Training Triad | End the Victory Lap – Shaping the Release

After a dog catches the disc they break off the attack and move to regroup or to a ready position. The movement after the catch can be called the Release. This Release, how it goes down, is important and it can go down in bunch of different ways. Some dogs perform a massive Victory Lap…

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Triads in Dog Training

In dog training, and modern life, we tend to get overly focused on the goal and the impediment standing in front of the goal. In dog training, this means the behavior we want, finished, and the wrong behavior overwhelm our sensibilities and sensemaking. Pawsitive Vybe has a solution for this…

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Shaping Engagement with Harbor

Engagement starts with Dismissal. You can’t ON without OFF. If you don’t control turning your dog OFF, you don’t have a good hold of the handle on Engagement. Aleaha & Harbor do some disc work featuring Dismissal and some capturing and shaping of Engagement from the environment.

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The Sound of DiscDog | Cue as Marker

Ron & Epic demonstrate some sequencing ideas, namely using the next cue as the marker for the current behavior in this Sound of DiscDog session.The Sound of DiscDog is an audio only live-training Q

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The Sound of DiscDog | Halting the Chewing and Mauling of Discs with King

Another installment of the Sound of DiscDog with King. This session was amazing for King and I. This mauling/chewing behavior has been a real nag. It’s quite oppressive in normal working environments, but it wound up being an easy job in this Sound of DiscDog session. It’s very illustrative and easy to hear some of the timing stuff, especially if you heard the first session last week. Check out the audio below before watching the vid if you want the full effect…

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Disc Dog Flatwork | Clock & Counter Defined

Talking DiscDog Team Movement and Flatwork is often tough to wrap our heads around, doing it is hard enough, but talking about can be even tougher. Direction of movement is a particularly tough thing. At Pawsitive Vybe we think of direction in terms of Clock & Counter.

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Bitework Criteria with Prima

Travel back in time with Apryl & Prima… An online personal lesson with Apryl Lea from 2017 on bitework criteria and technique for a dog with a weak bite.

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Pre-Cuing for DiscDog Sequences with Jack & Remix

Disc dog sequencing is an art form. A discdog sequence is more than just a list of tricks. A good Sequence, capital ‘S’ should be greater than the sum of the tricks and should be more than just a bunch of tricks in sequence. Tight sequences where the dog and handler are in complex, cooperative movement, together, are quite beautiful and wind up creating this sense of the Sequence being greater than the sum of the tricks.

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On the Questionable Understanding of Getting Answers

Teaching and learning has little to do with giving and getting answers. Giving and getting answers is the opposite of teaching and learning. Teaching and learning are all about knowing and understanding how the answers are attained and asking relevant questions that uncover the reality that leads to the answer.

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Deliver Clear Cues for Your Disc Dog

Proper cuing is critical for successful disc dog performance. Issues with cuing and the resultant communication problems are, perhaps, the most common mistakes handlers make and the most common impediments to successful performance in all aspects of disc dog freestyle and disc dog games.

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Disc Dog Glossary | Updated 2020

Words Matter. Disc dog vocabulary and nomenclature can be a bit tough to follow. That’s why we created our disc dog glossary back in 2016. It’s got more than a few entries, you will see some of the terms linked in blog posts here on the site. If you need something defined or need some clarity just hook up with us via the “Suggest a Term” button at the top of the page and we’ll see about getting it added to the list.

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Better Creative Throwing With Athletic Humor

Flying discs are magical missile objects. They seem to move in an impossible manner. It is this impossible movement that attracts people to the flight of a flying disc and disc play in general. Cool throws need not be difficult things and the coolest throws are often quite simple.

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Rewarding with Plastic

Rewarding with Plastic | The Cookie is Next

Many handlers struggle with disc dog skills simply because they think that their only cookie in this game is “the Disc”. The disc is a cookie, but it is not the cookie. THE cookie that is most important in the game of disc is Next. It is far better to have your disc dog working for Next than the disc. So, how does that look and how does that work?

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Disc Dog Team Movement Foundation | Puppy’s 2nd Jam

This is Grasshopper’s 2nd jam ever. We did an introduction to disc a few weeks ago that went pretty well. Since then we have done three team movement sessions with cookies (1 | 2 | 3) which included some work on front and rear crosses. There was a total of 17 minutes of work done in those cookie training sessions.

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Upside Down Throws for Disc Dog Collection and Tracking

Upside down throws create disc dog collection and tracking opportunities and limit the opportunity for over-pursuit. Because of their strange flight pattern, upside down throws ask your dog to pay attention to the disc and it’s trajectory rather than just run around out there chasing plastic.

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Music, Dance, and Disc Dog Freestyle | The Rhythm is In the Gaps

Your disc dog tricks and moves are your beats or dance steps. All the stuff required to set them up and make them look and sound good in flow are the gaps. You need rhythm in your play to create beautiful music and graceful dance instead of just making noise and moving erratically. To create rhythm, you need to mind the gaps.

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