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The Purpose and Value of Recognizing Shapes in Disc Dog Freestyle

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 Zig Zag or Around the World, that tends to create a Shape.

On Shapes in Disc Dog Freestyle

Shapes are more than just the trail left by the dog on the field, and the patterns created by the dog after the catch. Shapes differ from Flatwork, and higher level Shapes should not rely solely on how the dog releases after a catch. Shapes are how the dog moves to navigate the catch.

Just Another Epic Jam

Warming Up: Epic Around the World A clockwise Around the WorldAn Around the World is a disc dog flatwork pattern consisting of 4 catches in…

Component Elements of Disc Dog Routines

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Tricks are very important. Having cool tricks makes life as a disc dog freestyler much easier on the competition field. But tricks are not the only important part. How they are put together is the key. It’s like notes and music. 

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