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View Poll Results: When training a mature dog, how do you prefer to have the majority of your marks thrown?

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Thread: Flat throws vs angle throws in training

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    Default Flat throws vs angle throws in training

    In the discussion on "hip-pocket" marks, there was mention of some preference for having the majority of training marks being thrown flat vs angles. I think I understand where Evan was coming from.

    What does everyone prefer and why? 8)

    Does your preference change when training younger dogs?
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    It Depends on a variety of factors....as a rule flat throws are harder to mark..It depends on distance, background and object being thrown...Flat marks also tend to skip when they hit the ground(bumpers) so the dawgs AOF and the actual place were the mark is might vary by several yards...also depending one what concepts you're working on..flat throws are ideal for concept A...... high arc throws for concept B and so on... I like a good mix....If I'm trying to "trick" my dawg a long(150yds+) terrain changing flat mark will do....If I want a boost in confidence a high arc throw with a white bumper against a dark background is best......For a Mature or advanced dawg a nice mix is best

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaDawg
    ..as a rule flat throws are harder to mark..
    Huh???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peake
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaDawg
    ..as a rule flat throws are harder to mark..
    Huh???
    Peake
    I think Bella is refering to the arc of the throw, instead of the angle from the gunner.
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    I'm confused, I thought flat throws were thrown in the direction you were facing,(90 degrees from dog) versus angle back throws and angle in throws. I didn't know it referred to the arc of the throw.

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    Yeah My bad, I thought he was refering to the arc of the throw...Not Its position realitive to the thrower.....Whoooooops anyway I never said iwas schmart

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    flat throws were thrown in the direction you were facing,(90 degrees from dog) versus angle back throws and angle in throws
    This is the intended meaning of my original question.
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    Dude, I said I was sorry....Geeez

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    Easy there buddy. I could see how you misunderstood the original question, and I just wanted to clarify my intent. Peace

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    No, I'm an idiot


    I'll stick to my original answer some what...A mix...I don't want the dawg getting used to always hunting behind the gunner or even with the gunner or in front of the gunner...I also like my thrower to vary the distance of the marks as well...Some close to him, some further

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