Trick to the Trick: Prompt Switch The prompt switch is a technique used for changing a cue from one signal to another. To employ a prompt switch, the handler simply puts the new or weak cue in front of the strong or established cue. To change the verbal cue for the sit behavior from “Sit” […]
Loot and Ron work on some new disc dog moves. Hat Tip to Yachi & Kosuke Hirai for the inspiration. The sequence is: Scoot to Screw Vault (Reverse Chest Vault) to something that I’m calling a Spinny Vault or a Spiffy Vault, a variation of the Japanese Dog Catch. It’s called a Screw Vault because […]
This is what we call a pedestal circuit here at Pawsitive Vybe. In the video, Ernie & Rusty are working on generalizing the Stall behavior to grease the skids for getting Rusty on an exercise ball for Ballwork.
Vault to Flank Setting the Flank after a Vault or Over is a really simple task. All you have to do is turn in the direction the dog releases to after the catch. Lift the hand closest to the dog and you are on Flank.
Blind Spinning Reverse Vault the Screw Vault is a moving reverse vault. the dog is set up behind the handler and commits to the rebound before or as the handler turns around. to execute a Reverse Chest Vault or Reverse Leg Vault.
Well we survived another Christmas. Here’s what went down that week… Episode 2 of our pilot season of the Pawsitive Vybe Dog Training & Lifestyle show.
Abby Cline of PVybe Fargo teaches a hoop to a client in her Canine Freestyle Class using cookies and reward placement.
Vaulting with Kenna.
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.
Vault Discrimination Ball Work with Sue and Ella. Ella learns to distinguish linear vaults from stalls and reverse vaults.
Timing for Big Overs and any vault is early, early, early! Get the disc up early, before the dog leaves the ground so he makes…
Apryl and Ron Demonstrate various degrees of poor placement and timing on vaulting skill in the snow at the Farm. This was supposed to…
Flip to Vault with Ron & Kiva utilizing the Art of Linking Tricks (Through… Wait… Trick!) sequence building method.
Discriminating between Vaults and Overs with disc placement. Dog >> Target >> Obstacle for an Over and Dog >> Obstacle >> Target for a Vault…
Vault Placement and Timing with attention given to the dog’s positional relationship to the handler. A stride and a half…
Cuing the Direction you want the dog to go and the place where the disc will be caught instead of drawing attention to the obstacle. It’s a big deal.
Linear Vault descriptions: Catch and Carry and Stretch to Catch and the pros and cons and best practices of each.
Vaulting Vocabulary and naming convention because the Disc Dog world doesn’t have any and being able to talk about discdogging…
When it comes to vaulting, lower is not always safer. The standard trajectory in vaulting is like a staircase. The dog leaps up from the ground to the vaulting platform then leaps up…
A fakie is a essentially a rebound or flyball box turn off the handler, a Reverse Vault without a throw. Fakies are great set up moves for flips and vaults and can create incredible flow.