DS310: Flying Disc - Foundation to Flips

Instructor: Sara Brueske

Course Details

Is your dog a backyard disc superstar ready to take their skills to new heights? Or are you ready to step up your competition disc game with new strategies and skills? This class will immerse you into the depths of disc dog including throwing technique, safety, trick training, game strategy and flatwork.  You will learn the general guidelines for each competition play style so you’ll be ready to hit the field with your flying canine.

Cross training in disc lends many advantages for the agility, obedience and even protection sport dog. Cross training between sports increases understanding of your canine both physiologically and mentally, as well as builds a well-rounded canine athlete. Handlers gain a better understanding of proper jump form, collection and deceleration as well as building a healthier bond and deeper connection with their canine partners.

This class is appropriate for any physically fit canine that loves discs, content will be catered from novice to intermediate skill levels.  Drive building will be covered but will not be the main focus of this class.


Next session starts: April 1, 2017
Registration starts: March 22, 2017
Registration ends: April 15, 2017

Registration will begin at 9:30AM PDT.

Enrollment limits: 12 gold, 15 silver, unlimited bronze. If you are interested in a bronze-level spot you can register any time during the registration period.


Week One

1.       Intro to disc

a.       Equipment needed

                                                               i.      Frisbee selection

                                                             ii.      Jump

2.       Throws

a.       Backhand/roller (Novice)

3.       Flatwork

a.       Go around (novice/intermediate)

b.      Drive building

                                                               i.      Tugs/takes/multiple discs (novice)

                                                             ii.      Drop games (intermediate)

4.       Tricks

a.       Dog Catch

Week Two

1.       Throws

a.       Vault throws (novice/intermediate)

2.       Flatwork

a.       Through

b.      Rear cross on the flat

c.       Leading the dog

3.       Tricks

a.       Stalls

Week Three

1.       Throws

a.       Side arm

2.       Flatwork

a.       Adding the disc/combining/cuing

b.      Cuing the drop

3.       Tricks

a.       Adding disc to dog catch

Week Four

1.       Throws

a.       Thumber

2.       Tricks

a.       Flips

3.       Drills

a.       Zig-zags

b.      Overs

Week Five

1.       Throws

a.       Overhand wrist flip

2.       Tricks

a.       Rebounds

b.   Linear vault foundations

3.       Drills

a.       Pendulums

Week Six

1.       Intro to disc

a.       Your first competition (different games)

2.       Throws

a.       Push

3.       Tricks

a.       Flips

4.       Drills


a.       Around the worlds

Prerequisites and Equipment

Course Testimonials


Brand new course starting August 2016.  

FDSA is excited to welcome new instructor Sara Brueske for the August 2016 session.