Identify and Read Releases of Tricks
Think of the position and direction of your dog on landing as the Release. Identify these releases so you can be prepared and put yourself in position to leverage the dog’s position and movement to your advantage.
Play Aggressively to Link Tricks
Once you have identified the dog’s release, put yourself in an uncomfortably tight position for your next trick while the dog is navigating the previous trick.
Practice moving to a trick’s release point while the current skill is still being completed. Expect to be in position when your dog lands, or resolves the trick.
Use the Flank After Vaults and Overs
One of the coolest and most underused moves is a working flank after a Vault or an Over.
Set Up an An Over is any leaping catch that happens over top of the handler’s body. Overs are usually named by the part of the body over which the dog flies, i.e More or The dog uses the player´s body as a launching pad to jump for a disc. A Vault is a leaping catch from the handler’s body. The dog leaves the ground More and read the dog’s release in terms of clock or counter clock. Once you have the read, pick the dog up in BFP and pull the dog around a bit on the working flank.
Funnel this movement into Standing in front of the dog with the disc held vertically in the throwing hand is Basic Standing Position (BSP), a foundational position in the Yachi Method. More using a On a Front Cross, your dog switches Flanks in with you in front of them. From Clock to Counter Clockwise Flank or vice versa. Taken directly from the canine agility More and you will have a beautiful and smooth set up after a Vault or Over.