Handling and managing the discs while they are in the dog’s mouth, before they fall out and hit the ground is a key element of Disc Management, and I don’t think it is on many Player Judges’ radar. I don’t think it is in any rulebook (UpDog, maybe, excluded… Go Jack!), but it is a fact of Disc Management, nonetheless.
If the handler knows where the dog is going to be and when the dog will be there, it is easy to move between the tricks or to leverage the time it takes a dog to do something we take for granted, like turn around after a 10 yard catch. Move While If you throw […]
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.
Pawsitive Vybe announces new focus, skills based online disc dog and dog training classes. In addition to personal lessons, a deep disc dog foundation, and an advanced jamming class, These discrete, skills based classes will be available via yearly subscription.
Allow An Existential Experience Everything starts with having a sense of existence within your situation. Where am I? What is this place? A dog should have the ability to exist without manically seeking out reinforcement or obviously avoiding work. It is important to have a sense of existence within your situation as well as a […]
Engagement™ is a huge buzzword these days in the dog training world. I think it’s taken over Rear End Awareness™” and Core Strength™. We’ve been doing Engagement, professionally, for 12 years now, and we’ve got a killer track record with clients and friends. Rescuing dogs from critical mechanical problems with toys and engagement and turning […]