Oppositional Feeding is a technique that I have been using for some time now to slow my dogs down a bit and get them to settle in and work away from me but I could not figure out how it fit within our Flatwork Foundation.
Paying the Release of a duration behavior is important as duration is defined by the Release. Without the Release, duration can’t happen. It’s also important to have the dog seek out the handler for reinforcement after the duration behavior has been performed.
The way the Pawsitive Vybe Ribbon is constructed, our dogs are likely to mistake the PVR for a simple Go Around. If we look at the…
A written explanation of a sample Foundational Positioning. Quick sessions, super successful… Less is more.
Here’s Apryl & Kiva working on a zig zag for big leaping. Notice the intent that Apryl throws with…
Reward Placement is a key aspect of Dog Training. The Dog goes where rewards happen.
These are standard Positive Training principles with a little Pawsitive Vybe flavor added to them – and the mindmap is just really cool. It’s a work in progress and a tool I’m using to organize my thoughts. I thought I’d share… Be sure to check out the ‘Outline’ format, and if you’re interested… Download X-Mind, an […]
One of the goals as a professional dog trainer is to have a simple, accessible philosophy that can be communicated easily and applied fairly simply by clients that are new to dog training. One of the ways we do that as Positive Trainers is to speak very loosely and throw the words cookie, reward and […]