Epic Speed Reduction | A Simple Solution for Slowing a DiscDog Down

Epic Speed Reduction | A Simple Solution for Slowing a DiscDog Down

Nothing gets in the way of patience and methodical movement like pattern training in dog frisbee. When a rabid frizbeast knows what is coming and where it is going, odds are the dog is going to go for it, and hard. This is one of the problems that I have with freestyle routines and it gets worse later into the year. By World Finals time my frizbeasts are cutting corners and running on autopilot which can and does cause timing problems for the team.

Epic Flatwork Compass for Leaping & FreeFlowing Flatwork

Epic Flatwork Compass for Leaping & FreeFlowing Flatwork

Communication on the fly is a key element of disc dog freestyle and disc dog game play. It is a good idea to have a clear and concise communication system to make on the fly decision making a successful endeavor. Nobody wants to be handcuffed by pattern training. The Flatwork Compass provides a simple and elegant communication system that is based upon natural movements and canine/human pressure and body language.

The Flatwork Compass – Creating a Sense of Direction Part 3 | Learn How to Follow the Leader

The Flatwork Compass – Creating a Sense of Direction Part 3 | Learn How to Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader is a great game. It’s fun. But following a leader that is a prey driven animal might lead you to places you don’t want to be. Follow the Leader with a leader who is not aware of the follower’s ability to follow breaks down right away. Follow the leader is best played when we know who the leader is and when we get some good cues as to where the game is going to go.

The Flatwork Compass – Creating a Sense of Direction Part 2 | Separating the Flank From the Pass

The Flatwork Compass – Creating a Sense of Direction Part 2 | Separating the Flank From the Pass

Disc Dogs who know the difference between a Flank and a Pass are easier to handle. Handlers who know the difference between a Flank and a Pass are better at moving their dogs and making plays. A team that knows the difference between a Flank and a Pass exhibit diverse play and are more capable of purposing play towards training and performance.