Disc Quan Do Class Excerpt | On Flexing Discs

This is an excerpt from Tuesday Afternoon Disc Quan Do class. This segment was based upon a need for disc placement and trajectory issues stemming from a video submitted by Oleg where, due to space limitations and disc choice, his throws to his dog were not likely to elicit a leap. We’re looking to develop methods utilizing disc throwing principles to reinforce leaping in disc dogs.

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Beto Drill and Throwing Discs for Distance Class

One of the greatest problems I see in dog frisbee and dog training is that handlers don’t apply the tools and methods of positive training on themselves or to the team. Using the tools and methods of positive training on ourselves is a key element to successful dog training and disc dog training especially on the disc throwing front. The Beto Drill is a prime example.

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disc dog team movement and leaping

Making the Play with Eppie | Disc Dog Team Movement and Leaping

We have been working this week on collection and thoughtful pursuit using upside down throws. Putting that into a pattern or flowing flatwork is a bit different from doing it in single disc Throw N Go. In this session, Eppie & I work on “Making the Play” using an upside down toss with the goal of getting him to slow down and thoughtfully pursue the disc so he is in a better position to leap for the catch.

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Patron’s Choice: Shaping a Leaping Catch | Precision Throwing

Patron’s Only Sneak Peek… Public Access Jan 28th

You cannot be precise nor accurate unless you have a defined target. “Out There. Somewhere…” is not a clearly defined target.

The moment one clearly identifies a discreet target and intends to hit it, precision and accuracy jump up; by definition. Simply defining a target creates and reinforces precision and accuracy.

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Bent Cavaletti

Cavalettis have been used to adjust horses strides for a long time. The Bent Cavaletti drill is about forcing collection and creating an angle for an interception…

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Basic Fidgets

Here are some basic Fidgets: the Bloom, The Fonzi & the Weightless and the tricks to the trick. Easy, Simple & fun!

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Intro to Fidgets

Fidgets are tricks we do with the disc in our hands, kind of fidgeting around. They make you look and feel cool and are great for self confidence.

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Wall and Pole Drill

This is a very simple drill that you can use to further hone your precision and accuracy. All you need is a wall that has a pole somewhere on it

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Flowing Catch for Fast Learning

Playing catch with another human is probably the best and fastest way to improve our throwing skills. Develop a game of flowing catch. This is Learning Through Play.

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The Flick Myth in Disc Sports

There is no wrist Flick in Frisbee. At least not in the way most people understand the of flicking the wrist. The Flick in Frisbee comes not from the wrist, but from the stopping of the arm.

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Interception vs Chase

Most dogs jump for Frisbees because they missed. They have over pursued, ran past the target and make a last ditch effort to make the catch – they jump because they’re out of position and they’ve missed.

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Space Time Continuum

Everybody knows that disc placement is key to making disc dogs look good. One thing most people don’t think about is the timing of that placement. Timing is just as important as placement, if not more so.

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Runners and Floaters

Getting a disc to hang up in the air for as long as possible increases the likelihood of your dog leaping. Floaters maximize hangtime, and Runners have…

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