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 […]
A recent Pawsitive Vybe Dog Sport Training Camp in Florida used Pedestal training to run 84 15 minute dog training sessions per day while delivering top shelf, in depth practical dog sport training mechanics and theory. Find out how Pedestals worked in a dog training seminar environment.
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.
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 […]
Here’s a shot of pan hanging out in her trailer on the Creedmoria set… some behind-the-scenes images from her movie stars debut. She was pretty awesome as you can see in the picture here…
Spooky Jam Coming Soon… Get your costumes and your jam prepared.
A fun video playlist featuring ADI Certified Assistance Dog trainer, Apryl Lea of Pawsitive Vybe, working with Animal Farm Foundation Assistance Dogs in Training in unique and challenging public access environments coast to coast.
I got a couple of questions about USDDN judging sent to me via a Facebook message from Mila, who lives in Moscow, Russia. Mila handles judging for the Disc Hunters, a Russian Disc Dog Club. It’s a two part-er so I’ll take it in chunks…
The other day, we co-hosted a newscast with Sarah Hill and KOMU 8 via a Google+ Hangout with 9 dogs and a Stunt Kitty. It was a great experience. We’ve been using Google+ Hangouts in our distance learning classes for group video chat and it’s really changed our game when it comes to distance learning. […]
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 […]
I have been asked on more than one occasion,”How do I get a faster Retrieve from my dog in toss and fetch?” It’s a simple answer: give your dog a reason to haul butt back to you. This simple fact often escapes handlers because we all get caught up in the game of toss and fetch – […]
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.
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.
Ron & Si do a little POV jam with Roo Yori’s Go Pro camera at Nadja and Kara’s place in Upstate NY.
Group threshold and duration work at Pawsitive Vybe. This is a good portion of our pack being good dogs… yay!
Disc dog sequence development by Ron Watson of Pawsitive Vybe featuring a butterfly back vault, a handplant throw and a left handed over the shoulder airbounce.
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.
A Pawsitive Vybe Reality TV Pilot.
Bitework is about gaining control over the biting and dropping behavior and teaching the dog how to perform the Bite and Drop behavior on cue.
What a great find! I was messing around with the Apture search bar that we just added to PVybe.com and searched for “Kimo Frisbee” and look what I came up with: Marking the historic 25th anniversary of the sport of canine frisbee, the World Finals will be held on the Washington Monument grounds in Washington, […]