Teaching a Fakie With Bitework

A fakie is a rebound or flyball box turn off the handler.

Real simple here, guys. Use the target as a lure, preferably as reinforcement for eye contact or a stable position or wait.

The lure starts away from the body and close to the dog’s face and pulls up towards the body, away from the dog then pushes out and away leading the dog to look over their shoulder and vault off.

Sometimes as we can see from the video with Pan, the dog has a hard time releasing their attention to the target. If this happens all we need to do is to actually toss the target away from us a couple times so the dog follows the target and gets reinforced for completing the skill.

Once the dog is performing the skill well we can drop a cue on it. Here at PVybe we call it,”Fakie.”