DiscDogger Weekly #4

Sweet show for you guys this week… We’ve pulled some stuff from the archives, digging up some Polka Puppy lessons – Hoop and Bitework (more on the puppy front to come…). Some serious throwing videos and a few training jams. Hope you dig the show.


You might want to watch this on YT to have better access to the descriptions and the playlist…

Lessons all have links in the descriptions to lessons on the Pawsitive Vybe Disc and Dogs Blog. Most lessons are accessible only to Patrons of Pawsitive Vybe, but if you dig the show and want a little more you should become a patron to get full access and some goodies to boot.

This Week’s Lessons On the Blog

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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.

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