Training Triad | End the Victory Lap – Shaping the Release

After a dog catches the disc they break off the attack and move to regroup or to a ready position. The movement after the catch can be called the Release. This Release, how it goes down, is important and it can go down in bunch of different ways. Some dogs perform a massive Victory Lap…

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Triads in Dog Training

In dog training, and modern life, we tend to get overly focused on the goal and the impediment standing in front of the goal. In dog training, this means the behavior we want, finished, and the wrong behavior overwhelm our sensibilities and sensemaking. Pawsitive Vybe has a solution for this…

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Working a Trigger with KingAir

King has been through this drill a few times, but we’ve been focused on Team Movement and his disc mauling problem. Breaking out the new guy and Epic to demonstrate some Trigger and Wait work provided a great opportunity to revisit this critical skill for this studly young man.

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An Epic Trigger Example

Ron & Epic demonstrate our standard Triggers for a catch, a Bite, flips, overs – and all of those skills are Triggered with the same mechanic.

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Shaping Engagement with Harbor

Engagement starts with Dismissal. You can’t ON without OFF. If you don’t control turning your dog OFF, you don’t have a good hold of the handle on Engagement. Aleaha & Harbor do some disc work featuring Dismissal and some capturing and shaping of Engagement from the environment.

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Fly Chi Flow Form #1 with Otto

Putting the Flatwork Compass into practice with large scale flatwork & Team Movement. Kris and Otto are up to the task. Notice how the handler and team start to respond earlier and earlier to the situation as it develops. Pretty cool stuff…

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Flatwork Compass with Otto

Kris & Otto work another round of the Flatwork Compass after some instruction on moving towards the dog and blocking the dog’s line with positional pressure. This is a critical aspect of disc dog flatwork that is required to control Team Movement and transition from exterior to interior play.

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Kris & Otto Flatwork Compass

Kris & Otto work the Flatwork Compass in preparation for their first Fly Chi Flow form. The Flatwork Compass features prominently in Team Movement as a traffic signal of sorts for larger scale play and transitions from the Big Game of long throws and flatwork patterns and the Inside Game with the dog on top of the handler.

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