Team Movement & Flow is our jam. It is how I love to play disc with my dogs. Some people love big tricks, some people love control, some people love dog training, I love to move fluidly with my dog. There is a super simple secret to this, two of them actually, and they are…
It Couldn’t Be Simpler
This really couldn’t be simpler. Throwing out to the side is the natural way to deliver a disc to your dog. I mean, to throw out at 12 o clock you pretty much have to turn sideways to do this any, so…
Throw Laterally – Expanding and Contracting the Flank
You can throw laterally to expand or contract the flank. With Loot, I am starting each sequence by contracting the Flank. With Eppie I tend to expand the Flank to get started.
You can’t have great team movement if you don’t move. As soon as you’re done making the throw, MOVE!
With the Pendulum form, the handler remains static and the dog and the play come to us. With the Dynamic Pendulum, the handler moves aggressively to dynamically reset the working position after each throw.
Making the idea of movement a reflex after releasing the disc is a tremendous way to deliver creative Team Movement. This MOVE!!! concept is also key to dynamic and creative sequence building which we cover in graphic detail.