Slacker Training with Epic – Duration at a Distance

Ron Watson Dog Training, Spot and Pedestal

Here’s Epic working on a Pedestal while Ron whips up some Turkey Dogs à la Pawsitive Vybe. This is what I like to call Slacker Training. Freeshaping and capturing the environment without all of the formal training. This is a typical slacker training session. Epic has had four or five formal Pedestal for duration sessions over the course of the …

UpDog 4 Way Play

UpDog 4 Way Play – Player’s Perspective

Ron Watson Contests, Disc Dog Life

What Is 4 Way Play 4 Way Play is a multiple disc game that blends quality handling, throwing, and catching. It asks dog and handler to play to all points on the field, highlighting flatwork and team movement as well as precise and thoughtful throwing. It’s a great game for learning how to move a dog around the field. There …

AFF – SDiT Koda – Shaping a Brace

Ron Watson Assistance Dogs

Here’s a quick video of Apryl Lea and Koda working on the Brace behavior. This is the first session on this particular behavior and Koda’s 3rd session of shaping position using a pivot onto the board. Koda is a service dog in training in the Animal Farm Foundation Assistance Dog Program. This video was posted as part of the Tricks & Training …

Judging UpDog Freestyle Showcase – The Human Perspective

Ron Watson Art, Contests, Disc Dog Life, Judging

I judged the first ever UpDog Freestyle Showcase this weekend. What a fantastic event! For those of you who don’t know,  UpDog is a new disc dog organization that features several fun games to challenge dog and handler and develop and proof strong disc and dog sport skills while creating a clear developmental path for growth and greater understanding of the game of …

Art of K9Disc eBooks Released

Ron Watson News

Pretty exciting, and just in time for Christmas, the Art of K9Disc has been released in eBooks format. The printable PDF file and the iBooks version have been released to the public. All of the crazy dog people who pre-ordered have been notified and they’ve got their copies. Download a digital copy in time for Christmas @ What’s Next? …

Pawsitive Vybe Dog Sport Camp

Booking and Enrolling Camps and Seminars for 2015

Ron Watson Frisbee Dog Camp News, Seminar News, Uncategorized

Happy Winter Solstice! On the darkest day of the year, we want to bring some light. We are currently booking camps and seminars for 2015. They are exceptional learning experiences and a whole lot of fun to boot. We just created a new home for our camps and seminars: Head on over there and check the place out. On the front page there …

Meet Epic – 15 Week Old Baussie

Ron Watson Uncategorized

This is Epic, a 15 week old Baussie (Border Collie x Aussie) rescue out of Minnesota. He is freeshaping a down stay with his handler, Ron Watson. This is Epic’s first freeshaping lesson.

Loot RnD 09.19.14 – Spiffy Spinny Stuff

Ron Watson Disc Dog Life, Routine Building

Loot and Ron work on some new disc dog moves. Hat Tip to Yachi & Kosuke Hirai for the inspiration. The sequence is: Scoot to Screw Vault (Reverse Chest Vault) to something that I’m calling a Spinny Vault or a Spiffy Vault, a variation of the Japanese Dog Catch. It’s called a Screw Vault because the handler corkscrews into the …

PVybe Drive Train Camp

PVybe Dog Sport Behavior Camp – Organization

Ron Watson Frisbee Dog Camp News, Seminar News

Holy moly! Last weekend was pretty awesome. Nothing like leaving the frozen tundra behind and landing in beautiful Ft. Meyers for 3 days of intensive dog training with dog sport enthusiasts. It was a Herculean task – 21 working teams with 4 reactive dogs – and we wound up delivering 84 15 minute sessions per day on a variety of foundational dog training skills while simultaneously delivering the Pawsitive Vybe.