DS320: Disc Dog - Strategies for Strategy Games

Instructor: Sara Brueske

Course Details

Strategy games are the new upcoming trend in the Disc Dog world. Skyhoundz Disc Dogathon and UpDog Challenge have created new innovative challenges to test the skills of disc dog teams.  This course will cover each of the strategy games in detail providing drills to help perfect the skills needed for each particular game as well as the knowledge to develop strategies best suited for your individual team.  Toss and catch will also be covered in this "everything but freestyle" disc dog class.

Materials needed: one disc-driven dog, one excited to learn handler, up to 8 discs and a set of 8 low profile cones. Minimal agility equipment (2 jumps at the least, tunnel is even better) is necessary for Frizgility and Funkey exercises. 

Building disc drive will not be covered in this course.



There are no scheduled sessions for this class at this time. We update our schedule frequently, so please subscribe to our mailing list for notifications.

Registration begins at 10AM PDT. 

Enrollment limits: 12 gold, 25 silver, unlimited bronze. If you are interested in a bronze level, you can sign up any time during the registration period.


Week One

1.       Skyhoundz and Updog intro

2.       Game focus

a.       Toss and catch

                                                               i.      Rules for various venues

3.       Drill

a.       Hand off/go arounds/send out

b.      Throwing for T&C

Week Two

1.       Game focus

a.       Four way play

b.      Bullseye

2.       Drill

a.       Leading

b.      Drops on cue

Week Three

1.       Game focus

a.       Frizgility

b.      Funkey

2.       Drill

a.       Sending to obstacles

b.      Wrapping jumps

Week Four

1.       Game focus

a.       Spot landing

b.      Spaced out

2.       Drill

a.       Throwing accuracy drill

Week Five

1.       Game focus

a.       Time Warp

b.      Time Trial

2.       Drill

a.       Zig zag

b.      Drop and wait

Week Six

1.       Game focus

a.       Pairs games

2.       Drill

Playing with a friend

Prerequisites and Equipment

Drive building will not be covered in this class. Dogs must actively chase and retrieve a disc.

Minimum of 4 discs required, preferably 8.

Minimum of one agility jump, access to multiple agility jumps and tunnel preferred for week three (agility focused games).