Fly Chi Flow Form #1 with Otto

Putting the Flatwork Compass into practice with some large scale flatwork & Team Movement. And 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…

Flowing Flatwork, Meet the Flatwork Compass

Once the Flatwork Compass is installed on the dog, handler, and team levels, then exercising flowing flatwork becomes much easier. Look for the Flatwork Compass within this form and then watch it again and notice how the Flatwork Compass is in effect on the larger scale, flowing portions of the Team Movement.

When Kris turns and sets the arm up Otto wants to make it to the front of Kris so he can see the trigger and make the play. “If Kris wanted me to come right in he’d be facing me ready to block or pull… duh?”

Kris’ body position and Otto’s response are the variables of Team Movement. Both Kris and Otto know how the Flatwork Compass works, now they’re simply putting it into effect.

Funneling flatwork form & function through the Flatwork Compass facilitates the freedom to Flow.

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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.

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.