put out a piece with Loot on Punishing with a Pause and an Offered Down for better catching. I’ve been keeping on task with him with this method for almost two weeks. He’s coming along nicely and the drops are disappearing from our game.
A step by step method for taking on new disc dog trick or sequence challenges in images and video. Creating new sequences made easy.
We have covered this before on the Cued Drop topic. Sometimes your dog learns to drop on a cue that you never intended to teach. In Loot’s case, the unintentional Drop cue happens when I pass or load the disc from the stack in my off hand to my throwing hand.
Follow the Leader is a great game. It’s fun. But following a leader that is a prey driven animal might lead you to places you don’t want to be. Follow the Leader with a leader who is not aware of the follower’s ability to follow breaks down right away. Follow the leader is best played when we know who the leader is and when we get some good cues as to where the game is going to go.
Disc Dogs who know the difference between a Flank and a Pass are easier to handle. Handlers who know the difference between a Flank and a Pass are better at moving their dogs and making plays. A team that knows the difference between a Flank and a Pass exhibit diverse play and are more capable of purposing play towards training and performance.
A compass is used to find your way, to navigate. It tells you which direction you are going and helps to figure out where you are at and which direction you need to go. It would be really nice to have a compass for disc dog freestyle, right?
DiscDogger Weekly disc dog webseries by Pawsitive Vybe Episode #2. Featuring Apryl Lea & Jack Fahle. Playlist includes 3 Lessons and 8 Jams
Ron & Epic work on a Mutliple/Juggle in the Sit Pretty position.