Hang out with Ron & the Pups in the Dojo. We’ll be talking about Freestyle…
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Episode #28 takes a bit of a detour… We’ve fallen into the Clubhouse rabbit hole. If you’re not on Clubhouse or are not aware of it, just sit tight, you’ll be familiar in no time. Clubhouse is an audio only social network – no text, no images – just voices. I started a series called “the Sound of DiscDog” and it’s only audio. This week’s episode features some video from those audio sessions. Hope you dig it… Check out this piece for the full story…
An Around, or a Go Around is the traditional disc dog set up move. The dog goes around the handler’s body in a clockwise or counter clockwise fashion allowing dog and handler to is a standard Set Up Move in disc dog freestyle. It creates timing and position with movement and is the standard set up for toss and fetch. It is this standard set up for toss and fetch that dominates the movement and as a result, most Arounds resolve or release to the front of the handler at 12 o clock in clockwise fashion.
Communication, spatial and situational awareness, and disc handling competence are three key areas for disc dog freestyle that seem to escape the training regiment of most young players. What have you done and are you doing to gain these skills and groom them in your game?
Shapes are created by the position and movement of dog, handler, and disc. And shapes can be created by the dog, the handler, and the placement of the disc. Shapes are a fact of disc dog freestyle.
When the dog leaves the handler for a catch, that tends to create a line. When the dog is away from the handler and moves across the field to make a catch, as in a A Zig Zag is a series of catches in smooth succession that forces the dog to move back and forth across the field. Usually performed at a distance of 8-20 yards, the Zig or An Around the World is a disc dog flatwork pattern consisting of 4 catches in a circular pattern around the handler. This pattern is typically larger than 5 yards and often features creative, that tends to create a Shape.