discdogger weekly #18

DiscDogger #18 | Disc Throwing & the Shape of Things

Welcome to Episode 18 of DiscDogger Weekly, aka: Season 2 Episode 8. This week we’re focused on Shapes – how the dog, handler, disc, and team move and move together in space and time – and throwing.

Ron lays out some creative throwing and Team Movement lessons and Jack Fahle joins us for some games to enhance your distance throwing and competence in Toss & Fetch. We’ve got a couple rounds of freestyle dressed up to illustrate the intricacies of Team Movement & Flatwork.

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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.

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