Patron’s Choice: Shaping a Leaping Catch | Precision Throwing

Patron’s Choice: Shaping a Leaping Catch | Precision Throwing

Patron’s Only Sneak Peek… Public Access Jan 28th

You cannot be precise nor accurate unless you have a defined target. “Out There. Somewhere…” is not a clearly defined target.

The moment one clearly identifies a discreet target and intends to hit it, precision and accuracy jump up; by definition. Simply defining a target creates and reinforces precision and accuracy.

Rebound vs Fakie

Rebound vs Fakie

Patron’s Only Sneak Peek… Public Access Jan 22 | This conflation between the Fakie and the Rebound is a big issue in teaching and performing the Rebound or Reverse Vault. Many people teaching disc dog freestyle have unintentionally fed this problem by not attending to the distinction between the two and by misapplying our Vault Discrimination foundation in their teachings.

Patron’s Choice: Shaping a Leaping Catch | Free Release – Go!

Patron’s Choice: Shaping a Leaping Catch | Free Release – Go!

Patrons Only Sneak Peek… Public Access Jan 11th | Get Out and Look Here are both starkly contrasted with GO!. When the handler says,”Go!” the dog should believe the handler and go in the intended direction.

A Go cue is rather simply conditioned. Just say Go and throw – really far. Putting the dog consistently late to the play will cultivate a desire to leave the handler entirely and move in the likely direction of the catch.

Patron’s Choice: Shaping a Leaping Catch | Three Types of Go Around

Patron’s Choice: Shaping a Leaping Catch | Three Types of Go Around

Patrons Only Sneak Peek Access… Public Jan 9 | How does your dog perform the Around? It it tight as a drum with the dog hugging your knee-pit and brushing your calf? Or is it real loose with the dog running down the throwing line before turning upfield? Does the dog go around and bolt downfield without a look back? Or is your dog Goldilocks, a just right distance with a look to the handler to see the release?

All go Around behaviors are not equal. There are situations where each of these types of Go Around set up moves are required or desired.

Patron’s Choice: Routine Building Vol 1 | Of Forms and Purpose

Patron’s Choice: Routine Building Vol 1 | Of Forms and Purpose

Sneak Peek – Patrons Only… Public Release Dec 16th | Think Forms Not Drills – A drill is something an athlete does to get better. Drills help you build the skills you will need in the future. This focus on getting better and the future is putting the cart before the horse and values skill over knowledge.

A form is something an artists studies. Forms help you understand what the reality is in and around an activity. Forms are about uncovering the essence and understanding of a skill or activity.