Disc Dog Puppy Bitework | Details

DiscDog Bitework is an amazing, low impact exercise for puppies of all ages. In addition to teaching the basic mechanics of the game: Bite, Drop, and Give, bitework can deliver many important details and ancillary behaviors of working dogs.

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Teaching a DiscDog Puppy to Catch | Bridging the Take

Teaching a disc dog puppy to catch is a rather simple task. All you have to do is set up a situation where a catch is likely and then allow the dog to make the catch. That said, setting up a situation where a catch is likely is not a simple, cut and dried operation. Bridging the Take relies on backchaining and shaping to solve this problem.

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DiscDog Puppy Bitework | Function

Bitework is a tremendous exercise for teaching dogs to play disc. Bite, Drop, Give, Drive Management, Patience, Position, and catching can all be taught and reinforced using a thoughtful game of Bitework. Ron & Wham! work some Bitework and demonstrate some of the basic functions of the game.

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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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Clock & Counter Jakie & Rebound

For a long time I’ve been wanting to do Jakies in both directions. A Jakie is a move where the dog leaps to catch the disc then rebounds off the body. It’s essentially a frontside rebound if you think of the move as a vault. Frontside means the catch happens before the standard move…

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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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Oppositional Feeding Applications 2020

Oppositional Feeding is a powerful flatwork tool that can be used for many purposes. It can be used to slow a dog down, to increase drop distance, to get a dog to pay attention to the handler, and to shape flatwork patterns amongst other things including setting up a flip at a distance.

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Shaping a Working Flank | Expanding the Flank

The Working Flank is often thought of as a circle. It’s not. It is lateral cooperative movement. A circular working flank, or a full circle is one of many expressions of the Flank, and it is an advanced or mature expression of the skill.

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Apryl Lea & Jolene | A Shapes Comparison

A few weeks ago Apryl & Jolene were featured in DiscDogger Weekly in a piece on Shapes & Flatwork. Their performance was notable because of the distinction between Flatwork and Shapes. Their Flatwork was solid but the Shapes were a bit weak. Apryl has since done some work on the Shapes part of her game with Jo, so let’s take a look at some subtle differences and distinctions.

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Throwing Discs to Dogs | Runners vs Floaters

A disc can be thrown in many ways. Two of the many ways of throwing a disc are Runners and Floaters. Runners 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.

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DiscDog Mechanics | Reinforcing a Give with a Tugging Take

This really is an old lesson. It’s part of our foundation. I use this to teach dogs and teach people a Give all the time. That said, this is a bit of a different approach than normal, not technically or mechanically, but mentally. This session is just another layer of the learning onion, one more time of learning the same lesson, over and over…

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Deliver Clear Cues for Your Disc Dog

Proper cuing is critical for successful disc dog performance. Issues with cuing and the resultant communication problems are, perhaps, the most common mistakes handlers make and the most common impediments to successful performance in all aspects of disc dog freestyle and disc dog games.

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Disc Dog Glossary | Updated 2020

Words Matter. Disc dog vocabulary and nomenclature can be a bit tough to follow. That’s why we created our disc dog glossary back in 2016. It’s got more than a few entries, you will see some of the terms linked in blog posts here on the site. If you need something defined or need some clarity just hook up with us via the “Suggest a Term” button at the top of the page and we’ll see about getting it added to the list.

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Practical Disc Dog Puppy Bitework with Wham!

Jack and Wham! work on some disc dog puppy bitework on the big field at the Fahle Ranch.The focus of this session is keeping this young frisbee phenom on task and engaged and to develop and reinforce basic disc dog mechanics: Bite, Drop, and Give. Rollers are thrown in for action and variety. Wham! is a 16 week old Aussie.

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DiscDog Puppy Bitework | Criteria and Bite Trigger

Disc Dog Bitework is a great way to teach the mechanics of disc play: Bite, Drop, and Give. Each of these skills is integral to the game of disc with a dog whether you’re playing freestyle or focused on disc dog games. Ron & Grasshopper work a little bitework in this short session with a focus on drawing attention to the Bite and Drop criteria and the trigger for a Bite.

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Shapes Scoring Discussion With Jack Fahle

There are three main components that create Shapes in disc dog freestyle. Where and how the dog moves, where and how the throws are made, and where and how the handler moves. These three elements work in concert to create Shapes and Team Movement. So it is not whether or not you are creating shapes in your disc dog play it is what shapes are you creating in your play.

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