Oppositional Feeding Details and Balance

Oppositional Feeding is a great tool for shaping a dog’s movement and for regulating speed on the disc dog field and balanced movement is key. This is not really a single, coherent lesson, but is kind of a mishmash of a couple lessons for DiscDogger Weekly #22. It will be quick…

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Oppositional Feeding Applications 2020

Oppositional Feeding is a powerful flatwork tool that can be used for many purposes. It can be used to slow a dog down, to increase drop distance, to get a dog to pay attention to the handler, and to shape flatwork patterns amongst other things including setting up a flip at a distance.

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Oppositional Feeding – Fixing a Latent Drop

We like to use Oppositional Feeding with many Drop issues with high drive dogs. In the case of a late Drop or a dog that habitually retrieves, the reward placement of Oppositional Feeding creates a competing interest and gives the dog a reason to be “out there” instead of racing back to the handler.

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Eight Ways to Slow Down Your Disc Dog

Slowing down a disc dog’s on field movements is important for safety and performance. It is also important for your dog’s frame of mind as well. Thoughtful and purposeful work is always better than bonkers. Here’s 8 tips to help you slow down your dog:

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PVybe Disc Dog Camp – Learning to Drop

Laura starts out by freeshaping the Drop and adjusting her position so Lakota doesn’t get to drop discs in front of her at her feet. Once the Drop is freed up a bit, Laura shifts gears and uses a Prompt Switch to get the drop happening right after the cue is given. This creates a pattern of the dog dropping away from the handler.

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More Drops with Hops

This is a typical disc dog training session here at Pawsitive Vybe. We grab a leash, a handful of Frisbees, a highly aroused dog and walk across the tracks. This is a training session with Hops from beginning to end.

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