Throwing Rollers | Speed & Angles

Ron explains how disc speed and release angle work in throwing Rollers with discs using the Backhand and SideArm releases. These throwing principles hold true with all Roller throws.

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DiscDogger Weekly #24 – Flank or Pass and Wait vs Stay with Dog Catch & Stall

Episode 24 of the show takes on over-arousal in a multi-session progression lesson on Wait vs Stay featuring Ron & Motown working on the Back Stall. This type of strategic multitasking in dog training is what we do here at Pawsitive Vybe and should not be missed. We also have some Disc Quan Do class excerpts featuring the Flank or Pass Challenge that are on point for DiscDogger Weekly. Hope you dig the show!

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Wait vs Stay Using a Back Stall with An Over-Aroused Dog

This is Session 4 of a series of training sessions with Motown over the course of an afternoon. It served as the introduction for the sessions and the culmination of the progression and a proof of concept for the techniques, strategy, and theory laid out in the 15 minutes of training that led up to it.

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Wait vs Stay Using a BackStall with An Over-Aroused Dog | Pt 1

This is the first of a 4 part session with Motown, an 18 month old MiniAussie. Motown is easily over-aroused while working for cookies. He is Apryl’s dog and she handles him fine. He is still over-aroused, but manageable for her if she stays on top of him. I am not a fan of “staying on top” of a dog. I try to cultivate a sense of self-discipline with a working dog, which is often easier said than done and certainly easier done with a dog who is not yours.

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Class Excerpt: Crossing Pass Question

Passing can happen actively or passively. The Crossing Pass allows the handler to handle the dog into the pass, setting the dog’s line and creating a trigger to start the maneuver from a Team Movement perspective.

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Class Excerpt: Epic Flank or Pass Challenge

Ron & Epic take the Flank or Pass Challenge during Tuesday Afternoon Disc Quan Do Class. Class members call out Flank or Pass and Eppie and Ron execute on demand. Nothing like phoning in your cues across the country – these cues came to Florida from Southern California and Austin Texas.

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Class Excerpt: Flank or Pass Challenge with Marty & Apryl

Apryl & Marty take on the Flank or Pass Challenge for the first time during Tuesday Afternoon Disc Quan Do class. The Flank or Pass Challenge is a fun game that challenges the handler to be prepared and to execute thoughtful and competent disc dog flatwork and Team Movement on the fly.

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Puppy Dog Catch and Wait Foundation with Grasshopper

Ron & Grasshopper work on a Dog Catch, Pedestal, and Wait vs Stay in this training session featured in DiscDogger Weekly #24. Getting a Dog Catch is a good thing, but getting a Dog Catch while clearly communicating Wait vs Stay and installing a trigger for the Dog Catch is elegant and efficient and the way that we like to do things at Pawsitive Vybe.

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DiscDogger Weekly #23 | The Flatwork Process

DiscDog Flatwork is more than moving the dog around the field and is more than the patterns of movement we can create as a handler and as a team. Most people look at flatwork as the end result or the product of how the team moves or how the dog moves. This week’s show takes an in depth look at DiscDog Flatwork and tries to uncover the process of moving with your dog that leads to beautiful team movement.

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Flatwork of Fetching It Up

Fetching up discs can be used to exercise and reinforce successful disc dog flatwork. Here, Ron & Epic demonstrate this simple, useful, and fun exercise that fleshes out the Flatwork Process.

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Class Excerpt | Braking on the Crossing Pass Form

Ron & Epic do a little Tuesday Afternoon Disc Quan Do laying out some practical advice and practical application of the Yellow Belt Crossing Pass Form. Stopping the dog after the Front Cross provides additional context and understanding of the Form and highlights the Flatwork Process concept covered in DiscDogger Weekly #23.

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DiscDog Flatwork on the Go Around

Go around is the typical disc dog set up move. It is used in toss and fetch, games, and freestyle to different effects and flavors. This move is not as simple or as rigid as it may seem though… Flatwork can be used to alter the execution of the skill and create flexible and interesting Team Movement. Ron & Epic lay out some of the details below.

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Grasshopper Puppy SetUp & Position

Grasshopper is an interesting puppy situation. He’s just HUGE and FAST! And he’s a real goer. This makes for an interesting situation, developmentally, and I think it’s kind of relevant to puppy training. The problem is that it’s tough to talk about.

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Oppositional Feeding Details and Balance

Oppositional Feeding is a great tool for shaping a dog’s movement and for regulating speed on the disc dog field and balanced movement is key. This is not really a single, coherent lesson, but is kind of a mishmash of a couple lessons for DiscDogger Weekly #22. It will be quick…

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