The Sound of DiscDog | Frontside Backside Vault

Ron & Epic work on a bit of lost history with this Frontside/Backside Vault on a Sound of DiscDog session on Clubhouse. The Sound of DiscDog is an audio only live-training QnA session on Clubhouse where we experience the sounds of dog training and lend our imagination to interpret and explore the training session.

Tough Sequences – Keeping Energy Up

So this sequence is pretty tough for us, and it’s more of an audio experience of keeping energy up with a tough sequence that isn’t going so well. I’m really shaping this for dog, handler, and team. I’ve since changed the disc I’m throwing in the Stall from the bottom disc to the top one, which made things a bit easier, but this move tends to be one or the other at this time.

Top – 2

I’m giving a “two” cue, which for me and my dogs means that 2 discs will be thrown in rapid succession in this trick. So Eppie knows that this is a double shot from the get go.

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