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.
Communication, spatial and situational awareness, and disc handling competence are three key areas for disc dog freestyle that seem to escape the training regiment of most young players. What have you done and are you doing to gain these skills and groom them in your game?
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.
DiscDogger Weekly disc dog webseries by Pawsitive Vybe Episode #2. Featuring Apryl Lea & Jack Fahle. Playlist includes 3 Lessons and 8 Jams
I think many disc dog freestylers, especially old schoolers and noobs are not overly interested in Frizgility because they don’t have the agility skills and/or don’t want to train and proof the agility skills. Some of us are not interested in creating a pattern with our dogs. But most all discdoggers have trained their dog to do an agility jump, or could very simply train this skill and the multi-tasking required to do something like a jump with a disc available is a terrific skill to have installed on your disc dog.
Back in the day there was this really cool disc dog freestyle show called Discdogger Weekly, produced by Josh Grenell, co-founder of the MN Disc Dog Club. Josh and I were kicking out a ton of great freestyle footage back in the day, and he was the first to come up with something that resembled a real show.
Last week while looking at my weekly output on YouTube and having shared every post on Discdogger FB Group, I thought I’d try to make a weekly show of it… I asked Josh if I could resurrect the show, and here we are.