Tag Archives: Vaults and Overs

Epic Learning Hoop – Tricks to the Trick

Epic Learning Hoop – Tricks to the Trick


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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 RnD 09.19.14 – Spiffy Spinny Stuff


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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 […]

Pedestal Circuit for Confidence, Rear End Awareness, and Ballwork


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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. Favorite

Setting a Working Flank with Vaults and Overs


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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. Favorite

Screw Vault

Screw Vault


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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. Favorite

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.