PVybe Disc Dog Camp – Learning to Drop

Laura & Lakota work on a drop with Apryl Lea at PVybe Disc Dog Camp in MN with the MNDDC. Lakota did not have a drop before this weekend.

Laura starts out by Freeshaping the Drop and adjusting her position so Lakota doesn’t get to drop discs in front of her at her feet. Once the Drop is freed up a bit, Laura shifts gears and uses a Prompt Switch to get the drop happening right after the cue is given. This creates a pattern of the dog dropping away from the handler.

Laura works both Oppositional and Directional Feeding in this session and winds up with a pretty nice zig zag as well.

You can see this start to become a cued Drop towards the end of the session.

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