Link 5 Tricks 3x to Create 3 – 5 Trick Sequences
Use the The Art of Linking Tricks is a sequence building methodology developed at Pawsitive Vybe leading to rapid development and deployment of disc dog freestyle sequences. Freestyle sequences are long behavior chains. A cued Wait inserted between tricks creates discrete conceptual understanding of each link in the chain while avoiding pattern training and lumping of the discrete tricks into a single... methodology to link 5 of your tricks. The Give is a retrieve to the hand. A cued Give is a foundational skill that is not super useful in the actual performance of disc dog freestyle, and has huge applications for training and skills development . A Give is distinctly different from a Drop because of the localized nature of the skill. Give only happens in the hand,... a good preemptive Waiting on cue and situationally is extremely important for disc dog freestyle training. The competition field might not see too much waiting going on as everything is supposed to be happening in flow, but on the training field there probably is not a more important skill than a Wait. A Wait is critical for flipping and vaulting.... Cue and hop from pose to pose.
Do 4 reps with waits then run at live speed. This is one session.
Get at least 3 sessions of different sequences.
Basic Position Drill as Stand In…
Use the Basic Position Drill from the Posing is a communication tool for throwing discs to dogs (or people). A pose is a frozen moment of a throw; a key moment of the backswing perhaps, or a flashy presentation of the finish of the throw. This pose cues the dog in on which throw is being made and delivers a general sense of where it is going.... & Position module with the Art of Linking tricks idea in mind. It will be the same skill, but you will be focused on the Wait and the release from the Wait to a conditioned response.
Same drill, different focus. It’s great prep for sequence building.
Pose and Low High toss from 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..... Cue Drop and reinforce teeth off with the presentation of the BFP position. Pull the dog around in BFP, cue Wait as you stop and 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 world, the Front Cross is a foundational Flatwork skill for team movement. It allows you to move your dog around the field in stylish fashion. On the Front Cross, your.... Short for “Positive Marker”, a Mark is a word or signal given at the exact moment a desired behavior is performed. It’s like a clicker. Mark can also mean the act of marking behaviors. “Did you Mark that?” asks if the positive marker was given to tell the dog he was correct. When playing disc it is important to Mark... the Wait and reinforce with the BSP pose.