Take a Moment with Your Dog
great performances have the occasional slow and sentimental moments. take a moment with your dog and share it with the people watching you.
- great performances have peaks and valleys
- dog catch as cheer cue
- create a photo finish
Performance Energy Level Highs and Lows
peaks are made bigger and better when nestled in pretty valleys. make sure that your routine has both peaks and valleys.
The Dog is a player archetype defined by The Dog. There are always a few canine athletes that really separate themselves from the pack. Many great disc dog teams have relied a great deal on The Dog, and many people build an entire style around that unique, once in a lifetime athlete. Any player archetype who executes should, in theory,...A Dog Catch is a great trick to use for hitting the crowd or for putting a strategic pause in your routine. The dog leaps to catch the disc and then you catch the dog. Often performed during a Gainer Flip, the Dog Catch highlight’s the connection between dog and handler. A Dog Catch can also be done without the... is a great strategic low for a disc dog routine. “Why the heck would I want a Low?”
Great performances are filled with peaks and valleys – think of an audio file on your computer. The wav file has tons of peaks and valleys. Even a Metallica tune has real low, easy going valleys. That’s why you can listen to them.
When it is just ear splitting peak after ear splitting peak, nobody can listen to it. Loud has lost all meaning.
Loud is defined and amplified through moments of quiet. A nice relaxed dog catch and a moment to gather yourself and take a breath is no big deal. It’s a nice bridge between quiet to loud. If you are really entertaining, odds are the crowd needs a breath too.
Dog Catch = Cheer Cue
a lot of the time when watching disc dogs jam the crowd goes into a daze. they forget to cheer. a Dog Catch with a raised arm tells the crowd to cheer.
Amazing disc dog routines are jaw dropping spectacles. Some performances steal the breath from the entire field and everyone sits silently on the edge of their seats with their hearts in their throats. Some performances are so incredibly athletic or emotive that people’s eyes glaze over a bit.
In times like these, the crowd totally forgets to cheer. Sometimes you need to tell them to cheer. A Dog Catch can totally be a cheer cue for the crowd. Ask them, heck, tell them to cheer for you and your dog. Milk it and drink it in.
Dog Catch for the Emotive Photo Finish
a Dog Catch is a nice way to finish your routine. it’s efficient and safe and is emotive for the spectators. the photos are sweet too.
Having a strong finish to a disc dog routine is something that is quite important for demos and competition. A Dog Catch is a common and effective way to finish off performances. Everybody loves to see someone hugging their dog with a smile on their face at the end of a contest, right?