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Fixing a Dog Who Can’t Catch – Part 1 of 2

sometimes dogs learn the funniest things. like Viper here… he thinks the object of the game is to pick up the disc off the ground. unlearning that and teaching a catch can be a tough job. here’s a session from a recent disc dog camp on solving this problem. Jaimie & Viper came to disc […]

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Pulling the Strings Into a Common Thread

  So far in this series I’ve used a metaphor to explain the complex and interrelated nature of behaviors and behavior chains – behavioral problems are knots made out of little strings of behavior. This metaphor fits the confusion and frustration that we experience when trying to solve problems with our dogs. It also brings […]

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10 Strings to Pull to Manage Drive and Untie Behavioral Knots – Pt 2

  The last two installments of this series outlined the behavioral strings and knots metaphor and examined 5 ‘strings’ of behavior and their relationship to behavioral knots and to each other. I am going to continue to stretch this metaphor and cover some less tangible behavioral strings that are precursors and requirements for engagement, interaction, […]

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Contextual Understanding is Like Conversational Spanish

  Learning a foreign language from a conversational angle is all the rage these days. Instead of focusing on grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, the very concepts that fluency in language is built upon, the teaching is focused on creating competence: pronunciation, common situations, verbal repetition, and vocabulary supplements. contextual understanding in dog training is like […]

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Jam in a Flash – Move

This sequence should just be called Move, as that seems to be the essence of it. The handler will chase the dog throughout this sequence, making the throw and chase the dog. By following the throw the handler will demonstrate efficient and active handling and will cover a bunch of the field. This is a great way to increase your field presentation.

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Fakie Spin

  Watch Video A Reverse Vault with No Disc Tossed dog does a flip from the handler’s body similar to a flyball box turn, clockwise or counter clockwise, with no intent to catch a disc

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Bite

  Watch Video Cued Biting and Tugging of Discs Adds Value to the Handler and Teaches Patience in Drive catching discs happens out there. a good reward history of dog and handler sharing the disc via a bite and tug adds value to the area around the handler giving the dog a reason to hang […]

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Fakie Twist

Watch playlist A Reverse Vault with No Disc Tossed dog does a flip from the handler’s body similar to a flyball box turn, clockwise or counter clockwise, with no intent to catch a disc

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