Pretty sweet disc dog footage here of the 2002 Incredible Dog Winter Challenge. Featuring great players and a truly magical catch…
I ran across this great article on Clickertraining.com. This is how it’s done. It’s a long article written by Clint Matthews about overcoming an early adolescent fear that was having an impact on their hunting/gun dog performance in 15 short clicker training sessions:
Alternating between Drop and Give provide a strong contrast between the location of the Give and the lack of location on the Drop. I believe this distinction has helped Hops immensely in just the last 2 sessions. It’s also helped us a ton as a team.
Pawsitive Vybe Fargo has a brand new training facility! Class is now in session. We are offering Interaction 1 and 2, Puppy socialization class and K9 Trix, and don’t forget folks that personal lessons and boot camp are always an option as well!
Pawsitive Vybe Fargo has a different take on obedience. This isn’t your standard obedience class where you walk in a circle for an hour. Each class has a maximum capacity of only 5-6 people, allowing individual time spent with each handler/dog team. We teach you and your dog how to work together both in and out of the training facility. We incorporate what we learn in the training studio and hold classes in public spaces such as parks, coffee shop or a local pet store. So whether you and your dog need a refresher course or some one … Read More »
An interesting topic was brought up today on http://www.thatmutt.com/ on how difficult it has become to adopt an animal and on no kill policies. This was my response to the idea of no kill shelters and rescues. What do you guys think?
I think that no kill nation is a nice idea, but I don’t feel that this is very realistic. I’m sure you have encountered TONS of dogs Lindsay, but I imagine you have some kind of policy where you won’t walk dogs with human aggression or bite historys. Also I doubt that people who have dogs that bite don’t often contact you due to the behavior of their dog. As a dog trainer I have been contacted quite a bit for dogs with human reactivity or aggression. I just recently had a client who got a rot mix … Read More »
We finally have the space to start offering bootcamp! Bootcamp is were I take your dog for about 2 weeks. We will cater to your dogs specific needs and quirks. Whether it be pack socialization, reactivity, aggression or just basic obedience. The second week will incorporate the handler so they are not totally out of the loop! If you think you would be interested in this hit me up and we can talk options!
Now meet Gus, the first pvybe bootcamp doggie, what a rock star!
Been a little lazy with Doc Holidays socialization and public work since it got so cold and snowey here in fargo. Decided to bring Doc to one of my favorite local bars that allows me to bring dogs in, the Bismark. Worked with Holiday on spot (the bar stool) and duration from a distance on the spot. Doc gets very excited when people come to say hi, so we also worked on greeting calmly instead of grovelling. He did awesome. The bar is an excellent place to work with a dog, especially in these- 10 degree weathers! I would love to hear some of your guys stories of dogs at bars!
Took the pack to the park tonight for some nightime snow jamming. I have had this problem with the dojo for a while now…hes a premature ejumpulator. I just recently taught dojo an around counter clockwise….he only knew clockwise before…sending him around the other way made a huge difference in joes approach, stride and leaps….he didn’t miss a disc after that! What do you disc doggers take from that? Anyone else tried anything similar?
Pvybe Fargo Spooky Jam BABY!
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Rons showing me the ropes on the new pvybe site….good thing we have the staff here to assist.