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 …
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 …
This is super cool. We’ll be doing the UpDog Freestyle over New Years at the 3rd Annual PVybe Florida Camp at Kat & Jack Fahle’s place outside of Tampa. We are excited to get the opportunity to test drive a new contest format. I’ve been lucky enough to get a look at the rules and judging criteria and I must …
Here’s a little slow motion jam cam footage with Ron & Loot.
Here’s Ron & Loot jamming with the DogPro go pro platform for dogs.
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 …
Ron Watson comments on disc dog instructors in response to a status update by Lawrence Frederick on Facebook.
S2E1 of Pawsitive Vybe, the dog training & lifestyle webseries. This episode focuses on unsolicited eye contact, aka: Attention, and Dismissal.
This is Ron’s followup to the Try This segment on our weekly 1/2 hour dog training and lifestyle series on YouTube, Pawsitive Vybe.
The PVybe Life Season 2 is being crowdfunded over on Indiegogo. Get the skinny on how to support the project and help make Season 2 a reality.
Here’s the third episode of the PVybe Show. We just got done with disc dog camp and got some video of the trip and some personal work with pretty awesome disc doggers. 0:00 – Rajin’ Cajun evaluation Gail Mirabella, ex-circus performer and a legend in Dog Frisbee stopped by to hang out and to have us eval this awesome Performance …
Well we survived another Christmas. Here’s what went down that week… Episode 2 of our pilot season of the Pawsitive Vybe Dog Training & Lifestyle show.
Episode 1 of PVybe Life – a Dog Training variety show by Pawsitive Vybe in Kingston NY.
PVybe Life is a dog training variety show with short edutainment pieces based on our dog training and lifestyle. It’s pretty sweet. Each short segment is linked from the YouTube description page and allows you to surf segment by segment.
Pretty sweet disc dog footage here of the 2002 Incredible Dog Winter Challenge. Featuring great players and a truly magical catch…
Alternating between Drop and Give provide a strong contrast between the location of the Give and the lack of location on the Drop. I believe this distinction has helped Hops immensely in just the last 2 sessions. It’s also helped us a ton as a team.
This one simple adjustment, switching directions, changed Si from a horse chasing a Frisbee to a big cat leaping for it’s prey. The difference could not be more startling. It, literally, freaked me out.
Dog Frisbee is just dog training with a slightly different focus. It’s easy to forget that. When you’re talking about how shapes and patterns develop, the Xs and Os, it can be helpful to fall back on what you know about dog training.
A handy list of Disc Dog Flatwork and Routine terms.
This is the first piece of a series where we Revisit Xs and Os. Over the next few weeks to help bring some more clarity to both disc dog Flatwork and patterns that we can use (or get used by) on the field.