solving problems with bitework is like untying a knot. you work on one strand or maybe a couple at a time and you tug, loosen, and manipulate those strands to free up space, or to align the strands so you can untie the knot. Pulling Strings You pull strings in bitework through reinforcement. Let’s […]
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Getting a good solid Wait from your dog during disc dog training can be a difficult task sometimes. Fix and define position using a cued Bite and Reward Placement.
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 […]
Putting the Drop behavior on cue gives the handler a great deal of power over an object in the dog’s mouth and can be used to teach a Hold, Carry and Retrieve.
Episode 8 of Pawsitive Vybe, dog training & lifestyle show, Bite for Drive focuses on getting dogs who have trouble playing with toys to engage in bitework.
A few Days ago I wrote about Improving a Toss and Fetch Retrieve and said that I’d share two techniques that we use here at Pawsitive Vybe to increase our Retrieve speed in our dogs. Here’s is the first technique, Bitework. These techniques will be covered in complete detail in pictures and video in our […]
This is a typical Bitework Application session. There is a plan, in this case, we’re going to develop a Hoop, skill where the dog leaps through a hoop made from the handler’s arms. Working this skill with Bitework yields a loose a sloppy understanding and performance of the skill. It works, it’s fast, but if we want to teach this skill well, cookies would be a better method. Teaching this skill with Bitework will yield a ‘quick and dirty’ trick.
How do you teach a high drive dog to Wait? Teach him to Bite on cue. This bitework lesson is about creating a wait with a Bite Cue.
When a Bite is offered as a cookie the dog has earned the right to attempt to Bite that object. It’s a very empowering experience. The dog learns that he can make the bite happen by showing some Patience, giving Eye Contact, offering a Back Up behavior, or whatever.
A zoomed out look at the game of Bitework focusing on creating an Infinite Reward Loop where every thing the dog does is successful and creates more opportunity.
Two Target Bitework lesson with Indy by Ron Watson of Pawsitive Vybe.
Ron Watson’s original Three Rules of Bitework.
Bitework is about gaining control over the biting and dropping behavior and teaching the dog how to perform the Bite and Drop behavior on cue.
There are 2 videos in this player… Tugging 101 with Indy and Flag and Flash Cuing. Searching for some bitework video on the site here and couldn’t find it… So here we go. A couple oldies but goodies.
Bitework for Behavior Bitework or Tugging is a fantastic excercise for dogs. It is a personal interaction between human and dog that increases drive, creates a proper outlet for prey drive, and asks the dog to display patience and thoughtfulness in Drive. It’s great exercise and a whole lot of fun as well. While bitework […]
A fakie is a essentially a rebound or flyball box turn off the handler, a Reverse Vault without a throw. Fakies are great set up moves for flips and vaults and can create incredible flow.
We are going to go with the tried and true, maxim of positive dog training, reward and repetition using a high rate of reinforcement to isolate…
Trainer’s Notes: Si Spot and Hops Bitework Placed Si on a spot. She needed 2 requests and a NRM to hit her spot but held it well for the 3 minutes of Hops Bitework. Hops bitework focused on Drop and Give. Drop is pretty solid but there’s still some chomping going on with give. Need […]
This is a response to a post in a Discussion on K9Athlete.com I know this is an older thread. The funny part is I have instructed folks on the retrieve and trained successfully four of my own dogs to do it….then I got Zeke. He will be great at freestyle, he will drop the disc as […]
this is the second installment in this series. Check out part 1. continued from part 1 – yes, this is the same video but you should watch it again… Roller A Roller is a vital skill for disc dog training, and is simply a disc that rolls on end like a wagon wheel. The Roller […]