Success vs Performance in Dog Sports

Success Vs Performance Requirements

Ron Watson Dog Training, Theory

Disc dogger’s have a problem. We all want to play this game so darned much that it’s hard to remain consequent and focused on the component skills that build our game. Once our dogs start to approach the realm of performance potential, it’s hard to keep our focus on being successful because of the handler’s expectation of performance. This is classic putting the cart before the horse behavior and can be very detrimental to a team’s long term potential.

Ron WatsonSuccess Vs Performance Requirements
Six Hallmarks of a Mature Disc Dog Game

6 Hallmarks of a Mature Disc Dog Game

Ron Watson Disc Dog Training

A lot of times I look at a Frisbee dog routine and think about it’s maturity. It was nice, stylish, entertaining, but it was somehow lacking. It’s often hard to put that into words, and something we’ve come up with here at Pawsitive Vybe is maturity.

Ron Watson6 Hallmarks of a Mature Disc Dog Game

PVybe Disc Dog Camp – Learning to Drop

Ron Watson Disc Dog Training, Disc Dog Training Videos, Flatwork

Laura starts out by freeshaping the Drop and adjusting her position so Lakota doesn’t get to drop discs in front of her at her feet. Once the Drop is freed up a bit, Laura shifts gears and uses a Prompt Switch to get the drop happening right after the cue is given. This creates a pattern of the dog dropping away from the handler.

Ron WatsonPVybe Disc Dog Camp – Learning to Drop
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Distance Learning Group Video Chat

Ron Watson Disc Dog Foundation, Latest

We’ve been working really hard here at PVybe HQ on our distance learning program. Earlier this summer Google+ came out and really changed our game with their group video chat application, Google Hangouts. We are now doing live group video chats with our Disc Dog Foundation classes and we have put together a Personalized Training program that we’ll be rolling …

Ron WatsonDistance Learning Group Video Chat
Faster Toss and Fetch Retrieve

Flipping the Field for Toss and Fetch Retrieve Speed

Ron Watson Disc Dog Training, Dog Training

This is the third and last installment of our Improving Toss and Fetch Retrieve Series. This content will be covered completely in video, images and text in our next Disc Dog Foundation online distance learning class which starts Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. It will also be added to the first update of the DiscDogger’s Toolkit. Reward Placement and Field Pressure …

Ron WatsonFlipping the Field for Toss and Fetch Retrieve Speed

A Faster Toss and Fetch Retrieve with 2 Discs and Bitework

Ron Watson Disc Dog Training, Latest

A few Days ago I wrote about Improving a Toss and Fetch Retrieve and said that I’d share two techniques that we use here at Pawsitive Vybe to increase our Retrieve speed in our dogs. Here’s is the first technique, Bitework. These techniques will be covered in complete detail in pictures and video in our Disc Dog Foundation Class which …

Ron WatsonA Faster Toss and Fetch Retrieve with 2 Discs and Bitework