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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 […]
This is what we call a pedestal circuit here at Pawsitive Vybe. In the video, Ernie & Rusty are working on generalizing the Stall behavior to grease the skids for getting Rusty on an exercise ball for Ballwork.
A recent Pawsitive Vybe Dog Sport Training Camp in Florida used Pedestal training to run 84 15 minute dog training sessions per day while delivering top shelf, in depth practical dog sport training mechanics and theory. Find out how Pedestals worked in a dog training seminar environment.
DOC is our Environmental Management Protocol. It is designed to help dog trainers learn to passively handle their dogs through shaping and reward and repetition.
The concepts of On and Off can be taught quite quickly by marking the off and tossing a cookie. The dog leaves the Spot to go grab the cookie and then immediately returns to earn more cookies for doing the Spot again.
Playing catch with another human is probably the best and fastest way to improve our throwing skills. Develop a game of flowing catch. This is Learning Through Play.
Working Multiple Dogs Trainer’s Notes…
Change the venue of your multiple dog working environment. Start to generalize the environment.
Adding new dogs to the multiple dog mix.
Adding action by way of the distraction dog while maintaining a working relationship with the working dog.
One of the things we like to do at Pawsitive Vybe is to use a finger point to mark behaviors. The above video is a demonstration of the finger point mark. It’s real nice for keeping a dog’s focus on the handler and for silently marking behaviors. This is quite useful with multiple dogs because a […]
Tips and tricks for freeshaping with multiple dogs.
Choosing Target Behaviors for a freeshaping session with multiple dogs.
Freeshaping Multiple Dogs Sample Session.
Attention and Targeting are the basis of team based work. Without these skills teams don’t function very effectively. Shaping…
Paying the Release of a duration behavior is important as duration is defined by the Release. Without the Release, duration can’t happen. It’s also important to have the dog seek out the handler for reinforcement after the duration behavior has been performed.
A sample session of working multiple dogs on taking turns using a pedestal.
We have the Working Dog, the dog holding the duration behavior and a Distraction Dog(s) that is doing stuff.
Set Position When we set the working dog on their Spot or Pedestal, it would be a good idea to use a very high rate of reinforcement not unlike Step 2 from last week – Creating Desire for Duration. At Pawsitive Vybe, any time we encounter a challenging situation or absolutely must have the dog […]