About Ron Watson

An accomplished dog trainer, dog sport coach and dog behavior expert, Ron Watson of PVybe spends every minute he can collaborating with dog lovers all over the world. Specializing in canine performance, learning theory and behavior, Ron along with the fabulous Apryl Lea, run real world and online seminars as well as personal training, clinics, and Hangouts. He lives to talk dogs, so go ahead and ask Ron a question via our contact page, Facebook or on Google .

7 Keys to Safe and Successful Disc Dog Vaults

7 Keys to Safe and Successful Disc Dog Vaults


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Wait The most important skill for successful and safe vaulting is a solid Wait. The End. A solid wait is the key because a vault is a complex, team oriented operation. Perfect timing, especially in the learning phase, is absolutely critical. Nothing throws your timing off like a dog who won’t Wait. A weak Wait […]

The Importance of ‘Why’ in Dog Training

The Importance of ‘Why’ in Dog Training


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One of the most important (and potentially annoying) questions children ask is,”Why?” Why is a powerful question in learning and performance. “Why does this work?” “Why should I do this?” “Why is my dog doing this?” “Why won’t my dog do this?” These questions are often not asked, at all, by dog trainers because the […]

5 Styles of Disc Dog Freestyle

5 Styles of Disc Dog Freestyle


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What Kind of Player are You? When playing disc with your dog, what is it that you are trying to do? Are you trying to be an athletic team? Putting on a show? Is it all about the catches? Just trying to keep up with your dog? Of course you are trying to do all […]

Loot Rewind – Back Chaining a Disc Dog Routine

Loot Rewind – Back Chaining a Disc Dog Routine


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Routines can be looked at as a super long sequence of tricks, or they can be broken down into Disc Dog Sequences. Building routines out of sequences means a more manageable number of working parts and a creates ready made framework for practice and perfection of the routine. Whether you have created your sequences via Jam […]

Jam in a Flash – The Lesson of the Jam

Jam in a Flash – The Lesson of the Jam


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Getting a fresh new sequence is totally the goal of a Flash Jam, but it’s not the only goal, it might not even be the important one. Many jams whipped up by our site or your cards are not going to be keepers. There are going to be a lot of lame sequences that get generated by […]

Jam in a Flash for Cookies with RustGrizzy


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RustGrizzy and DirtyErn work on a new sequence using cookies in a distraction filled environment using the Art of Linking Tricks and a FlashJam created here on site. Handling a Distracted Dog Rust is pretty distracted here. There is something in the air, for sure. In the background the community garden is in full effect, something […]

Jam in a Flash for Cookies with RustGrizzy


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RustGrizzy and DirtyErn work on a new sequence using cookies in a distraction filled environment using the Art of Linking Tricks and a FlashJam created here on site. Handling a Distracted Dog Rust is pretty distracted here. There is something in the air, for sure. In the background the community garden is in full effect, something […]

Disc Dog Leap Training – Localized Landing

Disc Dog Leap Training – Localized Landing


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This is an excerpt from my recent book, the Art of K9Disc. Choosing the spot where the dog will land is great for helping him learn how to leap well. Localized Landing is a skill that helps a dog leap more thoughtfully by making the landing an important variable and integral part of the plan. EQUIPMENT […]

Epic Learning Hoop – Tricks to the Trick

Epic Learning Hoop – Tricks to the Trick


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Trick to the Trick: Prompt Switch The prompt switch is a technique used for changing a cue from one signal to another. To employ a prompt switch, the handler simply puts the new or weak cue in front of the strong or established cue. To change the verbal cue for the sit behavior from “Sit” […]

Epic Set Up Moves #1 – #TweetTrain Test


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#TweetTrain #1 – Epic Set Up Moves – clock and counter around #DiscDog #dogs pic.twitter.com/5PWmKldn2L — Pawsitive Vybe (@PawsitiveVybe) February 20, 2015 #TweetTrain #2 Epic backwards through clock & counter #DiscDog #PVybe ht @RustGrizzy pic.twitter.com/NVlStXqqmi — Pawsitive Vybe (@PawsitiveVybe) February 21, 2015 #TweetTrain #3 – Epic Scoot – #DiscDog #dogs #PVybe pic.twitter.com/Js6eq9BnpP — Pawsitive Vybe […]

Slacker Training with Epic – Duration at a Distance


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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 […]

Art of K9Disc Release News – On iTunes and in Print Early February

Art of K9Disc Release News – On iTunes and in Print Early February


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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 […]

UpDog 4 Way Play – Player’s Perspective

UpDog 4 Way Play – Player’s Perspective


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What Is 4 Way Play 4 Way Play is a multiple disc game that blends quality handling, throwing, and catching. It asks dog and handler to play to all points on the field, highlighting flatwork and team movement as well as precise and thoughtful throwing. It’s a great game for learning how to move a […]

Art of K9Disc eBooks Released

Art of K9Disc eBooks Released


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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 […]

UpDog 12 Days of Christmas

UpDog 12 Days of Christmas


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This is super cool. We’ll be doing the UpDog Freestyle over New Years at the 3rd Annual PVybe Florida Camp at Kat & Jack Fahle’s place outside of Tampa. We are excited to get the opportunity to test drive a new contest format. I’ve been lucky enough to get a look at the rules and […]

Meet Epic – 15 Week Old Baussie


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This is Epic, a 15 week old Baussie (Border Collie x Aussie) rescue out of Minnesota. He is freeshaping a down stay with his handler, Ron Watson. This is Epic’s first freeshaping lesson. Favorite