dlynne1123 wrote:I have always wanted to inquire about training frisbee with my dog. I was looking for a thread here or any good articles anyone knows about? Is this a sport we can work towards or are some dogs just born for it?
I know in dock diving, basics are taught on teh ground, not water, so was wondering what basics are started with disc dog training? and I mean like tricks and jumping and all things frisbee. If i were to start I don't want to set my dog up to fail. We dont' really have events like this around me so any info is really appreciated!
Dani in Maine
dlynne1123 wrote:Well, she has a soft mouth but lots of prey drive so she chases, and drops, but doesn't retreive. Shes not so into the ball but my last foster dog loved it and frisbees, and anything i could throw. And he could catch anything and I would love to practice some techniques with my own to maybe help clients find another outlet for their dogs, and maybe compete someday with my own. It may be a doggie natural sport, or can I attempt to shape her to do some disc work, even if only for fun? Shes very athletic, and I enjoy training with her in general. Shes got some tricks from rally and trick dog training, over my arms, thru my legs, arounds, and loves to be moving. ( you can laugh but we were playing with doggie freestyle, but I can't dance as well as her )
We've got her just chasing and catching a soft frisbee right now, but she doesn't really care about balls. Can I transition prey drive into frisbee toss? I can compare her more to a JRT than a pit bull, in personality...less people, more chasing, and a one person dog. But shes never been fixated on that one toy. If she were smaller I'd enter her in terrier races!!! Vs my other dog, that is a bull in a china shop and wont' and we are working on bite inhibition! Cuz tugging is more fun than chasing. But shes just not the jumping and chasing type.
I'm just astounded at videos and the disc dog sport and I would love to play around with it a little bit.
I'd even be willing to travel to watch something. I am going to Michigan this august just to watch some fun DSO events and maybe enter the obedience. So traveling isn't an issue if my dog enjoys it.
Ammadien wrote:Where did you find them for about 1 buck a piece(in bulk obviously). You prefer the fastbacks to the standards? I realize they stay in the air longer, but they seemed a little odd to throw...probably just because I wasn't used to throwing them.
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