The Purpose and Value of Recognizing Shapes in Disc Dog Freestyle

The Purpose and Value of Recognizing Shapes in Disc Dog Freestyle

Shapes are created by the position and movement of dog, handler, and disc. And shapes can be created by the dog, the handler, and the placement of the disc. Shapes are a fact of disc dog freestyle.

When the dog leaves the handler for a catch, that tends to create a line. When the dog is away from the handler and moves across the field to make a catch, as in a Zig Zag or Around the World, that tends to create a Shape.

Epic’s Clever Set Up Moves | Volume 1 Part II | Vaults and Flips to Flanks

Epic’s Clever Set Up Moves | Volume 1 Part II | Vaults and Flips to Flanks

Set Up Moves are, in essence, Interior Flatwork, with an eye towards setting up a trick rather than moving the dog or setting up a simple throw and catch. This connection to Flatwork has escaped conventional disc dog wisdom and has left many handlers thinking they don’t do or don’t need flatwork.
Flatwork isn’t something you do, or something you need. Flatwork is. It is happening and you are either doing it, or it’s doing you.