PVybe Disc Dog Camp
For the past three weeks I traveled the country extending my knowledge of dog training. The first week I had the privilege of attending the Pawsitive Vybe Disc Dog Camp with Ron Watson and Apryl Lea. We spent four days working on everything from setup moves to throwing to advanced tricks like vaulting. Each day we worked on throwing and foundation. By the end, my throwing improved dramatically. We also had the opportunity to jam with our dogs. Each day we worked on different moves. The first day I worked mostly on throwing, directional feeding and setting the flank. The second day we worked more on throwing, the PVybe Ribbon, and oppositional feeding and we even did a Jam In A Flash session. I also learned to throw right and throw left. The third day we worked on creative throwing, vault tosses, flips and flag & flash overs. We also learned to Jenga. The last day we learned air bounces, body rolls, fidgets, scoots, and dog catches. By the end my brain was fried, my muscles were sore and I was filled with memories and knowledge. Overall it was a great experience and we learned a lot. Ron and Apryl are great trainers and even better people. I hope to do this each year.
Pictures courtesy of Vicki Martin
Rachel Fein, KPA-CTP, CTDI is a Force Free trainer. She has been working with dogs for more than 10 years. Rachel has worked with dogs of various ages, breeds, backgrounds, and temperaments. She has trained dogs for agility course work, herding, dock diving, tricks, obedience, and therapy work, and has worked with dogs and owners to solve behavioral problems.