A disc can be thrown in many ways. Two of the many ways of throwing a disc are Runners and Floaters. A Runner is a disc that is thrown without the intent to float or hover around a target. It’s just a normal run of the mill distance throw. Runners are not likely to... More fly long, straight, and far and have very little hover to them. A toss and fetch throw is a runner. Runners are chased down. Floaters rise up to their apex, hover for a moment, and then drop to the ground. Throws that are made in order to make your dog leap are most likely Floaters.
Throwing with intent means delivering discs with the intent to make the dog leap or look good. This skill is extremely important for teaching a dog to leap reliably and for enhancing a... More is throwing a disc to your dog with the intent to make them look good. Throwing the disc to promote a big leap, to hit the dog in stride on the run or throwing a disc that your dog is going to flip for 10 yards away, is the sign of a mature handler.