The dogs did much better getting focused and getting to work quickly. The free shaped table on entry is proving to be a valuable asset to the class. The dogs should have a different idea about entering our training studio and the tone is appropriately set for work and success. A station for backing up […]
Team Ransom – Cavalier Team Irie – Aussie Team Emma – Pit Team Kaia – Golden Team Onyx – Aussie Young excitable dogs. Just let Emma storm the room to avoid extended mass anxiety. Worked backing up withe Rear Foot Targeting using reward placement between the heels to ensure backing up behavior happens readily. Added […]
A beta version of the Pawsitive Vybe Disc Dogger’s Checklist, available for download and comment.
Note: in the video linked above, LaVerne demonstrates this exercise at 15:14 and 23:16 Freeshaped Multiple Target Targeting is a training exercise that we do with nearly all of our clients who take personal lessons from us. It is a great learning opportunity for both dog and handler and really does a great job of […]
What if it’s not the failure of the dog to generalize the skill but the failure of the handler to teach the root concept of the skill in the first place? What if we as dog trainers are more often than not fostering a contextual understanding of behavior instead of a conceptual one?
Toss and Fetch, Single Disc, Mini-Distance, Throw and Catch, whatever you want to call it, the timed distance game with 1 disc, while an interesting event, is no way to introduce players to the sport of canine disc.
Read your dog’s movements and pay attention to the kinds of patterns that develop during a freestyle routine and learn to use that information to enhance your team movement and create new patterns.
Because Discdogging is a complex game made of many behaviors: biting, dropping, chasing, catching, retrieving, establishing position, it is very important that our dogs have a clear understanding of their job.
Check out this Training Session! Kiva and Apryl work on going Big! Kiva is a 2 Year old Kelpie Border Collie X and he’s a mythical beast. Watch him and Apryl try to dial in some Big Vaults! Juicy and Ron work on a little reverse leg vault trying out some new cuing ideas.
Can you Drop something without it being held? Can you get Off of something without being On it in the first place? Can you do a Stay without the Release? These are Dog Training Kōans. Kōans are zen riddles meant to challenge understanding and offer profound wisdom. Now I’m not claiming to be a zen […]