Playing disc with your dog is just another rule set of dog training – another game we play with our dogs. The behavior chains are longer and things a bit faster but it’s still dog training. Dog training is a dialogue. A big of your job is to recognize and answer the questions your dog asks.
Duration Behaviors are behaviors that happen for an extended period of time. A Down Stay is a duration behavior, as is chilling out on a pedestal, prolonged Attention, a lingering nose or foot Target, and working a Threshold.
Rate of Reinforcement is well understood in dog training. We consider it one of the Four Principles of Positive Dog Training. Below we focus on Rate of Reinforcement as Cookies Per Minute (CPM) via some training and disc dog jam sessions and relate Rate of Reinforcement to the teaching, handling, and performance of dogs.
One simple concept, properly applied could be used to make your dog stop and look at you when a door was opened or an open door was encountered,without prompting. It’s dead simple and serves as the basis of jump up on an object, get off the couch, get in the car, and get out of the kitchen. Pretty cool, right?
Hey! you see the Paintbrush menu up there on the top left? Go Mouse over it and tell me what it says… Hey! = Attention You see that there? = Targeting Go mouse over = Work Attention and Targeting are required skills for any cooperative work. Attention, unsolicited eye contact, hooks us up and Targeting enables […]
So the show is winding down… We’ve got one more episode to round out Season 2. 10 half hour episodes of dog training, PVybe style. The premise of the show was to lay out a detailed, training foundation and provide a glimpse into what life with a large pack of dogs is like. Check out […]
This is a few minutes of a human clicker game we played at a recent Discdog B&B. The idea here is to teach a person to perform a skill using a clicker and to talk about some of the nuances in communicating and teaching your dog.
For the last 47 days we have been running a project on Indiegogo to crowdfund Season 2 of the PVybe Life. It was a great experience. All told we brought in right around $3000 in gear and cash from the project, not the $5466 we were looking for, but we got lots of support from […]
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 […]