Just life hanging out with the PVybe Crew… Winter Spring 2016-2017
PVybe Life is a dog training variety show featuring short edutainment pieces based on our dog training and lifestyle. It’s pretty sweet. Each segment is linked from the description page and allows you to surf each episode segment by segment. You can become a backer of the show here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the… . Check it out and […]
“Performance and learning are often at odds. Performance is the output of knowledge and skill and learning is the input. Performance shows while learning seeks. Mistakes are the way of learning and unacceptable in performance. It is best to handle them one at a time. If you are performing, train and think between reps. Trying […]
Signed and numbered copies of the Tao of DiscDog is available for pre-order. I have set up a maximum of 250 pre-orders, as that is the minimum number of books I can print at a time and a fine way to gauge interest in the project. About 100 copies have been sold so far. Woohoo! […]
Ron Watson on the process of writing the Tao of K9Disc – The Way of Disc Dog Freestyle.
Tomorrow I will be going to the printer to pick up a couple hundred copies of the Art of K9Disc. Are you kidding me? Pretty exciting! What’s Next? This weekend we will be assembling the packages for people who pre-ordered. I’ll be breaking down the prototypes and assembling little bits of the production process for each […]
Pretty exciting day for us here at Pawsitive Vybe. I just OK’d the final proof of the book. It’s going to press on Tuesday. 10 days later and we should have a book! YAY!!! [callout type=”center” title=”Snatch It Off the Press!” message=”Just hop on over to our book store and get a copy right off […]
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 […]
This sequence should just be called Move, as that seems to be the essence of it. The handler will chase the dog throughout this sequence, making the throw and chase the dog. By following the throw the handler will demonstrate efficient and active handling and will cover a bunch of the field. This is a great way to increase your field presentation.
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Coming Soon… an article on how to jam in a flash. In the meantime… get your little box of jam today! dying for more info? you can read the lesson from the sequence above or visit the Jam in a Flash Page
Front Cross to Rut n Flip Fish this is an interesting transition. it took me a few moments to wrap my head around
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.
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.
The 3 concepts we’ve covered so far:Attention and Targeting, and Threshold are active in nearly every cooperative skill you do with your dog. Let’s look at them again with a focus on leveraging them.
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 […]