Ron & CupCake do some Slacker Training in the Dojo.
via PVybe on YT: YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbuYdpdlnFw
🐾🎥 It’s Slacker Training Sunday at DiscDog Dojo! Join Ron Watson and his co-host Epic, along with 🧁CupCake🧁 and Toss and Fetch, aka: Distance & Accuracy, Toss & Catch, is a disc dog discipline that uses a single disc. It is a timed event and you get scored based upon the distance More 👑King👑, as we dive deeper into the hands-off training method known as Slacker Training. Developed by Ron Watson of Pawsitive Vybe, this approach has been designed to boost your dog’s engagement and install an “off-switch” using the dipolar principles of Play+ and the concept of If a dog is dismissed, it means the handler is "off limits". Dismissal does not mean the dog has to leave, just that the handler is not available. Dismissal is a valuable drive More in a free shaping process. 💿🐶
Ron & Grasshopper work on a A Dog Catch is a great trick to use for hitting the crowd or for putting a strategic pause in your routine. The dog leaps to catch the disc and then you catch More, Pedestal, and Waiting on cue and situationally is extremely important for disc dog freestyle training. The competition field might not see too much waiting going on as everything is supposed to be happening in flow, More 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.
There is a lot more to a vault than the definition. There is a reason you can’t just watch a YouTube video and get an understanding of the vaulting process. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you know how to do it, or how it is done; performance is not understanding. This is very evident when it comes to vaulting.
Throwing with intent means delivering discs with the intent to make the dog leap or look good. This skill is extremely important for teaching a dog to leap reliably and for enhancing a More is throwing a disc to your dog with the intent to make them look good. Throwing the disc to promote a big leap, to hit the dog in stride on the run or throwing a disc that your dog is going to flip for 10 yards away, is the sign of a mature handler.