Patrons Only | So you’ve got the Sit Pretty behavior and you’re looking to do it on your back. Odds are you’re having some trouble with cookie delivery and generalizing the position. You may feel the need to enlist the assistance of a helper. But then you’ve still got to generalize that helper out of the situation. Any way you look at it, it’s going to be a long hard slog.
PATRONS ONLY – SNEAK PEEK…
Here’s a sample of the first part of the Accelerator module in the Disc Dog 0-60 Project. It’s talking about the Trigger for action.
PATRONS ONLY SNEAK PEEK…The preface, or Pre-Race, from the Disc Dog 0-60 Project, a disc dog instructional video produced by Pawsitive Vybe (and our Patrons) that looks at the game of disc dog freestyle through a racing metaphor to create better understanding of the intangibles of the game.
To vault in disc dog freestyle is to leap off the handler’s body to catch a disc in flight. A defining aspect of competitive disc dog freestyle, the Vault is a simple operation with a great many physical expressions and variations. This book aims to explore and uncover the principles and concepts of the vault and to deliver sound understanding of all aspects of the skill to players and judges for success, style, and safety’s sake.
Shaping a Leaping Catch can, and should be a full time job. Always throw with the intent to deliver the leaping catch unless working something specific that requires a specific approach, speed or distance that is incompatible with a leaping catch. Out throws are glory, not afterthoughts.
Within a game of disc dog freestyle there are many opportunities to reinforce and shape the leaping catch and to turn the speed regulation required for the leaping catch into a habit that is ever present in your freestyle game.
Reading the disc is a skill that astute dogs and humans pick up rather quickly. The float, the spin, and the speed can reliably be gauged and predicted after several reps. Of course this changes with wind, disc choice, and throwing ability but, generally speaking, the flight path of a disc is easily predicted.
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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.
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.
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.