Rust Grizzy & Dirty Ern jazz up choose to heel with some disc dog set up moves. Heel >> Twist >> fakie twist >> heel. We are calling this the Muppet Fakie.
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.
here’s some footage from camp of a drill we developed at Pawsitive Vybe for generating the heavy Zs (lots of spin) on discs required to make them float and hover to entice your dog into jumping up there and leaping for them. This drill doesn’t have a name, but it should. I call it the […]
this is the second installment in this series. Check out part 1. continued from part 1 – yes, this is the same video but you should watch it again… Roller A Roller is a vital skill for disc dog training, and is simply a disc that rolls on end like a wagon wheel. The Roller […]
sometimes dogs learn the funniest things. like Viper here… he thinks the object of the game is to pick up the disc off the ground. unlearning that and teaching a catch can be a tough job. here’s a session from a recent disc dog camp on solving this problem. Jaimie & Viper came to disc […]
Ron Watson & Loot use Oppositional Feeding to create a flip for a disc at 5-10 yards. Get the theory and practice behind this skill…
Getting a good solid Wait from your dog during disc dog training can be a difficult task sometimes. Fix and define position using a cued Bite and Reward Placement.
Taz performs the flip for the disc but does not seem to care about the catch. Here are some simple tricks to try to get him dialed in and catching flips.
We like to use Oppositional Feeding with many Drop issues with high drive dogs. In the case of a late Drop or a dog that habitually retrieves, the reward placement of Oppositional Feeding creates a competing interest and gives the dog a reason to be “out there” instead of racing back to the handler.
The Ninja Bounce, essentially a spinning overhand airbounce is based off of the Push throw. A full twist is followed by an overhand airbounce.
For Disc Dogs, performing a multiple (several discs thrown in rapid fire succession usually at a short distance and in front of the handler) can be a challenge. Multiples often lack a convincing catch, and this lack of commitment to possessing the disc can make the skill look like rapid fire misses instead of rapid fire catches.
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.
Vaulting with Kenna.
So I’m violating a cardinal rule here at Pawsitive Vybe. Normally we do not show any cool new trick until we’re ready to put it on the field. But in the Spirit of VloMo11, I’m going to commit a cardinal sin and give this one up the day after it was conceived, developed and filmed. Please […]
Like horses, dogs gallop and there are 2 kinds of gallops, probably a few more, but let’s just talk about two: Head Down If you throw a lot of rollers, or you have a super drivey disc killer, or experience Premature Ejumpulation, you probably have a head down gallop going on. The head down gallop […]
Efficient and competent disc management is more than just racing around picking discs up off the ground.
A Pawsitive Vybe Reality TV Pilot.
Attention and Targeting are the basis of team based work. Without these skills teams don’t function very effectively. Shaping…
An Abysmal Jam with Ron Watson & Abby Cline
Ron and Leilani demonstrate some flatwork and crossing at the farm in 2008. This is how some dogs play the game of disc. Leilani’s interesting because of her intensity on the Flank.