Performance is not Understanding. Just because a dog does it, doesn’t mean the dog knows how to do it or what they are doing. Speaking is about more than making sounds. Communication is more than sharing ideas.
Depth of play can be split into 3 levels: a short, tight, inside game; a medium distanced, purposeful, mid-range game; and a long, big, or outside game.
For both competition and personal development, depth of play should be somewhat balanced between the three, leverage your strengths with more reps and demonstrate competence in areas of weakness strategically.
What is the nature of your game? Is it about competition and winning contests, or something else? It’s OK, it’s not a trick question… It’s a good question to ask oneself. Competition is perhaps my least favorite part of our game. I don’t care too much for competition. Being “the best”; being a champion doesn’t […]
You will never successfully play faster than your dog. The dog always plays at the handler’s speed and not a hair more. If the dog is trying to go faster than the handler it means the handler is probably willing to do so or has done so in the past.
We do elite level disc dog training, and we do it well. We’ve dialed in elite jammers routines, tricks, and sequences on countless occasions, and we do that efficiently and methodically.
There is no set Way with your dog. No formula for success written for you, your dog, and your skills exists; anywhere. Such is the way of things.
The Way for you is the way that makes you, your dog, and the team look good, that demonstrates safe and successful play while making you and your dog happy.
The original online disc dog freestyle course, founded in 2010 and locked down behind a paywall, is now available to all jammers gratis (That Means Free!).
Trying to perform and learn at the same time is a recipe for disaster. How can you demonstrate a skill you are trying to learn? You can perform or you can learn, but you can’t do both.