PVybe Dog Sport Behavior Camp – Organization

PVybe Dog Sport Behavior Camp – Organization

Holy moly! Last weekend was pretty awesome. Nothing like leaving the frozen tundra behind and landing in beautiful Ft. Meyers for 3 days of intensive dog training with dog sport enthusiasts. It was a Herculean task – 21 working teams with 4 reactive dogs – and we wound up delivering 84 15 minute sessions per day on a variety of foundational dog training skills while simultaneously delivering the Pawsitive Vybe.

Tapping Technology to Teach – Part I

You may have noticed that PVybe has been using cutting edge technology to teach dog training online for some time now. I will be writing a few pieces this week that speak to technology and teaching. How we have used it in the past and how we are using it now. This post is about my online community and marketing experience from 1998-2008, focusing on community outreach, and online teaching and technology.

Chillin In Kingston

Chillin In Kingston

Prima n juicy chillin in Kingston while scouting out locations for Canine Interaction Class, Pawsitive Vybe’s version of dog obedience. Canine Interaction class is positive dog training in public spaces. Interaction class is fun, as you can see here. Classes will start in late summer 2011.

Teaching a Hoop With Bitework

Teaching a Hoop With Bitework

This is a typical Bitework Application session. There is a plan, in this case, we’re going to develop a Hoop, skill where the dog leaps through a hoop made from the handler’s arms. Working this skill with Bitework yields a loose a sloppy understanding and performance of the skill. It works, it’s fast, but if we want to teach this skill well, cookies would be a better method. Teaching this skill with Bitework will yield a ‘quick and dirty’ trick.