The dog puts his face where the A Cookie is traditionally thought of as a food treat given as positive reinforcement. In that definition, a cookie is a discrete piece of food reinforcement. In many dog training discussions, the idea... More or the disc happens. Where you put the reward matters.
Reward Placement is huge in disc dog freestyle. Your dog’s face will always wind up where you throw the disc. He will go where the disc happens.
If a disc in thrown to a place, the dog will return from that place. Reward Placement manufactures the next approach.
A dog will also want to hang out in, or cheat to, the place where cookies happen. If you’re always throwing 40 yards down field don’t be surprised if your dog doesn’t want to come close to you.