We’ve got something new cooking at Pawsitive Vybe.
A couple weeks ago I ran across an old notebook of production notes from the PVybe Life dog training & lifestyle webseries (just a bit nostalgic)…
The Gist Of It
The idea is a 60 minute, rapid fire, instructional video on critical aspects of disc dog freestyle within a racing or driving metaphor.
Playing off the concept of Drive is focus and energy applied towards work. There are many kinds of Drive: social drive, tracking drive, prey drive, bite/kill, stalking, and food to name a few. Social drive, prey drive, and bite/kill are the types of Drive most active in the game of disc dog freestyle, and are all fairly desirable. Stalking and tracking drive can be tough... and drawing on the common understanding we all have of driving a car, Disc Dog 0-60 aims to deliver a deeper understanding of freestyle and jamming with a dog for all skill and experience levels.
Disc Dog 0-60 will be shot at an undisclosed location near Purina Farms.
The main presentation, the 1 hour of Disc Dog 0-60 will primarily be filmed indoors in the shop here. We’ll be doing whiteboard stuff and laying out the various aspects of play in here as well as a little bit of dog training and low impact, small scale disc stuff.
The Toolbox and practical disc dog operations and demonstration of the techniques talked about in the 0-60 section will be filmed right here with the Jolly Collie in the background.
The Magic of Metaphor
“Oh! Whoa, That’s Crazy!”
Metaphors demystify the mysterious. They put things we don’t understand into a different perspective and enable rapid and great leaps of learning.
Metaphors are how humans generalize our knowledge. If you really know how something works, you should be able to put it into a metaphor. If you don’t know how something works, try to put it into a few different metaphors and you might be surprised at what knowledge spills forth.
Looking at a disc dog through racing, riding, and driving lenses allow us to traffic in things that we clearly understand on the roadways, raceways, and TVs in normal human life, and apply them to disc dog freestyle.
This cross population of conceptual ideas is a great way to generalize your knowledge and increase your understanding of the game.
Shooting Starts Next Week After the Heatwave
I’m putting the finishing touches on the outline and script. I’ve got some set design ideas that are coming together and we’re trying to weather this unreal heat and humidity.
Next is an important feature in a fast paced game. Everything hinges upon Next. If you like the game, then Next is important to you. When a dog loves to play disc Next, the next trick, opportunity, or movement, is a great motivator. Next can be a Cookie. Next can be offered consequently, as positive reinforcement for good behavior, and... week is go time for the project.
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