Tag Archives: Drive Management

Go Do Dog Stuff: Seven Simple Ideas for Effective Dismissal

Go Do Dog Stuff: Seven Simple Ideas for Effective Dismissal


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What Is Dismissal? Dismissal is the opposite of Attention. Practically speaking, it means that the handler is not available at this time. It does not mean “we’re done working”. It does not mean “you may stop doing that”. It means I (the handler) am not available now and you may amuse yourself for a while. […]

DOC Environmental Management Protocol

DOC Environmental Management Protocol


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The Pawsitive Vybe STARR Protocol

The Pawsitive Vybe STARR Protocol


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STARR Protocol for Reactive Dogs Working with reactive or fearful dogs is a specialty of Pawsitive Vybe. The key to dealing with these troubled dogs is allowing the dog to make decisions – simple decisions – that will help to center and ground them and to enable them to deal with environmental distractions on their […]

Humor, Repetition and the Classical Condition

Humor, Repetition and the Classical Condition


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Yesterday, I did a piece on Reframing the Dog’s Understanding of the Door. A couple of the comments pointed out some gaps in the one ‘how to’ paragraph. That paragraph was not meant as a lesson plan, it was just a quick hit explanation of the technique. Today’s installment is also not meant as a […]

Economics of Distraction

Economics of Distraction

Rhythm has a tendency to explode into the environment when he’s asked to work – marking everything, sniffing everything, hustling up on people, etc – essentially working everything but his handler and Frisbees. The environment is extremely stimulating for this little guy…