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 […]
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 […]
Here’s a quick little hit with Loot. Working on proper vault timing. Notice that the disc is in position before he has left the ground. Loot made one decision, from the ground, to go get this disc: If the disc is thrown for the vault after the dog leaves the ground he leaves the ground without […]
Cavalettis have been used to adjust horses strides for a long time. The Bent Cavaletti drill is about forcing collection and creating an angle for an interception…
Here are some basic Fidgets: the Bloom, The Fonzi & the Weightless and the tricks to the trick. Easy, Simple & fun!
Fidgets are tricks we do with the disc in our hands, kind of fidgeting around. They make you look and feel cool and are great for self confidence.
This is a very simple drill that you can use to further hone your precision and accuracy. All you need is a wall that has a pole somewhere on it
Playing catch with another human is probably the best and fastest way to improve our throwing skills. Develop a game of flowing catch. This is Learning Through Play.
Most dogs jump for Frisbees because they missed. They have over pursued, ran past the target and make a last ditch effort to make the catch – they jump because they’re out of position and they’ve missed.
Everybody knows that disc placement is key to making disc dogs look good. One thing most people don’t think about is the timing of that placement. Timing is just as important as placement, if not more so.
We pattern train many things here at Pawsitive Vybe, but probably the most important pattern for the game of disc is Step, Step Collect… Jump!.
Getting a disc to hang up in the air for as long as possible increases the likelihood of your dog leaping. Floaters maximize hangtime, and Runners have…
Most new players and players that lack confidence in their throwing ability often avoid throwing into the wind…
There are many ways we can think of throwing technique. An interesting one is Darts vs Baseballs. It’s really a pretty big deal.
The idea here is to get mastery over curving the disc so we can throw straight when we need to. The full range of curving should be mastered from just barely curving to a nearly…
Disc Doggers get driven mad by those discs that curve off to the left or right. It seems as if sometimes we just can’t get the disc to go straight.
This drill combined with short toss and short to medium interception type catch drills can dramatically improve a dog’s patience…
Throwing with Intent is throwing a disc to your dog with the intent to make them look good. Throwing the disc to promote a big leap, to hit the dog in stride on the run or throwing a disc that your dog is going to flip for 10 yards away, is the sign of a mature handler.